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According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi (who cites “major-league sources”), the Giants are willing to trade left-hander Jonathan Sanchez.
The move would presumably free up money so the team could focus on acquiring some help in the lineup.
Morosi notes that “Sanchez, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Madison Bumgarner, and Barry Zito could combine to earn as much as $60 million in 2012 — roughly half of the team’s payroll” and opines that Sanchez is the most expendable, saying he is probably going to make about $6 million next season, his free agent year.
Just who the Giants could get in return for Sanchez is anybody’s guess at this point. Sanchez, who turns 29 in a couple of weeks, followed up his superb 2010 season (in which he went 13-9 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.231 WHIP and 205 strikeouts) by falling flat on his face in 2011 (4-7, 4.26, 1.441 WHIP, 102 K, and two stints on the disabled list).
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According to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com, the Giants are willing to trade Jonathan Sanchez “in an effort to free up money so they can pursue offensive upgrade.” Sanchez, 28, projects to make around $6MM in arbitration; with Barry Zito under contract through 2013 and Eric Surkamp under team control, Sanchez is somewhat expendable — that is, if the Giants are content with putting...
Jonathan Sanchez is the best starting pitcher the Royals have acquired since Gil Meche, and this is both the best and worst part of what probably will be their biggest offseason addition. This is a happy day for the Royals. A promising day. But also one that loses a little shine with context.
San Francisco moved to bolster its offense, dealing Jonathan Sanchez and a minor leaguer to Kansas City.
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...
The Kansas City Royals have traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and another minor league pitcher.
Dave Cameron not only defends, but more or less celebrates, the Giants’ end of the Melky Cabrera-Jonathan Sanchez deal with the Royals. Other topics include David Wright and the Mets, Michael Cuddyer as a potential Philly, and the necessity of flu shots.
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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 Giants send SP Jonathan Sanchez and LHP Ryan Verdugo to Kansas City for OF Melky Cabrera.