Contrary to the doom-and-gloom predictions floating around social media, the Kansas City Royals are still in the playoff hunt. Right in the thick of it, actually. Here’s how things look at this point.
In most years, the current version of the Kansas City Royals would have virtually no chance of making the postseason. They enter the final week of August with a losing record, albeit just a game below .500 at 64-65.
Even still, it’s pretty sad that this team has a legitimate (mathematical) chance to make the playoffs. At this point, the Kansas City Royals don’t appear to belong in the postseason.
I mean, this isn’t the NBA or NHL where they let over half the teams make the playoffs. You are supposed to earn your chance to win the World Series. The only problem is nobody seems to want the second Wild Card spot in the American League.
And really—as nutty as this season has been—it would almost be fitting for the Kansas City Royals to run off 20 wins in September to edge the Twins, Angels and, well, almost every other team in the AL for the final Wild Card spot.
With that in mind, let’s see how things in the postseason picture shake out at this point of the season.