This has been an interesting spring for the Kansas City Royals.
The end of the season is drawing closer and closer and the playoff race is heating up in the American League.
While a playoff spot this season is improbable for the Royals, a strong second half by Moustakas and Hosmer should have Royals fans feeling good about the future.
The common wisdom about the James Shields for Wil Myers trade was that The Royals were making a huge mistake.
The Kansas City Royals have caught fire after the All-Star break, winning 11 of 13 games and nine in a row after a 7-2 victory over the Twins on Thursday afternoon.
When the Royals made a splash this off-season by acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays, they figured they were getting two above average Major League pitchers that would solidify their rotation right away.
After a disastrous May, the Royals are close to .500 near the All-Star break. Things are looking up, but there’s still a ways to go.
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.
It has been a bit of an up and down year for Santana, but if he can build on his stellar June, and has a bit more luck, the wins will come.
This off-season, the Royals wanted to shake things up and they were willing to ship off their top prospect to do so.