Are the Kansas City Royals going to make any moves at the MLB trade deadline?
The Major League Baseball trade deadline is approaching quickly on July 30th. Ownership groups, and front offices are deciding if they are going to make the push for the playoffs or sell off pieces in preparation for the years to come. The Kansas City Royals are currently 43-55.
They are 13 games out of 1st place in the Central Division and are 11.5 games out of the Wild Card. Even though the Royals have been playing good baseball as of late the consensus is they will be selling at the deadline. The trades have been swirling around the Royals with the likes of Whit Merrifield being traded.
We have also heard “bury me a Royal” Danny Duffy circulating in some trade rumors even though he is on the IR and may not return until September.
The Royals have some minor league players who are chomping at the bit to make their Major League debuts or return and solidify a role on this team. We also have some players who will return from the IR, and be looked upon to have an impact.
We have seen the Royals in opposite roles in 2014 and 2015 when they were pushing for back-to-back playoff runs, and needed to add to the team. Whether that was starting pitching or to sure up some pieces on the bench.
The Royals took an aggressive approach, and acquired the likes of Johnny Cueto, Ben Zobrist, and others. Fast forward to 2021, and the Royals will be providing players to other teams competing for playoff spots.