Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 12/10/12
The Kansas City Royals have been irrelevant in the Wild Card Era.  The franchise has endured 17 losing seasons since 1995 and finished above .500 only once in 2003 thanks to this historic night.  Basically, if not for the Pittsburgh Pirates two-decade-old disappearing act, the Royals would have the honor of least competitive franchise in MLB. In recent years, the starting pitching has resembled waiver wire fodder in your yahoo fantasy league.  Luminaries such as Jose Lima, Runelvys Hernandez, Sean O’Sullivan, Vin Mazzaro, and everyone’s favorite, Kyle Davies has littered the roster with below average replacement level value.  The only quality starter the Royals have been able to develop this millennium is the Dodgers $147 million man, Zack Greinke. On Sunday, GM Dayton Moore finally infused the roster with a potential ace in James Shields and quality RHP Wade Davis.  The trade of prospect Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays has left many baseball industry members scratching their heads ...
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