The Kansas City Royals are going to continue making moves. Next on the list is potentially Mike Moustakas. The question is, where will he land?
Mike Moustakas is one of the most popular Kansas City Royals players in a long time. The chants
of “Moose” could be heard throughout the stadium and parking lot at any point in the game. However, the time seems to be quickly approaching for Moustakas to dawn another uniform.
I spent a couple days talking with Redbird Rants who asked about what it would take to acquire Moustakas. They have been doing some investigating as to what additions the 42-37 Cardinals jump the Cubs and Brewers in the NL Central.
Currently, the Cardinals are 4.5 games back in the NL Central and 1.0 games behind the Dodgers and Phillies for a Wild Card birth. They are still in contention, so they will be looking to be buyers at the deadline.
The Cardinals were interested in Moustakas during the offseason, therefore it isn’t far off to think the Interest is still there. In fact, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has recently put out an article saying the same thing.
Which brings up the question of what the Royals would get in return for Moustakas? What need does Moustakas fill for the Cardinals? When talking with Redbird Rants, we tried to keep these questions in mind when we discussed a possible trade scenario.