Tag Archive: Yuniesky Betancourt

Feb 21

Opening Day Countdown: 46

Let’s see if I can come up with a post every day of the rest of the offseason. Today, there are 46 days left until Opening Day on April 6. 46 is the number* of games Johnny Giavotella played in the Majors last season. This year,if he indeed makes the big club out of Spring …

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Dec 21

Late to the party: A Greinke reaction

Free shortstop!

Note: I have like 30 Zack Greinke-related Firefox tabs open right now. Because of real-life stuff, I haven’t had time to read very many, so I apologize in advance if I repeat anyone else’s points. Every trade has about a zillion angles. It’s probably a good idea to explore as many of them as possible, …

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Jul 11

In which Willie Bloomquist and Bob Dutton have TOTALLY LOST IT

From the Kansas City Star this evening: If the reaction of once-and-future teammates is any indication, the Royals pulled off a steal of a trade Friday afternoon in acquiring shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt from Seattle for two minor-league pitchers. “Wow! Really?” said Willie Bloomquist, who spent the previous four years as Betancourt’s teammate. “He’s very, very …

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Jul 10

Worst. Joke. EVER. (Yuniesky Betancourt is a Royal.)

Before facing a single pitch in Fenway tonight, the Royals have been the butt of jokes from all over the country. When I first got the word from Greg Schaum’s Twitter, I prayed it was a joke. No way the Royals would trade a top prospect for ANOTHER awful shortstop….right? Oh. No. They actually did. …

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