Series run might increase playoff desire, but players open camp in same manner as '14
By Jeffrey Flanagan
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore arrived at the team's Spring Training complex on Thursday and vowed his troops would approach 2015 no differently than last year at this time.
"One of the questions I've been asked is how the success of 2014 affects us in 2015," he said. "The mannerisms of our team and players have been the same as always: They show up early and get prepared and get their work done. This is a group -- and I've said this many times -- that just loves to play baseball and represent their city."
But Moore did concede there may be a different hunger level this time around.
"I think once you experience the playoffs and the World Series," he said, "you're always going to have a great desire to get back there."