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As you may have seen yesterday, the Royals signed shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, a move that was roundly mocked by, well, everyone. To be fair to the Royals, whoever ended up signing Yuni was going to be ridiculed, he is just one of those players that "informed" fans have come to loathe since he brings almost nothing to the table, yet keeps getting starting jobs in the majors.
For non-Royal fans, Betancourt getting signed was an exciting occasion if only because of the comedic potential. Sure, Dayton Moore had his reasons for the move and they might be defensible if we really thought about it. It is just so much easier to just go with the default response of "Ha ha! You signed Yuni!" But KC supporters probably aren't laughing... at least not yet. It isn't like Yuni is the only player that will induce instant derision upon news of his signing, he might be their king, but he definitely isn't alone. With that in mind, let's take a look at who...
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Yuniesky Betancourt is back with the Kansas City Royals after agreeing to a one-year contract.
The deal was announced Tuesday.
Betancourt, who played for the Royals from 2009-10, started at shortstop for the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers last season, batting .252 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs. Kansas City has Alcides Escobar at shortstop, so Betancourt will provide versatility...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yuniesky Betancourt is back with the Kansas City Royals after agreeing to a one-year contract.
The deal was announced Tuesday.
Betancourt, who played for the Royals from 2009-10, started at shortstop for the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers last season, batting .252 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs.
Kansas City has Alcides Escobar at shortstop, so Betancourt...
The Kansas City Royals have announced that they signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, Major Leageu contract. Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star adds that Betancourt's base salary will be $2 million with an additional $500,000 in incentives based on playing time.
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The Royals and utility infielder Yuniesky Betancourt have reunited with a one-year contract. Betancourt played in Kansas City from 2009-10.
The Kansas City Royals signed infielder Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
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The Royals' offseason search for a veteran utility infielder is over. And it won't take long for the club to become acquainted with its latest addition. The Royals reacquired veteran shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt on Tuesday, a move designed to fill one of their remaining offseason needs.
The Royals announced that they signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, Major League contract. The Royals' 40-man roster includes 39 players with the addition of Betancourt, who was traded to Milwaukee from Kansas City in last offseason's Zack Greinke trade.
“We have been looking for a utility infielder who could play short, third and second base and we feel Yuni...
Sam Mellinger examines Royals fans' strong feelings toward Yuniesky Betancourt, saying the outrage is entirely predictable and mostly understandable. Even if it's also misguided.
Karl Marx famously opens his Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by writing that “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” While the attribution to Hegel is somewhat dubious, the application to yesterday’s events is all too applicable.