GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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phuqueue
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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by phuqueue »

Oh I for sure think it's been smoke and mirrors so far, they definitely lose a lot more convincingly than they win, and even terrible teams can occasionally put together a little hot streak (that being said, I don't think this team is terrible, but my expectations coming in were that if they finished nearish .500 and we saw good things out of some of the younger guys suggesting that they were developing well, it would be a successful season).

The pessimistic view would be that this has been a total fluke and is likely to sputter out at any time. The optimistic view would be that they've managed to hold things together so far despite Keller being terrible, Mondesi being injured, and some of the big hitters (Dozier, Soler, Benintendi immediately come to mind) struggling, and that Mondesi will eventually come back and Keller and the hitters will (hopefully) return to form and they'll be able to keep things going (probably not at a 106-win pace, let's be reasonable, but maybe at least at a playoff-contention pace). For now I guess I'm going to lean into the optimistic view because obviously that's more fun.

TheSmokinPun
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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Things just work out sometimes & this is a good taste of success that will hopefully fuel them in the coming seasons. I still do not think they're going to really contend in the end but they've still got some surprises up their sleeves. It's going to be fun to watch them develop the rest of the season.

mean
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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yeah, that's basically where I'm at. A playoff appearance would be a huge win relative to my expectations going into the season, which was something like, "Well, they probably won't lose 100+ games this year!"

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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Escobar back.

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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mgsports wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 1:24 pm
Escobar back.
Minor League Contract though

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