Youth has been served this season for the Cardinals, as the prophecy of their top ranked minor league system was fulfilled. But moving forward, there are even more young Birds that have a chance to make a breakthrough impact next season.
The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. One thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter.
While a playoff spot this season is improbable for the Royals, a strong second half by Moustakas and Hosmer should have Royals fans feeling good about the future.
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.
The Kansas City Royals were poised to make it “Our Time” in 2012 before star pitcher Danny Duffy found his way to Tommy John surgery.
When the Royals made a splash this off-season by acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays, they figured they were getting two above average Major League pitchers that would solidify their rotation right away.
Speed kills and Jarrod Dyson has speed to burn.
Injuries are never good for any team, but it does give an opportunity to promising minor leaguers who are itching for a chance to prove their worth on a big league club.
The last thing that you’d expect to rule this weekend is pitching, let alone a historical level of it. Yet, the Cardinals did (and fell victim to) just that. There’s three points to how they made that possible.
Should Royals fans be concerned about the team giving up so many home runs?