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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Annapolis MD

    Nationals acquire Kelvin Herrera from Royals

    The Royals must really like someone in this package, because it looks to me like two of the prospects are fringe except for Gutierrez, who is their 10th best prospect and might be the heir to Moustakas at 3B for the Royals. The Nats really lengthen their pen here, giving them two shutdown arms in the back of the pen, and with Madson and Kintzler struggling this year, takes innings away from them as well.

    The Washington Nationals have acquired right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals for three prospects.

    The Royals are acquiring outfielder Blake Perkins, third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Yohanse Morel for Herrera, one of the most desirable bullpen arms available on the trade market.

    Herrera has 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season for the Royals, striking out 22 in 25 2/3 innings while walking just two batters. He is coming off a 2017 season when he had a career-high 26 saves.

    Sean Doolittle is having a strong season as the Nationals' closer, with 18 saves in 19 opportunities and a 1.47 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings.

    Manager Davey Martinez will now have two closer-type arms to choose from at the end of games.

    Gutierrez, 23, is the 10th-ranked Nationals prospect, according to He is hitting .274 with 6 doubles, 3 triples, 5 homers, 26 RBIs, 16 walks, 10 stolen bases and 36 runs scored in 58 games with Double-A Harrisburg.

    Perkins, 21, playing in Class A Potomac, is hitting .236 with 11 doubles, one home run, 21 RBIs, 40 walks and 38 runs scored in 63 games. Morel is just 17 and was signed by the Nationals as a nondrafted free agent in 2017.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    A place called Paradise
    Rizzo kills at trades for the most part
    Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all

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