Through the magic of instant messaging, we can bring you the events that led to the trade of Yuniesky Betancourt + cash to the Royals for Daniel Cortes and Derrick Saito. This is the third transcript we've been able to unearth so far -- first was opening day recap, followed by the tweets being made on Twitter during the April 20th game.
/MooreWins has entered the chat room
/JackoZ has entered the chat room
JackoZ: Hi Dayton. Rough season so far...what's up?
MooreWins: Look, Jack I know you're a busy guy.
MooreWins: I don't need a lot of BS from you, you don't need a lot of BS from me. amirite??
MooreWins: So lets get to the point.
MooreWins: I'm going to lay it out here.
MooreWins: I need a shortstop. You've got one.
MooreWins: I want him.
JackoZ: Who, you mean Carlos Triunfel?
JackoZ: Sorry Dayton, you and everyone else -- he's off limits.
MooreWins: Pfft...no not him, I need help at the major league level now.
JackoZ: Well, I guess we could let Chris Woodward go.
JackoZ: He's 33, but he's having a good year at AAA and could probably help you ou---
MooreWins: <annoyed> No, not him either.
MooreWins: Look Jack, quit screwing around. I'm talking about Yuniesky.
JackoZ: Yuniesky? srsly?
MooreWins: Serious as a heart attack.
JackoZ: Hold on a minute.
<In private chat> JackoZ: Lee........Lee, get in here!
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: Yeah Jack, what is it?
<In private chat> JackoZ: I've got the GM of they Royals on the line..
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: Yeah, so?
<In private chat> JackoZ: He wants to trade for Yuniesky.
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: You're sh*tt*ng me.
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: We were looking at the DFA paperwork just a couple days ago!
<In private chat> JackoZ: iknowrite?
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: Alright, let's get this done.
<In private chat> JackoZ: OK. And Lee, remember, play it cool.
/Mariner4Life has entered the chat room
Mariner4Life: Hi Dayton, JackoZ asked me to come in to help out
MooreWins: No problem - look are we going to do this, or what?
JackoZ: Sure thing. Now what were you willing to offer?
MooreWins: Well, before I begin, just remember this is a good kid.
MooreWins: He might've had some trouble holding his liquor recently, but who hasn't right?
JackoZ: Who're we talking about Dayton, Callaspo?
MooreWins: No, no, no, of course not
JackoZ: Look Dayton, I am NOT taking Ryan Freel...
MooreWins: Freel? What? No, look, I'm talking about Daniel Cortes.
Mariner4Life: You mean your #3 prospect, Daniel Cortes?
MooreWins: Yeah. Is there a problem?
/Mariner4Life collapses in a fit of laughter
/Mariner4Life has left the chatroom
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: Pffft.....lol.
<In private chat> JackoZ: Lee, WTF!!1!! Get back in here NOW!
/Mariner4Life has rejoined the chat
Mariner4Life: Sorry about that. I thought of a funny joke Ichiro told me yesterday.
MooreWins: Look, if that's not enough.....let me see here....
MooreWins: I'd also be able to include Derrick Saito. He's doing pretty well in A ball.
/Jacko is on his backo
Mariner4Life: Yeah, Dayton, I think we could probably do that
MooreWins: Hold on a minute, let me run it past my stats guy before we go any further.
<In private chat> MooreWins: Jim! Jim, get in here!
<In private chat> TheWongWay: Jin, sir.
<In private chat> MooreWins: That's what I said - Jim.
<In private chat> TheWongWay: <sigh> what is it sir?
<In private chat> MooreWins Jim, I'm close to wrapping up a deal on Yuniesky Betancourt.
<In private chat> MooreWins: I need you..
<In private chat> TheWongWay: Betancourt?!? Did you read my analysis at all??
<In private chat> MooreWins: Yeah, Jim, I skimmed it. Something about defense.....
<In private chat> MooreWins: Look, I'll be honest, I didn't read it.
<In private chat> MooreWins: Next time put some funny pictures in it or something.
<In private chat> MooreWins: Jim, there's something I need you to do --
<In private chat> TheWongWay: <resigned> what is it?
<In private chat> MooreWins: Look, here's $50 bucks, I need you to run to the liqour store
<In private chat> MooreWins: pick up as many bottles of Champale as you can.
<In private chat> TheWongWay: Champale? You mean champagne?
<In private chat> MooreWins: Sure, whatever....champale.
<In private chat> MooreWins: Now hurry up, we need to get it on ice to celebrate this!
<In private chat> MooreWins: Oh, Jim, one more thing --
<In private chat> TheWongWay: <sighs> Yeah?
<In private chat> MooreWins: While you're there, see if you can find some of those party blowers too.
<In private chat> MooreWins: Something festive.
<In private chat> TheWongWay:
/TheWongWay has left the private chat
/MasterScouter joins the private chat
<In private chat> MasterScouter: Soak it in Dayton
<In private chat> MasterScouter: you'll remember this day for the rest of your life.
MooreWins: Jack, Lee, you guys still there?
JackoZ: Yeah, we're still here, what's up?
MooreWins: Well, there's just one more thing, it's the issue of money
JackoZ: What did you have in mind?
/tH3_Pr0f3550r has entered the chat
tH3_Pr0f3550r: wut's going on guys?
tH3_Pr0f3550r: LOL....dayton, whats up with that bald guy?? why r u talkin to our trainer?
MooreWins: Kyle, I'm trying to conduct business here -- go play with your dogs or something...
tH3_Pr0f3550r: lol...ok....Strike n Rambo r awesome
/tH3_Pr0f3550r has left the chat
MooreWins: Well, my boss is a real hard-ass about money.
MooreWins: I can't really add any more payroll this year.
MooreWins: I'd need you guys to pick up the tab for this year.
JackoZ: Yeah, Dayton, I think we could do that. After all, what are friends for?
MooreWins: Well, there's one more thing -- the big boss man.....
MooreWins: He's not real big on paying buyouts either.
MooreWins: Do you think you could kick in the buyout money for 2012 too?
<In private chat> Mariner4Life: Jacko, we've got to wrap this up before he comes to his senses
<In private chat>JackoZ: ur right
JackoZ: Yeah, Dayton....I guess.........I guess we could do that. But that's as far as I can go
/Mariner4Life jumping up and down fist to his mouth in the corner
MooreWins: ALRIGHT, WE'VE GOT OURSELVES A DEAL!
JackoZ: Good working with you Dayton, we'll get the papers sent over to Bud.
MooreWins: Thanks guys!
/Avilanche enters the chatroom littered with champale bottles
Avilanche: You called boss?
MooreWins: How's the arm?
Avilanche: Well, it's still pretty sore, but I'm still set on ----
MooreWins: Great, great, look, I felt bad about how this season went,
MooreWins: I just wanted to give you some reading material while you're recovering
/MooreWins hands pamphlets to Avilanche
Avilanche: <reading the pamphlets> State Farm.....GEICO......Allstate....."Selling Insurance guide for dummies".....what is all of this?
MooreWins: Nothing, nothing, just some light reading material...
MooreWins: u know.....in case this whole baseball experiment doesn't work out.....
MooreWins: Look, I've got a meeting with the boss coming up - keep me updated on the rehab
/Avilanche has left the chatroom
/PainInTheGlass has entered the chatroom
PainInTheGlass: Heckuva job Dayton!
PECOTA: Heckuva job indeed.
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