Just as we had all begun to accept the report that a clerical error had sent Domingo Santana to the Astros in the Hunter Pence deal, Ruben Amaro has denied the report because of course he has. Ruben told CSN:
“There were several prospects we didn’t want to part with in that deal but we were trying to acquire the best right-handed hitter on the market and that was the price. I understand we’re going to get picked apart because we haven’t had success for a couple of years, but this is not true … There was no mistake. If someone said that, they are misinformed because it’s absolutely, unequivocally wrong. It’s false.”
So let it be known, that Domingo Santana, 21-year-old potential big-league impact player, is not on the Astros roster because of a mistake. Oh no, it was all part of Ruben’s plan. Let it also be known that Jonathan Singleton, one of the other now-big-names in that deal, has two home runs in six games including a grand slam this weekend. It’s all unfolding as planned.