Royals All Time All-Star Team – Part Two
By David Hill
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Much like the Royals of today, there are obvious weaknesses and strengths to this roster. The major weakness would be a lack of a true power hitter, as none of the players in the lineup were truly threats to hit the ball a mile. However, that does not mean that the Royals offense would be anemic. In fact, this roster would likely be able to put together the type of production that the Royals front office was hoping for this year.
The pitching staff, in both the starting rotation and the bullpen, would appear to be strong. The Royals would have a stellar front four, and with either Quisenberry or Montgomery to close out games, protecting a lead would seemingly be as close to a sure thing as possible. Add in a stellar defense, and the Royals would certainly have a solid team.
Comprised mostly of player from the height of the Royals success in the 1970’s and 1980’s, this team may not be able to defeat the all time All-Star teams from every other franchise, but they could certainly hold their own against most teams. With an influx of younger players, and some possible additions over the next few years as the Royals young stars are coming into their own, the complexion of this squad could well change.
We hope you enjoyed this look at what an All Time Royals All-Star Team would look like. Here’s hoping that the Royals can go on another second half run, and we can be talking about all time Royals playoff performances come October.