One day three years ago at the Royals' spring training facility in Surprise, Ariz., Mike Sweeney was hanging around the weight room when Kansas City G.M. Dayton Moore quietly approached with a question. "There was a deal on the table for a high-profile shortstop that another team wanted to trade, straight up, for Zack Greinke," Sweeney says. The shortstop may not have been a future Hall of Famer, but he had, in Sweeney's words, a "huge upside." So Moore asked his veteran first baseman, "Would you do it?"A Light In The Darkness I wonder who this mystery shortstop could be?
I think this will clarify some of the confusion regarding the process. Credit where credit is due, someone linked this over on Rany's comments.
#Royals lineup on a steamy Atlanta day: DeJesus 7 Aviles 6 Butler 3 Guillen 9 Callaspo 5 Maier 8 Pena 2 Getz 4 Davies 1. Pregame at noon.Joel Goldberg's Twitter
Tampa Bay is 3-0 when committing at least three errors.Talk about thinking outside the box!
Granted, the part about the Rockies being in first when they traded Mayne to KC was wrong. They were 37-38, 9 out, and in 4th place. It must have been a very good 37-38. But it all worked out in the end. So there.
An expert on Cuban baseball does not much care for Aroldis Chapman or our own Noel Arguelles.