Once again, there has been talk lately in media circles about moving one of the Royals' young bullpen studs into the rotation.
The candidates include right-hander Aaron Crow, left-hander Tim Collins and right-hander Kelvin Herrera. Everett Teaford, another young left-hander, has started this season and although in the bullpen now, would be another candidate for the rotation.
But Royals general manager Dayton Moore is cautious about disrupting the bullpen, which happens to be the team's strength.
"Every organization goes through the same evaluation, searching for future starters," Moore said. "You always start internally. We have several good pitchers in our bullpen. They all have different pitch mixes and because of that you can project them as potential starters.
"But they're all relievers at this point in time for a reason. To all of a sudden, change the course, change direction, you have to be certain. You better be certain."
Taking one or two of the young guns out of the bu...