Just a few weeks ago, I called the Kansas City Royals sellers in my “ultimate trade deadline guide.” It looks like I was dead wrong.
Since that piece, the Royals are 10-7 — which doesn’t sound great, I know. But if we narrow the focus to after the All-Star break, the team has been on a tear, winning nine straight games from July 19 to July 28, boosting their playoff odds from 19.3 percent to 52.2 percent today. The Royals are sitting with a 2 1⁄2 game lead for the second Wild Card spot, which more than warrants buying at the deadline.
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