This has been an interesting spring for the Kansas City Royals.
St. Louis Cardinals righthanded starting pitcher Shelby Miller had to beat out Joe Kelly for the fifth and final spot in the rotation through somewhat of a spring training-long duel between the two pitchers in 2013, and Kelly faces a similar challenge that could produce a similar result in 2014.
Hochevar’s loss in 2014 will hurt him more than the team.
It’s been quite the year around Michael Wacha thus far. Long before his nearly historic outing last night, the rookie righty has put together an enticing showing in his first rodeo, one that is just getting started.
The struggles of Adam Wainwright have caused for a red alert about if the Cardinals rotation can hold up to the demands of the remaining pennant chase.
After missing much of the year recovering from Tommy John surgery, it appears that Danny Duffy is ready to claim a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation for the rest of this season and possibly next season as well.
Let’s just appreciate the greatness we have had the privilege of watching for the past 13 seasons. There will be plenty of time to debate Ichiro’s place in history after he has retired.
St. Louis Cardinals mark start of playoff push in 14-inning win against Pittsburgh Pirates
The second half of the season should offer up many story lines for the Royals.
Pitching has been the strength of the Cardinals throughout their league-best season opening. But as the trade season approaches, could adding to their greatest asset be necessary?