What great Royal performances did Santa Sluggerrr put in your stocking, this year?
The Royals can still flash some leather.
How did we get here? We look back at the wild affair that was Kansas City's first half, with cleared benches, triples, enthusiastic All-Star voting, and even an 18-11 record.
YOU get an A. YOU get an A. EVERYONE GETS AAAAAAAAs! Except for the other guys.
The starting rotation gets graded.
AKA Salvador Perez, mostly. Erik Kratz, barely.
The 1B/DH crew get their seasons reviewed.
Alcides Escobar, Omar Infante, Christian Colon, Pedro Ciriaco, Jayson Nix, Johnny Giavotella, Danny Valencia, and Jimmy Paredes all logged time in the middle infield in 2014.
The perenially-maligned third baseman didn't improve like we were led to believe.
The right fielder had a ballsy year.
The other elite center fielder on our roster had himself a nice season.
The center fielder finally stayed healthy for the whole season.
The short-time MVP candidate had another great season.