Looks like Dayton is going to get outbid on the F/A market this years so some noticeable players the Royals can finally open the check book for next year could be...

C-Brian McCann (30) -could make a good DH,1B, back up C to prolong knees
C-Jarrod Saltalamacchia (29)-

1B-Justin Morneau (33)
1B/LF-Mike Morse (32)

2B- Robinson Cano (31)

SS-Jhonny Peralta (32)

3B-Wilson Betemit (32) -

OF-Jacoby Ellsbury (30)
OF-Curtis Granderson (33)
OF-Hunter Pence (31)
OF-Corey Hart (32)

SP-Scott Baker (32)
SP-Matt Garza (30)
SP-Jason Hammel (31)
SP-Dan Haren (33)
SP-Ubaldo Jimenez (30)
SP-Jon Lester (30)
SP-Tim Lincecum (30)
SP-Paul Maholm (32)
SP-James Shields (32)
SP-Edinson Volquez (30)
SP-Ervin Santana (31)

Let face it, the Royals are never going to gain ground by trying to sign F/A. The only way we can acquire players is by trading for them. A signed contract along with a trade is what is needed to prosper in a small market.
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