Kansa City poised for postseason run

Updated: July 16, 2003, 9:06 AM ET
By Jim Baker
Is there anyone in the sports media who picked the Royals to win the division? How about to finish in second place? Third? Hands?....OK. I don't feel so bad now.

This is not to take anything away from the Royals, but their improvement this year is not quite as dramatic as it appears:

Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.