The established and generally knowledgeable folks over at The House That Dewey Built predict a three-game improvement for our Royals in their season preview. For a bunch of Red Sox fans, I'm pleasantly surprised in their analysis, in which they say the Royals have "possibly the AL's most talented group of young players that will be opening day starters" and that Luke Hudson may have a breakout year (an opinion shared by "slayer" of Royals Review). I can only imagine how hard it was for them to refrain from cracking fun at we humble Midwesterners. Although I don't really understand why they say, "Take solace in the fact that you aren't the worst team in the league, yet," as if at some point during the season the Royals might be. If anything, that last sentence should read, "Take solace in the fact that you will soon take the Central for a personal fiefdom and watch your enemies cower before the specter of Alex Gordon." Yeah, that sounds better.
UPDATE TO PREVIOUS POST: Hours after we wrote about Jeff Bianchi, Royals Corner published an interview with him (registration required). That, folks, is what we in the business call staying ahead of the curve.