Melky lands in Kansas City

Report: Crawford lands in Boston for megabucks
2010 Rule 5 Draft Liveblog

While Carl Crawford may have landed in Boston tonight, the Kansas City Royals nabbed themselves a former Yankee outfielder today. According to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi, former RAB whipping boy Melky Cabrera is on the verge of a one-year deal with Kansas City worth $1.25 million. Melky, who hit .255/.317/.354 with 4 HR in 509 PAs for Atlanta this year and was released last month, will join the newly acquired Jeff Francoeur in a Spring Training fight for a starting job. Talk about a fearsome outfield.

Report: Crawford lands in Boston for megabucks
2010 Rule 5 Draft Liveblog
  • JGS


    ::deep breath::


    Melky and Francoeur in the same day? Congratulations, Dayton Moore–you have taken “fail” to a whole new level.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well remember that when Hosmer, Moustakas and Meyers tear things up. Not to mention their top pitching prospects in Duffy, Lamb and Montgomery.

  • Sam

    Somewhere in Orlando, Dayton Moore has just retreated to his suite after a long day’s work. He calls the front desk to set up a wake up call for tomorrow morning, the last day of the Winter Meetings. Then, just before he goes to sleep, he goes over to his laptop and blasts the following so all the other GM’s know who the real champion of this week was:

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Franceour wasn’t enough. Moore wanted to make sure he was getting the worst position player in baseball, and he wasn’t willing to take any chances.

  • bexarama

    Francoeur and the Royals was hilarious enough, especially because you could see it coming. This is even BETTER.

  • Dirty Pena

    WTF?1? Cashman is putting all his eggs in one basket! Where was he on this?!?!

  • Evilest Empire

    This is such a perfect match that nobody ever saw coming. I wonder why.

    Personally, I hope Melky and Frenchy BOTH win starting jobs, and bat 3/4.

  • Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

    And we’re sure we can’t get Greinke for Nunez straight up? come on now. I’ll be generous and throw in Wordkemper.

    but I look forward to seeing Melky again, especially if he’s rocking a beard again.

  • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook fka Johan

    Melky will e stuck getting one year deals for now on… For shame

    • Dirty Pena

      That’s what happens when you, uh, aren’t good.

      • Kiko Jones

        Worse players than Melky get better deals all the time.

        • Hughesus Christo

          That’s hard to believe.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Dayton Moore is a sitcom unto himself.

  • candyforstalin

    greinke is willing to pitch in bombay right about now.

  • Plank

    Clearly this is a deft maneuver to pick up the top pick in the next, next draft.

  • RollingWave

    Clearly this is a buy low move….. (checks the salary) no wait it’s not…… (then again, in a market where Crawford gets 20m per.. maybe our definition of cheap has to be adjusted)

  • Kiersten

    Gardner/Joba/Romine for Greinke and Melky.

    Get it done Cash!

  • RuleroftheBone86

    Considering how inept Dayton Moore seems to be, I no longer think its impossible to acquire Grienke without giving Hughes or Montero. Am I too far off to believe all three future Bronx-Bound Killer-B pitchers’s + Romine + Laird is plenty for Grienke?

    Also, I think acquiring would almost seem a necessary even if the Yanks sign Lee because the future of the rotation back-end will remain a distinct problem in future off-season. While, I hope Any returns, in a way it might be a good time for Brian Cashman theorize life without ol’reliable Andy Dandy and realize the scary reality of Burnett + triple-a pitcher will weigh down a great front end staff.

    I understand if Lee (assume), Sabbathia and Hughes performing to expectations will leave us in very good shape, let me explain my dread- We play in the AL East & there is no room for unknown quanties like our proposed Lee, CC, Hughes AND AJ + Nova situation. Tampa, Tornot and even Boston’s rotations may not compare to our two headed ace monster but their whole pitching staff seems more stable and capable of avoiding disaster like AJ and “fill-in guy”.

    Getting Grienke would allow the team to settled in a set rotation stacked like no other with two in their prime aces (CC & Lee) and two future aces (Grienke & Hughes). It seems worth gutting our farm to acquire a great young pitcher like Grienke to ensure a prolonged excellent rotation… and Allen James.

    So, thoughts on my somewhat focused reasoning of getting Grienke even if we sign Lee. Or should we wait for future great pitchers to come free of losing prospects.

    • Richard Iurilli

      Spelling List:


    • JobaWockeeZ

      Only Yankee fans wouldn’t be content with a rotation of CC-Lee-Hughes-Pettitte/Whoever-AJ.

  • Kiko Jones

    Where were all these haters when Melky outplayed the great All-Star known as Brett Gardner out of a job?

    • Total Dominication

      Actually he didn’t, Gardy got injured.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No he outplayed Gardner. Injury was lucky for him but at the time Melky had an .800 OPS.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Cautiously optimistic until Gardner had a great 2010 campaign? Yeah, shocking, I know.

    • A.D.

      Probably saying that one month wasn’t enough time for someone to play themselves out of a job

  • Jorge

    I don’t care. I still love my Melkers. At least the wife and I will be able to go see him at the stadium a few times next year.

    • Marsha

      Me too. I miss the rapport between Melky and Cano.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wait why are people laughing? It’s an obvious stop gap. They’re not competing so why waste any sort of money on good players? In a couple years they’ll be great. Meh.

    • A.D.

      Much better deal then another Jose Guillen signing. Better to just admit you have no shot this year then token waste money on bad contracts.

  • Total Dominication

    Can we get a negative WAR outfield?

  • Johnny

    Heyman is now reporting that Yankees will give a 7th year. Oops!

  • ColoYank

    “Talk about a fearsome outfield.” I believe that’s referred to as “irony.”

  • Mike Myers

    Ill always miss the melk man. He would have been better than Javy.