KANSAS CITY, Mo. At some point very soon, perhaps even today, the Royals are likely to activate outfielder Jarrod Dyson from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha.
And that, of course, means the Royals will have to make a subsequent roster move to make space for Dyson, a speedy and valuable weapon in the Royals' offense.
Perhaps the easy move would be to simply send outfielder David Lough back down since he still has options.
But that might not sit well with a fan base that has become increasingly smitten with Lough, partly because of his speed in the outfield and partly because he is, well, not Jeff Francoeur.
Francoeur, a fan favorite two years ago, has fallen out of favor with fans the last season and a half because of his continued struggles at the plate -- .211 average, .247 on-base percentage this season.
But is general manager Dayton Moore ready to pull the plug on Francoeur, who is in the last year of his contract?
It certainly would be a bold move for an organiz...