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With the Royals seemingly on their way back to recreating the glory days of the mid 1970’s through the mid 1980’s, there may be changes to this list in the coming years. With young players such as Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, Greg Holland and Yordano Ventura, the future certainly seems bright for the Royals.
Yet, that future is just a matter of bringing the Royals back to the respect that they once had throughout baseball. There was a time, in the not too distant past, when the Royals were considered one of the model franchises in baseball. As Part One of the Royals All Time All-Star Team shows, that heyday was a truly special time indeed.
Perhaps the Royals are on the way back to that. Perhaps the young stars of today can turn into the next wave of elite players in Kansas City, bringing the Royals back to the playoff days of years gone by. If nothing else, the Royals appear to have the next wave of perennial All-Star participants already in Kansas City.
Tomorrow, we will look back at Part Two of the Royals All Time All-Star Team, looking at the outfield and both starting and relief pitchers.