Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.
1. The Royals could run the trade deadline
Kansas City’s incredible back-to-back AL pennant run of 2014-15 might soon be over. Even after a five-game winning streak, the Royals are still tied for third place in the AL Central, three games under .500, with seven teams standing between them and the second wild-card spot. Meanwhile, five key players become eligible for free agency at the end of this season: Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas and Jason Vargas.
If the Royals keep mashing as they suddenly have this week, things could get interesting in the AL Central. But if they revert back to early-season levels, this confluence of circumstances means that the Royals, more than any other team, will hold sway over this year’s trade deadline.
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