beerman wrote:Having Billy Butler in the field makes me very uncomfortable. I like his bat but defensively you'd probably be better off if the pitcher had to sprint over to first to catch every infield throw.
Re-sign Sanchez and have him be a defensive replacement, LHP platoon. Given his lack of glove it has to bring the asking price down.
I'd hope it would bring the cost down but he's the Royals best hitter so I can't see them letting him go for a cost that I'd find palatable.
As nice as his offense would be I just wonder how much of it he'd give back in the field. Especially to a team that's so focused on pitching and defense. I don't think he'd give all his value back on defense but when you factor in the cost of acquiring him would that slight bump be worth it in the end? Chances are it wouldn't, I'd think the Royals are going to focus on winning next season and their best chance to do so would be with Butler unless someone offers something fairly stupid.