Jonathan Sanchez: 5 Reasons the KC Royals Got a Steal for Melky Cabrera

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Jonathan Sanchez: 5 Reasons the KC Royals Got a Steal for Melky Cabrera
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The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals completed one of the first big trades of this offseason on Monday morning.

Left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez, a key contributor to the 2010 World Series-winning campaign, was sent along with minor-leaguer Ryan Verdugo for Royals center-fielder Melky Cabrera.

It was a trade that both teams needed to make, as San Francisco desperately needs help in their outfield, while Kansas City is seeking some adequate production from their starting rotation.

Overall, I see this as a great deal from the Royals perspective.

Here are five reasons why KC got a steal in this trade with the Giants.

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