In honor of the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals game I will open upt he discussion. Last week all over sportsline, espn, and any sports media outlit writers, bloggers, and the media were all running the story of first place surprises. At that time the Marlins, Blue Jays, Royals, and Mariners were all in first place and were definatly not expected to be there. Its be a week or two now and the only team that has fallin of that list of 1st place is the Royals and the only other team that has cooled off has to be the Marlins. What I found amusing is that most of the articles and the blogs all thought that the Marlins and Royals had the best shot to place first when September rolled around and most writers were saying that they felt like none of them would win there division with only the Royals being cometitive when the time came. It looks like if last week was an indicator that these predicitions are ass backwards. What does everyone think. I am a a Kansas City resident and being a KC native you have to be an optimist or not like sports. I believe that the Royals will be there it just depends on how quick the bats can warm up. I am not talking 7-8 runs a game I am talking about just getting 2 or 3 a game and our record is so much better. I also think that the Marlins will turn it around, rough series against Phily and they pose the only real threat in that division so maybe they will be there. I really like the Mariners though, they have very solid starters even more so early in the rotation. Closer has done his job and the runs continue to keep coming from all differnet ways which is a good sign. The only team that I believe wont be there in the end is the Blue Jays. They have such a brutal division which comes with a brutal schedule. I think they might be the best out of all four of these teams and if there we relocated to a different division I would be ranting and raving about them. They see Boston, New York, Tampa Bay, and Baltimore to much there is no room for error in that division and I just dont see it happening. That my opinion; now it is time to tell me why I am wrong or right. I dont not know these clubs in and out and fans of these clubs will have better takes them me let me know why your teams won or will be there when rosters are locked and pennate races really begin.