According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Royals are close to bringing back veteran SS Alcides Escobar.
The move has gotten a fairly unanimous reaction from Royals fans: “What! Why?!”
Trust me, I don’t know either. Unless the deal is a minor league deal with an invite to big league Spring Training, this move makes zero sense for the Royals, who just signed Ryan Goins as organizational depth earlier this week.
What ever the Royals plans are, they’re beyond me. Esky was literally one of the 2-3 worst hitters in all of baseball last year. If this signing blocks the path for Mondesi any longer than a few months, you can be sure that my current levels of anger will rise exponentially.