Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/19/14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals ... MAKE A MOVE The Royals' biggest road trip of the season launches tonight beginning with four games against the Yankees, and then three against the Indians before the Royals hit the All-Star break. A make-or-break trip? Quite possibly, because this trip may determine what general manager Dayton Moore does in the following two weeks approaching the trade deadline. A collapse here and Moore might be tempted to be a seller later this month, starting with Ervin Santana, who will be a free agent after this season. A successful trip, or even a so-so trip (three wins), could keep Moore in the all-in mode for 2013, and could mean Moore will hunt for some valuable pieces to keep the Royals in playoff contention. There's little question that this trip is daunting for a Royals team suddenly stuck in neutral. Since the Royals climbed back to 34-34 with a thrilling 2-1 victory in Cleveland on June 17, they have been...
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