Behind a plethora of emerging talent, the Kansas City Royals were expected to take a step forward this season and possibly end a run of eight straight losing seasons.
That may still happen, but they certainly aren't making it easy on themselves.
Still seeking their first home win, the AL-worst Royals hope to end an overall seven-game losing streak overall night when they open a four-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Although they lost over 90 games for the third straight season, the Royals showed promise in 2011 as youngsters Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas were added to an already solid offense.
The continued maturation of starting pitcher Danny Duffy and the addition of left-hander Jonathan Sanchez offered hope Kansas City might be ready to contend in the Central.
Judging by the first two weeks, the Royals don't appear ready for prime time - at least not yet.
Kansas City (3-9) has lost its first six games at Kauffman Stadium - the most consecutive home losses in...