The Royals had a surprisingly active off-season a year ago. It seemed as if those moves had panned out nicely after the team sprinted off to a league-best record in April, on the backs of strong performances from many of their new players. But the team faded over the sumemr, and ended 74-88.
I wanted to take a look back with the benefit of hindsight and see what would have been a better move for the Royals last off-season. I don’t mean “trading Hunter Dozier for Shohei Ohtani”, I mean realistic moves the Royals could have made with their circumstance.