For a team that showed some promise in April, the Kansas City Royals got completely shot down in May…
Now it’s late June and the Royals are finally where they feel most comfortable – in LAST PLACE. On a positive note, they are 5-5 in the last 10 games and it’s worth noting that former last place team Minnesota went 9-1 during that same period.
Hey, at least the Royals have tried to compete and gain our interest lately.
They brought up Eric Hosmer, who many feel is the first bigtime star this team has had since George Brett. Eric did draw some folks to the stadium at first, but has cooled off with a .283 batting average and just 5 homers. The Royals then brought up power hitter Mike Moustakas. He’s hitting .250 with 1 home run and 1 RBI. Wow!
But we need some pitching and we have none. So they brought up young Danny Duffy. He’s 1-2 with a 5.03 ERA.
But other than Hosmer, nobody has been real exciting thus far.
Of course putting together a young team is never easy or overnight. And given the losing culture of this franchise, the fans are already fed up. Attendance is down and will drop even further with the continued losing which is likely.
I do have to say the Royals are losing much closer games now.
They are in most games until the end, and that is a good sign.
With improved pitching, hitting, finding some power and better relief in the next two years, this ball club could sneak into maybe second or third.
As far as becoming a real contender, that’s nowhere in sight. No chance.
I mean, to win the American League title in the next few years, not just the division.
The Royals are still one of baseball’s worst teams.
P.S. Maybe their best hitter, Melky Cabrera, who leads the team in homers with 9 is up for a trade. The Royals want a younger guy who can help…
Later. It’s always going to be later, isn’t it?