From Jeffrey Flanagan in Friday's KC Star, here's Moore's response when asked about Teahen and DeJesus' potential:
""Both of those players really need to emerge, and we fully believe they will," Moore told me. "They both have the potential to be All-Stars.
"David has the most consistent swing on the team. He hangs in there against left-handers. He's an on-base guy. He's a guy we feel could get 200 hits.
"Mark is someone we feel is a 20-homer guy who can score 100 runs in the middle of the lineup. He hit 17 homers in a partial season two years ago. We know he's capable. He also may be the best on the team at getting to his top speed the quickest. He can turn a lot of singles into doubles."
Moore knows that Alex Gordon and Billy Butler are simply too talented not to be great hitters one day. Whether that comes this year or down the road is anyone's guess.
But the time is now for DeJesus and Teahen to have their breakthrough years, which is crucial to the Royals plans.
"I do feel much better about the offense at this time than I did a year ago," Moore said. "We can see the potential for production and scoring if the pieces fall into place.""
So, Royals Reviewers, what do we think? Are Moore's expectations accurate? Optimistic? Which player is more likely to meet them?
Personally, I think his projections are pretty accurate, but I do think Teahen has more potential for any "All-Star" status, simply because I'm not sure how much more time DeJesus has to get better in his prime. But, I'd really like to hear some debate about it.