Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Well it is actually official now; Jonathan Sanchez will not be back in a Royals uniform (hopefully). Sanchez was traded to the Colorado Rockies on Friday afternoon for veteran RHP Jeremy Guthrie. On paper this trade seems like a swap of two awful pitchers, but there is some hope and I am a fan of this move. If you concern yourself with the bottom line ERA for Guthrie (6.35), you will be disappointed and will be quick to cast him off. However, Guthrie has really only been awful at hitters friendly Coors Field; sporting a 9.50 ERA while pitching there. Not to mention 14 of his 21 HRs allowed came within the state of Colorado. While pitching away, Guthrie has actually pitched pretty well this year. While with the Baltimore Orioles from 2007-2011, Jeremy posted pretty solid numbers. His best year he posted a 3.63 ERA, which if you're a Royals fan, sounds pretty good about now. Obviously it's hard to ignore his struggles recently, but hopefully a fresh start can get Guthrie...
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