SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals, after ending a postseason drought in a huge way, do not plan on being one-and-done in October.
The Royals, who had not been in the playoffs since 1985, may have entered the 2014 postseason as a Wild Card, but they went 8-0 as they charged through three levels to win the American League pennant. They had the misfortune to run into the Giants and Madison Bumgarner in the World Series -- losing in seven games. Nobody has beaten the Giants in a postseason series in the last three even-numbered years.
Mike Bauman is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.