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The Royals are thinking about trading for Alex Rios

Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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Jon Heyman reports that the Royals are considering a trade for Alex Rios.

You have to figure the Rangers are open for business. And, since the Royals’ offense is one of the worst in the game, Rios could help. He’s hitting .302/.330/.435 with four home runs and 16 stolen bases in 96 games this season. He’s making $12.5 million this year, but the year is pushing to the two-thirds point. He also has a club option for 2015, but the Royals can easily decline that.

There aren’t a ton of offensive options out there.

  1. SocraticGadfly - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    How dare Heyman speculate about a player who is not a Borass client! Doesn’t he know who pays his secret salary?

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      More seriously yet …. I’ll give Allen Craig, with his off year but very team-friendly, longer contract, in exchange for Rios …. plus one other player.

      Neftali Feliz.

      Details on why, here:

  2. trajinous - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    He would look great in a Reds uniform

  3. banger60 - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Do it Royals!

  4. grybrd - Jul 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Good idea!

  5. grybrd - Jul 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Good idea, make the trade !

  6. SocraticGadfly - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    More seriously? Since he’s actually hitting this year, if the Rangers want to save a few dinero, I’d swap Allen Craig for him straight up. That’s with the idea of the Cards picking up the option.

  7. Uncle Charlie - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Yup sounds like a Dayton Moore move. Double down on stupid, and maybe be a .500 team again this year.

  8. gloccamorra - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    “Thinking about”? These Royals rumors are rather evanescent. The rumors sound like they haven’t even contacted anybody about anybody, they’re just thinking about stuff. They’re a game under .500 and have lost 8 of 10. Is that a good position to be thinking about making moves, or should they wait a week until after the series with Cleveland? Hmm.

  9. kctrain33 - Jul 22, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    why has this move still not happened….GMDM will just let the team flounder away some more games before he makes a mediocre move for a slap hitter.

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