But optimistic for some reasons.
Outfield: Outfield defense will be much improved with Guillen gone, and Gordon with some experience now. I think this will be a strength. Lots of guys out there who can run and cover a lot of ground.
Infield: Defense improved here too with a healthy Aviles at 3B and Escobar at SS. And when Mike M comes up to play 3B, Aviles slides over to 2B. I'm betting it happens by mid-June.
Pitching: Much depends on how the starters do. Though Greinke was awesome, we were losing lots of his games anyway. Losing him doesn't necessarily effect our Win / Loss record much. Chen was our most consistent pitcher last year and he's back.
Royals will surprise this year. Just not sure how yet.
2011 Prediction: 73-89