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March 13, 2014

Transaction Analysis

Santana Settles, Atlanta Settles

by R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella


ATLANTA BRAVES
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Signed RHP Ervin Santana to a one-year deal worth $14.1 million. [3/12]

During the past week, the Braves have lost Kris Medlen (likely for the year) and Brandon Beachy to arm issues. Add Mike Minor, who hasn't pitched this spring and is headed for the disabled list, and 60 percent of the Braves' projected rotation could miss at least the beginning of the season. Faced with starting a less desirable trio—Freddy Garcia, David Hale, and Aaron NorthcraftFrank Wren opted instead to sacrifice his first-round pick and ink Santana. (A blow, it should be noted, that is lessened by the pick gained from Brian McCann's departure.)

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Agent007

Any chance he (or any others for that matter) negotiated a clause forbidding the Braves from submitting a qualifying offer at the end of the contract? Seems to me that would make sense (for a player to do).

Mar 13, 2014 10:16 AM
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timber

Such a clause is impermissible under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Mar 13, 2014 11:07 AM
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swarmee

Are you sure? I've seen them in the past. Was that a new change when they did away with the A and B free agent designations?

Mar 13, 2014 16:37 PM
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timber

It's new under the new CBA, yes.

Mar 14, 2014 10:29 AM
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jfranco77

I'd be curious if the Braves would offer him a QO. He might be more tempted to accept it this time around.

Mar 13, 2014 12:38 PM
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sbnirish77

Did they Braves medical department soft-sell the seriousness of the Medlen injury (partial tear / surgery uncertain / second opinion) while they negotiated with Santana?

Bet you we find out both Medlen and Beachy are toast next week - a fact the Braves staff knew immediately but didn't want to fully disclose.

Mar 14, 2014 23:19 PM
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