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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

2005 Season Preview - Team #30 - Kansas City Royals

When the Royals got off to a hot start back in 2003, nobody was happier than me. Well, I guess actual Royals fans were happier than me, but that’s not the point. The point is that the Royals haven’t been to the playoffs since 1985, when they last won the World Series. Since then they’ve won more than 84 games only once. Yuck. Granted they’ve had some decent players pass through town on their way to brighter pastures, but Royals fans haven’t had the opportunity to be excited about an upcoming season since the 1980’s. This isn’t good.

And 2005 doesn’t look to be any different. The bright spots are two second year players everyone seems to be talking about – pitcher Zack Grienke and outfielder David “don’t mess with” DeJesus. Chances are the few baseball fans left in Kansas City will get a chance to watch them struggle and then become star worthy just in time to bolt to a coast team with a payroll and a realistic shot at the playoffs.

Sure, Mike Sweeney still has the Lord on his side, but he’s gonna need more than that for the Royals to be any better than one of the worst teams in baseball (once again).


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