The Royals, for the most part, seem to have most of the rotation solidified. A rotation of Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, and Jakob Junis is a decent start for a team that is rebuilding.
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The fifth starter is typically a spot that teams have lower expectations for, which bodes well for having someone like Gaviglio or Karns round the rotation out.
If history is any guide, it is also safe to believe that at some point one of the main three starters will have some sort of injury. Therefore, having the backup options the Royals currently have for a spot start pitcher is helpful.
The Royals also have the option of signing a free agent starter. They have made a living off of signing veteran pitchers to a cheap two-year deals to fill time for when the prospects can work up through the system.
If the Royals go this route, it will definitely help young pitchers like Skoglund and Griffin continue maturing into long term, big league pitchers.
So what do you think Royals fans? What do you think the rotation should be? Is someone not on the list that should be? Is there a name that does not belong on this list? Let us hear your thoughts.