When does it stop becoming "too early" for us to be considered a decent ball club. 7-0. That is pretty good. What if 7-0 becomes 10-0 or 25-5 or we get 40+ wins before the all-star break. Is that still "too early". Heck we could even win the World Series (wishful thinking) and it would still be "too early" apparenly.
Last edited by joshparrish on Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
I have to admit, the 7-0 start is a suprising, and anyone who says they saw it coming is full of sh*t. In a division with the Tigers and Indians, I think the Royals can have a decent year, maybe 75 wins. Their young arms look really good right now, but I think they are pitching over their heads. I can't see the starters staying consistent all year, but next year should be a quality young staff. And MacDougal....when did he learn how to control his pitches?
Anyway, enjoy the ride while it lasts....I'll be watching my O's lose to the D-rays.
Well, KC hasn't really played against the best teams so far. The Sox were struggling and not really playing how they're expected to this season, and the Tigers are... well, the Tigers. The Indians aren't exactly great either.
I'll believe the Royals are a playoff-caliber team when they start beating the Yankees and the A's. On the other hand, I said before the season that this looked like a quality young team, with Beltran and Sweeney and Ibanez. The biggest question mark was the young pitching staff, and they've looked good so far. The sky's the limit if these guys keep it up after Beltran gets back.
that is sort of a contradictory statement, if all the teams that the royals are playing suck, and they are all in the division, doesnt that mean the royals win the division by default and make the playoffs? you dont have to beat the A's and Yankees to make the playoffs, you have to beat the Tigers Indians White Sox and Twins to make the playoffs.
The White Sox will be better than this, and it's even possible that the Twins or the Indians could beat out the Royals for the playoffs if they come down to earth. In that terrible, terrible division, even the one that makes the playoffs isn't a defacto "playoff-caliber" team.
I think at this point in the season, you have to take any team on top of its division seriously. At any rate, it certainly puts them into a somewhat difficult position when it comes to trades. Are they buyers now? Sellers? Somewhere in between? The Beltran-for-Damon rumor was definitely interesting...