Surprises are not always good. Face planting after a trip and fall is a surprise. And even though the face-planting may seem like an apt analogy for the 2019 Kansas City Royals I am going to focus this story on the Royals surprises that made us feel good this season.
I wish I would have been more surprised by the performance of the Royals in 2019. Sadly, signing Lucas Duda as a third option at first base for no discernible reason is no longer surprising at all. Chris Owings being a waste of a free agent signing was also not surprising, even if it was somewhat amazing that he only achieved 18 more hits for the Royals last year than I did.