Royals Rumors: Kansas City Unlikely To Trade Paulo Orlando

The Kansas City Royals have said they aren't going to be aggressive this offseason in free agency, and while they don't need to be, it does raise questions as to what they could possibly do to get better.

One player they may be open to trading is outfielder Paulo Orlando, but FanSided's Leigh Oleszczak writes that is probably not going to happen:

Orlando was a great offensive piece for Kansas City last season, but he likely won’t continue that stride. That’s why now would seemingly be the perfect time to trade him and try to get something for him.

Unfortunately, that likely wouldn’t be the case. At 31 years old, Orlando doesn’t offer much to other teams. At best, the Royals could get a middle-tier reliever to add to their bullpen. That’s if they’re lucky.

Orlando would be a cheap option to keep on the team, but he’s just not an every day outfielder. He was pushed into that role this past season due to injuries to Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson, and Alex Gordon, but the Royals are fairly cramped in the outfield now.

Paulo Orlando emerged as a real contributor last season, hitting .302 with five homers and 43 RBIs in 128 games. However, he only drew 13 walks and struck out 105 times.

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