Friday, April 6, 2012

Poll Results: Which Royal would you like to see extended next?

In the last Royal Revival poll, I asked you "Which Royal would you like to see extended next?" Here's how the votes broke down (132 total votes):

  • Aaron Crow: 0 votes (0%)
  • Danny Duffy: 1 vote (0%)
  • Alcides Escobar: 7 votes (5%)
  • Alex Gordon: 40 votes (30%)
  • Luke Hochevar: 1 vote (0%)
  • Eric Hosmer: 75 votes (56%)
  • Mike Moustakas: 4 votes (3%)
  • Felipe Paulino: 0 votes (0%)
  • Jonathan Sanchez: 1 vote (0%)
  • Other: 3 votes (2%)
Judging by these results about 35% of voters should be pleased with the last couple of weeks, as both Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon have been extended. I'm sure all of us would love to see Eric Hosmer extended in the near future, but I understand those that voted another way given he is under team control through the next six seasons regardless.

I was also interested in how few of the votes went to the pitching staff. Sanchez is under team control for 1 more season, while Hochevar and Paulino each have two years of control. I also thought that some would like to see Danny Duffy signed to a Wade Davis like extension.

Finally, I'm intrigued by the three that voted 'other'. If you are out there please comment and let us know what player you have in mind. Perhaps, Greg Holland is the guy? He would make sense and probably should have been included in the options. 

The Royals extended three of their players this offseason, and I can't help but think that the Royals were do their best to continue the trend. Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer may prove to be tougher to get on the dotted line, but if Duffy can turn the corner, or Hochevar can continue to be solid I could see extensions going their way.

Be sure to vote in the latest poll regarding where you think the Royals will finish in the AL Central standings.

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