The Kansas City Royals have had an eventful spring. For the first time in recent memory, the team is feeling the stress of a team that is expected to win.
Winning brings its share of scrutiny, and The Royals have certainly found themselves in the spotlight. Some players have excelled and been a pleasant surprise for the team. Some have fizzled under the pressure and face uncertain futures. Others have found themselves injured, either seriously or mildly, and have many questioning the team's depth.
Some teams simply hope for a quiet spring to prepare for the long season. If that was the goal for the Royals, it may be a difficult road ahead.
All statistics are from MLB.com and current through March 19.