Sal Gets Paid

In a rare occurrence in the worlds of sports and business, today the Kansas City Royals did right by Salvador Perez. On the surface, this appears to be a bit of a bad deal for the Royals, though it will hardly be catastrophic. I imagine the going rate for a decent catcher will probably be… Read more

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The Braves Way

WARNING: Baseball-related post. Yes, I made some graphs. I love making graphs. In just over a week, pitchers and catchers will report and Spring Training will kick off in earnest. Most post-seasons for Royals fans like myself are black holes of nothing while we speculate on who might possible break out next year and bring… Read more

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Better Than Projected

The Royals dispatched the Cincinnati Reds tonight in a sloppy, rain-lengthened game, picking up their 73rd win of the season—one better than the much-maligned prediction from Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA forecasting tool. Much ridicule was wasted in the off season after a series of articles dared to wonder if other teams would emulate the Royals defense… Read more

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Three and Oh!

Watching the Royals go 3-0 to start the season isn’t a crazy idea. Most teams, even bad ones, can string together three wins on occasion. What has been most satisfying about this opening week binge on wins is that they have come with so much competence. By far, the worst performance has been Danny Duffy… Read more

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Who are These Guys? – Infield

Let’s take a look at who will be turning double plays on the daily this year, once again using the official 40-man roster as our guide, which can be found here. Note: All posts will follow this general format: Player Name (linking to the player page on Baseball-Reference.com) 2013 “Slash” line (Batting Average/On-Base Percentage/Slugging Average) 2013… Read more

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Who are These Guys? – Outfield

Let’s take a look at who will be manning the expanses in Kaufmann Stadium this year, once again using the official 40-man roster as our guide, which can be found here. Note: All posts will follow this general format: Player Name (linking to the player page on Baseball-Reference.com) 2013 “Slash” line (Batting Average/On-Base Percentage/Slugging Average) 2013… Read more

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Who are These Guys? – Catcher

Let’s take a look at who will be donning the tools of ignorance for the boys in blue this year, once again using the official 40-man roster as our guide, which can be found here. Note: All posts will follow this general format: Player Name (linking to the player page on Baseball-Reference.com) 2013 “Slash” line (Batting… Read more

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Who are These Guys? – Designated Hitter

After a series of not-terrible moves this off-season, the Kansas City Royals may find themselves as legitimate favorites for a playoff spot come October of 2014. Since a lot of people who forgot KC had a baseball team will start to pay more attention to the kings of the midwest, I thought I might provide… Read more

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Royal Reactions – What’s Up, Wade?

If anybody on the Royals could have used a hug last year, it was Wade Davis. After coming over to the Kansas City Royals as part of the James Shield/Wil Myers trade, Davis was given a spot in the rotation based on a stellar performance out of the bullpen for Tampa Bay in 2012. It… Read more

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Royal Reactions – Off-Season Upgrades

Dayton Moore has been a busy man since the long-suffering Red Sox fans finally got that elusive World Series title after six long years without one. As previously-discussed, the Royals fell short of the playoffs and couldn’t just stand pat if they wanted to step it up in 2014. Welcome to Kansas City, Norichika Aoki,… Read more

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