A potential Hunter Dozier contract extension

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Since being called up by the Royals in 2016, Hunter Dozier has been an offensive threat in the Royals batting order. In 2018, Hunter Dozier played in 102 games at third base after the Royals traded Mike Moustakas to the Brewers. After the 2018 season, the Royals signed utility player Chris Owings to a one-year deal worth $3 million. The Royals had hoped they could flip Owings at the trade deadline, but as we all know, that didn’t work out for the Royals at all. During Owings’ time with the Royals, he played in 40 games. Even though Owings played 40 games with the Royals, the Royals kept Dozier in the lineup on a regular basis. Thank goodness they did! In 2019, Dozier hit 26 home runs with 84 runs batted in. After the 2019 season, the Royals announced that they would move Dozier to the outfield. As a Royals fan, that came as a surprise to me. However, this isn’t the first time the Royals have moved a third baseman to the outfield. Yes, I am talking about Alex Gordon. As we all know, that turned Gordon’s career around for the better. If you have been watching the Royals over the past few years, you know what type of player you’re getting in Hunter Dozier. The Royals have multiple players that are eligible for contract extensions in Jorge Soler, Brad Keller, Adalberto Mondesi, and Hunter Dozier. With a new ownership group running the show for the Royals, I expect them to hand out multiple contract extensions. With several players being eligible for contract extensions, the Royals will have to open up their wallets. I expect Hunter Dozier to get a pretty big contract. Unfortunately, I think the Royals might overpay him. Dozier is a client of the Frontline agency. As a Royals fan, I am glad he’s not part of the Boras Corporation. The reason I am saying that is because Boras is known to get his clients giant contracts. Some examples of this are Eric Hosmer and Yoenis Cespedes. Not only are these big contracts, but they are bad contracts. With Hunter Dozier becoming a big name in baseball, he will land a big contract. I am predicting that Dozier will land a four-year deal in the $75-80 million dollar range. If Dozier does land a contract like this with the Royals, his contract would become the most expensive contract in Royals history. 

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Author: Connor Miller

I am a huge baseball fan, mainly Royals. I love writing baseball articles. I have been a Royals fan since birth. I am hoping to become a sports journalist someday.

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