If you're to believe Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, the Royals may have just acquired the next "King" Felix Hernandez in their Tuesday trade of closer Jonathan Broxton to Cincinnati for minor-league pitchers J.C. Sulbaran and Donnie Joseph.
You'll have to excuse Hosmer for a little bit of a bias: He was a teammate of Sulbaran's at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., in 2008, where they won a state title together in 2008.
"Now that I've seen King Felix in person," Hosmer said, "and seen his stuff, it reminds me of what (Sulbaran) had when we were teammates. Now, that was a while ago. But I'm sure he's gotten better, too.
"I think it's a great pickup for us. If nothing else, (Sulbaran) is the type of guy (general manager) Dayton Moore would draft. He's got such great potential."
Royals fans may have been hoping for a bit more than two minor-leaguers, and perhaps Moore was, too, in exchange for Broxton. After all, Moore had stated in prior weeks that he was aiming...