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After winning the World Series two years ago, it seems as if the Kansas City Royals have been on a downhill slide. With the loss of a lock-down bullpen and the department of other key players, it is going to be another difficult season for the boys in blue.
Already off to a rough start, the Royals have struggled producing runs. With the gap left by Kendrys Morales, a former silver slugger award winner, the Royals have seemed to struggle to manufacture a big hit when it is needed. Also, with the loss of Yordano Ventura, the starting pitching rotation suffered greatly. Ventura played with so much fire and intensity, and that rubbed off on his teammates as well.
The bullpen has greatly struggled trying to close out close games. Key pitchers such as Wade Davis and Greg Holland now play for different teams, and it is hard for fans to have confidence in a young, inexperienced bullpen. While saying that, as the season progresses the bullpen will gain experience and confidence.
Some keys for the Royals to turn it around and have a good season include: getting key two out hits, pitching with confidence, and for the veterans to be leaders. If all these things happen, this season will turn from negative to positive.