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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kansas City Royals got $32 million in revenue sharing in 2010-Bill Madden

"It appears everything is still up to date in Kansas City, where the Royals continue their decades' long practice of
  • trading off their best players right before they reach free agency for little return.
The latest is outfielder David DeJesus, whom the Royals shipped to the Oakland A's last week
  • for two dubious pitchers Vin Mazzaro, who was demoted by the A's to Triple-A last season, and Justin Marks, who was 3-12 with a 4.27 ERA in A-ball.
Interesting because a year ago, when the Yankees inquired about DeJesus, K.C. was asking for top prospect Jesus Montero plus. The Royals cite a savings of $5 million in the deal while also noting that DeJesus was probably going to cost $20-25 million to keep longterm.
  • What they don't tell their disillusioned fan base is that
11/13/10, Bill Madden, "New Mets GM Sandy Alderson should be leery of hiring a recycled manager to take over in this market, It's a Madd, Madd World," NY Daily News

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