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Report: The Royals are “weighing a run” at Kendrys Morales

Jun 2, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

Kendrys Morales AP

With the First-Year Player Draft coming up on Thursday, we should probably prepare ourselves for a lot of Kendrys Morales coverage this week. After we heard earlier today that the Yankees are “believed to have reached out to” Morales, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman now reports that the Royals are “weighing a run” at him.

It makes sense in theory, as the Royals are really struggling for offense. But they’d need to clear money to sign him. And while we heard rumors over the winter about the club shopping Billy Butler, teams could be hesitant to deal for him (and pay him the $6 million left on his contract for this year and either a $1 million buyout or $12.5 million club option for next year) considering that he’s batting just .241 with one home run and .609 OPS in 56 games this season.

So, basically, the Royals would have to deal someone like Butler and possibly outbid the Yankees to sign Morales. Crazier things have happened, but it sounds unlikely.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Somehow, I think that this story was invented by Boras.

    • billybawl - Jun 2, 2014 at 7:51 PM

      You have to figure that if Boras gins up an additional $50k or $100k by salting the rumor mill, it’s all in a day’s work.

    • SocraticGadfly - Jun 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      Borass must be paying Heyman by the rumor, or the Tweet, or the word. This one’s simply laughable.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      LOL, of course, because nothing would scare a team with the money to sign Morales more than to hear that the Royals were in the hunt.

    • 4cornersfan - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      Say what you will about Boras but Beyonce’s sister has never been able to lay a glove on him.

  2. gerard33 - Jun 2, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Butler has an OPS of .609…choking BAD when if finally matters

  3. gerard33 - Jun 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    it*

  4. doctorofsmuganomics - Jun 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Still better than Moose

  5. musketmaniac - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    if the Yankees were smoke, than the Royals are the mirrors.

  6. pisano - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    The Yankees need a lot more than Morales, that team is in trouble.

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