KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Playoff talk has subsided in these parts, thanks to the Royals' recent seven-game losing streak. And the adjusted goal for the Royals appears to be finishing over .500 for the first time in 10 years.
But Royals general manager Dayton Moore still believes a corner has been turned, though he knows disappointed fans aren't in the mood for consolation prizes.
"I really feel that based on how we decided to build this team, we're ahead of schedule," Moore told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "You know, every baseball team that is constructed gets exposed. We know we have probably seen that, and certainly realize that we have things we need to improve upon.
"But I am very encouraged with the group of players we have. There's not one player on this current roster that is on the downside of his career. They all have upside.
"So, it's our job to stay with the group of players and add talent to it."
Moore's roster may not be on the downside, but almost to a player, the Royals...