MLB  > Kansas City Royals  > Bloomquist gives Royals options (Trade to Rangers???)
January 12, 2009, 11:54 PM
I think the signing of Bloomquist gives the Royals options that they have not had to this point. They could move Teahen to third base, Gordon to first base, & Mike Jacobs to DH (he's not a good defensive first baseman). The Royals could then offer the Rangers young prospect Billy Butler, Alberto Callaspo, Brian Bannister and Ross Gload for Michael Young and a pitching prospect. That may be overpaying a bit, but I think the Young acquisition makes the Royals a contender THIS YEAR! Look at this line-up and tell me what you think.

Versus RHP
1. Coco Crisp CF (S. .283, 7 HR, 20 SB)
2. Michael Young SS (R. .284, 12 HRS, 10 SB)
3. Alex Gordon 1B (L. .260, 16 HRS, 9 SB)
4. Mike Jacobs DH (L. .247, 32 HRS, 27 2BS)
5. Jose Guillen RF (R. .264, 20 HRS)
6. David Dejesus LF (L .307, 12 HRS, 11 SB)
7. Mark Teahen 3B (L. .255 15 HRS)
8. Miguel Olivo C (R. .255, 12 HRS)
9. Mike Aviles 2B (R. .325, 12 HRS, 8 SB)

Pitching Rotation:
1. Zac Grienke R
2. Gil Meche R
3. Kyle Davies R
4. Luke Hochevar R
5. Horacio Ramirez L

Relief Pitching:
CL - Joakim Soria R
SU - Ron Mayhay L
MR - Kyle Farnsworth R
MR - Doug Waechter R
MR - John Bale L
LR - Joel Perralta R

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