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The Royals have indicated to other teams they believe they are about two years away from being...

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The Royals have indicated to other teams they believe they are about two years away from being serious contenders -- two years to put together a credible rotation. So as the trade deadline nears, the Royals will be perusing the market, looking for rotation pieces that can be installed now but will have more practical value to them in 2013 and/or 2014. Kansas City is not alone in thinking like this, by the way; the Boston Red Sox are less interested in two-month rentals and more interested in adding starting pitchers who can help them beyond this year. Part of the Tigers' motivation in adding Doug Fister last season is that they can control him through 2016. Buster Olney (INSIDER)
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