As the first half of the season comes to an end, the Kansas City Royals find themselves with a 45-43 record. They’re tied for third in the American League Central and seven games back of the division. Are they buyers or sellers heading into the All-Star break?
Since the KC Royals are so close in the American League Central and Wild Card race, they find themselves in a very tough position. Should they be sellers at the trade deadline and restock the farm system with top of the line prospects, or should they be buyers and push for another playoff appearance and run?
These are typically the two options teams are given, but there is a third option that is much less satisfying and exciting that some teams decide to take.
I am a person who loves flashy moves that make people go “oh wow!” when it comes to the deadline. The Royals did this last year when they traded for Ben Zobrist and Johnny Cueto, and I loved it. Unfortunately for me, and others like me, I don’t believe this is going to happen this year.
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