There’s plenty to like with KC in 2021, but questions remain

Kansas City Royals fans have reason to hope with a young pitching staff ready to take center stage, and several new faces to help the lineup. But several questions remain if the Royals are to challenge for a playoff berth.



February 19, 2021 - 1:50 PM

In this photo from Sept. 1, 2020, Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman watches from the owner's box during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images / TNS

The 2021 Royals stand as tangible proof that the bosses have been serious.

Owner John Sherman has spent the last 11 months telling everyone who works for him to make sure the Royals come out of the pandemic stronger than they went in. General manager Dayton Moore has spent the last year telling anyone who would listen that the rebuild is over.

Here, then, are your 2021 Royals: a front office bolstered as several other organizations pulled back, and a roster that at least on paper is improved in every way but one.

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