Friday, July 31, 2009

Trade Deadline: Royals

Here we are at the trade deadline and it doesn’t sound like there’s a lot going on from the Royals’ perspective. Royals Review has a thread posted with links to the various rumors that you might want to follow .

Most of the talk is about Brian Bannister. The Marlins inquired about him; so did the Yankees, but it sounds like both deals fell through. With the rotation finally coming into shape, I don’t understand why Banny would even be available—especially given his rather low salary ($1.7 million according to MLB Trade Rumors). But who really knows what is going on in Dayton Moore’s mind anymore?

Willie Bloomquist, Mark Teahen, and Ron Mahay are also drawing interest. The Giants are said to be one of the teams interested in Teahen. I’d rather see the Royals hang on to Teahen, but he’d make a nice addition to a contending team. I can’t imagine the Royals would get enough for Bloomquist to compensate for the role he currently plays for the team, and I’d love to see the Royals move Mahay.

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