The Kansas City Royals have set up camp in Arizona for spring training with the anticipation of a winning season and very little roster speculation. That can lead to a boring spring for fans. A few players have given fans something to talk about.
James Shields, the ace of the pitching staff, is entering the final year of his contract. After costing the Royals a great prospect in Wil Myers, the reality is setting in that he may not be a Royal after 2014. The contract discussions, or lack thereof, have caused plenty of heads to turn toward Shields.
One of the players looking to turn the corner this season, Mike Moustakas, is showing that he may have done just that. An early offensive display, coupled with a strong work ethic, have the attention squarely focused on Moose early on.
It would not be spring if an injury report did not cause the attention to turn to one player, and this year, the injury bug has affected the pitching staff. Luke Hochevar, a pitcher who seemingly found his stride in 2013, got some news that changes the makeup of the pitching staff going forward.
Even when there is not a lot of news, there always seems to be some baseball to talk about.
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