April 8, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez (57) pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Jeremy Guthrie Trade: Keith Law Says Royals Win Swap With Rockies

The Royals finally admitted the disaster known as the Jonathan Sanchez trade by taking on scraps from the Colorado Rockies.

  • Live
2 Total Updates since July 23, 2012
  • Important 1
  • Updates 2
  • All Updates 2

Jeremy Guthrie Trade: Keith Law Says Royals Win Swap With Rockies

It was a busy day in baseball as the MLB trade deadline neared last Friday when the Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies pulled off a smaller swap involving two disappointing pitchers. The Royals traded Jonathan Sanchez to the Rockies for Jeremy Guthrie in a straight up deal that was simply an exchange for the sake of trading and the hopes that both pitchers will offer up some promising results in a change of scenery.

ESPN’s Keith Law says the trade is of little consequence for two teams hoping to make something from nothing, but that he does like KC’s end of things a bit more than what Colorado is getting.

Law writes, “The other trade Friday, between the Rockies and Royals, is a mistake-for-mistake deal, both sides giving up a pitcher they acquired in an offseason trade that went sour. If forced to choose, I’d rather have Jeremy Guthrie, especially now that he is out of Colorado, than Jonathan Sanchez, whose performance this year was so bad I would not be surprised to hear he is hurt.”

Guthrie was 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA when the Royals acquired him. That tells you everything you need to know about this trade.

For more on this trade visit Royals Review, and for more MLB rumors check out MLB Daily Dish.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.