Finally, we get into the Kansas City Royals “Big Three.” Mike Moustakas was part of the “Core Four” that helped change the game of baseball in Kansas City. I will always be grateful for Moose and the grit and toughness that he brought to this Royals team.
You could see how much this team and city meant to Moose during the Royals’ last game at Kauffman Stadium. Moose was teary eyed for much of the game and admitted that he wore sunglasses all day to help hide the tears. The Royals built a culture of family in their clubhouse. And you could see it all on display on Moustakas’ face on Oct. 1.
The rest of the guys were emotional, to be sure, but Moose appeared to have a different type of emotion about him.
That’s the reason I don’t think Moustakas will be returning to Kansas City. You could almost see it on his face, “This is my last game in a Royals uniform.” The rest of the guys were emotional, to be sure, but Moose appeared to have a different type of emotion about him.
The Royals are going to look to get more athletic this offseason. Moustakas does not have an “athletic” body. It’s also been reported that Hosmer will be this team’s top priority this offseason. The Royals simply don’t have enough money for Moose and Hosmer.
I think Mike Moustakas is going to return home to Los Angeles. It’s long been rumored that a return to Southern California is imminent. After the Royals’ last game of 2017, I tend to believe them. Moustakas has earned the payday that he’s got coming to him this offseason. And I couldn’t be happier for him. Godspeed, Moose.
Prediction: Mike Moustakas signs with the Angels for five years and $85 million.