The big question is will the KC Royals allow these guys to come up together and learn to win and lose as a team.
The anchor of the 2014-2015 World Series teams was that many of them came up on the same teams together through the minor leagues. They won titles together and then struggled initially in their call up to the big leagues.
After taking home four championships in the minors last year the groundwork appears to be there to repeat that blueprint. It should be imperative that these young stars are allowed to come to the roster soon even if they get knocked around a bit.
Take advantage of Salvador Perez catching games while we still can, he can provide invaluable insight into how to pitch to players and calm their nerves. How much longer he will be able to provide this service is unknown due to injuries and Father Time.
It is not as if the starting pitching currently taking up space has provided much hope in the near or long-range future. The sooner the next generation of pitchers gets the nerves of pitching in major league stadiums against stars they may have grown up idolizing out of the way, the better.
Expecting all of these young guns to occupy a roster spot until we see how they progress over the next year is a dream. Injuries, trades, and management decisions will affect the decision-making as well. It is also not a stretch of the imagination they all could play a big role with Kansas City in 2020. The pitchers are coming — and they are here to take over.