Kansas City Royals: Will this be the worst season in franchise history?
There isn’t much satisfaction among Kansas City Royals fans with the 2018 season. And for good reason. With 45 games remaining in the season, their record sits at 35-82.
In the 2017 season, the Kansas City Royals lost 82 games throughout the whole year. As of August 12, they have already hit the 82 game threshold. It’s no wonder their attendance has seen the second largest drop among all MLB teams this season.
Are they headed for the worst record in franchise history?
Their win percentage for the season is .299, winning 35 of 117 of their first games. If the final 45 games follow suit, they would win 13-14 (it comes to 13.46) of their remaining games.
That would leave them at 13-32 or 14-31. In the spirit of optimism, we’ll take the 14-31 route. Doing the math, their final record would end up at 49-113.
The worst record in Kansas City Royals franchise history was in 2005, where they yielded a record of 56-106. Their win percentage for the year was .346.
Unless the Kansas City Royals can find a way to string together some wins, 2018 will go down as the worst season in franchise history. It’s a shame, especially considering that this franchise put together a World Series winning season just three years ago. And the worst thing about it is, it may take a while to build the franchise back up to that caliber after as dismal of a season as this has been.
If they can find a way to win 21 of their final 45 games, they may avoid the humiliation. The good news is that they will encounter other struggling teams as the season winds down. But, they still need to find a way to play well enough to earn the victories.
Tell us what you think!
Royals fans, we want to know what you think! Can the Kansas City Royals find a way to string together enough wins to avoid becoming the worst team in franchise history? What do you predict their final record will be? Let us know in the comments below!