KANSAS CITY — Just a few hours after the Royals acquired promising slugger Peter O’Brien on Tuesday to possibly compete for their designated hitter role, a report surfaced in USA Today that the club might also be interested in Cardinals left-handed hitter Matt Adams.
As is their practice, the Royals do not confirm or deny trade rumors. But the club’s scouts have been intrigued by Adams’ power in the past.
Would an Adams acquisition make any sense? Perhaps. Let’s weigh the pros and cons.
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PRO: The Royals do have a gaping hole to fill at DH after Kendrys Morales (52 homers, 199 RBIs the past two seasons) signed with the Blue Jays. And O’Brien, though filled with potential, has 79 big-league plate appearances, and he likely isn’t much more than organizational depth at present.
Adams, however, has played in parts of five …