After winning 13 games and posting a 3.63 ERA in 2014, Kennedy's numbers dipped a bit in 2015 with the Padres, as he went just 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA, although he did manage to strike out 174 batters in 168.1 innings pitched.
Kennedy's best season came with the D-backs in 2011, when he went 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA and finished fourth in the National League's Cy Young Award voting. While he hasn't come close to matching those numbers since, he is a workhorse who has made at least 30 starts in six consecutive seasons.
The Royals boast a deep and talented lineup as well as a dominant bullpen headlined by Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Luke Hochevar and Joakim Soria.
Starting pitching may be Kansas City's one question mark, with the likes of Edinson Volquez, Yordano Ventura and Chris Young leading the way, but adding Kennedy would give it a much-needed power arm and the depth it currently lacks.
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