Originally Posted by Zeke
Ok, we'll just stop right there.... You're making me chuckle.
Not sure if you're just trolling, or really don't know what you're talking about.
Chicago's offense is lightyears better than KC's. They scored 75 more runs than we did. That's a fairly sizeable difference. Minnesota's offense even outscored KC's by 25 runs (mainly due to their ability to get on base).
KC and Cleveland are right on par with each other, offensively. We scored 9 more runs than them... so there's the two teams that you should compare from last year.
Go take a look at how many runs the Royals scored in 2011. Hosmer and Moose had significant sophomore slumps.
The "we might make the playoffs" scenario presumes their 3rd years, which is not an unreasonable assumption at all, will be like or better than their 1st years. And Butler/Gordon/Perez/Escobar wont regress.