The Kansas City Royals have done a nice job at adding players who will continue to make this team a contender past the 2017 season. Let’s take a look at what each newcomer will bring to the KC Royals.
At the beginning of the offseason, Dayton Moore made it known that the Kansas City Royals weren’t going to be super active in free agency. A lot of that was due to the payroll regressing and needing to pay some of the impending free agents.
Instead, Moore started trading guys with only a year left on their deal for players with several club-controlled years remaining. The talent the Royals were getting back wasn’t necessarily as proven as the guys being shipped off, but those guys will be in Kansas City for several years.
Heading into the offseason, the Royals desperately needed to address their starting rotation, add some power, and look into replacing the guys who decided to take their talents elsewhere next winter.
So far, the biggest moves for the Kansas City Royals have been:
- Trading Wade Davis to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler
- Trading Jarrod Dyson to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Nate Karns
- Signing Brandon Moss to a two-year contract
- Acquiring Peter O’Brien from the Arizona Diamondbacks
The last one isn’t a big move, but we’ll discuss it anyway. Let’s take a look at each of these newcomers and what they can bring to the table for the Royals.