Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals

Things can't be worse in 2011, and the farm system is absolutely loaded

Originally Published: September 16, 2010
ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesBilly Butler was one of the only consistent offensive performers on this year's Royals squad.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central, and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the Kansas City Royals goodbye.


For the full breakdown from all angles -- Olney's take, BP's take, Rumor Central's ideas and buzz and notes about the farm system -- you need to be an ESPN Insider.