Topic:  Eric Hosmer

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Eric Hosmer has reached “stud” status

About six weeks ago, my buddy Cardinals Fan was in KC visiting for a long weekend.  The two of us sat down and talked baseball with our buddy Jayson and the Royals’ summer of excitement was the topic of conversation.  At that time, the Royals were fresh off their losing streak heading into the All-Star Keep Reading

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Hope for the Royals in 2013 (no, seriously)

Spring Training is here!!!  Royals pitchers and catchers have reported and the rest of the squad is due in late this week.  As they say in Major League Baseball, hope springs eternal.  Every team has a chance for hope-even if they lost 100 games the previous season.  There are constant examples of worst to first Keep Reading

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Royals: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

To think, 4 months ago; press, radio hosts etc. were deeming the Royals to have, if not a .500 season, then very close. Now 98 games into the season the Royals are 16 games below .500 and are showing no signs of getting any closer. Coming into the 2012 season high hopes were there for Keep Reading

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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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Kansas City has the Most Loyal Fans in Baseball + the Weekend 6 Pack

We have seen it all. Well, we have seen a lot. We have seen the bad, in all its depths, deceits, and Desi Relafords. We have endured 100 loss seasons (2002, 2004-2006), managers fleeing the country (Tony Pena in 2004, lest you forget), and even a September collapse (2003). Since the Royals’ lone World Series Keep Reading

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Wil Myers Deserves to Join the Royals Soon

Wil Myers is continuing his stint with the Storm Chasers on a blistering pace (.321 AVG, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs, .703 Slugging). The 21 year old outfielder has been abusing opposing pitchers all season long and last night was no different. Myers sent a 2-0 pitch into the left field seats for a grand slam Keep Reading

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Royals Home Runs Through 49 Games: Billy Butler back on Record Tying Pace

Billy Butler has hit 5 home runs in his last 15 games, bringing his season total to 11, putting him back on pace to tie Steve Balboni’s 1985 record of 36. Last time we checked in, at 34 games, no Kansas City Royals hitters was on record pace. Butler’s power explosion (for a Royals hitter) Keep Reading

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Why are the Kansas City Royals so awful at home?

Why is it that the 2012 Kansas City Royals have won 5 road games in a row, yet they have won 5 TOTAL home games all season?  There has to be SOMETHING to explain this besides it being simply that “they are the Royals” right? Take a look at the team stats: IS IT THE Keep Reading

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Now is a Convenient Time to Send Hosmer Down

What is it going to take to fix Eric Hosmer?  It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the Royals are just as puzzled by this as the fans. During this extended slump, Manager Ned Yost has tried a hands-off approach to let Hosmer work his way out of it.  All he’s managed is an 8-for-23 stretch in Keep Reading

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Kansas City Royals Home Run Pace Through 34 Games

Throughout each baseball season, I find myself obsessed with the the chase to 37, home runs that is. Steve Balboni holds the Kansas City Royals franchise record, set at 36 in the magical season of 1985. Here is a quick update on Royals home run paces. No Royals are on pace to break the record. Keep Reading

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