Originally Posted by Nightfyre
I would love to see the Royals add Marcum as well, I'm just trying to keep it realistic here. But I do believe we can win with that rotation, especially if we replace Yost with a manager that can actually manage a bullpen. Just upgrading Hoch to Greinke is worth several wins.
We're almost certainly not going to be in the Greinke race, but I'm cool with acquiring two pitchers who are a tier (or two) below, such as Marcum and Jackson.
We have to get Hoch and Chen out of the rotation, and Guthrie needs to be signed. The final two spots can be filled from within.
Do all of this, and if Hosmer bounces back, the Royals might be able to make a run at things.