The Kansas City Royals' midseason grades.

July 13, 2017

(44-43, 3 behind in AL Central, 1.5 behind in Wild Card): Through May, they looked cooked, eight games below .500 and headed toward the inevitable breakup of the championship-winning core, as they won't be able to afford Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain. One 22–13 run later and they're back in the division and wild-card races. Right now, they don't look as though they have enough pitching in either their rotation or their once-vaunted bullpen, but we've learned the hard way about counting the Royals out.  

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