Kansas City Royals: The Bright Future of the Royals Bullpen

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When going through a rebuild, the important thing to do is look for bright spots. One area the Kansas City Royals seem to have a bright spot in is their bullpen.

Now, before names like Blaine Boyer, Brandon Maurer, and company come up, I am referring to the future of the bullpen. I think it is safe to say that Boyer and potentially Maurer are not part of the Kansas City Royals bullpen future.

Who I am referring to are the young arms the Royals have. The Royals have three bullpen arms that have shown extreme amounts of promise this year. Those individuals are Brad Keller, Tim Hill, and recent call-up Kevin McCarthy.

The exciting thing to keep in mind is the Royals have other bullpen arms within the organization that have high ceilings as well. Guys like Richard Lovelady and Eric Stout are both sitting in Triple-A Omaha waiting to have a chance.

When you look at what the Royals have currently, it is easy to see that the bullpen could be a strong spot for the team again.