Five Royals Storylines to Watch for in 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 03: Manager Ned Yost
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This season is all about potential (or lack thereof) for the Boys in Blue. With Spring Training games looming, there are still many question marks surrounding the team. Will Eric Hosmer come back? Who will replace him? Can the rotation stay healthy for an entire season? These are just a few questions going through the minds of Royals fans. This article will bring up five storylines for everyone to watch for as the season unfolds. 

As mentioned in a previous article, we’ve reached a peculiar situation as fans of the Royals. Although some were/are in favor of keeping home-grown talent (Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas), others have stood on the other side of the fence regarding payroll, the minor-league system and player development (among other things). There’s no definitive line dividing what’s a good or bad idea because no one is sure how 2018 will go.

With so many differing opinions and question marks surrounding the team, they come with many storylines to look out for. From young players looking to make their debuts, all the way to seasoned veterans trying to get their careers back on track, there is plenty to think about. We’ve provided you with five of them to watch as the year progresses. In a season anticipated to be as frustrating as this one, there will hopefully be a few silver linings or interesting developments to keep us entertained.

Without further ado, let’s meet on the next five slides and take a look at what the 2018 season could be for Kansas City.