Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sports Guy Calls It

It's going to be a long year for the Chiefs. After a long summer for the Royals, I guess I can look forward to seeing how KU does without the hooligans who helped win the national title in March.

ESPN's Bill Simmons is not predicting good things for the Chiefs, as well. This quote from his season preview says it just about right:
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I can't think of a better Week 1 opponent for the Pats than Kansas City, the team that recently launched a rebuilding effort by trading its 26-year-old stud defensive end for draft picks. And you thought the Royals were the worst-run team in town? Watch this!
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Double Dip on Double-Digit Wins

I'm not a big fan of the whole Pitcher Wins statistic, but I think it says something when it's been NINE YEARS since two pitchers on a team have gotten ten or more wins in a season.

I will be using this statistic heavily when trying to write a positive preview of the Royals chances in 2009.
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Greinke allowed just one earned run in his three previous starts and still ended up with one loss and two no-decisions. His 10th victory extended his career high and matched Gil Meche for the club lead.

It also marked the first time since 1999 that two Royals reached double figures in victories. José Rosado and Jeff Suppan each won 10 that year.

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