Here’s a question to ponder as the Royals wait to play the finale of their opening 10-game home stand on Monday night. How do you see the Royals’ 10-game losing streak? If you’re an eternal optimist, maybe you still see it as some ultra-fluky combination of average team, bad luck and horrible timing. The Royals may be a few moves — and a few pitchers — from being competitive. But they can’t be this bad, can they?
If you’re a pessimist — and right now, who can blame you? — maybe you see one of the most disastrous starts in franchise history, a young team with higher expectations channeling something out of those dark, dark days of 100-loss seasons and embarrassing baseball from earlier this decade.
But here’s the thing: In the moments after the Royals’ 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday...