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Baker on the Royals

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Jim Baker recently examined the Royals' slew of postseason signings, linking them with the '03 Tigers (appropo since we're also linked by Buddisimo). Unimpressed across the board, Baker concludes:

So, have the Royals done enough to avoid the century mark again? At this point, I would say it's a toss-up. The good news is that the Royals, like the '03 Tigers before them, didn't play up to projections last year and were actually three or four games better than their record showed. With that as a jumping off point, they may get under triple figures in losses just on luck alone. None of these moves--especially the pitching additions--will help the Royals the way Rodriguez helped the Tigers.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=4679 (reg req'd)