Originally Posted by johnnyg83
Only way? HYPER-BOLIC (clap, clap, clap,clap, clap)
The Royals FA money is not at the level to sign a Sanchez.
Shields has already stated he's open to an extension with the Royals and Miller is under control till 2016.
The offense will be OK if Hosmer and Moustakas hit like they were projected to as PROSPECTS. And Perez stays healthy all year.
And I like Myers but he is one year removed from a 254/353/393/745 line in AA ... some say due to nagging injuries.
The Royals needed pitching more than hitting. To acquire pitching you have to pay.
Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
The problem with the Royals isn't the G.M. It's the owner.
If they're too cheap to sign a free agent like Sanchez then why trade for Shields, who'll be paid $21 million over the next two seasons? They'll also be paying a mediocre starter in Jeremy Guthrie $20 million over the next two years, Jeff Francoeur (one of MLB's worst players in 2012) $7 million in 2013, and Ervin Santana (5.16 ERA in 2012) $13 million in 2013.
Yes, David Glass has not been a good owner and is seen by many as cheap. But Dayton Moore has also misspent quite a bit of money there recently which has hurt the team. As others have said, this is the act of a desperate GM who does not have the luxury of planning for the long term.