KC Royals: How They Can Still Win The Division
With all of the recent talk about the upcoming fire sale at the deadline, I decided KC Royals fans needed some positive news for the fellow optimists. If there are even any left.
I will start this by saying, yes, the KC Royals are actually terrible right now. It’s not fun to watch. They haven’t scored more than two runs in a game since April 15. They scored an incredible amount of three runs that night. I can still remember the miracle of a game that was.
After the KC Royals 12-1 loss against the Chicago White Sox last night, a lot of fans were hopping off this season’s train. If you just search “Royals” in the twitter search bar, 99% of the comments will be negative. Which, would seem right for a team that sits at 7-12 and is currently last in the majors in runs scored. Only two players are hitting over .250, only two. Say that to yourself.
To me, this means the team can only move up. Maybe some positive encouragement is exactly what is needed for the team to believe in themselves. They are going through a slump, that has been noted time and time again. However, I don’t think the solution is just typing out how the team is on pace to be one of the worst offenses ever. I’m going to tell you it won’t happen, and better yet, we will start winning.
The Royals might struggle on offense all season, but they won’t struggle like this. I am with 100% certainty able to say that Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, and Brandon Moss won’t all be under .200 by the end of May. Yes, very risky prediction. These players will actually start getting hits soon (I hope). Here is what needs to happen for the Royals to be successful, and then I will talk about my optimistic predictions for the rest of the season that include the Royals winning the Central. You have to believe Royals fans.