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    Royals push for first post season in 29 years!

    since 1985!! Longest drought by far.... 2nd longest is the Blue Jays at 21 years. Correct me if Im wrong.

    I believe Washington/Montreal have only made the playoffs once (2012) since 1981..... as well as Milwaukee, whove only made the playoffs twice since... the 80s? not sure.


    They clearly have a good chance now with the 2 WC, but what I find most impressive is that theyre doing with such an average lineup. Not one standout player!


    N. Aoki, RF
    O. Infante, 2B
    S. Perez, C
    B. Butler, 1B
    A. Gordon, LF
    L. Cain, CF
    R. Ibanez, DH
    M. Moustakas, 3B
    A. Escobar, SS

    James Shields
    Jeremy Guthrie
    Yordano Ventura
    Jason Vargas
    Danny Duffy
    Bruce Chen
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    Alex Gordon is kinda underrated (WAR does give him a lot of love), but yeah would love to see the Royals in the playoffs. The only knock is that SP, I don't think they have the top 3-4 SPs that can go against the likes of the Angels, A's, Tigers or Orioles.
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    Gordon is obviously a stand out player, but because he's on the Royals he doesn't get the appreciation he should. They also added Willingham so that's a solid addition.

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    Would love to see the Royals in the postseason.

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    I root for the Royals, since I'm from Missouri.


    But I want Dayton Moore to not save his job. He is toxic. And if they make the post-season, they will say moves like giving Jeff Francouer everyday playing time and trading Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi for James Shields for two years were good moves, and they were awful moves.


    Teams can win despite their GM, and I fear that them making the post-season will get DM extended like 5 more years and they will never be consistently competitive as long as he is running the ship.


    But I also want them to make it, because I want to root for them in the AL, especially since the Rays won't be in the post-season.

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    This team isn't young, only the Giants and Yankees have older rosters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
    This team isn't young, only the Giants and Yankees have older rosters.
    I know for a fact that Boston has an older roster

    Avg bat age on the Royals is 28.1 (tied for 19th in baseball)
    Avg pit age on the Royals is 29.0 (tied for 11th in baseball)

    And either way, their core players aren't that old

    They are for a fact, losing Shields after this season. Guthrie and Vargas are a little older, but they do have plenty of pitching in the minor leagues

    The only guys over 30 in their lineup are Aoki (32), Infante (32) and Gordon (30). Then there is Hosmer (24), Perez (24), Moose (25), Escobar (27), Butler (28), Ventura (23), Duffy (25), and they have their entire bullpen basically coming back next season.

    Dayton Moore is an awful GM. But this isn't an old team. They assembled such a great farm system a few years ago, that even though most of the system has come up as a failure, there is still so much talent, that some guys still panned out and stuck around (like Perez and Ventura).

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    Glad to see the Royals finally putting it all together. Be interesting to see how they do in the playoffs should they make it.
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    It was a 26 year gap before the brewers made playoffs 1982-2008, then won the division in 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25:28940687
    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
    This team isn't young, only the Giants and Yankees have older rosters.
    I know for a fact that Boston has an older roster

    Avg bat age on the Royals is 28.1 (tied for 19th in baseball)
    Avg pit age on the Royals is 29.0 (tied for 11th in baseball)
    Fact? Link please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I know for a fact that Boston has an older roster

    Avg bat age on the Royals is 28.1 (tied for 19th in baseball)
    Avg pit age on the Royals is 29.0 (tied for 11th in baseball)

    And either way, their core players aren't that old

    They are for a fact, losing Shields after this season. Guthrie and Vargas are a little older, but they do have plenty of pitching in the minor leagues

    The only guys over 30 in their lineup are Aoki (32), Infante (32) and Gordon (30). Then there is Hosmer (24), Perez (24), Moose (25), Escobar (27), Butler (28), Ventura (23), Duffy (25), and they have their entire bullpen basically coming back next season.

    Dayton Moore is an awful GM. But this isn't an old team. They assembled such a great farm system a few years ago, that even though most of the system has come up as a failure, there is still so much talent, that some guys still panned out and stuck around (like Perez and Ventura).
    That's my biggest gripe with "oldest" vs "youngest" rosters. The average age of an entire team doesn't mean ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
    Fact? Link please.
    Baseball-reference, this is easy information to look up

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...MLB/2014.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Baseball-reference, this is easy information to look up

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...MLB/2014.shtml
    lmgtfy.com

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    When I started following baseball in the mid 80's the Royals were my AL team, hope they break the streak.

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