The off-season is right around the corner with an unpredicted World Series starting tonight, so the Royals can get back to doing things. And maybe quickly!
Think I'd like to see Eaton and Taylor stick around. Probably Snider too? I won't bat an eye though if none of them do. These are fringe players on a bad team. Those are the guys you lose when you add better players, which we should do!
Hearing the Royals jumping the market is interesting to me. I tend to think that’s a reliever to be honest with you. Could be outfielder, but I just don’t see it for starting pitcher. Nola priced himself out of the Royals ballpark, have a hard time seeing the Gray coming to KC at this stage in his career. IDK, don’t think that’s jumping the gun on starting pitcher but would be happy to be wrong. I can see them overpaying for two years of a reliever though. I have a hard, hard, time seeing the royals getting starting pitching that is going to help yet in the FA market.
Side note, do the Rangers care they traded Ragans for Chapman? I don’t think so at this point. Interesting case is all for it working out for both sides.
I grew up in the Kansas City area (Emporia, Kansas) and have lived in Tucson for the past 40 years! I was an original Diamondbacks season ticket holder but the drive to the ballpark for weekday games and getting home at 1 am was too much! Anyway, I was just hoping for a winning season this year and am thrilled they are in the World Series! I think they can play with the Rangers because their bullpen is hot and they were the best defensive team in baseball this year! Two years ago they lost over 100 games and their season this year shows how fast a team can be turned around! That is some hope for Royals fans! GO DIAMONDBACKS!!!
Fun and interesting read. Keep up your good work, David.
I read that Lynch pitched well the other day in the AFL and is healthy.... the Royals will improve mostly via free agency and from within....although one of those astute trades you alluded to would be nice. ...like what the jays gave up for Dalton Varsho...
This would be so refreshing if it actually happens..Fascinated to see how they manage the roster and who they move on from. The long list of players that could easily be dropped is really telling of why this team was so bad. Have you heard anything more about potential development hires?