The Kansas City Royals are a win away from the World Series.
Take a breath, collect your thoughts, and then ponder that with a clearer mind. The Kansas City Royals are a win away from the World Series.
They were built on prospects, ultimately shrewd trades and signings, and a plan that general manager Dayton Moore stuck with despite a lot of criticism from all sides. I mean, it wasn't a perfect plan, but you can't predict baseball...it's working. The madness of Dayton Moore is working. The bunts are working. The Yosting is working. Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer are working.
And all they had to do was get a chance to sneak into the postseason as the first wild card.
Imagine a similar situation with a team that we're familiar with, that is currently being built on prospects, ultimately shrewd trades and signings, and a plan that fans and media aren't too fond of...but the fruits of the labor are starting to bloom. It's still not a perfect plan, with all the strikeouts and what not, but it's a slightly better funded plan than what Dayton Moore has to work with.
And all they have to do, starting in 2015, is to find a way to sneak into the postseason as the wild card.
It could happen. And for the fans and players in Kansas City, it's happening right now. Baseball is beautiful.