The Kansas City Royals have certainly had some historically terrible acquisitions over the years
Anyone who has been a fan of the Royals for any extended period of time has seen it multiple times. The off-season acquisition of a player another team was dying to get rid of (usually a malcontent), being sold to the Royals fanbase as a game-changing pickup. Every team acquires players that don’t pan out. But no team seems to pick guys up that they pencil in as top/middle of the rotation starters, middle of the lineup bats, or closers that end up embarrassing themselves and the rest of us like the Kansas City Royals. Here, we take a look at the worst of the worst, position by position.
Use the buttons below to scroll through the worst acquisition at each position for the Royals.
Second Base: Chuck Knoblauch (2002)
This signing epitomized what the "All-Terrible Acquisition Team" is all about. Knoblauch arrived in KC, immediately began sucking, and then halfway through the year took his .210 Batting Average and disappeared into the night, never to be heard from in Kansas City again.
Runner Up: Juan Samuel (1992 & 1995)