November 21, 2013 7:02 PM

Vargas is a fine addition, but Royals needed to hit jackpot

Seven years of building and patience and promises about spending big money when the time comes, and the Royals begin a critical offseason by watching the best available pieces fall off the market before grabbing a younger Bruce Chen. It’s not that Jason Vargas is a bad pitcher. But the Royals needed an Escalade, and they bought themselves a Sorento.

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