It seems everyone has an opinion on what the Kansas City Royals should do this offseason. Some are a little more out there than others, including these three.
The upcoming offseason is, above all else, an uncertain one for the Kansas City Royals. The team is coming off of two disappointing seasons and the championship core is hitting free agency. Dayton Moore has a huge decision to make: try to stay competitive or go through with a rebuild.
Regardless of which path he chooses, there will be shocking moves that will lead to a lot of opinions and emotions being thrown around. Everyone has their own idea about what should happen over the next three months. Most of those ideas seem crazy, blasphemous or over-the-top. All of them have some merit — except for trading Whit Merrifield. (Cough, cough, Alex.)
Some predictions are clearly more likely than others. For example, it’s not exactly earth-shattering to suggest the Kansas City Royals won’t retain all of their Core Four free agents. On the other hand, it would be considered ridiculous to claim the franchise will re-sign all of them.
That being said, the time is now for realistic speculation about the offseason. At this point, the possibilities are wide-ranging. Once the winter dominoes begin to fall, there will be fewer and fewer chances for the organization to go big. And if there was ever a time for Moore and Co. to go big, now is that time.
So here is a list of three bold moves that I believe the Kansas City Royals will make this offseason.