Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Trading away Zack Greinke was a pretty good indication that the Royals were just throwing in the towel on the season, and 71 wins and 91 losses later, we knew they had basically thrown in the towel. That did not mean, however, that they did not utilize the season. Eric Hosmer hit well as a 21-year old. Mike Moustakas had his issues, but you might as well have those when the team isn’t any good. Johnny Giavotella had more issues, but it was only over 46 games. On the mound, Danny Duffy was rushed, but it wasn’t a horrible debut. Looking to the bullpen specifically, Louis Coleman and Aaron Crow had very successful debuts, and it looks like Crow might get a chance to start in 2012. There were a lot of struggles by these rookies, but pretty much all of them were very young to go along with the usual rookie issues. There’s a lot of young talent there. But the year wasn’t quite as good as 2010, which was essentially perfect. Wil Myers, Michael Montgomery, John Lamb, Jason Adam, Christian...

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