KC Royals News: Trade Rumors Galore


KC Royals news lately consists mostly of possible trade rumors for the Royals. 

The KC Royals might need a guy or two to push them towards their pursuit of the postseason in 2015. Right now the team’s biggest need is starting pitcher, as the starters have not only struggled throughout the season, but many have suffered injuries as well.

The Royals also tend to have games where their offense just completely disappears. It’s common for maybe a game or two, but lately the Royals have been getting either shut out or blown out more frequently than usual.

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If the Kansas City Royals want to make another playoff run this season, they will need to consider trading for a starting pitcher and possibly a solid bat as well. Right now the Royals have been linked with starting pitchers Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, as well as second baseman Ben Zobrist.

Acquiring a star player might be challenging and would likely require some good names from the farm system, but if it equals another World Series appearance, I think Royals fans would be all in.

Check out some articles about trade rumors around Fansided.com.

KC Royals Rumors: How Would Ben Zobrist Look In Royal Blue [KC Kingdom]

"It’s widely known the Royals have one of the best defenses in baseball, but the hole at second, where Infante is near the bottom of the AL in fielding percentage, is apparent.It’s also a great feeling for a manager to be able to plug in a guy like Zobrist, who has played all three outfield positions and second base for the A’s this season, when his starters need a day off."

Kansas City Royals Chasing Multiple Trade Upgrades [Kings of Kauffman]

"Both Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake are eligible for free-agency at the end of 2016. Cueto is the real prize. He’s a true ace (2.98 ERA with a 8.5 K/9) that could carry the Kansas City Royals through the playoffs. Mike Leake is more of a number three starter."

Kansas City Royals Trade Targets: Scott Kazmir [Kings of Kauffman]

"Although he may be best known to Kansas City Royals fans for touching off the second part of the April beanball fest with the A’s, Scott Kazmir would appear to be exactly what the team needs. His 4-4 record this season belies a 2.70 ERA and a 1.200 WHiP. In his 83.1 innings, Kazmir has struck out 79 batters against only 32 walks. That would certainly be the type of pitcher the Royals are in need of."

Here are some other stories concerning trade rumors for the Royals.

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  • Royals Showing Interest in Cueto, Leake, Zobrist [MLB Trade Rumors]

    "A rotation upgrade would seem sensible for Royals GM Dayton Moore as well; the Kansas City rotation has produced just a 4.37 ERA this season (21st in the league), and metrics such as FIP and xFIP feel that’s a pretty fair indicator of what to expect based on the talent the Royals are working with. Just three pitchers have made 10 or more starts for the Royals this year, and two of them are Yordano Ventura and Jeremy Guthrie, who have posted respective ERAs of 4.68 and 5.55. Both Cueto and Leake, then, stand out as logical trade targets for the first-place Royals, while on the Oakland side of the equation, names like Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez could come into play."

    MLB trade rumors: Royals interested in Johnny Cueto, Ben Zobrist [Sporting News]

    "With James Shields in San Diego, the Royals are still in need of an ace — Edison Volquez (7-4, 3.33 ERA) doesn’t make the cut, and Yordano Ventura (3-6, 4.68 ERA) has failed to live up to expectations since signing a new contract in April. Cueto would be a perfect fit in the open confines of Kauffman Stadium and a trade from slumping Reds also makes sense from the their standpoint."

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