Kansas City Royals Offseason Wish List

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Bullpen

The Royals have one of the game’s best bullpens. They finished second in the league behind only the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015 posting an ERA of 2.72, and a record of 30-14. The Royals bullpen must be kept intact.

It would be wise for the Royals to re-sign Ryan Madson, who pitched in the majors for the first time since 2011 and posted a 2.13 ERA. Madson also posted a 0.963 WHIP and 8.2 K/9 with 20 holds in 2015. Madson ran out of gas slightly in the playoffs, but with a long offseason to recover from his first full year in quite some time, there should be no reason for concern.

Madson would join Kelvin Herrera and Luke Hochevar as the primary setup men for dominant closer Wade Davis.

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