The Royals are in sell mode and could stand to trade off all their short-term assets to provide for 2017 and beyond. One impending free agent that they should be offering to teams is designated hitter Kendrys Morales.

The 33-year old slugger got off to a disastrous start this year, but went red-hot in the month of June, hitting .402/.453/.655 with five home runs. Despite his turnaround, Morales has not been a name that has popped up in trade rumors at all.

Why is that?

Well, the trade market for designated hitters is very limited. Half of the teams don't use a designated hitter by virtue of playing in the inferior National League. True, Kendrys is capable of playing a passable first base, but would a team feel comfortable having him play out there on a semi-regular basis?