Found November 09, 2011 on SF Giants Nirvana:
Yesterday, Jon Heyman tweeted that the Yankees were disappointed that Jonathan Sanchez went to the Royals. Apparently (with a tip of the cap to Giants Win), that’s not the case:
The Yankees’ prime directive this winter is adding pitching, but they were never in on trade talks for lefty Jonathan Sanchez, who the Giants traded to the Kansas City earlier this week for Melky Cabrera, Yanks’ GM Brian Cashman said.

Jonathan Sanchez reacts to trade to Royals

ROYALLY SCREWED? Sanchez says he's "excited" about the trade to Kansas City. (AP photo) Dave Skretta at the Associated Press interviewed former Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez today to get his thoughts about being traded from a World Champion team like San Francisco to the Kansas City Royals (who haven’t sniffed the postseason since 1985). So far, Sanchez is taking...

Sanchez says trade to Royals was no surprise

The way left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez views it, when looking over his shoulder, the trade that sent him to the Royals earlier this week from the San Francisco Giants was just a matter of time. "I saw it coming," he said during a pause in his physical examination Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Sanchez aims to cut down on free passes

Left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez came to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday to get acquainted with his new home and his new team, the Royals.

Giants Swap Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore did what most fantasy baseball owners should do as well when it comes to trading, dealing from an area of strength in trading outfielder Melky Cabrera who had a career year in 2011 for starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez of the San Francisco Giants. Sanchez gives the Royals a quality starter that, while he still struggles with his control...

What The Melky Trade Means For The Giants

The Giants sent Jonathan Sanchez and pitching prospect Ryan Verdugo to the Royals Monday for outfielder Melky Cabrera. At first we thought the Giants were overpaying -- and eating into an already depleted stable of quality minor league arms. But, when it comes down to it, Melky fills a major hole for the big club. We say this deal is a win for the Giants. Here's why.

Name These Pitchers

Taking away the names and just looking at the numbers can be an interesting game to play. Can you name these two pitchers who happen to have similar peripheral stats? Pitcher A - 2011 stats 3.12 ERA, 3.73 xFIP, 8.9 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, 0.76 HR/9, 47.5% GB%, 77.5% CT%, 28.6% O-Swing% Pitcher B - 2010 stats 3.07 ERA, 3.94 xFIP, 9.5 K/9, 4.5 BB/9, 0.98 HR/9, 41.5% GB%, 75.5% CT...

Giants acquire Melky Cabrera from Royals

The Giants sold low when they traded erratic and talented left-hander Jonathan Sanchez to Kansas City on Monday....

Lorenzo Cain Gets His Shot

Melky Cabrera was traded earlier today to the San Franciso Giants for left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez and Double-A pitcher Ryan Verdugo.  In 2010 Sanchez went 4–7 with a 4.26 era
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