Phillies visit Kansas City for just second time since the 1980 World Series

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Xd5IAlxqRkZIvkITyfMrlQ',sig:'ZIYTgfNKBiCowdWffYO8JIhR4FySSPOpraULzYaKPUM=',w:'594px',h:'395px',items:'51887258',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js Phillies visit Kansas City for second time since the 1980 World Series On the surface, this mid-May series in Kansas City between the Philadelphia Phillies (21-15) and the host Kansas City Royals (13-25) at Kauffman Stadium might not seem very interesting. However, when you consider the situations … Continue reading Phillies visit Kansas City for just second time since the 1980 World Series

MLB playoff races wild with more than 20 teams still alive

Brewers and Cardinals two of many teams still aliveIt is very possible that we are about to experience one of the greatest stretch runs in MLB history during the month of September, which begins in just three weeks.A quick glance around the standings in Major League Baseball on Thursday morning, August 10, shows that three … Continue reading MLB playoff races wild with more than 20 teams still alive

Whit Merrifield breaks out as Royals return to contention

Whit Merrifield emerges as productive second basemanWhen the Kansas City Royals opened play for the 2017 MLB season, very few prognosticators picked them to be a contender.The Royals captured back-to-back American League pennants in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. And in 2015, they won the second-ever World Series crown in franchise history. That isn’t all … Continue reading Whit Merrifield breaks out as Royals return to contention

MLB Wildcard: losing teams still have legitimate shot

It’s the weekend after the 2017 MLB All-Star Game break. Teams are finally back in action after a four-day layoff for the start of the traditional “second half” of play.A look at the Major League Baseball standings through games of Friday night, July 14 reveals that 17 teams are either in a playoff position, or are within a … Continue reading MLB Wildcard: losing teams still have legitimate shot

Surprising Jason Vargas leads starting rotation of resurgent Royals

Vargas has been a surprise rotation leader for KCThe Kansas City Royals were contenders in the AL Central Division each season from 2013-15. In 2015, the Royals not only captured that division crown, they also won the World Series.Last year, Kansas City slipped to a third place .500 finish. The club struggled through the first couple … Continue reading Surprising Jason Vargas leads starting rotation of resurgent Royals