It was about this time in 2014 when veteran Raul Ibanez gave a speech to a clubhouse full of young Royals players who found themselves on the verge of falling out of the playoff race and helped spark a hot-streak that propelled the team into the playoffs for the first time since 1985.
Two years — and one World Series crown — later, the Royals find themselves in a similar position: several games out of first place in the division, and in desperate need of string of wins if they’re going to climb their way back into contention for the playoffs.
With the trade deadline on the horizon next Monday, many fans are debating whether the injury-plagued Royals should be looking to sell off players in an effort to bolster their system for future years or stand pat and hope they catch fire down the stretch?
What do you think the Royals should do?
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