The 16th edition of SB Nation's MLB Power Rankings has been released and the Royals are ranked...23rd!â†µ
Last week they were 22 and they're coming off of losing seven of their last eight so I think this is more than fair. Here's what Jeff Sullivan had to say:â†µ
The Royals are an astounding 7-2 in extra inning games in 2010... and 33-50 in normal games. Can anything account for that other than luck? It's difficult to find a clear answer. The Royals have a good closer, Joakim Soria, which helps, but not enough to account for that record. Likewise, the bullpen as a whole has been better of late, but not all of those seven wins have come late. Mostly, it's just something that's randomly happened, as it's not like the Royals can't use their bullpen in other games. Still, wins are wins, and the Royals and their fans might as well enjoy the drama.â†µ
Basically you can't explain a lot of the Royals wins. I completely agree. As Will McDonald of Royals Review has pointed out, things are bound to even out with some of these Royals players playing well (Kyle Farnsworth).