View Full Version : How many wins will the Royals have in 09?

01-23-2009, 12:34 AM
How many wins will the Royals have in 09?

I say they may surprise some people. maybe not the playoffs but they may atleast finish .500 imo

01-23-2009, 02:49 PM
quiet forum

01-23-2009, 03:02 PM
79 wins.

01-23-2009, 08:29 PM
Anywhere from 71-74

01-23-2009, 11:11 PM

01-24-2009, 01:59 AM

01-24-2009, 10:41 AM

that is what i think too. they are going to be tough in a couple of years

01-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Heck! The Royals could pull a Tampa Bay for all we know! KC ROyals are going to be TOUGH in a cople of years, agreed.

01-24-2009, 07:12 PM
75 wins.

01-25-2009, 03:33 PM

01-25-2009, 04:19 PM
77-85...if they can sign Orlando Cabrera (or trade for Michael Young): 85-77, and in contention until September

Twinke Masta
01-25-2009, 06:29 PM
including the world series and playoffs or no?

01-27-2009, 07:56 PM
They're the royals.
C'mon there's no way Greinke's going to be anything but TERRIBLE.
Either Soria or Meche is going to get hurt or suck.
Who's the no. 5 starter?

01-27-2009, 08:59 PM
i'm a bit more optimistic than some, but i'll say they're better than the 03 royals and will get about 85 wins.

01-28-2009, 05:23 PM
The team is looking better to me the more I look at them. I'll up my prediction of 73 wins up to 78

01-28-2009, 05:25 PM
77-85...if they can sign Orlando Cabrera (or trade for Michael Young): 85-77, and in contention until September

Neither of those players are 8 win players.

02-02-2009, 11:05 AM
The Royals will definately be better this year over last years squad, but unfortunately so well everyone else in the division. The Sox and Indians both upgraded the pitching staff, while the Twins remained idle. The Sox may take a step backwords with the loss of Cabrera and Crede, but the signing of Colon will be huge if he stays healthy. If the Royals are to surpass .500 this year, they will need to take 13 + wins against the Tigers (18 games).

I will be optimistic and say they win a hard fought 83 games, good enough for third in the division.

02-04-2009, 10:12 PM
I like the young talent the Royals have. They may surprise and finish with a win total in the low to mid 80's (hopefully not too many of those against the sox!).

Billy Butler's official break out year???

I Stole Home
02-04-2009, 11:43 PM
I say 78 wins Im also rooting for them

02-05-2009, 10:04 PM
they're the royals.
C'mon there's no way greinke's going to be anything but terrible.
Either soria or meche is going to get hurt or suck.
Who's the no. 5 starter?


02-13-2009, 10:41 PM
I don't think anybody else in the division took any steps forward. Colon is an innings eater, well, he's mostly just an eater, but he's in the back of the rotation.

Without bias, I wouldn't be surprised if the Royals landed around 83, 84 wins to finish third.

My heart says the boys in blue win 93 and squeak away with the Central.

A lot depends on Hochevar and Bannister's continued development.

02-14-2009, 08:58 AM

03-08-2009, 08:05 PM
I think 80-83 wins isn't out of the question for us this season, barring injuries. Our lineup is as good as anyone in the division if you truly look at it from top to bottom, we have a legit 'big-3' at the top of our rotation with Greinke-Meche-Davies, if Davies pitches like he did in september/springtraning so far, and we have a solid bullpen as well with the signing of Cruz, Farnsworth, the emergence of Ron Mahay and John Bale, and our All-Star closer, Joakim Soria.

We won 75 games last season, have steadily improved everyseason since '05(a putrid 56 wins), and I think we will continue to improve into the '09 season. No playoffs this year, I think it's Minnesota who takes it, but I think we will be a team to reckon with this season. Dayton Moore has instilled a winning mentality in these players and in the locker room, Trey Hillman is a no-nonsense manager that helped us drastically last season in his first year under the helm. I think it was also key that we locked up Greinke with that fat contract. I think we finish 3rd behind Minnesota and Cleveland, ahead of Detroit and Chicago. But who knows, it's the AL Central. All of these teams are pretty solid.

My prediction would be that we finish 83-81, our first season above .500 since 2003.

03-11-2009, 02:52 AM