Found November 07, 2011 on
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The term post-hype sleeper gets thrown around a lot — at least it does around these parts — and no one personifies that term better than Alex Gordon. For four years Gordon floundered in Kansas City, first getting the call in 2007 and remaining with the Royals for the entirety of ’07 and ’08. By 2009 it had become apparent that something wasn’t right with the the organization’s future third baseman. Had the Royals gone and missed on the game’s next “Can’t Miss” prospect?
Gordon played just 123 games in 2009 and 2010 combined and managed to bat just .222 with 14 home runs, 42 RBI and six steals over those two disappointing seasons. Fantasy owners stopped drafting Gordon in hopes that he’d succeed and turned to other potential breakout candidates. And don’t you know that’s when Gordon finally got going. When 2011 was all said and done the Royals had put together a surprisingly potent offense that finished 10th in the league in runs scored.
At a thin third base position, Gordon ranked
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In case you missed it, the Royals and Giants made a swap sending Melky Cabrera to San Francisco and Jonathan Sanchez (and Ryan Verdugo) to Kansas City. I can tell you right now that the Royals are the clear winner of this trade. And that's not to say that Sanchez is a future Cy Young winner and that Melky is going to garlic fry his way out of AT&T Park (or get stuck in the...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez on Wednesday, upgrading their starting rotation and clearing the way for hotshot prospect Lorenzo Cain to get a chance in center field.
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On a day when the Kansas City Royals were expected to announce they were changing the name of their home stadium, they pulled a fast one and announced a trade instead. An intriguing deal, too, involving two principles with lots of talent and many flaws.
To the San Francisco Giants: 27-year-old outfielder Melky Cabrera, who had a career season in 2011, hitting .305/.339/.470 with...
The Kansas City Royals have traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and another minor league pitcher.
The Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez on Monday, upgrading their rotation and clearing the way for hotshot prospect Lorenzo Cain to get a chance in center field. The Royals also received Class AA pitcher Ryan Verdugo in the deal.
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