This week, the Kansas City Royals go under the microscope. These are the five small things that must go right for the Royals in 2014.
Last week, the St. Louis Cardinals were covered on the little things they need to get right to put them over the edge and help them win. Read that article by clicking here:
So these major players definitely help a team win, but oftentimes it’s the little things that push the team over the top. Last year for the Cardinals, the offensive juggernauts on the team performed as expected, but it was the little things like Matt Carpenter turning into an unexpected juggernaut of his own that helped push them over the top. For the Red Sox, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia performed as expected, but the production of pitchers like John Lackey pushed them over the top. For the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke led their stellar rotation, but the unexpected storm that Yasiel Puig took the league in lead the team over the top. And so on.
Though the Cardinals are a more powerhouse team than the Royals, both are expected to be good. The Royals’ outfield should be strong; Eric Hosmer should continue to improve; James Shields should continue to be an ace. The Royals may need a few more of the little things to go right, but regardless, here is the list of 5 little things that need to go right for the Royals in 2014.
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