Kansas City Royals: The Royals Have a Logjam at First Base

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, the Royals do have a situation that they need to figure out. They have plenty of options. Now they just need to figure out which one is the best option.

Unfortunately, the Royals do not have enough space to give these guys all a fair shot. From the sounds of it, some of them have potentially lost their shot.

To me, the solution to the question at first base is simple. Regardless of how Duda does in the first half, they need to trade him. Any type of prospect will be worth more to the Royals rebuild than having him play out his full contract. It does not matter how cheap it is, playing Dude 150+ games this year is not good for the Royals.

I also believe that the Royals should give Schwindel a chance. He has a strong chance of having success at the big league level and will provide the team with a nice bridge between now and when Pratto makes the jump. If Schwindel has success then it also helps alleviate the pressure of Pratto having to move quickly.

If Schwindel does not have success, Cuthbert, O’Hearn, and Dozier can figure out who gets pushed to the outfield or designated hitters spot, while the other takes over at first base.

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So what do you think Royals fans? Do the Royals have a clear-cut favorite for first base? Is their current situation a good one? Who do you think should be at first base by the end of the season? Let us know below!