Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 12/15/11
What's the point of writing an opinion piece if you don't take an optimistic guess once in awhile? Where's the fun in sticking to the obvious? Surely you want to pass along an occasional rumor that will make your buddies stop and stare, as though perhaps you've been smoking branches off the Christmas tree. Fair enough, then. Here's our "Whoa!" suggestion for the week: I think it's actually possible that the Royals could sign free-agent headliner Roy Oswalt. OK, so now you're scratching your head and recalling that Oswalt, who will turn 35 in August, reportedly wants a three-year deal in the 20 million range. The Royals would never go for something like that, you say. Amen. GM Dayton Moore fully intends to build a championship team through the farm system, and that's where he's looking for the Royals' long-term pitching. There will never be a repeat of the Gil Meche fiasco under the current regime at Kauffman Stadium. But we're going in a completely different direction here...
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