I thought this was an interesting exercise in figuring out exactly who had the easiest road left this season. We've looked at the Royals upcoming schedule a lot, but I wanted to compare it to the rest of the AL contenders to see where ours stacks up.
I took the winning percentages of each MLB team and I subtracted that from 1 to get a team's win expectancy against every team. Quick example, the Royals are 58-53, for a winning % of 0.523 (woohoo!) which means other teams have an expected win % against us of 0.477. Then it was simply a matter of adding up the winning expectancy numbers for the AL contenders' games remaining to get the following chart:
And would you look at that! The Royals mathematically have the easiest remaining schedule of all AL contenders right now. I'm still not sure I love our chances down the stretch, but it made me feel a little bit better seeing these numbers.
Updated after the Arizona sweep.