Royals manager Trey Hillman told MLB.com that when it comes to improving the team for next year, he won’t be looking for much help from the farm system:
Hillman said Kansas City doesn’t "have a plethora of talent at our Triple-A level," so the Royals will "have to try to improve possibly in the free-agent market as much as we can and continue to evaluate what we have and go from there."
In his Royals’ Offseason Outlook, Tim suggested that with the right additions, they could be a sleeper. What could those additions be?
Rany Jazayerli, in a very detailed post, is actually rather bullish on the much-maligned back of the rotation. Rather than make significant changes there, he’d like to see the Royals trade a good pitching prospect "to get a legitimate, long-term solution in centerfield or behind the plate."