For Kelvin Herrera:
Whatever Wade Davis and Greg Holland have been drinking for the last four seasons. Really, Herrera could use the same moxie that helped Greg Holland and Wade Davis close out games for the Kansas City Royals.
For Hunter Dozier And Jorge Bonifacio:
The patience to wait your turn. With the mass exodus of talent coming after 2017, you’ll have plenty of chances to earn a starting job in Kansas City come 2018.
For Raul Mondesi:
A full season at AAA Omaha to develop your bat. Raul, your raw tools are fabulous. You can be a terrific player, but you need polish. Your offense especially needs help. You’re just not ready to hit against major-league pitchers. Letting you get your brains beat in with the big club probably won’t help your development and certainly won’t help Kansas City’s win total.
However, you can always return in the playoffs as a bench player. Your tools can win post-season games when managers can afford to carry fewer pitchers.
There you have it, Kansas City Royals fans. If Santa is good to our favorite team, it can be a very merry 2017 season.