Spring Postcard: Kansas City will ride solid pitching staff in 2009
And in their place, the Royals signed
Farnsworth had a shaky year last season, and Cruz has pitched his whole career in the National League, but they both have power arms and the ability to miss bats, something the Royals and Moore really cherish.
The Royals top three in the rotation appear to be set with Meche, Greinke and
The bullpen. With three dominant strikeout relievers -- Farnsworth, Cruz and Soria -- the Royals believe that the bullpen should get them out of jams and finish off opponents. "We want to shorten the game," Moore said.