After the Royals’ 72-90 2012 season, general manager Dayton Moore was in fact already preparing for their 2015 World Series triumph
It’s a waiting game for Brady Singer, Nick Pratto and Khalil Lee, while hoping for breakout seasons and successful drafting.
Spring Training is ramping up. Major league starting pitchers have edged their pitch counts higher, with aces now going five innings into games, just as Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner did on Tuesday.
It took until early March for Mike Moustakas to sign for a team. The power-hitting third baseman secured a deal before plenty of other stars, but his $6.5 million for 2018 is far short of what evaluators expected him to receive.
Eric Hosmer got the biggest contract of this slow-moving offseason. His eight-year, $144 million deal is far clear of what other star free agents received, such as JD Martinez, Lorenzo Cain and Yu Darvish.