Ervin Santana: The top free-agent starter sets demands

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Ervin Santana is refusing to drop his asking price despite the fact that he has no team with spring training underway, reports CBS Sports.

The starter is last top performer left on the free agency market, which has shown the going rate for someone of his calibre to be £50m for four years.

Matt Garza and Ubaldo Jimenez both signed deals for that exact amount while Ricky Nolasco got $49m for four years as well.

Santana's promotional book originally set his value at $112.57 million but it is understood that he was never asking for that price. Apparently the huge number was given as a guideline based on the history of deals for free-agent starters.

The 31-year-old had arguably his best season of all the free agent starters in 2013, going 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA.

His figures are probably contributing to the reasons why he is not dropping his price in accordance with the date.

The Orioles, Mariners, Rangers and Rockies are all reportedly interested in discussing a deal with Santana but the player is reportedly ready to wait for the right deal. He could even wait until after the June draft. 

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