(still lowly, though)
This article about Barry Bonds on SI.com rates teams' likelihoods of signing Barry Bonds. The Royals are listed as a "Developing young team not ready to contend" (which sounds like it comes out of a personal ad, doesn't it? DYTNRTC seeking power OF or SP for long-term relationship, hopefully pennant), as opposed to the Marlins and Pirates, who are labelled simply "Hopeless." We're moving on up, guys!