Seven-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove, four-time Silver Slugger. The outfielder has amassed 1339 hits, 237 home runs and 769 RBIs in his major league career. He led the American League in home runs and RBI with 48 and 121 in 2021. He’s also been a steady hitter this year, hitting .275 with 14 homers and 37 RBIs.
The Kansas City Royals are currently the worst team in the American League along with the Oakland Athletics. With a very poor record of 18-48 (.273 winning percentage) in 66 games this year, Kansas City is 15 games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins in the American League Central, and their chances of making the postseason don’t look great.
For now, preparing for the future rather 토토사이트 than the present may be the most realistic option. One of the best trade pieces Kansas City could offer is slugger Salvador Perez, 33.
Of course, Kansas City hasn’t publicly gestured to trade Perez. Recently, Kansas City general manager J.J. Piccolo told local media, including MLB.com, “We’re not looking to trade Perez. It’s not something we’re going to do,” but “it’s true that there have been teams that have inquired about a trade.” While Kansas City played down the possibility of trading Perez, they didn’t deny that there were already teams interested in acquiring him.
In fact, there’s no reason for Kansas City to rush to trade Perez. Perez’s four-year, $82 million contract with Kansas City runs through 2025, with a team option for 2026.
“There’s no pressure on Kansas City to deal Perez right away,” said CBS Sports, “but it’s likely that the Royals will be aggressive in trading him if they hold onto him.” Currently, Kansas City is looking to use veteran fireballer Aroldis Chapman as a trade chip. The former closer has enjoyed a resurgence this year, going 1-2 with two saves and a 2.70 ERA for Kansas City.