Well, he can't say "It's winnable for everyone...oh yeah, except the Royals. They suck ass" in an interview. But still, the Royals are a sleeper and have a legit chance at winning the division, albeit the smallest of the five. Bannister could recapture his '07 form. Hochevar could take a big step and be solid. The Royals would be thrilled to have a repeat of '08 in Davies. Callaspo, Gordon, and Butler are all breakout candidates. Jacobs could hit 35-40 HR and bounce back to an AVG in the .260s like the previous two years. Their OF is solid with DeJesus, Crisp, and Guillen, and they have a super sub in Teahen. They have a serious competitor for the title of best closer in baseball.
It's a long shot but not out of the question.
Rocinante2: you know
Rocinante2: its easy to dismiss the orioles as a bad team
ofanrex: go on
Rocinante2: i'm done