Royals Rumors: Trevor Rosenthal hot name on trade market

Trevor Rosenthal #40 of the Kansas City Royals (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Trevor Rosenthal #40 of the Kansas City Royals (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Royals rumors are beginning, with Trevor Rosenthal looking like surefire trade bait before the August 31st deadline.

The Kansas City Royals are more than likely going to be sellers at the trade deadline, even if they have been better than we all expected. When the Royals do look to ship players off, closer Trevor Rosenthal is going to be at the top of that list, as he’s been incredible in this shortened season.

Mark Feinsand tweeted on Saturday afternoon that several teams have shown interest in Rosenthal and it’s looking more and more likely that he’ll be finishing the 2020 season in another team’s uniform.

The Royals gave Rosenthal a chance to redeem himself after he struggled with two different teams in the 2019 season. He didn’t look like the dominant closer we had seen during his time with the Cardinals.

As Dayton Moore has proven time and time again, however, the Royals are a great landing spot for once talented relievers who had hit a wall in their career to get back to where they once were. Rosenthal is yet another example of that for the Kansas City Royals.

Royals rumors are just getting started, but don’t be surprised if Trevor Rosenthal is pitching elsewhere soon.

The Royals haven’t been as terrible this year as we thought they’d be, but when it comes down it, the team still needs help, especially when it comes to their position players. This team is stacked at pitching, but when they make these trades, they need to get bats back in return.

Trevor Rosenthal has appeared in 11 games, throwing 10.1 innings and allowing just one run off of four hits during that time. He’s notched six saves and has been terrific for the boys in blue. Not many people saw this coming, as Rosenthal looked pretty washed up in 2019.

If Kansas City can get any player who can help them win in the future, that’s the best case scenario here. It’s very likely, however, that teams aren’t willing to give up a ton for Rosenthal due to the unique circumstances this season has had to offer.

It’s not a matter of if the Kansas City Royals trade Trevor Rosenthal, but rather when. He’ll be traded soon and hopefully the Royals make the most of that trade and all of the trades they make this year.

What do you think, Royals fans? Are there any teams you’d like to see the Royals do business with when it comes to trading Trevor Rosenthal? Are there any prospects you have in mind when they do trade him?