KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence.
The Kansas City Royals are a rare exception.
Fresh off a strong finish to 2018, and after a quiet offseason for the first time in years, the Royals believe they are poised to take another step toward contention. They have a new-look lineup full of speed, a bright young cast of pitchers and the same kind of positive mindset that carried the organization to its first World Series title in three decades in 2015.