Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, January 17, 2023 -- "Kauffman Corner and the Royals"

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"The last thing we talked about on the podcast was the Royals’ window. They don’t have the pitching to be projected as a factor in 2023, though there’s the whiff of a 1989 Orioles about them. I don’t see much reason, though, why they can’t be a wild-card contender in 2024. There is a lot of position-player talent here, and at least the makings of the back half of a pitching staff. We’ll learn this year how much of the Royals’ problems was in the dugout, and how much was on the field."