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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Royals sign Cruz

Double EDIT: Royals DFA German to make room on the 40 man roster
EDIT: Royals sign Juan Cruz 2 year $6m.

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Royals according to three sources are nearing a deal for RHP Juan Cruz

Buster Olney:
The right-handed Cruz could represent a major upgrade for the Royals' bullpen amid high hopes within the organization that Kansas City will take a long stride forward this year.
Juan is a Type A free agent and if the Royals were to sign him it would cost us our second-round pick at around No. 55 overall -- if the deal is completed. Although the Players Union and the Commissioner's Office discussed the possibility that Arizona could go through an unusual sign-and-trade process. It was not immediately clear on Saturday afternoon whether Cruz would just sign with the Royals, or if a sign-and-trade with the Diamondbacks would be part of the process.

I for one don't really think Cruz would be worth our second round pick I mean if Hudson was iffy, then Cruz....
He's been solid the last three years but I just don't see how he'd be worth it I mean we already went out and got Farnsworth.
Cruz has a solid K/BB last three years I couldn't see us giving up the second pick for Cruz unless Dayton was SURE we were going to show solid improvement.

As far as we know Juan is just using us like Orlando did.

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