​Man, the Kansas City Royals current situation would look a lot different if things went their way back in 2014 during the international signing period.


​​Ronald Acuña Jr. is already looking impressive in just two big league games, and he could be doing it in a Royals uniform if the Atlanta Braves didn't swoop in and steal the man away with a bigger offer.

When the signing period began on July 2, 2014, Acuna was ready to sign with Kansas City after his cousin, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, sold him on signing with the organization. But then the Braves came in with a bigger offer ($100,000 smackers) and now he's the best prospect in the game, sporting a tomahawk on his attire.

​​Whether it be in the draft or international signings, every team has missed out on a future star. But they all aren't the next ​Mike Trout, are they?


For an organization that is flipping their roster over and rebuilding like the Royals, Acuña would've been the perfect franchise pillar moving forward. Now all they can do is watch him from afar and dream about what could've been.