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(Pieces Of The Article) By Tim Dierkes —
Sanchez, 28, may have been a non-tender candidate for the Giants after a disappointing 2011 season that saw him walk 5.9 per nine innings and miss significant time with biceps tendinitis and a sprained ankle. The southpaw is tough to hit and has big-time strikeout numbers, but control has always been a problem. In Sanchez, Felipe Paulino, and Danny Duffy, Royals GM Dayton Moore has strong strikeout potential for three-fifths of his 2012 rotation. Sanchez projects to earn $5.2Million in 2012, after which he’ll be eligible for free agency. That he was traded for one year of Cabrera shows how much his trade value slipped during the ’11 season. Sanchez was set to battle Barry Zito for the Giants’ fifth starter job next year.
Cabrera had the opposite experience in 2011, as he had a resurgence after being non-tendered and signing a $1.25MM free agent deal. The 27-year-old hit .305/.339/.470 with 18 home runs in 706 plate appearances for the Royals, playing mostly center field. —
Sanchez had a DOWN Season…
…and Got Traded Away…
…while Melky had an UP Season…
…and Got Traded Away.
While Some Are FUMED Over This Deal…
I’d Actually Call It More of a (Maybe) WIN (Maybe) WIN, type Deal.
Only Time Will Honestly Tell, Fo Sho Fo Sho.
Once AGAIN, The 2011 Off-Season Brings Us PLENTY of Saucy-Interesting’ish-ness.
I Simply LOVE Making Up Almost Words That STILL Make Plenty Of Sense!
The Off-Season Rolls-On!