The Royals were close, but not close enough.
The St. Louis Cardinals have had several players jump toward the front of the National League Most Valuable Player discussion throughout the season, but none of them are likely to win the award once the season is complete.
Left for dead after a seven-game losing streak, the Royals are still in the playoff hunt.
A recent seven-game losing skid damages their playoff hopes, but the Royals still have an opportunity to finish above .500.
Is it too early to start thinking about the trade deadline? That used to be an easier question to answer.
Pitching is important, but a team doesn’t win games if they don’t score runs.
The Cardinals brought an end to a brief slide over the weekend with a series win over the Cincinnati Reds. As the club moves back onto the road for a four-game series in Milwaukee, let’s look at three deciding factors in the series that just was against their toughest recent rival.
I believe this is the year the Royals turn the corner. Or at least finish above .500.
The team is going “all in” for the 2013 season.
A 2012 Royals season of hope and optimism ends up a disappointment.