Much has been made about the potential departure of seven big free agents from the Kansas City Royals. The biggest name, Eric Hosmer, is sure to draw the biggest contract. Will that deal keep him in KC?
Many have doubted the Kansas City Royals can compete with big market teams like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees for Eric Hosmer. But I’m here to tell you that the Royals have the money—should they choose to spend it on the Wizard of Hoz.
Hosmer picked a fantastic year to have the best season of his career. The 27-year-old has slashed .317/.383/.493/.876 in 2017 and has played in every single game. He’s added 24 home runs and six stolen bases to his impressive statline. Hosmer has set himself up for a nice payday this offseason.
So nice in fact, pretty much everyone is speculating whether the Kansas City Royals will even have a chance to retain the uber-talented first baseman. I’m here to put that speculation to rest. The Royals ABSOLUTELY have the financial capacity to retain Eric Hosmer. The question will be, “Is it in the Royals’ best interest to sign Hosmer?”
Let me begin by explaining why I believe the Royals definitely have the money to sign Hosmer.