While the American League Central champion Detroit Tigers were dealing away Doug Fister for second baseman Steve Lombardozzi, left-handed pitcher Ian Krol, and prospect starter Robbie Ray, the KC Royals non-tendered second baseman Chris Getz.
Getz was expected to make a whopping $1.3 million in 2014.
Many fans are happy to see Getz, a favorite of manager Ned Yost, be cut loose. They have been hoping for this moment for at least two years. He was expected to hold down the starting second base job for years to come, but ended up hitting just .246 over the last two seasons and missed time due to injury. Yet he still found himself in the lineup just about every day.
The Royals acquired Emilio Bonifacio late last season, so that may have been the writing on the wall for Getz. However, some thought the Royals would hang on to Getz because other teams were interested in trading for Bonifacio.
Either way, the Royals cut ties with Getz, someone I will miss despite the fact that many will not. He is a nice guy, but sometimes it is time to move on.
Now the second base options are Bonifacio, Johnny Giavotella, and Christian Colon. Who do you see winning the job or will the Royals find a starter on the free agent market (like maybe Chris Nelson or David Adams) or make a deal?