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Kansas City Royals open 2014 with hopes, expectations

Ready or not, the Royals most important season is about to begin.

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Luke Hochevar out for the 2014 season, will have Tommy John surgery

Hochevar’s loss in 2014 will hurt him more than the team.

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Five Kansas City Royals questions for the 2014 season

It’s the most anticipated season in a generation and the team hopes to build on the success of their 86-76 2013 season with a playoff appearance this year.

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James Shields: Late July trade bait?

Should the Royals trade James Shields in late July, even if they’re in the playoff hunt?

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A tale of two pitchers: Clayton Kershaw and Brad Penny

The Dodgers sign a pitcher at the top of his game. The Royals sign a pitcher who wants to get his game back.

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Will Vargas, Aoki and Infante help the Royals win in 2014?

The Royals hope their three “big” offseason moves bolster their offense and pitching this coming season.

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Is Carlos Beltran a good fit for the Kansas City Royals?

There’s a chance the Royals could sign the free agent slugger this offseason. But is it a good idea?

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Royals add and subtract players to their 40-man roster

Some players have a chance to be a part of the Royals future while some are moving on.

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Santana seeking five years and $112 million

Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana looks for a big payday after rejecting the Royals $14.1 million qualifying offer.

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Going to WAR between Wil Myers and David Lough

Using Wins Above Replacement (WAR), would the Royals make the 2013 Playoffs with Wil Myers?

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