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OK, let's turn our attention to the AL Central, beginning with the Royals.

Some of what the former Baird Administration was trying to do is starting to bear fruit, and it certainly looks like Dayton Moore and his braintrust have much more financial flexibility and control over baseball operations now. How do you turn this intriguing core of offensive talent into a competitive team? Keeping pace with the White Sox, Tigers, Indians, and Twins is not going to be easy. It looks like the Royals will score some runs in the coming years, but what do you do about the pitching?