It won't happen this year, but at some point in the next year or two, the Royals almost surely will break their franchise record for most Gold Glove winners on the same team.
The Royals three times have had two Gold Glovers on the same team, the last coming in 1989 when Bret Saberhagen and Bob Boone each won the award.
And here's another strong possibility: The Royals soon could become the first team in the history of the Gold Glove award, which started in 1958, to have five winners on the same team.
The record of four has been held by several teams, the latest being the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002.
"Wow, getting five on the same team would be incredible," Royals first base coach and outfield instructor Rusty Kuntz said. "I can definitely see it happening with the defensive talent we have."
The Royals have five legitimate candidates now and in the near future: left fielder Alex Gordon, who won the award last year; shortstop Alcides Escobar; third baseman Mike Moustakas; firs...