The biggest and brightest stars in baseball were in Kansas City this year. Unfortunately for Royals fans, they all left when the All-Star Game ended.
The Royals are slogging through yet another year of disappointments and unfulfilled potential while watching another unexpected contender take the division lead.
As it has been for every full season since George Brett's retirement (with the sole exception of 2003), the Royals have always been looking toward the future. And that future is not as bright as it once was.
Budding star Eric Hosmer is batting eighth. One time No. 1 overall pick Luke Hochevar ...