i'm considering holding on to him this season. so far, he hasn't been killer tradebait... but he's held his own against the white sox twice... i think he can beat the twins... and quite frankily, i won't worry about him until he implodes or faces the yankees, bosox, a's, or rangers. still, i think he has 10-15 win stuff and can have a 3.5ish era for the whole season. who says he isn't this year's vicente padilla, who was a nice early season pickup last season, and ended up being a keeper... runlevys ended last season on a good note, and started off well this year. i dont think the royals let him be their ace for nothing.
on a related note, i think macdougal is set for 35 saves or more this seaqson. the royals look like they're a .500 team, hell, maybe even 90 wins. beltran hasn't even got going yet.