Kansas City Royals Questions for the 2015 Season

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Can the Kansas City Royals score enough?

Over the past two seasons, the Royals magic number has been four runs. That was never more evident than at the beginning of last season, when the Royals were 14-0 when scoring four runs or more, while going 0-15 when scoring under that threshold. We know what the target is.

Getting that fourth run has been a challenge, especially with the Royals offense geared towards contact and speed. Instead of being able to turn a game around with one swing of the bat, the Royals have typically needed to string three or four hits together to post a crooked number.

In an attempt to add more power to the lineup, the Royals added Alex Rios and Kendrys Morales. Both have been solid power hitters in the past before having disappointing 2014 seasons, as Rios was hampered by injuries and Morales never got on track after missing the first two months of the season. But will those players be enough, and the hoped for progression of Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez be enough?

The Royals are certainly hoping that it is. If last season was truly an anomaly caused by injuries, then they could be at least respectable in the power department.

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