thedude wrote:Like every other team in baseball, it all depends on the rotation.
I still think Detroit is going to win the central next year.. but yeah, if some of the Royals starters improve they could win it.
I think Paulino is decent. Was unlucky in 2011. Maybe that improves and he becomes a factor. Bruce Chen is meh. Doesn't impress me much or have a very high ceiling IMO. Jonathan Sanchez probably won't benefit from moving to the AL, but who knows? Maybe he finally puts it all together in 2012 and dominates.
I think Luke Hochevar takes a step forward next season and lives up to some of that potential. He had a very good second half last year. Fangraphs had a very interesting article on him (http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index.php/luke-hochevar-and-reason-for-optimism/
). His slider is apparently filthy. Can anyone who watches him consistently confirm this?
I have no idea who their #5 guy is. Though I suppose it doesn't matter much. Unless I'm blanking on some good prospect or something.