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The Rays made a smart move to get David DeJesus, who might also be a good off-season target for the Royals.
The Rays got DeJesus for basically nothing after the Nationals did the same getting him from the Cubs. As David Cameron points out, DeJesus has basically been just as good as Alex Rios the last three seasons, but is much cheaper (http://bit.ly/15koJlR). With Luke Scott out, DeJesus provides another left-handed bat, and can play the outfield corners when Wil Myers or Matt Joyce need a day off or when they need to DH -- DeJesus is a still a good defender on the corners. He can play center if needed, although he really should not do it on a regular basis. At this point, he is really a left-handed platoon bat.
DeJesus was an underappreciated player during his prime Royals years, partly because he had big shoes to fill (Carlos Beltran). Part of it was because he did not have one standout skill. He was a good center fielder when he first came up, but that was mostly due to positioning and reads, and since he was never that fast, once his speed dropped as he got a bit older and his various minor injuries led to attrition. After that, he was more of an excellent corner outfielder than center fielder, and corner outfield defense does not get the attention.
On offense, his skills were just a lot of average and above-average ones. His walks were around average, as was his power. However, since he always had better than average strikeout rates, he was an above-average hitter.
Many people disliked DeJesus because he seemed to be bad on the bases. And he was and is legitimately poor when it comes to stealing. He was not fast, and he got picked off a lot. However, it never hurt the Royals as much as people thought, and people overlook that overall, his ability to take the extra base made him an asset on the basepaths, and thus a good leadoff hitter (good OBP + extra bases).
The guy who should be their 2014 (and 2013) right fielder is also with the Rays, but if Tampa Bay turns down his 2014 option, DDJ will be a free agent. He may just sign for one year, and if he would come back to Kansas City for, say, $5 million, he could make sense as a platoon partner with Justin Maxwell in right field (and they could both back up Cain). David Lough is predictably regressing, proving that he's a fourth outfielder on a good day. DDJ and Maxwell are both better players straight up. In a platoon, they could provide above-average production as a one-year stopgap for KC.