Monthly Archives: November 2011

Giants trade Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera

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This morning, the Giants traded Jonathan Sanchez and minor-leaguer Ryan Verdugo to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Melky Cabrera.  Sanchez, who will turn 29 on November 19th, is coming off the worst season of his career, while Cabrera, 26, is coming off the best.  The 24-year-old Verdugo spent the season in double-A Richmond. Sanchez had a career year in 2010, helping carry the Giants to the World Series title.  In 193 1/3 innings, he posted a 3.07 ERA and …

Hot Stove Roundup – 11/2

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Now that the 2011 season is officially in the books, the Winter 2011/2012 Hot Stove season can officially commence!  I’ll be writing semi-regular recaps on the goings-on of the offseason, and providing commentary and analysis as well.  With that said, let’s kick off the first Hot Stove recap: CC Sabathia opts out, then opts back in As expected, CC Sabathia opted out of the remaining four years on his current contract with the Yankees, and the next day signed a …