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.
<strong>Shortstop: Neifi Perez (2001)</strong>
For the sake of all of our sanity, we will keep this one brief. The Royals traded away Jermaine Dye to the Oakland A's in a 3-team deal and in return they received Neifi Perez from the Colorado Rockies. We will leave it at that.
Runner Up: None (no SS acquisition was even close to as terrible as this one)