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Kansas City Royals Rumors: Teams Inquiring On Jarrod Dyson

Jarrod Dyson is a popular name on the trade market.

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Kansas City Royals have gotten multiple inquiries from interested teams about the availability of outfielder Jarrod Dyson. Dyson played in 107 games in 2016 for the Royals and hit .278 with a .340 OBP while stealing 30 bases. He also only had 39 strikeouts in 299 at-bats and walked 26 times.

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The Royals' current plan is to use Dyson in a platoon situation in right field with Paulo Orlando so it would likely take a solid offer in order for Kansas City to consider trading the speedster. That being said, it's obvious why other teams are interested in Dyson as he can play center and right field, makes consistent contact, and is a menace on the basepaths. Dyson also has a team-friendly contract as he'll only make $2.5 million next season.

Kansas City could be one of the busier teams this offseason as Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Danny Duffy, Wade Davis, Alcides Escobar, and Dyson will all be free agents following the 2017. With the changes the league made to the draft pick compensation in the new CBA, it won't be as beneficial for the Royals to hold onto these guys and offer them the qualifying offer because there won't necessarily be a first-round pick.

This could lead to the Royals trading more of these guys as it's highly unlikely that they will be able to afford to re-sign more than one or two of them.


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