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With the Season in Full Bloom, Many Question Still Remain About the Kansas City Royals

A .440 winning percentage. A staff ERA of 4.35. Four pitchers lost to Tommy John. The 8th worst offense in the Major Leagues. A young stud blocked in AAA. Yuniesky Betancourt in the five hole. David Glass walking away from an interview when asked the tough questions (audio and transcript found here, via Rambling Morons Keep Reading

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From the Opponent: Royals vs. Rays Preview

EDIT An edit is never a good way to start off an article, but what can you do? Sometimes you simply “F” up and have to own it…. In eager anticipation to attend a pre-release screening of the movie Magic Mike tonight, I had the article ready to go but forgot to publish it. The “eager Keep Reading

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Has the Time Come for the Royals to Fire GM Dayton Moore?

Roll the clock back to 2006. The Kansas City Royals were in the midst of another losing campaign and had just come off a year in which they had compiled a record of 56-106. The Royals ranked 13th out of 14 teams in American League attendance and had the first overall pick in the upcoming Keep Reading

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Adios Humberto Quintero?

With Salvador Perez finally starting his rehab for Omaha on friday night, it’s time to take a look into who will be dropped when he is recalled from the disabled list. I do not foresee the Royals carring 3 catchers so Brayan Pena or Humberto Quintero will end up being designated for assignment. As of late, Keep Reading

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One Run is Plenty for Chen and Royals

Bruce Chen pitched arguably his best game of the year going seven shutout innings. Greg Holland worked around an error in the eighth, striking out the side. And Jonathan Broxton picked up his 14th save of the season, dealing with two runners on in the ninth in typical dramatic Broxton fashion. Chen and company only Keep Reading

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The Time Has Come for the Royals to put Aaron Crow in the Rotation

As the Royals’ season began, many personnel, analysts, and fans across the nation saw Kansas City as a team on the cusp of a breakthrough. Possessing a team with mounds of young talent—Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez, Johnny Giavotella, Danny Duffy, Alex Gordon, Billy Butler—Kansas City had finally identified a core on Keep Reading

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Weekly Awards: 4-8-12

This is an article I hope to publish each week, either Saturday or Sunday. I’ll take a look at what our Royals did in the previous week and grant awards accordingly. I will add/subtract awards as needed. Obviously, this week’s awards are only two games into the season. Most Valuable Player: Jeff Francoeur Francoeur has Keep Reading

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The Bad and The Good from Royals Season Opener

The 2012 season has begun for the Kansas City Royals, and the season began with a thud, rather than cheers and whistles. Tied 0-0 as Bruce Chen left the game after the 6th inning, the Royals lost the season opener 5-0. The Bad The Royals Bullpen Bruce Chen threw a wonderful game. The bullpen, however, Keep Reading

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5 Things To Look For Today Against The Angels

With the Royals first game of the season today, here is five things to look for against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 1.  How well does Albert Pujols play for his new team? The former Cardinals slugger signed a 10 year, 240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels back in late 2011. Albert Keep Reading

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Bruce Chen: The 25th Best MLB Opening Day Starter

While surfing the internet tonight, I came across an interesting article from Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi ranks all 30 MLB opening day starters. Kansas City Royals ace, Bruce Chen, comes in at #25. Morosi’s comments about Chen: The Royals’ rotation is widely cited as the biggest reason why they won’t compete with the Tigers this year. Keep Reading

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