The Royals have plenty of holes, but they seem to have a few areas they're targeting.
Thank you for not including Lance Lynn on the starters list. Good Lord, I hope they don't even kick the tires on that jalopy. I'm old enough to remember when he was proclaimed "fixed" after he was traded to the Dodgers. If by "fixed" they meant "transformed into a pitching machine," then I'll buy it!
I would really like to see Michael Lorenzen and/or Aaron Nola (probably too expensive, but can't a dude dream?) in this rotation. Anything that they do to relegate Lyles to a reliever role would be a positive.
I'm oddly optimistic about our ability to fix pitchers now, which I probably shouldn't be. I'd be happy to hear Severino's named for that reason, depending on the deal of course.
David, I really enjoyed this article. I'm hoping management is not all talk like the Cardinals management and really do something. I liked how you gave your targets.
I would to see them overpay on Nola, if not Stoman and or Montgomery. A couple of reclamation projects would be Flaherty and Gialito. In the bullpen my top one would be Smith, Suter, and Stanek. Gureiul would be OK, but let's just trade for an outfielder. It's great to see that they are open to spending some cash!
After watching the press conference and reading your article, David, I feel more sanguine about the team. And after watching a very small segment of post-season games, I'd be happy with Nola, but not Lynn. I also think that maybe Severino would work -- he has in the past been really good.
I wish I knew who all the reporters at the press conference were.