Found November 10, 2011 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
Good news, Royals fans! Jonathan Sanchez is alive, he appears to be healthy (at least under a woolensailor's cap and mid-winter parka), his dynamite left arm was NOT hanging in asling and Hey, he says he's "excited" to be in Kansas City. These were the key points of a brief meeting between the former San FranciscoGiants pitcher and a gaggle of KC area media members in a tunnel under KauffmanStadium on Thursday morning. Sanchez said all the right things for a guy who had just been traded from ateam that won the World Series two years ago to a club that hasn't sniffed theplayoffs since 1985. The lefty is completely recovered from both a bout of tendinitis in his elbowand a high ankle sprain injuries that limited him to 19 starts last year andaffected his productivity (4-7, 4.26 ERA). He knows more than one might expect about the youthful, but ambitious Royals. "Good people, good organization," he said. "It's a young teamwith guys who wa...

Sanchez 'excited' to be with the Royals

Good news, Royals fans! Jonathan Sanchez is alive, he appears to be healthy (at least under a woolen sailor's cap and mid-winter parka), his dynamite left arm was NOT hanging in a sling, and Hey, he says he's "excited" to be in Kansas City. And there you have the key points of a brief meeting between the former San Francisco Giants pitcher and a gaggle of KC...

The Yankees were never in on Jonathan Sanchez

Yesterday, Jon Heyman tweeted that the Yankees were disappointed that Jonathan Sanchez went to the Royals. Apparently (with a tip of the cap to Giants Win), that’s not the case: The Yankees’ prime directive this winter is adding pitching, but they were never in on trade talks for lefty Jonathan Sanchez, who the Giants traded to the Kansas City earlier this week for Melky Cabrera...

Jonathan Sanchez reacts to trade to Royals

ROYALLY SCREWED? Sanchez says he's "excited" about the trade to Kansas City. (AP photo) Dave Skretta at the Associated Press interviewed former Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez today to get his thoughts about being traded from a World Champion team like San Francisco to the Kansas City Royals (who haven’t sniffed the postseason since 1985). So far, Sanchez is taking...

Sanchez says trade to Royals was no surprise

The way left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez views it, when looking over his shoulder, the trade that sent him to the Royals earlier this week from the San Francisco Giants was just a matter of time. "I saw it coming," he said during a pause in his physical examination Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Pitchers: Fantasy Gold

Earlier in the week I discussed the Royals and Giants deal which saw Jonathan Sanchez head to Kansas City, and mentioned that it helped address their need for pitching. A team can never have too much pitching, but the need for it in Kansas City may not be as great as it appears on the surface. A couple of emerging starters, a second year starter, some prospects that aren't...

Sanchez ready to get rolling with Royals (AP)

Jonathan Sanchez walked through Kauffman Stadium on a blustery fall morning, bundled up in a black coat with a black stocking cap pulled onto his head. He's certainly not in San Francisco anymore. Sanchez was traded from the Giants to Kansas City this week in a deal that gave the Royals the kind of front-line starter they lacked last season.

Meet new Royals lefty Jonathan Sanchez

Jonathan Sanchez, acquired from the Giants on Monday, says he's healthy and happy to be with the Royals.

Sanchez aims to cut down on free passes

Left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez came to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday to get acquainted with his new home and his new team, the Royals.

Giants Swap Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore did what most fantasy baseball owners should do as well when it comes to trading, dealing from an area of strength in trading outfielder Melky Cabrera who had a career year in 2011 for starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez of the San Francisco Giants. Sanchez gives the Royals a quality starter that, while he still struggles with his control...

Weekly Royals Report in ADHD

Royals acquired left-handed pitchers Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo from the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Melky Cabrera.  The addition of Sanchez immediatley improves the rotation for the Royals and

Name These Pitchers

Taking away the names and just looking at the numbers can be an interesting game to play. Can you name these two pitchers who happen to have similar peripheral stats? Pitcher A - 2011 stats 3.12 ERA, 3.73 xFIP, 8.9 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, 0.76 HR/9, 47.5% GB%, 77.5% CT%, 28.6% O-Swing% Pitcher B - 2010 stats 3.07 ERA, 3.94 xFIP, 9.5 K/9, 4.5 BB/9, 0.98 HR/9, 41.5% GB%, 75.5% CT...

Fired Up: Giants Land Cabrera For Sanchez

This week, Fired Up evaluates the Melky Cabrera for Jonathan Sanchez trade, Jim Thome's return to the Phillies and Chien-Ming Wang re-signs with the Nats.
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