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Royals Rumblings - News for December 31, 2019

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Royals Rumblings - News for December 31, 2019

Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors looks at how each AL team has addressed their biggest perceived weakness.

Royals (First base, -1.9 bWAR): Ryan O’Hearn’s rough season leaves first base as an open question for Kansas City heading into 2020, though the addition of Maikel Franco at third base has shuffled the infield deck. K.C. could go with a lefty/righty platoon of O’Hearn and Ryan McBroom, or Hunter Dozier or Whit Merrifield could now factor into the first base mix when they’re not in the outfield. There’s room for the Royals to add an inexpensive first base bat if they aren’t fully prepared to go with the kids.

The Reds sign Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to a three-year deal.

The White Sox say they have payroll room for more moves.

The Tigers are holding firm on their high asking price for Matthew Boyd.

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Your song of the day is The Ramones with I Wanna Be Sedated. From everyone at Royals Review, have a safe and happy new year!