Last year's darlings of the early going, the Montreal Expos, are this year's orphans in the storm.
The Royals cannot win the American League Central without an MVP-type season from Carlos Beltran.
This is the time of year when all things are possible, and everyone has a chance to contend.
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It would appear that the Royals are interested in any free-agent outfielder not named Guerrero or Sheffield.
As baseball's trade deadline approaches, which players are most likely to be on the move?
Juan Gonzalez would help the Royals with the heavy lifting come playoff time.