One thing I can promise about Kansas City and baseball…their fans hate Robinson Cano. You may remember last year when fans felt like the roundish Billy Butler should have been in the home run derby even though he is more likely to win the doubles derby. Well the fans let him know they were displeased. I don’t know if that has anything to do with how the Royals will do this year, but they at least are trying to get where Cano’s team has been forever…the playoffs. The Royals have longed tickled our curiosity as to whether they can make the leap. This year, I don’t think they can, but they do.
Let’s take a closer look at the Royals.
Major Off-Season Moves:
- James Shields and Wade Davis from Tampa Bay.
- Resigned Jeremy Guthrie.
- Signed Ervin Santana.
This was one of the first and biggest moves of the off season. Apparently the Royals felt like their lineup was sufficient and they needed pitching because they gave up a major prospect in Wil Myers (who probably should have been playing last year) for pitching reinforcements, particularly Shields, who will become their staff ace. Davis can handle a spot in the back of the rotation. Guthrie will slide into the second spot.
Let’s take a look at the details after the jump. [Read more...]