Coming in at just over the eighty-one game halfway mark of the season, the Royals remain six games out of first place in the American League Central Division and two and a half games behind the Cleveland Indians, putting them in 3rd place.
It’s late June and the Royals are in first place. No, they aren’t at the top of their division nor are they leading the wild card race.
Is it too early to start thinking about the trade deadline? That used to be an easier question to answer.
Despite his performance, James hasn’t won a game since April. A lack of run support and a struggling bullpen is keeping the Royals from getting wins out of their best arm in the rotation.
The Royals head to Oakland this weekend.
Pitching, pitching and maybe a little pitching. This is where general manager Dayton Moore earned his paycheck this offseason.
For several years now the Royals have had one of the better farm systems in Major League Baseball. Most teams should be so lucky.