Arrowhead Nation wrote:If we based e very season off of the previous one, then why even play the games? Truth be told, you and I have NO CLUE who will finish in what place in any division.
We have a very good clue who will finish where in each division. Nothing is an absolutely assured, but it isn't just dumb luck that the Royals have 100+ losses and the Yankees have won their division the past few seasons. Optimism aside, if you were betting the house on where the Royals will finish next season you would be crazy to pick anything other than 5th.
The Royals have improved this offseason compared to where they were last year at this time if by nothing more than having another year under the belt of the younger players and having a better feel for where they are headed in their development. But being realistic this is a team that finished 16 games behind the 4th place team. They need alot more than adding a #4 starter and a closer to make up that kind of ground on the pack. They need Roy Hobbs to start handing out Wonder Boys.