SB Nation's Jeff Sullivan has compiled the MLB Power Rankings and the Kansas City Royals are....â†µ
Not exactly exciting for Kansas City, huh?â†µ
The Royals finally released Jose Guillen last week, ending the agony of the saber-friendly Royals fans. The same day, Zack Greinke voiced his frustration at yet another rebuilding process. I guess he liked being in 4th place with proven veterans instead. The Royals are kinda sorta going with a youth movement now, vowing to play 1B/DH Kila Ka'aihue and converted OF Alex Gordon regularly, along with nearly acquired CF Gregor Blanco. Blanco plays because he's new, but it isn't like a gamer such as Willie Bloomquist is just going to not play either. As the cliche goes, it's a great problem for Ned Yost to have.â†µ
They were 26th last week in SB Nation's Power Rankings so I suppose you could call this progress.