Kansas City Royals: The Math Isn’t There

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Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This brings me to the point of going with a complete overhaul, and only one name comes to mind: Alex Gordon. Please don’t read this as me wishing the Royals to trade Gordon.

That’s not the case at all. However, if you’re one of the many that want to completely gut this team, and start over (preferably with new administration as well), then you’d better be ready to listen to offers on Gordon.

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  • A two-time All-Star, and three-time Gold Glove winning left fielder, who also happens to bat left-handed with some pop can probably fetch a very nice return in the trade market.

    Truth be told, there are only three current Royals I wouldn’t entertain trades for: Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, and Eric Hosmer. Simply put, you can’t replace Sal. The same could be said for Escobar as well, plus he’s got a very tolerable contract. As for Hosmer, I’m still a believer.

    While there is nothing to see here with regard to post-season baseball aspirations, there is still a lot at stake.

    Will the Royals continue to try to force a square peg in a round hole, and try to wish themselves into the playoffs, or will baseball men that are paid to make baseball decisions do the right thing, and admit they’ve failed.

    We’re a a forgiving lot, us Royals fans. Admit that this team is a failure, start laying the foundation for another run at it, and we’ll still be here to support it.

    With trade rumors changing daily, and the MLB trade deadline days away, a decision needs to be made quickly.

    It would definitely be more fun to be on the buying side in those MLB trade rumor-mills, but I think the July 31st trading deadline can be wildly entertaining if there’s the potential to obtain the next great Royals superstar.

    Whatever the case may be, the players on the field aren’t the only thing that needs to change.  As with any other monumental organizational failure, the problems start at the top. The Kansas City Royals are no different. Your move, Mr. Glass.

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