Heres some random stuff that didnt make todays story about the Royals acquistion of starting pitcher Ervin Santana from the Angels.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
General manager Dayton Moore on whether the Royals would consider giving Santana a long-term deal:
Well see. Right now, were just proud to have him and he certainly fits with what were doing for 2013.
Santana on a possible long-term deal with the Royals:
Yeah, I would be interested. But lets see how it is first and well go from there.
Moore on how the Royals scouts evaluated Santana:
Our evaluations were actually very consistent on it. He's obviously been somebody who has been a high inning guy. He's always been consistent with 600-plus innings over the last three years. Our scouting judgement was consistent with regard to him impacting and being an upgrade on our rotation. Our analytical, statistical judgment confirmed that, as did our medical information.
Speaking of those statistics,
Looking at some traditional numbers, Santana has had mixed success in his career at AL Central ballparks.
Santana is 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA in seven career games at U.S. Cellular Field with a 1.176 WHIP. At Clevelands Progressive Field, he is 1-4 in six career starts with a 5.76 ERA and a 1.315 WHIP.
Detroits Comerica Park hasnt been much better for Santana. Hes 3-3 with a 5.02 ERA in seven career starts with a 1.372 WHIP. Santana has made 1 start at Target Field in Minnesota, getting a victory after allowing two earned runs in 7.1 innings.
At Kauffman Stadium, Santana has a 3-2 record in eight career starts with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.490 WHIP.