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Another pitcher that is contract controlled somewhat until 2015 as well. Soria on the other hand is a more expensive option as he has club options worth $6 million in 2012, $8 million in 2013, and $8.5 million in 2014. All club options also have a $750k buyout option as well.
Either way, Soria has closer stuff but was hit hard last season. He still managed to strikeout a batter an inning, keep walks low, and keep the ball in the yard for the most part, but everything that seemed to get hit found holes in the Royals defence.
He blew seven saves this season, up from three the previous three seasons.
The Royals rotation is rather sad looking without them having to call up Mike Montgomery, John Lamb, and moving Aaron Crow to the rotation.
The Royals in an attempt to strengthen their rotation have traded for Jonathan Sanchez to help out their rotation. In other news The Royals may be looking to add Jair Jurrjens to their rotation as well, possibly dangling blue-chip prospects Lorenzo Cain and Wil Myers in an attempt to get him.
With that said, the Royals like any other team will likely be wanting prospects. If they deal away Cain, look for them to as for at least an outfielder, then prospects.
Deck McGuire and Moises Sierra for Joakim Soria
McGuire is a victim of a numbers game as the Jays only have so many rotation spots and not enough room. With the development of Nestor Molina, Noah Syndergaard and Drew Hutchison skyrocketing last season, McGuire's rather steady year went unnoticed.
With an improving rotation by the year, the Jays could afford to use one of their arms to grab a closer.
Sierra is also a victim of a numbers game in Toronto. With five outfielders already ahead of him, and his position filled by one of the best right fielders in the game, Sierra will likely be traded.
Soria gives the Jays a good closer to help their starving bullpen out.