Mark Redman was the lone Royals representative at the 2006 All-Star game, so it was inevitable that he would be named the organization’s pitcher of the year. Today, that came official when Redman was awarded the Royals’ Pitcher of the Year.
Redman finished the year 11-10 with a 5.71 ERA in 29 starts. He is a free agent this off-season and the Royals are not sure they will be able to keep him. There are not a lot of pitchers available for free agency, so Redman’s value could be too high for Kansas City.
The Royals have had trouble getting consistency from their best pitchers. There have been six different winners of the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year award and ninth in the last 10 years.