Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 4/1/13
For all the talk this off-season about the new and improved Royals starting rotation, there was one area on last years team that was equally as abysmal as the rotation the offense. Royals general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost are banking on the hope that the Royals young hitters will mature and improve dramatically in 2013. But once again, Royals hitters are off to a slow start. The Royals wasted a strong debut from right-hander James Shields, losing 1-0 at Chicago after mustering just seven hits all singles against Chris Sale and three White Sox relievers. It was eerily similar to last years opener against the Angels when the Royals wasted six shutout innings from Bruce Chen and eventually were shut out, 5-0. And it was an all too familiar scene from last year when the Royals finished 12th in the league in runs scored, and scored just three runs or less in 79 of their games. This year, of course, is supposed to be different. The Royals offense is a year older a...
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