alex-gordonWe’ve said it before and we’ll doubtless say it again, but KC needs players who can take a walk. The Royals were next to last in OBP and walks in 2009.

Power was a problem, too. Kansas City was last in home runs.

And don’t forget about the defense. Kansas City’s fielders were arguably the worst in the AL.

The truth is Kansas City needs to blow it up and start again, because they’re trying to build a winner around a bunch of mediocre talents (except for Zack Greinke and Soria, of course). For KC to contend in 2010, it’d take a miracle. It’s possible Alex Gordon will finally live up to the hype, Billy Butler will take another big leap forward, Alberto Callaspo will remember how to hit, Jose Guillen will improve his craptastic defense, Yuniesky Betancourt will crack the .300 OBP barrier, and Robinson Tejeda will pick up where he left off last September, but those are a ton of big ifs.

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  1. I think more than anything, they need a new general manager.

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