MLB Royals Rumors: Twitter Said Joakim Soria Was On The Verge Of Being Traded To Toronto, So It Must Be True

Twitter is good for a lot of things, and one of the things it is best at is spreading sports rumors. The old saying was faster than wild fire, well in the digital age things can spread even faster that whatever analogy spreads quicker than wild fire.

It appears on Sunday evening there was rumors flying around that the Kansas City Royals were down the road in discussions with the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Joakim Soria.

On one hand both @ChiefsInsider and @PioDeportes tweeted that the Royals were discussing with Toronto about sending Soria to Canada. The second tweeter mentioned the Royals have interest in Blue Jays minor league catcher Travis D'Arnaud. However the reports were later being disputed by the twitter feed of @InsidetheJays who stated-

JAYS FANS THE REPORTS ABOUT JOAKIM SORIA TRADE ARE FALSE. There may be some dialogue but no one is in deep talks per source within jays org.

Notice how the tweeter typed in all caps, which means he was serious!

All in all it does make sense for both teams involved, though it brings an interesting thought of the Royals trying to pick up D'Arnaud, a catcher, when the Royals already have a talented youngster behind the dish in Salvador Perez. However if the Blue Jays are inclined to discuss D'Arnaud with the Royals, you listen if you are Dayton Moore.

D'Arnaud is a top 40 prospect in all of baseball and hit .311/.371/.542 in AA this season with 21 home runs and 78 RBI. The Royals have a connection with D'Arnaud as Mike Arbuckle, currently a senior adviser to Dayton Moore was the one whom drafted D'Arnaud in 2007 while with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was included in the 2010 trade in which Roy Halladay went from Toronto to the City of Brotherly Love.

One fallacy of the Allard Baird era in Kansas City was he often looked to pick up certain positions in trades, and not necessarily the highest talent available. The Royals trade of Carlos Beltran is a prime example.

While this may not be anything more than a rumor, the timing is right for the Royals to seek suitors for Soria and the Blue Jays seem like a solid fit. Their minor league system also has much more potential to match up with Kansas City than does the Boston Red Sox. Besides D'Arnaud, the Blue Jays have a plethora of talented young pitchers in their minor league system as well.

Stayed tuned, because it appears if nothing else that things are starting to heat up.

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