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Royals turn down Braves’ Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado offer

Nov 4, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

Jair Jurrjens AP

Mark Bowman of reported yesterday that the Braves were shopping Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado, and had already talked to the Royals about a potential deal, but now Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes that those discussions have “stalled.”

According to Dutton the Royals expressed interest in Jurrjens and the Braves offered to include Prado along with him, but Kansas City balked at the asking price of outfield prospects Wil Myers and Lorenzo Cain.

Dutton speculates that they’d be willing to deal Cain, but Myers is probably off-limits. Which makes sense, because Cain is 25 years old and yet to get an extended shot in the majors, while Myers played this season at Double-A as a 20-year-old and is considered one of the top hitting prospects in baseball.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 4, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    You don’t trade a guy who’s an elite prospect AND has an awesome name like Lorenzo Cain. What are you thinking, Wren?

    (Psst…ask for David Lough and Jeff Bianchi, Frank.)

    • paperlions - Nov 4, 2011 at 6:17 PM

      Cain is not much of a prospect…it is the boringly named Wil Myers that is the study prospect.

  2. Kyle - Nov 4, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Can’t blame the Braves for trying. Never know when you’re going to catch Dayton on the right day.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 4, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    I might have dopne this deal to be honest. Jurrjens is a decent pitcher and Prado is super versatile. Royals have tons of prospects.

  4. illegalblues - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    dang, i was hoping moore would get fleeced again. i bet royals fans are relieved to hear this.

    • Tyree Studio - Nov 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

      I know it’s cool to rip on DM, but besides the trading of the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez for Mike HGH Jacobs which trades has Moore really been fleeced on?

      Grienke is the only star he’s dealt, and that brought back quite a bit.

      I guess you could rip on his free agent pickups (Guillen, Kendall, Meche) but he did pretty well with those last year: Frenchy and Melky.

  5. Walk - Nov 5, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Kinda funny how the trading of prospect have changed over the last few years. I am not saying it is wrong, but it has changed. Proven major league players were once far more valuable than prospects which still all too often do not make it. This offseason alone should make the basis of a good story on the value of players versus prospects.

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