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"The Royals are getting positive press for doing less than the bare minimum. They have invested so little for so long that spending $50 million on a bunch of zero- to two-win players looks like progress. It’s not. Good teams don’t buy these players, they develop and create them. The Royals will pay this group $48.5 million next year. That’s Shohei Ohtani money, and the Royals are doling it out to a supporting cast. The Royals already had a supporting cast. They need a core."