James Shields


The Fall Classic is upon us, and while we don't know yet whether the 2014 World Series will prove to be a classic, we do know it will provide a most unexpected and interesting matchup.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.


2013 record: 86-76, 3rd place in AL Central
Manager: Ned Yost, 5th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $90 million