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Royals aquire SS Yuniesky Betancourt from Mariners...


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For 2 minor league pitchers' date=' Not a bad return to Seattle, Danny Cortes was considered the top pitching prospect in the Royals organization. He is going to start off in AA, Both pitchers have impressive numbers. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/ (May have to scroll down the page for those who lack common sense:D)

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/07/royals-acquire-yuniesky-betancourt.html

The permanent link, to help out those who lack the ability to click on a blog post to get it ;)

Man, the Royals are digging themselves into holes with bad decisions...followed by digging deeper with even MORE bad decisions.

Joe Posnanski doesn't have a blog post up on this yet. I'm starting to get worried he may have snapped...

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That was a very good read. Thanks for the link. I hadn't realized that Betancourt was that awful.

I always remember him being touted for having such a great glove when he first broke out. Looks like he had one good season and quickly became one of the worst short stops in the league.

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That was a very good read. Thanks for the link. I hadn't realized that Betancourt was that awful.

Here is another good (but long) read from a Kansas City blogger:

http://www.ranyontheroyals.com/2009/07/breaking-point.html

I was a Royals fan for more than a decade and I am mystified by Kansas City's decision.

Danny Cortes, one of the minor league pitchers acquired by Seattle, has been on Baseball America's Top 100 prospect list for two years running (ranking 57th, ahead of Baltimore's Chris Tillman in 2008, but ranking 90th, well behind the O's Big 3 pitching prospects in 2009):

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/top-100-prospects/2008/265658.html

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/top-100-prospects/2009/267702.html

Cortes reportedly has makeup issues, but he still represents a handsome return for Yuniesky Betancourt.

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