Kansas City Royals Rewind: The Fans are Right

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It was a tale of two halves last week for the Kansas City Royals. They began the week with a much needed sweep of the Minnesota Twins, and were set to battle for baseball supremacy with the St. Louis Cardinals. Unfortunately, the Royals struggles appeared once more, as the Cardinals won both games before yesterday’s postponed matchup.

The concerns are not just on the offense. The Royals starting rotation is once again beset with injuries, as Yordano Ventura left his start early Friday and Jason Vargas was placed back on the disabled list with another flexor strain. Now, Joe Blanton is forced into a starting role for the Royals.

Despite these concerns with the starting rotation and an offense that is inconsistent at times, the Royals have managed to jump out to a game and a half lead in the American League Central. Likewise, they still have the best record in the American League, once again by that game and a half margin over the Twins and the New York Yankees. That is certainly one of the benefits of the blistering hot start the Royals had over the first month and a half of the year.

Let us go and take a final look back at the week that was, going over which players were hot, and which were not, for the Kansas City Royals.

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