Found January 06, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— The recent report that the Kansas City Royals were one of the four teams that sent scouts to see free-agent pitcher Javier Vazquez in Puerto Rico indicates Royals GM Dayton Moore is not completely satisfied with his roster. Instead, he’s still looking to improve his starting rotation. This article will examine the remaining available starting pitching options that could possibly help the Royals this season. While the starting rotation promises vast improvement over last season, questions still remain. Wade Davis, acquired along with James Shields in the Wil Myers deal, is the wild card. If the Royals get very lucky, Davis could translate the lessons he learned in missing bats last season after moving to the bullpen (K/9 11.13), into his role as a starter. If he manages to pull off the feat, Davis would be a top-of-the-rotation arm. On the other hand, Davis could struggle as he did in 2010 and 2011 as a member of Tampa’s rotation—establishing that his major league futu...

2013: Do or die for the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals 2012 season started with a lot of hope and optimism. But after April’s 12 game losing streak, it turned into despair and pessimism. And in some ways, it wasn’t a surprise. Most of the rookies of 2011 were in their sophomore campaigns and the League caught up to them, with Eric Hosmer‘s disappointing season as an example. The weak starting rotation wasn’t...

Player Profile #180: Salvador Perez | C | KC

Salvador Perez is the only catcher in MLB history to bat over .300 twice before turning 23 (minimum 100 PA). That right there explains why he’s so hyped entering 2013, and he even has some pop in that bat of his. Perez is at the heart of Kansas City’s current youth movement with defensive skills that rival his potential offensive prowess, however in most fantasy leagues it...
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