As the KC Royals progressed through the season, the negatives piled high, but there can be some positives found throughout the season to provide hope.
The KC Royals headed into September with likely one thing on their mind, trying to stay away from 100 loses again. Unfortunately, the team began the month with a 49-89 record and looked to reach the 100 mark for the second season in a row.
The team did hit 100 losses, though later in the season than some may have imagined, on September 22 with only a few games left in the season. In September, the Royals managed an 11-14 record, recording the most wins of any month during the season along with July, and having the best win percentage (.440), other than March with its 3 games.
Likely due to the desire to not lose 100 games, the Royals started to make some things click in September, driving up some hopes for the 2020 season. There was also likely some fire put under many players when multiple announcements gained steam or came to light, specifically the sale of the team and the retirement of long-time manager Ned Yost.
With the team understanding there would be a change in ownership and management, it can be assumed most players wanted to leave a good impression as a lot of jobs are up for grabs on a team with 100 loses.
But still, September brought some positives. History was written, debuts were seen from players of the future like Ryan McBroom and Gabe Speier, and goodbyes were said. Luckily for fans, the Royals sent September and the season out on a good note.