Originally written July 24, 2012 on i70baseball:
Jonathan Sanchez recently gave up five runs before he could record an out. I didn’t think anyone could pitch that poorly. But the next night, Ryan Verdugo did Sanchez one better (or worse) by surrendering six runs in just 1 2/3 innings. The most horrifying fact of all is that both pitchers were acquired by trading Melky Cabrera to the Giants. That fact doesn’t need to be belabored, as every Royals fan is well aware of it. So while Cabrera makes a run at an MVP award, the Royals go once again in search of starting pitching. Dayton Moore needs no one to tell him that he must move to acquire pitching. He knows it. In fact he’s known it, and has been trying to do just that, for about three years now. Prior to 2010, Moore made a few questionable moves to acquire position players, even trading away a few promising pitchers. But for the past three years, it’s been all about pitching, and he’s made several attempts to trade position players to get pitchers. But while the Cabrera-for-Sanche...
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