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SF Giants: Why the Jonathan Sanchez – Melky Cabrera Trade Works for Both Teams
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Bye, bye Birdie

The San Francisco Giants traded left handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez and pitching prospect Ryan Verdugo to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Melky Cabrera on Monday in what could be termed the first “major” move of the offseason.

After years of trade speculation, Jonathan Sanchez is officially off the trading block (and off the Giants roster). This move is sure to have plenty of critics, but I would argue that both teams actually win in this deal (especially the Giants). Here are some justifications for this argument. 

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