So at first glance you would suspect that I didn't care for the trade and you would be right but probably not for the reasons you may think. I am not overrating Teahen, he is what he is. A useful player that you can put just about anywhere who won't hurt you offensively or defensively. He doesn't help you much either though which is why I'm not upset he was traded.
And it's not really Fields or Getz that has me annoyed, no as usual it's Dayton Moore. Again 2B and 3B were not pressing needs like say catcher or centerfield. Fields and Getz have both shown flashes of potential that may or may not come out in KC and they come cheaper than Teahen so maybe Moore is hoping to shed payroll so he can wade into the free agent pool. Whatever the reason it's just an odd trade. I get that a lot of people like it and that's fine. The 2009 Royals were a disaster so roster turnover is to be expected.
To help understand what KC is getting I turned to friend of Royally Speaking and faithful (and somewhat cynical) White Sox blogger Andrew Reilly of the 35th Street Review. (I offered him my thoughts on Teahen which you can read here.)