Kansas City Royals: What Can Go Wrong In 2014

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Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

 

As Spring Training 2014 gets going at full speed this week, the Kansas City Royals are trying to improve on their 86 wins of a year ago.

The 2014 season may be one of the most important in the history of the Kansas City Royals. The franchise will undoubtedly have its largest payroll, and expectations are high after their biggest win total since 1989.

We discussed some of the things that could right for the Royals this season a few days ago. These are things that if they go the way it is hoped, it would lead to success for the Royals in 2014.

There are as many things with this roster that could still go terribly wrong. As Royals fans, we have it ingrained in us by now to expect the negative, and be skeptical of the positive. Nearly 30 years of awfulness will do that to a fan base.

It would be easy, and lazy, to just list of the same things that need to go right, and tell you if these things go wrong it will be disaster. I think we can all concede those points because if more than one of those things do go the wrong way, the season is probably doomed anyway.

Today, we take a look at some things that can go wrong; all are issues we need to worry about. Most of these points listed to day, will have a very good chance of going the wrong way,and if all of them lean negatively, the Royals are in trouble.

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  • jimfetterolf

    My worries probably start with Gordon being over his concussion. He needs to be scary in order to protect Billy and get him back to ’12 levels. Cain needs to stay healthy. Escobar needs to go back to ’12 approach and swing. Moose needs to finally listen to what the coaches have told him for several years. Beyond that it is all good health and players staying within themselves with consistent mechanics.