Blue Jays: 5 reasons not to fear the Kansas City Royals
By Samuel Bruce
Oct 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays players celebrate on the field after defeating the Texas Rangers in game five of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
With a wild ALDS behind us, the Blue Jays look to take on the American League leading Royals for the ALCS. The Rangers proved to be quite the opponent, and no doubt a new rivalry has been forged between the two teams. The Royals were also able to vanquish a Texas team by taking a pretty commanding win of their own in Game 5. Now, the Blue Jays are in Kansas City to determine whether or not Royals will be repeat American League Champions. It’s a tall order, but the as the Blue Jays proved with the Rangers, you should never count Toronto out.
The Royals bring a team that has never had to worry about their positional standings this season. They emerged as the best team in the AL Central right out of the gate, dispatching any notion that the Tigers would continue to reign. They then quickly asserted themselves as the best team in the AL, as the West and East Divisions proved to be more competitive than they have in years past.
That said, the Royals had their struggles down the home stretch. The additions of Cueto and Zobrist provided a minimal difference to team. Fortunately for them, their early successes made up for their late season shortcomings. Yet, in a time where the Jays consolidated themselves and proved to be a team with few weaknesses, the Royals showcased their flaws and how pronounced they are. The first of which is their frontline starters.
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