Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, March 20, 2024 -- "Season Preview 2024: Teams #27-25"

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I was as surprised as anyone to see that the Royals ended up as my pick for “most improved team,” pegged to be a whopping 18 games better this year. That still doesn’t make them good, mind you, just better. They weren’t really a 55-win team a year ago, and signing Seth Lugo and Michael Wacha raised their floor quite a bit. The Royals have struggled terribly to develop their own pitchers, and importing 45 starts of a 3.65 FIP -- You’re welcome to project more starts. I won’t -- is a boon.