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  1. O's running out of SP?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun wrote that the Baltimore Orioles were considering "going to a six-man rotation once left-hander Johan Santana becomes an option to help the club." Now, the team is struggling to even find five health...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Judgment day nears for Johan

    AJ Mass

    When Johan Santana signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles, the agreement included an opt-out clause which would allow the pitcher to become a free agent again if he was not on the major league roster by a certain date. That date arrive...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Santana getting closer for O's

    AJ Mass

    Although Johan Santana may never again be the dominant strikeout force he once was, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the pitcher is getting closer to throwing 90 mph fastballs and, presumably, closer to a return to the major league...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. What now for Jays, O's?

    AJ Mass

    Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes is reporting that Ervin Santana has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, pending a physical. The fact that the signing came together so quickly likely indicates that the news regarding Kris Medlen's elbow ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. Could Orioles sign another Santana?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with Johan Santana on a minor league deal that, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, could earn the pitcher as much as $5.05 million in incentives on top of a $3 million salary if he ends up making...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Johan Santana interest waning?

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher Johan Santana held a throwing session Tuesday to show interested teams how far along he was in his recovery from his second shoulder surgery, which had been performed last April. By all accounts, he's not as far along as most teams would like...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  7. Three teams looking at Johan

    AJ Mass

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that Johan Santana is "drawing interest from at least three American League teams" and has been working out and throwing on his own with an eye towards a June comeback to the major leagues. The Minnesota Twins have be...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. Could Johan end up in pinstripes?

    AJ Mass

    Although the Minnesota Twins are reportedly quite interested in giving Johan Santana a chance to attempt a comeback, they are not believed to be the only contenders to get the pitcher's signature on a contract for 2014. As La Velle E. Neal III of ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  9. Will Santana return to Minnesota?

    AJ Mass

    Mike Berardino of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports from TwinsFest that Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that left-hander Johan Santana "very much remains" on the team's radar. "He lives down in Fort Myers, so geographically it makes a...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  10. Friday Roundup: Yankees rotation needs

    AJ Mass

    Most experts believe that the New York Yankees will be very aggresive in their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka, who met with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, as his tour of teams interested in his services began in earnest. As ESPN New York's Andrew ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  11. Tuesday Roundup: Who shines in 2014?

    AJ Mass

    What will 2014 have in store for us? Only time will tell, but don't be surprised if come next October, we're talking about a World Series matchup of the Detroit Tigers versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. That may not be the "official prediction" of ES...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  12. Santana seeks a team for 2014

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher Johan Santana is expected to be ready to pitch this spring in an effort to prove he deserves an opportunity to take the mound for a major league team in 2014. However, coming off his second shoulder surgery, he may have to sign a minor league...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  13. Johan could stay in Big Apple

    AJ Mass

    Could Johan Santana be back pitching in New York in 2014? It's at least looking possible now, though we may end up seeing Santana in the Bronx, rather than in Flushing, if it happens. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the New York Yan...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Francisco Liriano, Johan Santana, Tim Lincecum have underlying st...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass says to look at stats like K/9 rate and quality starts to find hidden gems among pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  15. Cliff Lee currently the standard-bearer for must-start status amo...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass updates his Top 100 points league rankings, including notes on players trending up or down, and sets his line for "must-start" starting pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  16. Ted Lilly and Erik Bedard, both pitchers who tire quickly, aren't...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass updates his Top 100 points league rankings, including notes on players trending up or down, and warns against looking at only surface stats for starting pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2012