Royals sign Bloomquist - Eckstein's intangibles will have to find a home elsewhere
Well I can't say I'm real excited about this one, I mean the 2008 .377 OBP was nice but appears to be a fluke. I would have rather had Eck who is much more consistent but I guess if Trey doesn't fall in love with Bloomquist and uses him as Seattle did then this is probably not going to hurt them. If they are content with an Aviles/Callaspo middle infield with Bloomquist/German backing them up then I don't have any real issues with this signing. Big if in my opinion.