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Royals Position Players Since 2003 With More WAR Than Mike Moustakas' 2012 Season

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  1. 6.9 - Alex Gordon (1 other season qualifies)
  2. 6.8 - Carlos Beltran
  3. 4.4 - Mike Aviles
  4. 4.4 - David DeJesus
  5. 4.2 - Melky Cabrera (3 other seasons qualify)
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Royals Digital Digest 2011; It All Happens Here

Ryan Lefebvre looking at Dayton Moore who is looking at Ryan Lefebvre looking at Dayton Moore. The Digital Digest was probably a step in the right direction for the Royals in reaching out to the...

Royals Avoid Arbitration With Alex Gordon - 1 Year $1.4 Million

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Gordon signed a deal for $1.4 million with a chance for $100,000 in performance bonuses. (Updated)

Best Bunter In 2010: Gregor Blanco?

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Gregor Blanco got a hit on 57% of his 21 fair bunts last year. Here is Part Two in the series

Is This Enough? Best Assets In Texas

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  1. A+ The Alamo - Bastion of defense for small market teams - High upside, sure to succeed (according to anonymous sources).
  2. A- Jessica Simpson - Attractive female human - Major league ready. Some may prefer a similar piece.
  3. B+ Cowboys Bigscreen TV - Bigger than the Royals HDTV - High upside, but Royals are stocked in this department. Would block other prospects.
  4. B+ Steers - Source of sustinance - Mid-level asset but sure to produce consistantly.
  5. C- Game Used Francoeur Jerseys - Collectors items sure to rise in value - Low-level throw in, but type of asset managment covets.

Top 5 Greinke Rumors This Offseason

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  1. Thinks Matt Cassel is a franchise QB
  2. Does not think we landed on the moon
  3. Afraid of bees
  4. Does not find Conan humorous
  5. Brandon Belt

Rany On The Royals - Chiefs Playoff Odds

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An interesting look at the Chiefs chances to make the playoffs. Rany goes into detail what has to happen for the Chiefs to make the playoffs, either by winning the division or the wildcard. Bottom line: win the division or go home.

Vin Mazzaro - Pitchf/x analysis

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"Today's topics are the unusual splits of a cutter, the borderline between cutters and sliders, and looking at the sinker of a recently traded pitcher...that doesn't sink."

Billy Butler, The Royals Most Valuable Player, Wins Award For Being Most Valuable Player

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Billy Butler wins the coveted Les Milgram Player of the Year award for second straight year. He was also the most valuable according to WAR (BRef, 2nd in Fangraphs).

If your team needs a catcher who absolutely will not get on base, this is the free agent class of...

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If your team needs a catcher who absolutely will not get on base, this is the free agent class of your dreams.

Keith Law - Twitter

Strutting Cassel hangs with Strutting Leo.

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Strutting Cassel hangs with Strutting Leo.

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What Is Different For Cassel?

Let's play a fun game: what are the differences between two teams? I would do a fancy image here, but that would ruin part of the surprise, since you would know who the teams are! Spoiler: One of...

Rany - Could Jarrod Dyson Be The Royals CF of the Future?

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"The stats say Jarrod Dyson is a poor man’s Joey Gathright, or (as I compared him to before the season) Endy Chavez: a player with top-of-the-line speed and defense, but below-replacement-level hitting skills. The scouts – or at least one scout – thinks that Dyson’s numbers are a reflection of his inexperience playing the game, and that – even at age 26 – he is poised to take a giant step forward and become a quality everyday centerfielder in the majors."

Rany - How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The GM.

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"The Giants are proof that to build a playoff team, you don’t need to trade well, and you don’t need to spend money well. You simply have to draft well. The fact is that Brian Sabean, despite his many, many blunders over the years, cannot be considered a failure as a GM, because the Giants have done such a good job of drafting over the past decade that it covers over his mistakes."

Though the throwing error went to Quiroz, rendering the decisive run unearned, the loss went to Dan...

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Though the throwing error went to Quiroz, rendering the decisive run unearned, the loss went to Dan Cortes, and it's hard to say he didn't deserve it. Cortes inherited a three-run lead in the eighth and promptly threw nine consecutive balls, walking two, allowing a single, and giving the lead away before escaping the inning. He then returned for the ninth and, while he got the first two guys out, he walked Mitch Moreland and struck out Cruz on a pitch that was essentially uncatchable. The curve dropped at least a good foot in front of home plate before bouncing off, away from everybody. Cortes' final line reads 42 pitches - 18 strikes - 24 balls - and he was exactly as wild as that seems, if not moreso.

via Lookout Landing - Cortes earns first loss in amazing walkoff strikeout (emphasis mine).

Yost expects no changes in coaching staff except replacing Kuntz

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Nothing is likely to be official until after the season, but Royals manager Ned Yost anticipates no changes in his coaching staff for next season beyond the need to replace first base coach Rusty Kuntz. Yost’s staff could undergo a major shakeup if bench coach John Gibbons gets a managerial job. Gibbons spent nearly four years as Toronto’s manager from 2004-08 and is completing his second season on the Royals’ staff. All coaches are under contracts that expire at the end of the season.

MLBTR: Are the Royals the next losing team to make the playoffs?

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"Eight teams have assured themselves of losing records in 2010, but they're all trying to turn things around and reach the postseason. Could the Diamondbacks, under new GM Kevin Towers, be the first to reach the playoffs? What about the Royals, who have so much minor league talent? Or the Cubs, a big-market team with a number of pieces already in place? It's time to vote on those teams, plus the Nationals, Pirates, Mariners, Indians and Orioles." The results say no.

Royals extend contract with Omaha

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"The Royals announced Thursday that they have extended their contract with Class AAA Omaha through the 2014 season. The Omaha Royals, who will be moving into a new park next year, are 77-62 this season in the Pacific Coast League. Omaha has been an affiliate since 1969."

Lineup for Motown matinee: Blanco 8, Aviles 6, Bloomie 5, Billy DH, Kila 3, Pena 2, Mitch 9, Miller...

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Lineup for Motown matinee: Blanco 8, Aviles 6, Bloomie 5, Billy DH, Kila 3, Pena 2, Mitch 9, Miller 7, Getz 4. O'Sully pitching.

David Holtzman I've never complained that much about a lineup, but...Bloomie at 3? WHO'S BEING SET UP TO FAIL NOW?

Throughout the decade of David Glass’ ownership of the Royals, the team has lost a record amount of ...

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Throughout the decade of David Glass’ ownership of the Royals, the team has lost a record amount of games. Those losses without question are the direct result of the things Glass has done as an owner. However, from all the information available, it seems that he has become in many respects a model owner in recent years. His prior mistakes continue to haunt the franchise and will do so for at least a couple more years. He shouldn’t be given a pass for those mistakes; however he should be praised for changing his ways and doing the right things.

Royals Authority - David Glass 2.0

Deadspin acquires financial reports of baseball teams. Part 1 - Pirates, Rays, Marlins,...

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Deadspin acquires financial reports of baseball teams. Part 1 - Pirates, Rays, Marlins, Angels Part 2 - Mariners Update: Analysis of the data (Biz of Baseball) . Also, it's hinted that all teams information will be released in the coming days.

No info on the Royals. Yet.

Royals Are One Of The Best Clutch Hitting Teams In The League

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After taking each team’s Clutch batting score from 2000 until the 2010 season and averaging them on a per-team basis, I found that the mean is -7.26 wins and the standard deviation is 12.7. That means that the Cubs (-35.1) are more than two standard deviations away from the mean. The Diamondbacks (-26.2), Reds (-24.1), and Rockies (-22.6) are all a standard deviation away on the same side of the scale as the Cubs. Meanwhile the Angels (16), Twins (14.7), Mariners (11.7), Athletics (8.9), and Royals (8.5) are more than one standard deviation away from the mean on the other side.

#Royals manager Ned Yost says plan is for Brayan Pena to catch at least 15 of the remaining 49...

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#Royals manager Ned Yost says plan is for Brayan Pena to catch at least 15 of the remaining 49 games.

Dutton - Twitter

Pre-season Coaches Poll Released

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4. Texas 8. Oklahoma 9. Nebraska Missouri recieved 32 votes, good enough for 36th place

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What Will The 2018 Royals Look Like?

What will the Royals of the future look like? Here's my best guess: C: TBD 1B: TBD 2B: Antonio SS: TBD 3B: Cuthbert (2-time all-star by this point) OF: TBD OF: TBD OF: TBD DH: TBD B...

Next To Be Moved: Bloomquist?

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Willie Bloomquist most likely Royal to be dealt before deadline. Angels, Yankees, Phils & Padres have kicked the tires on him. #trades via Jerry Crasnick

And I want to ask a question, and I hope it’s a rhetorical question: Can you really call Dayton M...

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And I want to ask a question, and I hope it’s a rhetorical question: Can you really call Dayton Moore the worst GM in baseball, or even one of the worst GMs in baseball, when he’s built the #1 farm system in the game in three years?

Rany on the Royals - Minor League Verdict

John Lamb promoted to AA Northwest Arkansas after tonight's game. His line: 4 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0...

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John Lamb promoted to AA Northwest Arkansas after tonight's game. His line: 4 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (1.45 ERA in A+). The Future Is Now (Closer).

via Schaum

Royals Authority - Trade Deadline: Alternate Universe Edition

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Fantasy Manager Moves: Royals Send: Callaspo Royals Receive: Tevor Bell, SP and PTBNL (Angels) Royals Send: Guillen, $4 Million Royals Receive: Ray Kruml, OF (Yankees) Royals Send: Farns and Bloomquist Royals Receive: Chris Dickerson, OF (Reds) Royals Send: Podsednik and Aviles Royals Receive: Che-Hsuan Lin, OF and Kyle Weiland, P (Red Sox) Call-ups: Lucas, Kila, Coleman, Hardy, Gordon Demotions: Marte

Nebraska NOT unanimous to win the North?

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By Mike DeArmond - Posted on 21 July 2010, KC Star The Big 12 might want to issue a correction - albeit a small and pretty darned meaningless one - about league media being unanimous in picking Nebraska to win the Big 12 North. I didn't pick the Cornhuskers, although given that Missouri plays at Nebraska I probably should have and probably would now. A call to the Big 12 office produced a very nice apology: "Thanks Mike. Sorry about the poll. All I can guess is it was either misplaced once I printed it off or intern who assisted me accidentally miscalculated points. I'll make sure your votes are counted for preseason team." DeArmond's voting in the link, including Jerrell Jackson first team offense.
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