Week 23 of the MLB season has come and gone, and the Kansas City Royals continue to run away with the AL Central. While nothing is guaranteed, it’s getting hard to imagine the Royals not finally winning their first division title as a member of the AL Central. It’s taken 21 years, but God knows, the fans in Kansas City are nothing if not patient.
This past week was full of ups and downs, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the Royals’ 4-2 record. They managed to sweep a two-game series in Cincinnati, despite not playing particularly well in either. A perk of being one of the best teams in the American League, no doubt. They then traveled to Boston for a four-game set against the Red Sox, and boy did things look bleak. For one reason or another, the Red Sox have had the Royals number these past two years. Going into the series, they boasted a 9-2 record against KC dating back to 2014, by far the best in the major leagues. By the end of Friday night, that record had improved to 11-2. Yeah…baseball doesn’t make any sense sometimes.
In this week’s edition of K.o.K. Talks, I quickly break down last week’s games, noting what went well, what went wrong, etc. before being joined by FanSided Editorial Director, David Hill, to discuss some of the hotter news items taking place within the Royals organization. Some topics we touch on include: Jeremy Guthrie officially being removed from the starting rotation, Kris Medlen taking over his spot, the bullpen situation, Alex Rios and Omar Infante possibly losing their jobs, and much more!
Don’t forget that we’ll be releasing new podcasts every Monday, through the rest of the season and all throughout the playoffs!