Kansas City Royals: 3 Starters Team Should Consider for Upgrade to Rotation

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Kansas City Royals: 3 Starters Team Should Consider for Upgrade to Rotation
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The Kansas City Royals acquired starting pitcher Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday, and this marks the beginning of what appears to be a rotation overhaul for the Royals.

General manager Dayton Moore insists that the "Royals aren't done," so fans shouldn't be surprised if the team pulls off a few more pitching acquisitions.

That's probably a good idea by Moore, as the Royals starters last season ranked 24th in the majors with a 7.7 WAR.

To put that figure in perspective, the 15th ranked team (New York Mets) had a 12.6 WAR and the top ranked team (Detroit Tigers) had a 20.5 WAR.

There should be a few pitchers available via trade this offseason, but Moore may have an easier time attracting some middle of the road free agents with high upside.

Here are three names that the Royals should consider.

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