Yet more proof that Dayton Moore misjudged the Royals prospects for competitiveness in 2013. "1. Kansas City Royals Games against teams with records of .500 or better last season: 26 of their first 39. Home/Road: 19 of their first 39 will be at home. Schedule notes:We should get a strong indication by the end of May whether Kansas City can be a serious player in the AL races because its schedule in the second month of the season is absolutely brutal. From April 30 to June 2, the Royals will play 29 of 32 games against teams that had records over .500 last year. Did we mention May will be brutal? The hurdle ahead: The Royals seemingly didn't catch a break with their interleague matchups in the first half, either: the Phillies, Braves and Cardinals."