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Postby joshparrish » Thu Apr 10, 2003 9:43 pm

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. :~(
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Postby UMTerp29 » Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:29 am

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. :-/
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Postby EugeneStyles » Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:12 pm

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.
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Postby joshparrish » Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:41 pm

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.
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Postby Bennyy22 » Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:42 pm

johnparrish- very good point, he forgot bout' that one ;-)

and McDougle...........what in the world, how much saves does he have, 6? in 8 games 8-o
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Postby joshparrish » Sun Apr 13, 2003 1:29 am

who is johnparrish 8-o...lol, just giving you trouble
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Postby EugeneStyles » Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:57 pm

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.
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Postby joshparrish » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:48 am

i decided to bump this thread up on the boards to get some more responses. Is it still "too early"? 10 games ver .500 and a 7 game lead in the Central.....I THINK NOT!!!!!!!!! :-D
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Postby Arlo » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:56 am

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...
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Postby prodpaul » Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:46 pm

Yeah and Gammons said last night that we should have Juan Gone by the weekend. Just hope we don't have to give up Beltran to get him.
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