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News and Notes: Royals Extend Bobby Witt, Push Payroll over Guardians'

News and Notes for Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

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The Royals signed their shortstop, Bobby Witt, to an 11 year $288.7 million deal, including some opt-outs

The Royals now have a higher payroll than the Guardians. Maybe the Guardians will catch up with some extensions of their own this Spring. Maybe.

Keith Law of the Athletic offered 10 players who just missed his top 100, including Jaison Chourio, whom he sees as a hit-tool, defense-first player projecting as a solid 4th outfielder.