The off-season is underway with trades and free agent signings in full swing, and the Winter Meetings right around the corner in early December. Dayton Moore is known to strike early in the off-season, but coming off a championship season he has a lot of tough decisions to make.
The Royals currently have eight free agents: Johnny Cueto, Alex Gordon, Ben Zobrist, Chris Young, Alex Rios, Ryan Madson, and Jonny Gomes.
They have eight arbitration-eligible players: Greg Holland, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Danny Duffy, Jarrod Dyson, Louis Coleman, Tim Collins,and Drew Butera.
Here is a look at the 2016 payroll situation.
Here is how the Royals currently stand:
C Salvador Perez
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Omar Infante?
SS Alcides Escobar
3B Mike Moustakas
CF Lorenzo Cain
DH Kendrys Morales:
Bench: C Drew Butera, IF Christian Colon, OF Jarrod Dyson, OF Paulo Orlando
SP Yordano Ventura
SP Edinson Volquez
SP Danny Duffy
SP Kris Medlen
Bullpen: Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Luke Hochevar, Louis Coleman, Tim Collins
Catchers: Francisco Pena
Infielders: Orlando Calixte, Cheslor Cuthbert, Balbino Fuenmayor, Raul Mondesi
Outfielders: Brett Eibner, Rey Fuentes, Jose Martinez, Whit Merrifield, Bubba Starling
Pitchers: Scott Alexander, Miguel Almonte, Kyle Zimmer,
A list of MLB free agents is here. A good idea of how much each of the top free agents should be expected to sign for is here.
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