Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/24/13
The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs since 1985. They have had all losing seasons since 1995 except one (2003 under Tony Pena: 83-79). The organization has had some terrible drafts and not caught a lot of breaks since the early 1990s. However, General Manager Dayton Moore had built a strong farm system bringing prospects like Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez to form a small offensive core. Unfortunately, their pitching has been a major weakness, with the team unable to produce the same talent on the mound as it has at the plate. Moore was criticized for making the trade with Tampa Bay for James Shields and Wade Davis, with the “experts” pointing at the fact the deal may hurt them in the long run. Moore is hoping the deal brings at least some short term success before Wil Myers becomes a star in Tampa. I think there is a time a team needs to go for it. The Royals perhaps could have contended last season if they had any starting pitching...
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