The Royals finally traded their center fielder. Let's break down that deal and look at what's next.
Thanks David, happy to see some movement. If you are going to promise Chapman a shot to close, feels like you almost have to move Barlow just with the clubhouse dynamics. IDK, maybe that doesn’t matter after bringing in Chapman anyway. But IDK that you bring in Chapman and make that promise if you aren’t sure you are moving Barlow. Amir Garrett seems more and more like a possible odd man out? How many low command lefties are they expecting to have on the roster if you have this new Sisk guy, Garrett, and Chapman…and whatever may be happening with Brentz. Hopefully Sweeney works wonders and it will be interesting to see but that’s a lot of guys with a high walk rate.
I wish I was a little more excited for this deal. I know you're not expecting to get Pedro Martinez back for MAT, but it feels like we've seen so many of these types of deals come to nothing in recent years. I have to keep reminding myself that we have new people in charge, and that maybe we can actually tap into these guys' potential. Actually, the part about this trade that excites me the most is the opportunity it opens up for Waters, who was part of one of the better trades the Royals have made in quite a while, IMO. I really hope I'm not jinxing him by saying that.
I love the insight on potential trades coming up. I haven't seen many other discuss trades which is why I appreciate your news. I also enjoy the insight on the players we received for Taylor. I agree with u that both players have upside and I like the trade. I am always curious how u feel if Dayton would have made the same trade and if he would have targeted the same type of players we received.
I am super excited to see them finally move Taylor. The return is secondary. He has blocked our younger players from getting real playing time for 2 years. Let's hope you're right on a couple more trades coming soon!!
Was looking forward to your thoughts on this trade. I am a bit more optimistic on those two guys.. I don't think we can compare our past, poor pitching woes/ issues anymore, since we have a whole new regime from top to bottom. With a staff that places a huge emphasis on throwing strikes early and being aggressive I think at least one of them will be a great help to us early. Gonna miss Mike A, especially his demeanor and attitude along with his great defense. He was definitely a Dayton guy. Great upbringing, very well mannered/polite ,well spoken and a great teammate. But definitely want to open door for Drew and hopefully Nate! Thanks for the trade breakdown David. You are a true pro and it's great to have someone who breaks down Royals trades and all inside dealings. Keep up the good work
Hmmm... two relievers with alarmingly high walk rates who "could be really good, except..."
Sounds like they'll fit right in to this organization.
Any chance the Royals will re-home Hunter Dozier? Maybe eat some of his salary?