Every year, a team is dominated by a narrative: underdogs, younglings, aging veterans make one last push. That sort of thing. The season is still, arguably, relatively young, and baseball is pretty random. So, anything can still happen, but what is our narrative so far?
Of course, you either have to be a perennial contender or from an important city for ESPN to make you one, so this poll is the best we can do.
What is the 2012 narrative for the Royals?
'Franchise on the rise needs more time.' (1 vote)
'Bottom feeders again display sub-mediocrity.' (13 votes)
'Hopeful team ravaged by injuries.' (12 votes)
'Prodigal son, Yuni, returns to uplift downtrodden city.' (2 votes)
'Reaping the rewards of inept management's lacking offseason.' (18 votes)
Other (1 vote)
47 total votes