The latest addition to the Kansas City Royals is Brandon Moss, who has owned the Royals during his long MLB career.
For those who don’t know names, Moss was the guy who hit the three-run bomb off of Yordano Ventura in the Wild Card Game in 2014. He also hit another home run in that game off of James Shields and pretty much accounted for all of Oakland’s runs that night.
He’s shown he can slam baseballs out of Kauffman Stadium and that’s the type of production this offense needs.
In other words, Moss knows how to hit home runs and that’s something the Royals need.
After losing Kendrys Morales to free agency (damn those Blue Jays), the Royals didn’t have anyone on their roster who was capable of hitting close to 30 home runs a season. They acquired that when they signed Brandon Moss to a two-year deal.
Moss, a 33-year old first baseman and outfielder, has hit over 20 home runs in four of his last five seasons. He hit 19 home runs in that other season, so he came close to having five straight seasons of 20+ home runs.
Having a rotating designated hitter was not something that I was fond of, so I was quite thrilled when I saw Moss was coming to Kansas City. He’s shown he can slam baseballs out of Kauffman Stadium and that’s the type of production this offense needs.
The downside with Moss is that he is an older guy and hit .083 with the Cardinals in September to end the 2016 regular season. He only batted .225 with St. Louis last season, but more than made up for that number with his 28 dongs he hit at the plate.
The Royals found themselves a designated hitter for the next two seasons and that’s huge.