Royals Notes: Melky, Starters, 2012

A couple of Royals notes as they put their six-game winning streak on the line tonight against the White Sox at The K:

  • The Royals will have to figure out what to do with outfielder Melky Cabrera, writes Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. The Melk Man has bounced back in a big way from a dismal 2010 and is under team control through next season. The Royals will mull flipping him for pitching help, offering him arbitration and holding onto him for 2012, or signing him to an extension, as they did with Jeff Francoeur. Cabrera, for his part, wants to remain in Kansas City.
  • Rival executives expect the Royals to aggressively pursue one or two established, veteran starters in the offseason, and they could pull it off as they have a prospect-rich farm from which to draw upon, according to Buster Olney of (Twitter links).
  • The 2011 Royals are young and formidable offensively, like their 1999 counterparts, writes Rany Jazayerli. In an interesting analysis, Rany lays out some arguments to believe these Royals will fare better in 2012 and beyond than those ones did in 2000.

16 Responses to Royals Notes: Melky, Starters, 2012 Leave a Reply

  1. unvme7 4 years ago

    The Royals look real solid.  I expect the Royals to contend in the central next year IF they somehow get at least 1 or hopefully 2 starting pitchers.  Im not exactly sure who at this point, but hopefully they can at least get one.   Oh, and Sal Perez is going to be called the best catcher in the AL in the next year or two!

  2. Isaac 4 years ago

    2013 World Champions The Kansas City Royals as they bet out the Pittsburg Pirates

  3. Would love to see James Shields in Royal blue next year!

  4. diehardmets 4 years ago

    I wonder if they surprise us all and sign CC. Wouldn’t that be something.

    • were too cheap an thats y we r were we r if we pop 100 Million i see us making a playoff run bc he can boost our young staff and teach em for 3 years and i would be happy to see him in Royal blue. But there is always hope an i will be hoping till all the top pitchers r off the FA market

  5. inkstainedscribe 4 years ago

    Too bad Derek Lowe has found his suckage instead of September magic. Dayton loves making trades with Atlanta.

  6. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Royals an up-and-coming team???

    What a job has Dayton Moore done of developing this Royals team. Developed some nice position players and now they have a speedy offensive unit capable of slugging out with some of the heavy offenses . Bring in some pitching and this team is complete

    My condolences to that man.

  7. AmericanMovieFan 4 years ago

    The Melk man in line for a 1 year/$5MM+ salary if not a 3 or 4 year deal in the $15-20MM range.

  8. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    If I were Melky I would just wait it out and pick up more cash in the open market. But thenagain, I don’t know his intentions.

  9. Melky has been quoted as saying he’d like to stay in KC. Says he likes it here and thinks the team is going places.  He mentioned that KC gave him a chance when others had given up on him and he’d like to repay that. 

    All that sounds great and he’s definitely an asset to the team, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him traded for pitching.

  10. Trade Melky for Zack Greinke

  11. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I’m proud of Melky. I can’t be mad that he was moved considering the OF we had and the down year he turned in but I always thought he was young enough to still realize his potential. I wish him the best and hope he continues to progess. He’s a good kid.

  12. Otis26 4 years ago

    Rany is such an arrogant hack. I hope he’s better at his day job.

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