The Kansas City Royals have taken a swift approach to the offseason thus far. So far, they signed Jason Vargas to bolster their rotation, non-tendered Chris Getz and traded catcher George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs.
Baseball's annual conference known as the Winter Meetings will convene next week at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Here, general managers from all 30 teams will convene and discuss trades, meet with free agents and gauge interest in their own players.
Royals GM Dayton Moore, fresh off the two-year contract extension that he signed last week, will arrive in Orlando with his own agenda. There are some things that he must try to pull off during the meetings.
The Royals need clarity at key positions, and they need to show a willingness to address needs through free agency. The team could potentially use one more arm, and they should evaluate the value of one of their own players.
Here are four things the team simply must do while Dayton Moore is in Orlando next week.
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