Kansas City Royals

Grading The Whit Merrifield Extention

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By: Noah Wright   Last night, the Royals extended second baseman/center fielder Whit Merrifield. Overall, the Royals will be paying Merrifield $16.25 million+$2 million in performance bonuses over a 4 year period. There is a 5th year option that increases the price to around $30 million in total. Overall, it’s a good signing, however it’s not without its negatives. Let’s take a look at this signing, and give it a grade. Pros: The late blooming infielder put up great numbers for a second straight season. In 707 plate appearances, Merrifield posted a .304/.367/.438 batting line with 12 home runs, and...

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