Much Needed Lineup Changes

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After yesterdays embarrassing display of offense, Ned Yost has made a few much needed changes to his lineup. Alcides Escobar is no longer batting 2nd. In the last 7 games, Esky has batted .200, while going 5-25 in that span. Overall, it seems that Escobar is far more productive in the 8/9 spot. Batting 2nd tonight, Eric Hosmer. In the last 7 games, Hos is batting just .125. During that...

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Moose Odyssey

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     For Mike Moustakas to have a sucessful AAA stint, lots of things have to happen. The first thing that needs to happen: Moose needs to have a long chat with Alex Gordon. Moose has been given a path. Ironically, it’s a similar path that has been traceled by Alex Gordon. Maybe Gordo can give him some advice. I’m not saying that Moustakas will become an All-Star left fielder in three years, but if...

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Royals at Angels Preview

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     The Royals will be back on the West Coast this weekend. For me, that means I’ll have to take a three hour nap just to stay awake. For the Royals, that means….. Well, not really anything. It’s just another West Coast trip, probably filled with disappointments and crushed dreams. We have Duffy, and Shields pitching for us this series, so ALL hope is not lost. The Royals will look to...

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Royals Put Down a Moose

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com         If any one word describes the Royals front office over the course of my lifetime, it’s “inept”. They will quite often wait too long to make a move that everybody sees as right (see the eventual DFA’s of Jeff Franceour and Chris Getz). Thursday, though, when I woke up and checked my phone, I came across news that shocked me. The Kansas City Royals had optioned 3B Mike ‘I don’t watch...

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Bring Back Moose!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   I for one can’t wait to have Mike Moustakas back with the big club.  I have been fighting tooth and nail saying he needs to be sent down.  And I still stand by that.  But the reason I wanted him to be sent down, was so that he can work some things out quickly and get back up to the major league club (when ready, not because Ned feels he has sufficiently quieted the fans and media by sending him...

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Man That Royals Team is Bad…

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   UPDATE: Moose has been sent to AAA Omaha. In doing so they brought up Jimmie Paredes.  More to come on this soon! So I was talking with Walker about a little baseball this morning, and he says, “hey, you should do a comparison between this year and 2004.” To which I replied that 2003 was a fluke, 04 was a trainwreck and I would rather not. Buuuut I couldn’t help myself, so I pulled up...

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It Ain’t Over Yet! — A Look at the Royals Defense

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com So, you’re saying there’s still a chance?   Yes – and here’s why.  Fielding.  Fielding.  Fielding.   For the second straight year Kansas City has the best fielding in the majors.  I was perusing stats from Inside Edge Fielding as provided by fan graphs.  The Inside Edge folks are scouts who watch every play and grade it on a scale ranging from impossible to almost certain to make the...

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Return Of The Bats

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   The weather isn’t the only thing warming up here in the city of fountains, so are The Royals batting averages. Even with last nights drubbing of Jason Vargas, it seems that some of The Royals players have started to figure the whole hitting the ball thing out. With Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar leading the way, batting right around .300, others in the line up are beginning to show signs of life....

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