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Are Royals a sleeper in AL?

As pointed out on SweetSpot, the past five World Series winners missed the playoffs the previous season. One team dreaming of a sixth straight such occurrence: the Kansas City Royals. Of course, K.C. must get past division rivals Detroit and Cleveland first -- and MLB's longest postseason drought (the Royals last reached it in 1985). But with some savvy additions, many believe this could be the franchise's year. Is it?

  • How many games will the Royals (86-76 in 2013) win this season?

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      16%
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      43%
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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,093)

  • Which team will finish with the better record?

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      32%
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      68%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,050)

  • Will the Royals make their first playoff appearance since 1985?

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      42%
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      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 37,113)

  • Who is the Royals' best everyday player?

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      50%
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      26%
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      15%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 12,610)

  • The Royals allowed the fewest runs in the AL in 2013. Where will they rank this season?

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      7%
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      38%
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      40%
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      15%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,975)

  • Which team will win the AL Central?

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      11%
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      11%
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      67%
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      5%
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      6%

    Discuss (Total votes: 36,008)

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