Offseason Grading: The Kansas City Royals

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be going through the offseason moves in the AL and NL Central.  Day one (today), we’ll start with the easiest team to grade: The Kansas City Royals.

The best thing about grading the Royals? It doesn’t really matter what we give them, they will probably take last place in the AL Central. Let’s look at what they did:

Additions: Jeff Francoeur, Melky Cabrera, Alcides Escobar, Jeff Francis, Lorenzo Cain.

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Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Cy Young Winner Zach Greinke

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What a coup this is for the Milwaukee Brewers. With a deal like this in place, the Brew Crew have to be considered right up there with the Cards and Reds as favorites in the NL Central. Tonight it was leaked that they acquired one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.

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Pavano Steadying Twins Shaky Starting Staff

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano has had his share of ups and downs.

Coming off an 18 win season with Florida in 2004 in which he was an All-Star and ranked eighth in the majors in ERA, disappointment has followed. [Read more…]