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.
And now we enter the second half, where trades and attitude can change any team’s course.
For the first time in a decade, the Royals have more than one player named to the All-Star team.
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.
Is it too early to start thinking about the trade deadline? That used to be an easier question to answer.
The Royals are suddenly red hot, winners of seven of their last eight games.
The Royals head to Oakland this weekend.
The St. Louis Cardinals, according to many sources, seem to be searching for starting pitching.
I’ve not lived up to my name lately, and for that I apologize. Actually I shouldn’t have to apologize; David Glass and Dayton Moore should do that for me.