Kansas City Royals: Third Postseason Picture Update
The Kansas City Royals went 3-3 this past week. See how the other teams in the American League did over the past seven days and what that means going forward.
This is our third time doing a Kansas City Royals postseason picture update, but you probably could have guessed that given the headline.
Well we see no reason to stop. They have been popular (thanks again for reading) and things have not settled down.
Everyone keeps waiting for somebody, anybody, to start pulling away in the race for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. That just has not happened. If anything, the picture keeps getting fuzzier.
This week there are two teams tied for the fifth playoff spot and another six teams within five games. At some point, we are just going to have to accept the possibility of an eight-way tie for the second Wild Card berth.
If that happens, or if the Kansas City Royals are in some other tie for a playoff spot, it will be easy for fans to point to a game from this past week that cost them the spot outright. But this is baseball, every team has gut-wrenching losses and they all have improbable wins.
Now, let’s take a look at some of both from the previous week.