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I know Rob has a habit of being negative when it comes to the Royals but this just made me sad. Not sad for the past but sad for the future. Here's to hoping he's wrong this time. http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=neyer_rob

Ten games ago the Royals had the same front office, the same manager, and the same players. I didn't believe in them then, and Royals fans hated me for it. I don't blame them. For most fans, being a fan means checking your objectivity at the door. But I just don't know how to do that, and so for the last dozen or so years I've been right about the Royals over and over and over again.

 

I believe I've been wrong only once. At the All-Star break in 2003, the Royals were in first place, seven games ahead of the second-place White Sox. As you might guess, most teams with seven-game leads in the middle of July wind up in the playoffs. I thought the Royals would hang on. Shock the world.

 

They finished the season seven games out of first place.

 

I haven't been wrong about them since, as they've finished last, last, last, and last. Right now they're last, again.

 

I'm sorry, Royals fans. I know you're going to hate me for saying this. But while the franchise has showed a few signs of life since Dayton Moore took over as GM, this organization is now indisputably the worst in the American League. They have two good pitchers (Soria and Zack Greinke) and one good hitter (Alex Gordon) and very, very little talent in the farm system. I'm not sure how one gets from here to respectability in the foreseeable future.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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