The Kansas City Royals, believe it or not, could contend for the American League Central division in 2010. Of course, as with any small-market team, a lot of things need to go right, and very few thingsácan go wrong, if it's going toáhappen. In 2009, aside from a fast start through the middle of May, and a Cy Young season byáace Zack Greinke,áthe Royals' season was a forgettable one. Last year's key preseason acquisitions, Coco Crisp and Mike Jacobs, were disappointing to say the least with both hitting justá.228 in a combined 614 at-bats. Additionally, while oneáformer first-round pick thrived in his third season in Billy Butler, another lost his season early to injury ináAlex Gordon. Gordonáplayed inájust 49 games at third base, and while Butlerácame into his own offensively, G ...
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