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Payroll may be trimmed, changes made to 2017 Royals

NOVEMBER 2017 – Is a payroll cut in order for the Royals? It’s been a great ride, but things are changing…

Kansas City fans have watched Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar grow up before their eyes.

They’ve witnessed Wade Davis transform from a so-so starter to a dominant closer. They’ve viewed the maturation of Danny Duffy from inconsistency, sent to the bullpen to becoming the Royals best starter in 2016. They fell in love with the game-changing speed of spare outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

That gang will not be together much longer.

Duffy, Ventura need to step it up for Royals

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JULY 2015– Entering July, the Kansas City Royals have a firm choke hold on first place in the American League Central.

Yet, they have done it with only minimum production from Yordano “Ace” Ventura and Danny Duffy, who opened the season as the club’s No. 1 and No. 2 starters.

Ventura won his first two starts, while Duffy was 2-0 with a 3.45 ERA in April. Then Duffy did a 180-degree reversal and went 0-3 with a 13.03 ERA in May.

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy aiming for 200 innings

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APRIL 2015 – For Danny Duffy the 2014 spring training was in a word AWFUL. Duffy had a chance to break camp on the Kansas City Royals’ roster, but instead he pitched his way to Triple-A Omaha. A spring training ERA of 11.45 in six appearances will do that. In 11 innings, Duffy allowed 15 runs, 14 earned, on 16 hits, three of them home runs. On top of that, he walked six and hit two batters. That is 24 base runners in 11 innings.

When Duffy was recalled after one start with the Storm Chasers, he was put in the Royals’ bullpen for his first six appearances.

When Duffy reported to camp, he jokingly said his goal was to have a single-digit ERA.