Well, it happened.
On Wednesday, the Royals designated second baseman Omar Infante for assignment, which all but assures his time with the team is over.
Infante signed a four-year deal with the Royals in December 2013 after he had a triple slash line of .318/.345/.450 for the Tigers that summer.
While he was part of two American League championship teams and the 2015 World Series champs, Infante struggled during his time in Kansas City.
Fan reaction fell roughly into three categories: Unmitigated joy, grim realization of what needed to be done and gratitude for Infante’s time with the Royals.
There was also much rejoicing.