The Royals were close, but not close enough.
This is the time of year when we find out who the contenders and pretenders are.
And now we enter the second half, where trades and attitude can change any team’s course.
With Francoeur out and Giavotella in, the Royals still need to win games.
Pitching, pitching and maybe a little pitching. This is where general manager Dayton Moore earned his paycheck this offseason.