The Royals have the longest postseason drought of all as they haven't been in the playoffs since winning the 1985 World Series. However, the Royals believe they are capable of overtaking the three-time defending champion Tigers in the AL Central.
Free agent right-hander Ervin Santana would bolster their chances and the Royals might just be able to keep him. Santana's market has slow to develop because any team signing Santana would be forced to give up draft pick compensation after Kansas City tendered him a qualifying offer last month.
Santana is seeking a $100 million contract but isn't likely to get it. Five years and $70 million from the Royals would be enough.