Willie Bloomquist career line: 266/324/334
For a marginal (at BEST) upgrade at shortstop, the Royals have traded away one of their top pitching prospects, a guy who would have been competing for a rotation spot next year and is only 22 years old.
Unless there is an injury to Cortes that we don't know about, this is just an abysmal trade that makes no sense for a team struggling to stay out of last place.
Uhg. I mean... ugh...