Insider's series on MLB teams that have fallen out of the playoff race continues with the Kansas City Royals, a team that has been absent from October baseball for the past three presidential administrations.
Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 75-87, fourth place
Current record: 60-88, fifth place
The powder-blue unis didn't quite do the trick.
To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Royals and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider.