Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 12/19/12
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The wheeling and dealing this off-season from Royals general manager Dayton Moore has provided pitching coach Dave Eiland something he never had in his first year on the job in 2012 four legitimate big-league starters in the Royals rotation. Now, imagine if somehow Eiland is able to fix the talented but perennially perplexing Luke Hochevar, who is in the running for the fifth and final spot in that rotation. If Luke can find it, Eiland told FOXSportsKansasCity.com, that's going to be a really formidable rotation, one through five. Of course, some Royals fans and bloggers don't want to hear any more Hochevar talk. Many in the fan base have given up on Hochevar, and with good reason. In five years as a starter, Hochevar, the top overall pick of the 2006 draft, has teased with great games and great stretches. But overall, his career now stands at the corner of failure and bust, compiling a dismal 38-59 record and a hideous 5.39 career ERA. And Hochevar's 2012 s...
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