The Colorado Rockies acquire Jonathan Sanchez from the Royals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 20 July 2012 at 11:05 am

The Colorado Rockies have acquired 29-year old lefty starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez from the Kansas City Royals for 33-year old righty starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Sanchez was awful for the Royals this year. He pitched in 12 games (all starts) for the Royals this year and he was 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA and a 2.04 WHIP. He gave up 65 hits (8 homers) and he walked an amazingly awful 44 batters in only 53 1/3 innings for the Royals this year while whiffing 36 batters. Sanchez has now pitched in 186 games (130 starts) in his first seven years in the majors and he is 39-52 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Jeremy Guthrie was awful for the Rockies this year. He pitched in 19 games (15 starts) for the Rockies this year and he was 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. Guthrie gave up 112 hits (a league leading 21 homers) and he walked 31 batters while whiffing 45 batters in 90 2/3 innings pitched for the Rockies. The Rockies are hoping that a return to the National League will spark Sanchez into getting back to the pitcher he was with the rival San Francisco Giants.

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