The Royals Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the White Sox After the 2020 Season

Jason Schandl
The Kansas City Royals should sign this upcoming Chicago White Sox free agent next offseason.
The Kansas City Royals should sign this upcoming Chicago White Sox free agent next offseason. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

The AL Central is one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, and if the Kansas City Royals want to stop their recent struggles from becoming another long stretch of mediocrity, they're going to need to make some cutthroat moves.

That's why it would make a ton of sense to steal Alex Colome away from the Chicago White Sox when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

The Royals got some great play out of Ian Kennedy from the bullpen in 2019, but Kennedy is 35 years old and on the last year of his contract in 2020, making him a prime trade candidate. The Royals also have two other relievers (Trevor Rosenthal and Greg Holland) set to become unrestricted free agents next offseason.

Colome probably didn't pitch quite as well as his 2.80 ERA would have indicated in 2019, considering he had a 4.38 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA), but he's still shown plenty to get excited about.

Colome has pitched in 305 major league games, striking out 22.2 percent of the batters he's faced while giving up just 0.81 home runs per nine innings and posting a 3.82 SIERA.

Adding Colome would not only solidify the Royals' bullpen, but it would also be a big blow to the White Sox, making that a win-win move for KC.

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