In a move spurred by a cocktail of both developing and established issues, the Cardinals pulled the trigger on what could be called their most aggressive (and questionable) trade in … Read More
After many days of non-stop prognosticating regarding what direction the Cardinals would direction their steps would take heading into the trade deadline, the club finally made its move, acquiring pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians. And while the days leading into today’s deadline saw them be associated with every big name arm either potentially or actually available, in the end John Mozeliak returned to the low road to solve what could potentially be a major need.
The Royals were close, but not close enough.
Crucial losses to the Tigers and Indians dim the Royals playoff hopes, but they’re still hanging on.
Left for dead after a seven-game losing streak, the Royals are still in the playoff hunt.
The Royals have a chance at the postseason, but they have to get through the Tigers and Indians.
Yadier Molina, despite the sore knee and what appeared to be a split fingernail, went 4-6 on Sunday with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored.
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.
With Francoeur out and Giavotella in, the Royals still need to win games.
The Royals finally crawled back to around .500, but they still have a lackluster offense.