Dayton Moore has a loaded bullpen compared to some other teams. With a veteran closer like Joakim Soria, the newly signed Jonathan Broxton and young dynamic arms like Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, Greg Holland and more, the Royals might seem set in the pen. However, that hasn’t stopped the Royals GM from checking out yet another reliever and that means some shifting in the overall pitching on the roster is likely to happen.
George Sherill is the latest name rumored to receive interest from the Royals, but KC is hardly the only team in on this. Others include the Phillies, Mariners and Blue Jays and that’s because the 34-year-old returned to form last year for the Atlanta Braves, posting a 3.00 ERA in 51 games.
But to show how volatile things can be within the reliever market, Sherill had an abysmal 2010 campaign with the Dodgers with a 6.69 ERA in 65 games, but his numbers against lefties have always held up and if he signs, it will be only to add him as a LOOGY to come into the game in special situations. If anything, Sherrill could be a low-cost veteran addition to round out the bullpen.