Since we have three players with contracts coming up for renewal, I’ve decided to write a post about which of the three I think the Royals will be able to keep on the roster.
Parting is such sweet sorrow. But, we won’t be able to afford to keep Mike Moustakas (He has a cute butt), Eric Hosmer, or Lorenzo Cain, when their contracts expire. Lorenzo Cain Will be the first to go because he is the most affordable and still playing at a high level. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas will cost too much to keep, but the Royals organization will seek high prospects for them. Moustakas and Hosmer have the same agent, Scott Boras, and he always seeks the highest amount of any agent. This hurts the royals chances for signing Moose (The Moose is loose!) and Hosmer.
The only one that the who I feel that the Royals will be able to keep will be Alcides Escobar, who’s contract also expiring, but should be easier to resign and is playing well.
Michael Hamilton contributed to this article