Vegas Paul Goldschmidt Jersey , baby! & Hot StoveRoyals Minor Leagues & ProspectsRoyals Review ClassicRoyals Review Users GuideThe 100 Greatest Royals Of All TimeRoyals Trade Rumors & Hot StovePreviewing the Winter Meetings for the RoyalsNew,10commentsVegas, baby!could look to add some depth and have been rumored to be very interested in outfielder Billy Hamilton. Expect the Royals to be interested in under-30-year old free agents willing to sign one-year deals, particularly players recently non-tendered. The Royals have a lot of holes in their bullpen, and Dayton Moore has expressed interest in adding relievers. He wants to wait out the market and sign “guys on the rebound.” Will the Royals trade Whit Merrifield?It doesn’t seem likely at this point. Moore has said that to win going forward, “we need Whit Merrifield on the team.” The Royals have Merrifield under club control through 2022, and expect to be ready to make a move to contend by 2021. Still, trading Whit after a career-best season in which he was a 5.2 WAR player and has several controllable years could be maximizing his trade value Willie Stargell Jersey , helping to accelerate the rebuild. Expect the Royals to at least listen to offers for Whit, but not make a trade unless they are overwhelmed by a return. The free agent market for second basemen is strong, which could hurt the chances of a team offering top prospects for Whit. However, if a team gets spurned by guys like Jed Lowrie and D.J LeMahieu, they may turn to the Royals for a cheap, long-term option.As for other trades, most other Royals players are either young enough to be part of the future or have large contracts that make them difficult go move. There could be some interest in Danny Duffy but it seems unlikely the Royals would move him and there is no chance they move Salvador Perez.What will other teams be doing at the Winter Meetings?The two big blockbuster free agents - Manny Machado and Bryce Harper - are still unsigned, and teams will make their big pitch to land those superstars that will include truckloads of money. The Mariners appear to be in firesale mode and will look to move every asset they can http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , so look for General Manager Jerry Dipoto to be racing around the lobby of the Mandalay Bay in a Monster Energy-fueled mania, trading all of his relievers for a package of Slim Jims. The Braves and Phillies are pushing their chips in to make a big splash to contend next year. Teams like the Reds, Mets, Rays, and White Sox are making interesting moves to get better. The Marlins are hitting themselves on the head with a hammer. Will the Royals make a selection in the Rule 5 draft?The Royals found a gem in Brad Keller last year, so it seems likely they would turn to that well once again. The Royals non-tendered four players to clear room on the roster last week, allowing them to make a selection with the #2 overall pick. Look for them to select an arm or two, with a number of pitchers available that could step into their bullpen. It seems unlikely they would take a hitter Felipe Vazquez Jersey , but there are a few utility infielders and speedsters that could help. The Rule 5 draft will take place on the morning of the last day of the Winter Meetings. Merrill Kelly continues to struggle, Bracho needs Tommy John, and Greg Holland still hasn’t found the velocity to call his pitch a fastball. This is why depth is important."Diamondbacks NewsMerrill Kelly’s Struggles ContinueMerrill Kelly returned to the mound to face the Kansas City Royals. On the plus side, he managed to get out of the first inning this time. On the negative side, he still allowed three runs on three walks with a strikeout in 1 2鈦? innings of work.Silvino Bracho has Partial UCL TearThe pitcher’s most dreaded second opinion in baseball awaits Bracho. The team expects to hear back from Dr. James Andrews within the next day or so.Latest Opening Day Roster PredictionsIt’s safe to say the bullpen is starting to look a lot less certain these days. It remains to be seen whether or not Jarrod Dyson will be healthy in time to make his way back in time as well.Around MLBMLB, MLBPA Nearing Rules Change AgreementIt is possible that the 2019 season could see a single trade deadline and a significantly smaller September roster. Additionally, it looks like MLB and Liga Mexicana de Beisbol have worked out an agreement regulating the movement of players from LMB to the majors.Two Teams Who Won the the OffseasonAdding Bryce Harper to a borderline team makes Philadelphia’s rise to the top of the wins-added list an easy one to call. More impressive was the 90-win Yankees managing to add eight wins as well.Harper Hoping to Lure TroutBryce Harper is committing himself to doing what he can to lure Mike Trout to a winning culture in Philly when Trout hits free agency in 2020.