Kansas City Royals: 3 Moves That Should Be Made Before the Trade Deadline

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Kansas City Royals: 3 Moves That Should Be Made Before the Trade Deadline
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After a prolonged sluggish start to the 2012 season—including MLB’s longest losing streak (12 games) during the young campaign—it might be time for the Kansas City Royals to start thinking about restocking the shelves in the farm system by trading some of the veterans that do not hold a place in the franchise’s long-term future.

With Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Danny Duffy and a throng of talented live arms in the bullpen having already landed in Kansas City, along with Wil Myers, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi knocking on the doors from Class AAA Omaha, the Royals’ minor league system is slowly losing its hold as one of the best in all of baseball.

While the MLB First-Year Player Draft will help in reloading its affiliates, the Royals can add players deemed more major league ready via trade, while making room for some of its promising young talent in Kansas City.

Here are three players that should be traded prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

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