So Much for Trading David DeJesus

Nathaniel HallContributor IJuly 23, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 21:  David DeJesus #9 of the Kansas City Royals watches from the dugout during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium on July 21, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Royals outfielder David DeJesus, or as some people call him, DDJ, was injured last night tracking down a fly ball. Today it was reported that he has had surgery on his injured wrist and will be out a minimum of 10 weeks.

This is a big blow to this Royals team, mainly because DDJ was their most valuable trade chip with teams such as the Giants, Padres, Red Sox, and Yankees showing interest in the versatile outfielder.

But Dayton Moore had been asking for what appears to be a king's ransom in return for DDJ so in my opinion I don't think a trade would have happened.

Although this is bad news for Royals fans, there is a bright side to this predicament. Yesterday the Royals traded Alberto Callaspo to the Angels for pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith.

Most people thought this would clear the way for Alex Gordon to make his (hopefully) triumphant return to the MLB roster and live up to the promise he possesses. But the Royals called Rick Ankiel back up from the minors, who had been recovering from a calf for most of the season.

Although DDJ is a big part of the Royals lineup, this may be the chance Alex Gordon needs to get back on the major league roster and play his new position in the outfield, where he has shown promise, or at his natural position of third base.

Again although this is a somewhat crushing blow to the Royals, I don't believe Dayton Moore would have pulled off a trade and in the long run, it may have saved DDJ's career as a Royal.

What do you think? Are you glad that DDJ most likely won't be traded or not?