Vegas moved the over/under on season wins for the Kansas City Royals up from 78 1/2 to 80 1/2 games. Wow, they’re buying in too! Undoubtedly because guys like me are all taking the over on the Royals…for once.
In other words, I’m betting the Royals are going to win more than 80 1/2 out of 162 games this season.
We have a talented young team that I expect to compete for the division title this season.
Regrettably the Royals have been in rebuilding mode since 1990. However now THEY’RE BUILT.
Less a couple decent starting pitchers, but that’s the case with most teams.
The Royals likely will be near the top in offense and defense and their relief pitching is solid. We have just okay starters, but if two of them get hot….look out baby!
What a power line-up. Did I say power?
Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas can all bang 30 plus homers this season. Billy Butler is a proven .300 hitter and Frenchy (Jeff Francoeur) is rock solid with the bat. In fact, I like Eric Hosmer to challenge not only for an All-Star bearth but for MVP.
This kid is Albert Pujols Jr.
Who knows? Maybe he breaks the 40 homer mark this season. He’d be first KC baseball player ever to do that.
Does that tell you how bad our power hitting’s been for 70 years?
Nobody will argue this is the best batting line-up here since the 1978 Royals.
That team had Big John Mayberry, Easy Al Cowens and George Brett.
And even those guys were not as powerful compared to this very young, monster hitting attack.
Detroit is the team to beat in our division and they should be.
It’s likely Kansas City will come in second with 85 to 90 wins. Man, I can’t believe I’m writing this.
I’m not pissing on the Royals. I will go to my first games in forever just to see this young hot ball-club.
Hey, with the talented young Chiefs this may be quite a season for Kansas City.
Now if the Jayhawks or Tigers can get to the Final Four…wow. That would be something to all smile about, huh?
I’ll fly to Las Vegas and put my money on the Royals at OVER 80 1/2. The Chiefs have no magic number yet.