Don’t look now, but the Kansas City Royals are making their postseason push. On June 1st, the Royals were 26-30, and sitting in last place in the American League’s Central Division. Since then, however, they are 37-23 and just a half game out of first, behind the Detroit Tigers. So why the sudden change? For one, winning streaks of ten and seven games will always help. And not to mention, playing in the incredibly inept Central Division is always good for 30+ wins. But there has to be something more, right? A big trade, perhaps? Maybe an overachieving summer call-up? Why are the Kansas City Royals still playing good baseball late in the season? Don’t they know the playoffs are approaching?
Look, please don’t take the above questions as being rhetorical or facetious. I genuinely am curious as to what is making this constantly underachieving ball club click. Continue reading