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Exploring Additional Right Field Options

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:58:45 +0000

It’s no secret Jeff Francoeur has had his struggles at the plate.  Last season he hit a dismal .235 and drove in 49 runs primarily from the 5th spot in the order.  I can’t be the only who thinks we still need to search for answers in right field if this team seriously wants to […]

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Realistic Win Total for 2013

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:16:44 +0000

No one could have asked for a better start to the spring than the way the Royals have been playing.  As a team they are absolutely crushing the ball, being led by Mike Moustakas and Alex Gordon.  On the pitching side of things, they have been getting solid performances from their projected starters as they […]

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Royals Winter Ball Recap

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:33:48 +0000

Three Royals players were rewarded with their outstanding winter seasons with awards from their respective leagues.  Most notable of the honorees is starting catcher, Salvador Perez.  He was named the Venezuelan League Rookie of the Year after his outstanding performance this winter.  In 32 games for Tiburones de la Guaira he hit .371 and drove in […]

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Royals Invite 21 Players to Big League Camp

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:39:58 +0000

On Wednesday, the Royals announced the invitations of 21 players to their Major League side of camp.  The group consists of nine pitchers, four outfielders, four infielders, and four catchers.  The most notable of the group is former MVP Miguel Tejada who signed a Minor League deal on December 31st. Joining Tejada are some other […]

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Royals sign Endy Chavez

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:31:59 +0000

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com just broke the news that the Kansas City Royals and free agent outfielder Endy Chavez have agreed to a deal.  ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick has reported it to be a minor league deal.  The move looks like it’s geared towards adding some depth to the organization as Chavez will compete for a […]

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My Royals Wish List: 2013 Edition

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:00:04 +0000

With everyone in the holiday spirit, it gave me an idea to create my wish list for the 2013 Royals.  Obviously, I’d love nothing more than to hang a freshly printed World Series banner at Kauffman Stadium, but I’ll keep this list fairly realistic.  There’s about five things I would truly like to see and I […]

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The Greinke Trade: Then and Now

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:00:34 +0000

Two years ago to the day, the Royals made one of the most prolific trades in the team’s history.  Former Cy Young winner, Zack Greinke, was dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers for an abundance of young talent.  In the trade, the Royals acquired shortstop Alcides Escobar, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, and right-handed pitching prospects Jake […]

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What Does it All Mean?

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 02:43:06 +0000

For the first time that I can remember, the Royals are putting together their best hand and going “All In”.  When the news first broke, I was in shock.  The last thing I wanted to do was overpay for pitching, which I felt like we did.  However, when it’s proven time and time again that […]

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Then and Now: Bautista for Huber

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:00:48 +0000

With the winter meetings coming up, trade rumors are spreading around like wildfire and it gets me in the mood to relive history with some of the past deals the Royals front office have made.  The very first one that comes to my mind, for good reason, is the trade of Jose Bautista for Justin […]

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Wrapping up the Royals AFL Performances

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:00:06 +0000

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up with the Championship Game on November 17th and I thought it was time to do a complete review of those players who represented the Royals organization this fall for the Surprise Saguaros.  There were eight players (with one addition coming in midseason due to injury) who laced it up […]

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Rookie of the Year Winners Announced and Past Royals Winners

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:00:10 +0000

The rookie of the year winners were announced today.  It’s a no brainer in the American League as Mike Trout took home the award and Bryce Harper narrowly won in the National League.  This got me thinking of past winners for our Royals.  The Royals have won four rookie of the year awards since their inception […]

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Reviewing WARs of the Past: Pitcher’s Edition Part 2

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:45:03 +0000

With Wins Above Replacement (WAR) becoming a hot topic as of late, I’ve published a few articles that examined Royals players from the past and how they fare in this category compared to the rest of the league.  For my last post on this topic, I would like to look at a few pitchers who […]

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Royals Alex Gordon Wins Second Gold Glove

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 03:48:27 +0000

Tonight the gold glove winners are being announced in each league.  During an hour long program on ESPN2, winners in both leagues are being released every so often.  Four Royals were included as finalists this year.  Jeff Francouer, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, and Eric Hosmer were those that made the cut.  Only one would walk away a […]

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Reviewing WARs of the Past: Pitcher’s Edition Part 1

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:00:31 +0000

I recently wrote an article about Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and how Royals hitter’s of the past have faired with this statistic.  Today, I’d like to look at the same stat, but for some notable pitchers of the past and present.  What I discovered, not surprisingly, was how bad Royals hitters have been in the past with […]

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AFL Update

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:00:12 +0000

The Arizona Fall League only has a few more weeks and I wanted to take a look at how current Royals prospects are fairing, in Arizona.  The Royals, originally, sent 8 players down to Surprise this fall.  The pitchers on the roster include J.C. Sulbaran, Edwin Carl, Jon Keck, and Justin Marks.  Rounding out the […]

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Reviewing WARs of the Past: Hitter’s Edition

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:00:49 +0000

Wins above replacement (WAR) has been a hot topic as of late.  A lot, or all of it, deals with the American League MVP award and who is more deserving of it.  On one had, Mike Trout is having an absolutely tremendous all around season and is very deserving of the award, but then there’s […]

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Revisiting My Bold Predictions for 2012

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 03:20:40 +0000

Before the season started, I made 5 bold predictions that I believed could very well come true.  With only 3 games to go I want to go ahead and see how I fared.  I’ll revisit each prediction and see how wrong, or possibly, how right I was. My first prediction had Greg Holland being named […]

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That’s What Speed Do!

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 02:50:38 +0000

The duo of Jarrod Dyson and Alcides Escobar made club history today as they are the first Royals teammates to both steal 30 or more bases since the World Series Champion team of 1985.  This season won’t have the same outcome as the 85 season had, but it’s still a nice little accomplishment for the […]

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Fun with WAR (Wins Above Replacement)

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:00:35 +0000

After reading Buster Olney’s latest blog post “Framing the American League MVP debate“, it had me thinking about how the Royals stack up compared to the rest of the league in WAR.  WAR is a statistic that places emphasis on a multitude of statistics and not just your typical home run, batting average, and RBI […]

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Here Comes Johnny!!

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:00:35 +0000

The Royals second base job has been a topic of conversation for a while now.  Entering spring training, Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella were vying for the coveted starting second base job.  Getz was given very little chance to make the club but did so much to impress the coaching staff that their hand was forced. […]

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The Not So Hot Corner

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:00:24 +0000

A stat popped up on the video board at the games the last two nights that I found really intriguing.  The more I thought about it, the more it didn’t surprise me at all.  Mike Moustakas is the first Royals 3rd baseman since 1998 to hit 19 home runs or more.  Let that sink in […]

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Electric Feel: Greg Holland

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:00:06 +0000

It’s no secret, but Greg Holland is down right filthy.  Just so everyone knows, being called filthy is one of the best compliments a pitcher can receive.  We all remember his spectacular season last year, where he had a WHIP under 1 and allowed only 37 hits in 60 innings pitched.  He also collected 5 […]

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Name to Know: Sam Selman

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:00:09 +0000

The Royals selected left-handed pitcher Sam Selman out of Vanderbilt, in the second round of the 2012 MLB first-year player draft.  Selman was the 66th overall pick and could very well make a splash in the big leagues a few years from now.  He was signed in June and reported to the Rookie League, Idaho Falls Chukars.  Selman has […]

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Moving Forward

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:00:53 +0000

This is my first post in nearly two months.  A lot of things have come up in the past two months that have taken my attention away from my articles, but now I’m back and ready to focus on my posts.  At this point in the season, not many things have gone right, however there […]

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A Name to Remember: Kyle Zimmer

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:00:08 +0000

The Kansas City Royals have selected right-handed pitcher Kyle Zimmer out of the University of San Francisco.  There was a lot of chatter about the Royals selecting a college hurler with the 5th overall pick and they have done just that.  They actually had an interesting option of drafting the Stanford righty, Mark Appel, with the 5th […]

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Series Preview: Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

Mon, 14 May 2012 13:00:08 +0000

The Royals wrapped up the weekend series in Chi-town with a 9-1 win Sunday to complete a series win.  They now have split or won their last six series and have won 8 of their last 14 after losing 12 in a row in April.  Now they get the daunting task of slowing down one of the […]

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Enough is Enough

Tue, 08 May 2012 13:00:24 +0000

Today, I realized I can no longer do this.  I can’t be hopelessly optimistic about someone who has given me little in return to back up my optimism.  I was never a fan of the Luke Hochevar pick in the 2006 draft, but I sucked it up and tried to find a reason to like the pick […]

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Revisiting the Last 5 First Round Picks

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:00:29 +0000

  There isn’t much else we can say about our beloved Royals.  They lost 12 straight games and completed a winless season opening home stand.  Their lack of timely hitting and an inconsistent bullpen have combined for a disastrous start to the 2012 season.  I’ve had enough of discussing what’s going wrong and who’s to blame.  […]

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Finding A Silver Lining

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:00:45 +0000

The losing streak continues.  Make that 7 in a row for the Royals as they lost a close one last night to the Tigers by a final of 4-3.  It’s tough to keep an open mind when things are, seemingly, spiraling out of control.  There are, however, a few things that we can take away […]

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First Weekend…At a Glance

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:00:31 +0000

This past weekend the Royals took the series from the Angels by winning the rubber game yesterday, 7-3.  With the help of solid starting pitching and some nice hitting performances, the Royals left Los Angeles on a high note.  As I was watching the games, there were many great things I saw as well as some […]

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My 5 Bold Predictions for 2012

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:00:59 +0000

With opening day looming, I wanted to give a few of my predictions for this season.  This spring has been a roller coaster ride of injuries, disappointment, and excitement and I‘m trying to make some sense on how this season might fare.  There couldn’t have been too many folks predicting that Lorenzo Cain would be […]

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Searching for Answers

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:00:30 +0000

As we are nearing opening day, a few things should start to clear up.  There are some pieces to the puzzle the Royals still have to figure out, and it’s becoming a guessing game for their fans to try and solve as well.  One thing that is certain, is Yuniesky Betancourt and Chris Getz will be […]

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Alex Gordon: The Chronicle

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:00:26 +0000

I had several topics I was considering posting about today, but this is one that I have wanted to do for a while.  It’s fair to say, up to this point, Alex Gordon‘s baseball career resembles that of a roller coaster.  He has seen many ups and also encountered his share of downs.  I’m hoping […]

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Dissecting the Rotation

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:00:49 +0000

The top three rotation spots are already solidified.  Jonathan Sanchez, Bruce Chen, and Luke Hochevar will  lead the staff as the top three starters.  That leaves the Royals to fill two more spots as we head into April, with Opening Day looming.  Danny Duffy and Felipe Paulino were who I initially thought would fill out the latter […]

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Finally, Our Time!

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:00:20 +0000

My first few posts  for Kings of Kauffman have dealt with some player analysis and a few simple projections or expectations I have for these players.  I want to take an another angle for a moment and simply state how excited I am for this upcoming season.  I have not felt a buzz like this surrounding the Royals […]

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Greg Holland: Revisiting the Dirty South

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:00:26 +0000

It’s safe to say Greg Holland had quite the breakout season last year. There weren’t too many who saw his strong performance coming, possibly no one at all. Throughout the season, I was still having trouble grasping what he was accomplishing on the mound. A quick glance at his 2011 stat line will show just […]

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KC’s Crown Prince

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:00:45 +0000

One player that keeps getting attention by the fans, front office, and the media, is Eric Hosmer, and deservedly so.  There is a lot of hype surrounding the third overall pick from 2008, as he emerged on the scene last year in Kansas City, and found a home in the heart of the order.  As a Royals fan, I am […]

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Felipe Paulino: A Wild Card in the Rotation

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:00:31 +0000

One of the most talked about topics by Royals fans this off season has been whether or not the team will acquire another starter to bolster their staff.  It seems fairly certain the Royals won’t be making any additonal moves regarding starting pitching, at this point.  That would leave us with Luke Hochevar, Jonathan Sanchez, and […]

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Spotlight, Christian Witt: Small-town Success Story

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:00:55 +0000

  Not every player in the Royals’ farm system comes from a major university or big-time prep high school.  There are some who come from small towns and little known universities such as the one in northeastern Missouri where the campus of Truman State University is located.  If you are reading this blog then chances […]

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