Kansas City Royals Projected To Lose Another 90 Games Amid 'Make Or Break' 2023

The problems with the team aren't new . . . 

Cheapskate management, no talent and a dearth of leadership. 

However . . . Credit to this baseball scribe for noting trouble ahead with the farm system. 

Meanwhile . . . Ownership is mostly focused on earning a news stadium.

Check the damage:

2023 is the most important year for the organization in a long time and one that could determine the rest of the decade for Royals baseball.

Here’s where we are right now: the big league club is a definitively bad baseball team. They lost 97 games last year and projection systems think that the Royals will lose 92 games this year (or more). We also know that that minor league talent pool is poor compared to the rest of the league and is in, conservatively, the bottom third of the league. Finally, we now know that Royals ownership will not spend money on the team to try and give the team a jump start; Kansas City’s projected Opening Day payroll of $86.5 million is its lowest full-season payroll figure since 2013.

By graduating so much talent to the big league roster in 2022, they exposed the depth in the rest of the system . . . the Royals must improve dramatically and they must improve dramatically this year. That’s because the Royals are in the worst of both worlds: they’re bad in the majors and the minors.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Why 2023 is make or break year for the rest of the decade

Let's get something out of the way quickly here: the Royals have talent in their farm system. There are talented plays with good chances to get to the big leagues. They've got a handful of players who could make their way onto top prospect lists with a strong few months at the beginning of the season.