Kansas City Royals’ Bullpen Is the Real Cause of Disasterous 2009

Posted: 18th September 2009 by Clark Fosler in MLB
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A few days ago, we examined the effect or non-effect of injuries with relation to a rather pitiful Royals offensive effort this season.  In doing so, it appeared that the Royals might have come up thirty or so runs short of what their reasonable expectations should have been entering the 2009 campaign. That is a problem, but not enough of one to send a team that had dreams of at least playing .500 ball into the second worst team in all of baseball, even when you factor in that the underproducing lineup is also a poor defensive squad as well. Given the recent injuries to Gil Meche and Brian Bannister and the descent into ineffectiveness by Luke Hochevar, one might find blame in the starting rotation.  The Royals, however, have been in a death spiral since mid-May: long before the ...

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