Not much national media noise on this year’s Kansas City Royals team…
The big question: Are they even a contender?
Answer: Nobody has a clue.
Las Vegas says no, with fewer than 80 wins. But Vegas has been wrong many times before. The other big question: Is this the last year for players like Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Moose and Alcides Escobar?
If the season doesn’t go well early on there’s a good chance the Royals will unload the team’s top core players like Hosmer in order to get something in return, rather than just watch him leave next season when his contract is over.
Royals GM Dayton Moore picked up some interesting players in the off season.
Sluggers like Brandon Moss. A new starter and trying out some minor league guys. The team will go with Raul Mondesi at second base this season. Pablo Orlando will see more action and the DH slot is up for grabs.
Can this team hit?
Will this team have any power? Is the defense good enough? All those questions will be answered in the coming weeks and months.
The most talked about Royal is left hander Danny Duffey.
Some observers feel he is a candidate for a Cy Young this year.
Again there are lots of ifs.
Hey, we heard all this in 2014 and everything worked out well with a World Series appearance.
Will the Royals rally around the passing of Ace Ventura?
Will the team come together with perhaps the last full season with core stars like Hosmer? All are questions with no answers today.
This team is truly a wait and see. Hey, it’s always that way.
Yes, Cleveland is tops in our division with talent everywhere, but with an injury here and there and some hot Royal bats and arms, you never know.
The hope is perhaps we get a wild card season.
Moose showed power in the spring with five homers and our bullpen looked sharp as always.
It’s a long season, and the Royals are a mystery..at least for now.