Baseball’s fourth best reliever since 2007 and best current Royal (he’s behind only former Royals Zack Greinke and Gil Meche despite pitching many, many fewer innings than the two of them) has lost his closing role to the rookie Aaron Crow. 
While this is a part of the onrushing future for the Royals, and possibly ends Aaron Crow’s future starting aspirations, it does remind one of the importance of dealing relievers at peak value. 
A year ago, Joakim Soria would probably have netted the Royals an impressive package of top-tier talent. Now they’d be looking at players with upsides as future platoon partners. 

Baseball’s fourth best reliever since 2007 and best current Royal (he’s behind only former Royals Zack Greinke and Gil Meche despite pitching many, many fewer innings than the two of them) has lost his closing role to the rookie Aaron Crow. 

While this is a part of the onrushing future for the Royals, and possibly ends Aaron Crow’s future starting aspirations, it does remind one of the importance of dealing relievers at peak value. 

A year ago, Joakim Soria would probably have netted the Royals an impressive package of top-tier talent. Now they’d be looking at players with upsides as future platoon partners. 

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