With the Röyals' hot start, there seems to be a change in attitude toward bringing up our top prospects from the Storm Troopers or whatever. I must confess I'm among them.
The Röyals have been so terrible for so long that we want some instant gratification, and the hell with 2018. I'm starting to feel like, OK, let's do it, as soon as the prospects have had some good results at Triple-A and have proven they're ready, screw service time and let's win some MLB games.
In August we could have a starting rotation of Montgomery, Duffy, Crow, Hochevar, and Francis/Chen/O'Sully/Mazzaro, with Moose filling the hole at third, allowing Aviles and Getz to platoon at second, and Hosmer replacing Frenchy in right field, with Betemit at DH and Billy at first.
We could then trade Francis and/or Chen for something. Sell high on Frenchy--ideally, a catcher who can hit .250/.310/.380. Trade Melky for a lefty reliever who can go a whole inning. And if Cain is playing OK, bring him up to replace Melky.
That team could win 75 games, and more if everything broke right, and woud give the prospects valuable MLB experience for next year.
And it would be a lot of fun.