Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune thinks
trading Bobby Kielty for 69 games worth of Shannon
Stewart was not in the team's best interests. I would
have to concur with that assessment.
The next eight games will go a long way to showing the
world the Royals are the real deal, writes Joe
Posnanski of the Kansas City Star. Seattle, Oakland
and Minnesota are the opponents. Why are these games
important? Because they could determine whether the
next two teams in the standings -- Chicago and
Minnesota -- go from being buyers to sellers in the
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