Justin Maxwell’s blast helps keep Royals’ playoff hopes alive

When Justin Maxwell walked up to the plate in the 10th inning of Sunday’s game against the Rangers, anyone watching could sense that it was a big moment.

Royals Add Infield Insurance

Now playing meaningful games in August and September for the first time in years, the Royals have made several moves recently to add depth to their team as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985.

How to be an Educated All Star Voter and a Loyal Hometown Fan (Part 2)

This time I analyze Shortstop and Third Base. It breaks my heart that Moustakas is so far out of contention, both by votes and statistically.

Oscar Mercado: A Regression in Drafting Philosophy?

The philosophy for the Cardinals while drafting under Jeff Luhnow was always “best player available”. Don’t worry necessarily about specific needs or who is already filling what position on the big league club, but rather create a good problem by having too many players for a certain position.

Cardinals/Pirates: Three Things To Walk With

The Cardinals, returning back home after completing their first sweep of the season, experienced another set of firsts this weekend, of the less positive variety. But before the Cardinal rebound effort comes to the forefront, here’s a look back at three points to take from the series that was.

With Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals have chance to win in playoffs

When St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter surprisingly returned to the mound Friday to make his first meaningful pitches since Game 7 of last year’s World Series, the Cardinals chances to win playoff games jumped substantially – if they get there.

Next two weeks could determine St. Louis Cardinals fate

The Cardinals will get a three-game home series against the Houston Astros as an opportunity to build some collateral before they head out on a three-city road trip to play the Cincinnati Reds, Pirates and Washington Nationals.

If The Royals Become Buyers…

Currently, the Kansas City Royals sit at 29-35 and 5 games out of 1st place in the American League Central.