Trades involving superstars don't always pay dividends. But with Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar emerging, the Royals have no reason to regret the Zack Greinke deal.
Justin Verlander didn't look like the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young at the All-Star Game, but he's not going to beat himself up over it.
Royals prospect Wil Myers was the star of the show at the Futures Game in Kansas City.
Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer are the stars of the Royals' latest youth movement, learning curve and all.
The Royals have been also-rans for a long time, but a quality group of young players have given Kansas City legitimate hope that the future could be bright.
It's widely believed that the Royals have the most bountiful, prospect-laden system in the game, meaning better times could soon be in order for Kansas City.
Free-agent pitcher Jeff Francis has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed deal with the Kansas City Royals, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
In one year, out the next. That's the way it continues to be for several teams in their never-ending quest to fill one specific position.
In the daily look at position battles: the Twins' potential closer problem, Russell Martin's replacement, who will pitch for Oakland and more.
The Royals were a first-place team in early May, but since then their season has gone horribly wrong.
The Royals' bullpen should be a strength in '09, but their starting staff will need to improve for them to be legitimate contenders.
This week's edition of Starting 9 looks back at last winter's free agents, and assigns them grades from "A" through "F."
With the 2008 regular season fast approaching, we present the 30 Major League Baseball team slogans for Campaign '08.
Alex Gordon's rookie year last season was one to file away and forget. He plans on making his second year one to remember.
Some teams have made major upgrades to their lineups, and others have lost significant parts. Here are the best and worst in baseball.
It's easy to get overshadowed, so we give eight underappreciated players the recognition they deserve.