Things can change quickly in a week for the Kansas City Royals and other teams. There has been a lot of shuffling in the Wild Card standings since our initial postseason hunt update. Let’s see how things look now.
In the past week, though, everyone and their mother has simultaneously thrown their hats into the postseason ring and acted like they would rather be at home in October.
A more wide-open postseason hunt is hard to recall.
Obviously, the addition of the fifth playoff spot in each league was expected to keep more teams in contention. But this is just insane.
In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals are 4.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies for the second Wild Card position. There are zero teams between them.
In the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays are four games behind the Minnesota Twins for the final position. There are SIX teams between them.
It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway), whatever team lands that final spot in the AL Wild Card game will have earned it.
So let’s see how things shake out after the past wild week.