KC Royals Fall One Spot in FanSided Power Rankings

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There is no denying the hot start that the KC Royals are off to. Sitting at 11-3 heading into last night’s games, the Royals are tied with their divisional nemesis Detroit Tigers and the surprising New York Mets for the best record in baseball. Naturally, with that being the case, the Royals have to be considered one of the top teams in the game.

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However, even though the Royals are one of the better teams record wise, they have dropped one spot in the FanSided Power Rankings. While the Royals were 3-3 last week, including defeating their new hated rivals in Oakland, they did lose two games to the Lowly Twins (this may be their official designation going forward). Add in the recent surge by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Royals slid back one spot.

At this point, the KC Royals appear well on their way towards getting that place back. The Royals took two of three games in this series against those Lowly Twins, taking revenge for their only series loss of the season. Tonight, the Royals begin a four game series against the White Sox, who they swept at the start of the season.

In fact, it may not be a surprise to see the Royals battling for that top spot for much of the season. That winning formula from last year, centered around pitching, defense and blazing speed, is back. The offense even has that power element, giving the Royals what may be a truly complete team for the first time in quite a few years.

Of course, there are question marks. Will Jeremy Guthrie come back to form? How long can Paulo Orlando continue to hit triples as frequently as my daughter changes her mind about which Disney character is her favorite? Will Kelvin Herrera‘s looming suspension, coupled with Greg Holland‘s injury, be a major problem?

Hopefully, the KC Royals will continue to prove their resiliency, and will continue to be the contending ballclub that we have come to expect. It is still early, but having the Royals ranked in the top three, even if they did drop a spot, is still fairly respectable. The Royals, even if they are still being badmouthed by Brett Lawrie, are making people take notice.

It is a new day in Kansas City, one where the KC Royals are no longer the doormats they had been. Hopefully, they can once again climb the power rankings, and perhaps take over that top spot soon.

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