Rockies, Royals Swap Jeremy Guthrie, Jonathan Sanchez

DETROIT, MI - Jonathan Sanchez #57 of the Kansas City Royal pitches in the second inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Royals and Rockies made a couple of swaps this offseason that didn't work out. The Rockies traded Jason Hammel to the Orioles for Jeremy Guthrie, and Hammel has been the Orioles' best pitcher this season. Guthrie has been an unmitigated disaster. The Royals traded Melky Cabrera for Jonathan Sanchez, and Cabrera has even improved on his breakout season of last year. Sanchez has been ... is unmitigatier a word?

The two teams decided to swap the bad decisions on Friday, according to Jon Morosi:

And championships were not won in this day.

What this might be, though, is an admission by Dan O'Dowd that in the battle between Coors Field and low-BABIP pitchers, Coors Field wins. Which is to say, the Rockies lose. Sanchez has been the worst pitcher in baseball this year, but he can usually strike hitters out, at least. Guthrie specializes in allowing balls in play, which is brutal for a pitcher in Coors, and ...

...

Wait, am I seriously analyzing this deal? I could be reading a book or taking a walk. I could be doing something more intellectually stimulating, like watching Real Housewives of Orange County. The only thing this trade does is make us laugh. Jonathan Sanchez might pitch in Coors Field! Good luck with everything, everybody!

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