The Kansas City Royals are like everyone else this Christmas. They’re hoping Santa will leave exactly what they need under their Christmas tree.
Since we here at Kings of Kauffman know that Santa is a pretty busy guy this time of year, I thought I’d put together a little cheat sheet to help Saint Nick get it right for our favorite baseball team.
Of course, we KC Royals fans have little to complain about. Santa pretty much brought the Royals exactly what they needed in December of 2013 and 2014. The Kansas City Royals won pennants in both the following seasons and added the franchise’s second World Championship in 2015. However, Santa apparently got a bit confused last winter and delivered a whole bunch of presents to another team in blue that resides in Chicago.
Oh, well. After 108 years, I suppose it was about time.
Of course, Santa isn’t the only Christmas icon that could help out the Kansas City Royals. The three spirits that visited Ebeneezer Scrooge could stage a rather useful intervention at David Glass’s house. Perhaps, they could inspire Glass to open up the purse strings as prices fall on free agency. If Edwin Encarnacion is signing for three years and $60 million, then there’s a lot of lesser players that should almost fall within KC’s price range.
So, just what should Santa bring for our favorite team? Here’s my suggestions: