Kansas City Royals: The Best Team in Baseball

The Kansas City Royals are playing great baseball right now and are winning games in every way possible. The struggles of the starting rotation have been silenced with back to back shutouts from Edinson Volquez and Yordano Ventura. Both Volquez and Ventura pitched seven quality innings giving up a combined seven hits while allowing no runs. Back to back quality starts was exactly what this rotation needed to get back on track.

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The biggest key to the Royals success is their offensive production. Players like Mike Moustakas (.331 avg.) and Eric Hosmer (.322 avg.), who lead the team in AVG, OBS, SLG and OPS, have grown into the offensive players that the organization thought and hoped they would. Moustakas has become one of the most complete hitters in the league while Hosmer has developed a little more power into his offensive game this year with a .546 slg%. Hosmer has always had the capability, but didn’t always see enough pitches to locate ahozhis best chances to hit for power. Now, with his more disciplined approach at the plate he is seeing more pitches and having the chance to showcase his power. The Royals have always been consistent on the defensive side of the ball, but now they are extremely consistent on the offensive side. They look for a two game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds tonight at 7:10 with Jeremy Guthrie taking the mound as he looks for a second straight quality outing. The Royals have finally found their offense to go with their stifling defensive presence; if this isn’t the best team in baseball right now then we urge you to make a stronger case for who you think that might be! We’re waiting…

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  1. Looks like right now the two best teams are the Royals and the Cardinals. Could we see another I-70 series???

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