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Royals Confidence Index - May

 

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We're a month into the season and the Royals are off to a good start for once.  Gordon is on the DL, Bloomquist is hitting and Greinke is on the road to the Cy Young Award.  Most of us probably feel pretty good, but with more than a little wariness about what the next month and the rest of the season will bring.  Will the pitching cool down when the weather heats up?  Will the hitting turn around?  Has it already turned around?  Lots of questions.  But how do you feel?

The RCI for April (preseason) was 6.34.  Has the mood of the fanbase changed?  Let's see.

I want to remind everyone that my intent with the "How do you feel about the 2009..." questions is not merely to gauge your feeling on what has happened so far in the season, but how do you feel about the item in question for the 2009 season overall.  Obviously what has happened in the games already played affects our feeling about the entire season, but I don't think it should just be about what has happened so far.  Anyway, they are my questions, but you can answer them however you want.

 

I'm also making some additions to the regular lineup of questions.  I'm something of a political junky, and I often find myself checking job approval and right track/wrong track polls.  So I thought it would be interesting to see how those kinds of polling questions would work for the Royals.  They don't affect the calculation of the RCI and some of them are redundant with the regular RCI questions, but I think they are worth a try.

Here's the deal.  For each of these questions, give me a number from 1-10.  1 means you feel very bad/unhappy/negative about the item in question right now.  10 means you feel extremely good/happy/positive about it.  (If you want to use decimals like 6.3, feel free).

1. How do you feel about the 2009 Royals team overall?

2. How do you feel about the 2009 Royals pitching?

3. How do you feel about the 2009 Royals hitting?

4. How do you feel about the 2009 Royals defense?

5. How do you feel about Dayton Moore?

6. How do you feel about Trey Hillman?

7. How do you feel about the Royals minor league system?

8. How do you feel about the Royals future?

Bonus questions (these have no bearing on the RCI):

A.  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dayton Moore is handling his job as general manager?

1. Strongly approve

2. Somewhat approve

3. Somewhat disapprove

4. Strongly disapprove

5. Don't know/no opinion

B.  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trey Hillman is handling his job as manager?

1. Strongly approve

2. Somewhat approve

3. Somewhat disapprove

4. Strongly disapprove

5. Don't know/no opinion

C.  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McClure is handling his job as pitching coach?

1. Strongly approve

2. Somewhat approve

3. Somewhat disapprove

4. Strongly disapprove

5. Don't know/no opinion

D.  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kevin Seitzer is handling his job as hitting coach?

1. Strongly approve

2. Somewhat approve

3. Somewhat disapprove

4. Strongly disapprove

5. Don't know/no opinion

E.  Do you think that the Royals are generally going in the right direction or do you feel they are on the wrong track?

1. Going in the right direction

2. On the wrong track

3. Don't know/no opinion

F.  For each of the following players give a number to show if you think his start is "for real"?  (1-10, 1 meaning his start was a complete aberration and 10 meaning the start was the real deal because the player really is that good/bad)

Willie Bloomquist

Mike Aviles

Alberto Callaspo

David Dejesus

John Buck

Miguel Olivo

Zack Greinke

Brian Bannister

Jamey Wright

Kyle Farnsworth

G.  How many games do you think Zack Greinke will win this year?

H.  On what date will Luke Hochevar make his first appearance for the KC Royals?

I.  What kind of a chance do the Royals have of making the playoffs this year?  (give a percentage: 0%-100%)

J.  What is your best estimate of how many games the Royals will win in 2009?

 

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