A Possible Royal Snub??

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   The inevitable happened this week when long time Kansas City fan favorite Mike Sweeney was announced as the 26th member of the Royals hall of fame. This is an honor which was greatly deserved for a player who was one of the lone bright spots during some of the worst stretches of baseball the Royals fan base has ever had to endure. He wrote bible verses with his autograph and produced the second highest...

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Scott Madison and Extra Credit

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Usually I can be pretty darn stat heavy in my articles and for good reason, everything can be measured in baseball. I was one of those kids in school that wasn’t very good at solving math problems but ask me to figure out Bret Saberhagen’s ERA and I was a wizard. How come there were never any baseball word problems! They always had two trains traveling at different speeds. Who rides trains anyway?...

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Early Thoughts on 2015 Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com So a sinus attack has me awake in the middle of the night. I get to watch the game from September 30, 2014 – again – in its entirety – for the first time since I watched it on live TV. No, I wasn't at the K that night. I am sure in 25 years the attendance for that game will be 200,000 – but I won't be one of them. I attended ALDS 3, ALCS 4, WS 2. What a great post-season for me...

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A Look at the Royals Defense in 2015

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Durham Bulls fictional manager Joe “Skip” Riggins once said, “This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” The 2015 Royals will definitely be expected to catch the ball. When Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer all take the field it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these guys can play a little defense. All three guys have...

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Projecting the Royals Opening Day Lineup

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com With pitchers and catchers reporting yesterday, it is officially baseball season. Though we still have many long weeks ahead before opening day, the roster has already begun to take shape. The Royals enter 2015 with less question marks to be decided in spring training than any year in recent memory. The starting 9 are set, with Salvy, Hosmer, Infante, Escobar, Moose, Gordon, Cain and Rios. Newly acquired Kendrys...

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GMDM stays perfect, but at what cost?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   When it comes to arbitration hearings Dayton Moore must shutter like a KU fan come football season.  To date, as General Manager of the Kansas City Royals, Moore has signed every arbitration eligible player to a deal before reaching arbitration. Follow @RoyalsBlue_com What is arbitration?  This is an excellent question and one many baseball fans do not understand.  Arbitration is a right...

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Royals Sign Holland to 1 year deal

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com GMDM has done it again.  Moore has successful avoided arbitration with another player.  This time it is All-World Closer Greg Holland.  Holland and the Royals came to terms on a 1 year, $8.25 million dollar deal.  This is a pretty good deal for both sides.  Not many relievers make this kind of coin.  Yet not many relievers have the stuff and numbers that Holland does.  The...

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Royals Finalizing 2-year Deal with Herrera

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, the Royals and reliever Kelvin Herrera are close to finalizing a two-year $4.15 million dollar deal which will avoid arbitration between the two sides. Herrera was primarily used as a "7th" inning guy by Kansas City, often bridging the gap between the starter and the Wade Davis/Greg Holland duo. Herrera ended up having a fantastic season, eventually...

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