Royals sign four veterans!
As you've probably heard by now, the Royals this morning signed 2B Mark Grudzielanek, 1B Doug Mientkiewicz, P Scott Elarton, and C Paul Bako. Elarton is reportedly the only one signed to a two-year deal, with the others receiving one-year offers. The Royals will have a press conference at 11 a.m. (CST), at which the new players will be introduced.
A few things to watch for...We are dying to know the financial terms of these contracts. While we're initially pleased with these additions, we need to know how much money it took to get Grudzy signed to a one-year deal. RC's guess - $4 million. We're also very curious/concerned about Elarton's contract.
In addition, be sure to watch to see if the new players are presented with jerseys, and if so, will those jerseys be the new 2006 versions?
Anyhow, RC will be back tonight with all the details, and we'll take an in-depth look at where these signings leave the Royals.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sorry, RC got sidetracked on Friday night. We promise to have our report up tonight.