They fell out of the Jon Lester Derby yesterday, but they can still put their money down in the Ervin Santana Stakes:
The #SFGiants are talking to Ervin Santana’s reps today at the winter meetings.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 10, 2014
Santana was linked with the Twins earlier today. And, as Aaron noted then, he would cost the Giants — or almost any other team — a first round draft pick to sign by virtue of his rejection of a qualifying offer from the Braves.
He posted 3.95 ERA and 179/63 K/BB ratio in 196 innings last season.