The Five Best Trades in Royals History

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It is important for a team to bring in talent any way possible. Trades, especially for talented younger players, certainly help. As the previous trades illustrate, the Royals were able to build a large part of their perennial playoff contending core from such trades.

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Perhaps, in the next couple of years, other trades the Royals have made will end up on this list as players acquired become keystones for a contending ballclub. Perhaps we look back at the acquisitions of Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain as a move that helped lay the foundation for the next playoff team.

For now, this list is mainly a look back into the glory days of the franchise, a point in time when the Royals were truly the royalty of baseball. A time when the Royals were the preeminent franchise in the game. Maybe, someday, they will get back to that point, but for now, it is good to stop and reminisce of the old days on occasion.

Are there any trades that you feel should be on this list that we may have missed? Let us know in the comments!