After being crowned in October and the subsequent parties in the streets, one would think that the reigning World Series champions wouldn’t have that many holes to fill during the offseason. For the Kansas City Royals that proved not to be the case, as the Royals lost some key pieces that had been major factors in their championship run. The team was left with some question marks up and down the roster. How did the Royals do in assessing their needs? The following pages will be broken into three categories: offense, starting rotation, and bullpen. Each category will receive a letter grade based on the moves the Kansas City Royals did or did not make over the course of the offseason. So let’s get to it and see how they did.