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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals

This has become a punch line, but the right parts are being assembled (really!)

Originally Published: September 20, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that have fallen out of the playoff race continues with the Kansas City Royals, a team that has been absent from October baseball for the past three presidential administrations.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 75-87, fourth place
Current record: 60-88, fifth place

The powder-blue unis didn't quite do the trick.

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