The Kansas City Royals’ quest to build on their promising 86-76 season in 2013 isn’t going so well.
After a strong April, the Royals went just 12-17 in May and have sunk to the bottom of the AL Central. Elsewhere in the American League, there are only two clubs with worse records than the Royals.
But they’re not out of it yet. The Royals are still only 6.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers in the division, and they’ll have a shot to make up that deficit if they take care of their big needs.
MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer is here with some thoughts on those areas of deficiency. The Royals need to find some starting pitching depth and, above all, patch up an offense that is lacking in both discipline and thump.
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