The Royals starting pitching has been fantastic thus far this season with one exception, former ace Gil Meche, 0-2 in four starts, with a 10.13 ERA.
Since injuring his shoulder last summer, Meche has been horrible. Meche refused treatment from the club this past offseason for his ailing shoulder, which was obviously a mistake.
The Royals need to cut bait with Meche and insert a young promising starter who has started out well in the minors, enter Edgar Osuna.
Since coming to the Royals from Atlanta, GM Dayton Moore has continued to utilize his knowledge of the Braves organization to acquire talent from his old team.
While it would've been nice if Moore could've swung an offseason deal for a guy named Heyward, he did acquire the 22-year-old Osuna in the Rule 5 draft.
Osuna, a left-handed starter from Mexico, has impressed thus far in the minors with a 3-1 record in four starts and 20 strikeouts to just two walks in 21 innings. His ERA is just 0.78.
The Royals could use a lefty in the rotation, a luxury that the Royals haven't had anytime in recent losing history.
Why not insert Osuna?
While it's highly unlikely that he will duplicate his fantastic minor league numbers in Kansas City, he can't be anywhere near as bad as Meche has been.
Not to mention that the major league experience would go a long way in preparing Osuna to be an integral cog in this rotation in 2011.