KANSAS CITY, Mo. Our man Melky Cabrera didn't go all Danny Duffy and demand to be buried a Royal some limbs on the tree should be left well enough alone but hidden beneath all the beer-quaffing and Robinson-Cano-jeering (BOOOO!) from Monday, we had this little exchange:
Reporter: "Would you have liked to stay in Kansas City in the long-term?"
Cabrera: "Of course I would have. They gave me an opportunity to develop my talent. And like I said, it was an executive decision, a business decision. And I didn't have a say-so."
Hang on a minute, there, cowboy. You didn't?
The semi-official version of the tale we heard went something like this: A summer ago, the Royals had one of the best outfields in baseball with Melky back in town Tuesday as an all All-Star with the San Francisco Giants and his 201 hits and 44 doubles in center, sandwiched between breakout seasons from Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur. The club reportedly offered Cabrera and Francoeur two-year, 13-million extension...