Astros Complete Trade With Royals

The Astros have announced that they have acquired OF D’Andre Toney from the Kansas City Royals as the player to be named later in the  March 20 trade that sent Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgeois to the Royals. The Astros had already received LHP Kevin Chapman when the deal was first consummated. Toney was a 14th round pick in last year’s draft and was not eligible to be traded until one year after he had been signed to a contract. Toney signed his deal with the Royals on June 9, 2011.

Toney, 20, had been playing at Extended Spring Training for Kansas City. He hit .340 with 12 doubles, 5 triples, 5 HR, 29 RBI & a .432 OBP in 43 games last year with the AZL Royals. He will finish the year out at rookie level Greenville. Rany Jazayerli, a Royals beat writer, had this to say on twitter about the trade from a Royals perspective.  So in return for a backup catcher and fourth outfielder, the Astros have received a young, speedy outfielder with some pop in his bat and a live, electric southpaw. I’d call this trade a win for the Astros. They have now added two more young players to an already improving farm system.

Topics: D’Andre Toney, Houston Astros, Humberto Quintero, Jason Bourgeois, Kansas City Royals, Kevin Chapman, Rany Jazayerli, Trade

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  • michael.allen.engel

    Two things: 1) Rany isn’t a beat writer, just a blogger. No big deal but he lives in Illinois so hardly even gets to Kauffman Stadium (I know, I’m nitpicking, heh).
    2) We’ve set up a petition to block Jeff Luhnow’s number from reaching Dayton Moore. This is an awful awful trade for the Royals. Chapman and Toney might not amount to much or anything, but dang, they have enough talent that getting just Quintero and Bourgeois is just terrible. Yuck.
    Toney could be a very nice get. 

    • BHam2421

       @michael.allen.engel I appreciate the response. My mistake on Rany, I’ve spoken with him in the past via twitter on MLB related stuff and trust his judgement.
      You’re right about the trade. I was shocked to see any team trade for Bourgeois and Quintero. My guess is that after Perez injury, Moore feared it was season ending or perhaps he would be back at some point but not at 100% and overreacted to it. I think he probably called on Quintero and Luhnow sold him on taking back Bourgeois as well. I think Chapman alone was worth both of those two but Toney is just an added bonus!

      • michael.allen.engel

         @BHam2421 Yeah I just…that’s such a bad move by Dayton. He overreacted I think and kept hearing about the Rays looking for help so he overpaid for some magic beans – and he’s also a speed freak, so I’m sure Luhnow didn’t have to work too hard to convince him about Bourgeois, who’s hovering around .200 in Triple A now. 

        • BHam2421

           @michael.allen.engel Both guys we traded were likely to be DFA anyway.  I definitely understand your frustration, when Ed Wade traded Bourn to the Braves for a substandard package, I was (and still am to a certain extent) pissed about it.

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