Although premature as speculating on the Playoffs is 1 wk into the season, I find the question topical as KC hosts the Twinkees this week and as we see how dreadful the Astros really are.
The AL West has a team that appears be poor enough to lose 110-120 games. We are already seeing the effects of this as the A’s sweep them and the Astros off to a 5 game slide. Does the ineptness of Houston give the AL West competitors in a Wild Card spot an unfair advantage? Of course it does. In order to counter balance that competitive advantage the West has, KC must similarly take advantage of MN.
Enter the Twins today and the question today that I humbly ask you to consider.