Kansas City Royals: Potential 2018 Starting Rotation

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 27: Manager Ned Yost
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 27: Manager Ned Yost /
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The Kansas City Royals are heading towards a rebuild. The extent of the rebuild is still unclear, but the starting rotation is going to need to be addressed.

With the question marks that still remain with the Kansas City Royals, lets break down possible options for the rotation.

When a team is in the midst of a rebuild, the idea of signing any big name free agent is far from likely. That would mean pitchers like Yu Darvish, Lance Lynn, Jake Arrieta, and Jeremy Hellickson are not on the Royals “big-board”. That is to be expected. Of those top free agent pitchers, Hellickson and Lynn would be the only realistic ones to come to Kansas City.

As much fun as it would be to predict who is coming to Kansas City via free agency or trade, I’m going to stick with who the Royals already have. With players currently on the team, who are the Royals going to put together to create a five-man rotation?

This off-season has a lot of smoke around potential players that are being traded. As of right now, no one has been traded yet, but that could easily change. So for now, the current rotation is still similar to where it was on the last day of the 2017 season.