For the first time in…a long time…the Kansas City Royals fan-base has something to be excited about heading into the season. While the defending AL champion Detroit Tigers may again be the consensus pick to win the Central, KC is expected by many to challenge for the division. The Royals revamped their pitching rotation in a busy offseason geared toward winning now. The plan is off to a good start with KC setting a franchise record for Spring Training wins.
Opening Day starter James Shields is expected to one of the key acquisitions…he came to Kansas City in a bombshell trade with Tampa Bay in December, along with Wade Davis. A wealth of “home-grown” talent has matured to compliment the strong pitching rotation, making the Royals potentially relevant this season.
KC opens with division-rival Chicago today in the Windy City. First pitch is at 3:10pm (CT), and the game can be heard on 790AM KXXX.