The Kansas City Royals are 44-43 and three games out of the American League Central lead. Postseason baseball is definitely a real possibility yet again. The burning question is can this team do it as it is currently constructed?
With GMDM’s buyer stance that answer seems to be not quite. This leads me to my first and most boring prediction:
The Kansas City Royals will ultimately not make any significant moves by the non-waiver trade deadline.
I don’t think this comes to pass due to lack of effort. There are plenty of names floating around that will surely interest the team. I discussed a few here. The problem resides with teams looking for hefty returns for their players and the Royals less than impressive farm system.
The best assets that are currently in the minor league system are players the team will be counting on heavily in the coming months. That fact will make it difficult for Moore to push his chips all in. While it sounds great in a Hollywood storyline, it’s not the kind of thinking that is great for job security.
Working the phones and “giving it the old college try”, but in the end there is a very strong possibility that the roster remains unchanged as the calendar turns to August. That is not to say that there is not a trade that is within the realm of possibility out there.