Originally Posted by DeezNutz
All I'm saying is that it's past due for the organization to be held accountable for its win-loss record, something that has largely received a pass for well over a decade now.
.500 should be viewed as a what it is, mediocre.
Agreed that .500 is mediocre and its time to start seeing results on the field.
But it's about more than just the record. If we see a lot of progression from young players and end up .500 or right around that, and it shows light for 2013 and beyond, that can be viewed as successful season.
For example... let's say Jonathan Sanchez, Paulino and Chen all bomb in the first half and the Royals fall into a big hole despite expected performances from the offense and bullpen. However, Hochevar keeps up what he started in the second half of 2011, and Duffy makes big strides. Montgomery comes up at the ASB and is really good, and Lamb makes a full recovery and zooms to Omaha before season end.
In that case, I'd say a .500 overall record would be a positive.