The end of the season is drawing closer and closer and the playoff race is heating up in the American League.
The common wisdom about the James Shields for Wil Myers trade was that The Royals were making a huge mistake.
The Kansas City Royals continued their winning ways on Thursday night, getting a great performance from Bruce Chen.
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.
The Royals are suddenly red hot, winners of seven of their last eight games.
This off-season, the Royals wanted to shake things up and they were willing to ship off their top prospect to do so.
Well so much for the offensive revival. After the Royals out-slugged the Angels to take two of three, they finish the week at 2-4 after getting swept by the A’s.
As we all know, Kansas City has carried a dismal baseball franchise since 1985. But as spring training rolls around, we have to again acknowledge how well the Royals have done in the Latin American talent market.
As a guy who has lacked in home run power over the beginning of his career in Kansas City, Billy Butler, has taken the bull by the horns this season setting a new career high in home runs only 111 games into the 2012 season.