3.) Free agents haven’t left, yet
The biggest reason Kansas City Royals fans have spent most of the past few months living in a constant state of fear is the impending free agents. It’s bad enough knowing even one of your best players is possibly headed elsewhere during the offseason. For the Boys in Blue to lose upwards of five solid players, it just seems unfair. But those are the breaks.
Remember, though, at this moment none of the players has signed with anyone else. Sure, it’s just a matter of time before some of them do. But it hasn’t happened, yet. Let that leave open the possibility of a miraculous spending spree to save your favorite players. Because, frankly, if you can’t get over the possibility of all the major free agents leaving, this isn’t going to be happy Thanksgiving for you.
Just focus on the chance that these players might be returning, some more likely than others:
Each of those players has drawn outside interest in the early stages of free agency. However, the Kansas City Royals seem set to make a run at re-signing at least a few of them. Should they succeed, fans will look back on this trying time as totally worth it. If they don’t, well, that’s a discussion for another day. One with less turkey.