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#Royals manager Ned Yost indicates OF Rick Ankiel could return prior to Thursday's game in New...

#Royals manager Ned Yost indicates OF Rick Ankiel could return prior to Thursday's game in New York. Out since April 24 with strained quad.

Dutton Twitter Gordon: 315/442/577 1.019 OPS 14HR 51BB 72K Ankiel: 270/281/556 .837 OPS 4HR 1BB 17K

Lookout Landing - First Half In Review: Mariners As Things In Or Near My Apartment

An excellent run down on what player on the team is represented by an item in this guys apartment. Sadly, I feel that you could replace any of the names of a Mariners player with a corresponding Royal, as most of the objects in his aparment appear worthless. K. Texeira makes an appearance, and so does Willie ballgame in the comments. Definitely worth a look.

A source informs me that Mike Moustakas is headed to AAA. Breaking news is not my forte, so don't...

A source informs me that Mike Moustakas is headed to AAA. Breaking news is not my forte, so don't take this as gospel. But that's the word.

Rany - Twitter It's been rumored the past day or so. Schaum mentioned it today too.

Just talked to someone who said Christian Colon is in Kansas City today visiting an orthopedic...

Just talked to someone who said Christian Colon is in Kansas City today visiting an orthopedic surgeon (so is Ray Navarro?). Not sure what the reason for the checkup is, although you can assume it had to do with his previous injury. Doctor was heard to say "congratulations" to Colon. Yay.

Missouri in NCAA 11 Preview

"Alabama fans are not amused. NCAA Football 11 promised four times the number of teams it normally puts in its demo, and the reigning national champion is not one of them. But Big XII defectors Texas and Oklahoma are. ...Ohio State-Miami, Florida-Florida State, and Clempson-Missouri are your other three matchups. The demo arrives Monday." I hope we can beat Clempson

Indians Designate Jamey Wright For Assignment

The Indians designated Jamey Wright for assignment to make room for Frank Herrmann, according to the team. Wright, 35, had a 5.48 ERA with 3.8 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 18 appearances this season. The righty has been a workhorse in recent years, averaging 70 appearances in 2008-09 with the Rangers and Royals. Bullpen help on the way for the Royals
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Yuniesky Betancourt = Ned Yost? Undeniably Yes

  via sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net     While perusing fangraphs newest lifetime WAR graphs, I came upon a startling discovery: Yuniesky Betancourt is startlingly similar to our new interim manager...

Would you trade the Royals for a .500 NBA team?

"So I come to you, Kansas City, with this question. If you could, would you trade this team for a franchise in another sport that was even halfway decent? Would you trade the Royals for a .500 NBA team? If you were to trade the Royals for a .500 NBA team, even in the Western Conference you'd only need a 10 game improvement to make the playoffs, to have a playoff atmosphere back in Kansas city. Oklahoma City showed off what a small market can do given the chance, and if they can pull it off, Kansas City, with one of the best sports fanbases in the country can too." via Arrowhead Pride

#Royals' lineup tonight against Tampa Bay has David DeJesus as DH and Jose Guillen in...

#Royals' lineup tonight against Tampa Bay has David DeJesus as DH and Jose Guillen in right field.

Via Bob Dutton - Guillen to RF, DeJesus to DH It was inevitable

Easy Money: Bet On Whoever's Playing The Pirates

"It's been said that you should never bet on your favorite team; you're just setting yourself up for double heartbreak. Well, one Pirates fan has concocted a fascinating experiment/get-rich-quick scheme: he's betting against the Bucs in every game this season. ... It's a brilliant bet, for someone removed enough from their team to be willing to profit from their ineptitude. If they lose, you win. And if they win? Holy s***, the Pirates won a game!"

Sorry, don't have photoshop at the office. Hope the Berry fans enjoy

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Sorry, don't have photoshop at the office. Hope the Berry fans enjoy

Google Trends for April 2010

This is the google trend results for "nfl draft." It is also the #1 hot topic right now for searches. Clearly a lot of people aren't getting much work done today, and are searching about the draft instead. If you look at the top cities listed, Kansas City, MO comes in at number 3. Does that mean people from KC love their team a lot more than other cities? Or does it mean that we simply work less hard and spend all day looking at football news?

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Reliever Optimism

In the wake of the rumors that the Royals are looking to shop Juan Cruz, I can't help but feel a bit of optimism. I didn't say a lot of optimism, but a little bit. And of course this is an...

Luke Hochevar is back down to earth, although his average speed is still at the upper end of what...

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Luke Hochevar is back down to earth, although his average speed is still at the upper end of what he has done in the past. Two games is a small sample, so I guess we will see how this plays out the rest of the year. My guess is he gets back up to 95 a couple more times, but his most recent start is probably the norm.

Jason Kendall is the most important player on the Royals this year to determine whether they have a...

Jason Kendall is the most important player on the Royals this year to determine whether they have a good or bad season -paraphrased from 610 Sports this morning

The argument had nothing to do with his bat, and had everything to do with...his pitch calling. It is up to Jason Kendall to make our pitching staff better as a whole than they were last year, and he is therefore the most important player on the Royals roster this year.

Royals #12 in spending...

...based on their rotation: "1. Yankees - $63,157,650 2. Cubs - $50,775,000 3. Red Sox - $42,263,500 4. Mets - $38,087,500 5. White Sox - $36,200,000 12. Royals - $25,110,000 29. Rays - $9,473,333 30. Blue Jays - $4,085,000 Approximately $736MM will be spent on the 2010 salaries of the 150 projected members of Opening Day rotations. That's an average of $4.9MM per pitcher. On average, a team will spend $24.5MM on its rotation in 2010. The median figure is $22.8MM. The White Sox, Tigers, Royals, Angels, Rockies, and Giants don't have any projected starters earning less than $1MM." Who says we're a small market team? We're spending more than the average and the median on our pitching rotation. The question is, are they counting Farns as a starter?

Ka’aihue's walk paves way for Royals win

I just wanted people to see the headline of this article. With the MLB Royals OBP being what it is, it is not very likely we will be seeing a similar headline this year. Please Dayton Moore, give Kila a shot in the big leagues.

Help Mrs. Podsednik!

"A single-elimination battle royale: sixty-four women, seven rounds, one readers'-choice champion, and not a single Kardashian. The bracket hysteria begins..." Go and vote to help Mrs. Podsednik, and therefore, the Royals advance in this prestigious bracket. And while you're at it, go help Lane Kiffin out as well.

Royals Claim Gaby Hernandez

"Pitcher Gaby Hernandez continues to bounce around, as the Royals claimed him off waivers from the Red Sox today according to a team press release. The Mariners designated Hernandez for assignment upon signing Ryan Garko. The Red Sox claimed Hernandez, but then designated him upon claiming Casey Fien. Hernandez, 24 in May, posted a 5.23 ERA, 6.0 K/9, and 3.0 BB/9 in 146.3 Triple A innings last year. Heading into the '09 season, Baseball America wrote that Hernandez "flashes three average or better pitches, but he often tries to be so fine that his stuff plays down." At the time, BA suggested he could still become a No. 4 or No. 5 starter."

Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

A look by MLB Trade Rumors into the Royals offseason, including key departures and acquisitions. "Despite Kendall and Abreu, Moore did a nice job overall this winter by focusing on the long-term health of the organization rather than veteran respectability for 2010."

Public Service Requested - Picture of Samurai Zack. Does anyone have pick of Samurai Zack with...

Public Service Requested - Picture of Samurai Zack. Does anyone have pick of Samurai Zack with the actual Samurai sword that Mizuno gave him? I usually don't do this kind of fanshot, but this is very important to me. By very important, I mean my fantasy baseball team will be named Samurai Zack and I want a good photo for my team avatar. So take 'important' in the context given. I would like a picture of Zack, preferably in a Samurai pose and armor if available, weilding the sword that was given to him. Note: I don't mean photoshop, as I can do that myself. If I have to resort to photoshop, I will share the photo for everyone's use. That is all.

Sluggerrr the Lion -- the mascot for the Kansas City Royals -- is accused of poking a fan's eye out...

Sluggerrr the Lion -- the mascot for the Kansas City Royals -- is accused of poking a fan's eye out with a steaming hot wiener during a Major League Baseball game last year ... and now the team is being sued over it.

MLB Mascot Accused of Gruesome Wiener Attack - TMZ.com Via Arrowhead Pride

John Bale Signs With Hiroshima Carp

"Lefty John Bale signed with the Hiroshima Carp, reports Kyodo News. Bale will earn about $109K for the Carp in 2010. He spent three years with the club prior to his two-year, $4MM deal with the Royals signed in December of '06. Bale, 36 in May, posted a 5.72 ERA in 28.3 innings for the Royals last year. He dealt with a hyperactive thyroid and a hamstring injury, and was released a few days before the non-tender deadline." Now who do we have to break their hand punching doors?

Danario Alexander to Miss Combine

"Danario Alexander, the leading receiver for the Missouri Tigers last season and a potential top 120 draft pick, had surgery on his left knee Tuesday, SI.com has learned. He has been ruled out of participating in next week's combine and his pro-day workout, but is expected to be ready for training camps. Alexander, who caught 113 passes last season for 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns, originally hurt his knee while participating at the Senior Bowl in January. His knee swelled after practice on Wednesday, but there was little pain, so he played in the game that Saturday. The following week an MRI showed Alexander had a defect in the cartilage of the left knee. A team of specialists, including Dr. James Andrews, consulted with Alexander and recommended surgery." -Via Arrowhead Pride

Baseball Predictions in February! - Joe Posnanski

Kansas City: 64-98 Comment: Here’s what I tell Kansas City fans — any team that has Zack Greinke starting, Joakim Soria closing and Billy Butler in the middle of the lineup can get better pretty quickly. But the Royals’ off-season was baffling. … The Royals really are counting on Alex Gordon to emerge.

Rangers Signs Chavez, Probably For The Best

"7:27pm: Chavez will earn $1MM if he makes the team with a $1.25MM team option for 2011, according to Jon Heyman of SI (via Twitter). 6:59pm: The Rangers have signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league deal, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Chavez's season ended prematurely last year when he collided with Yuniesky Betancourt and tore his ACL. Morosi reported last week that Chavez could be ready in April or May." One more potential OF for the Royals is off the market. I did not realize that Yuni ended Chavez's season last year. Could have been some drama in the clubhouse!

*You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals’ record for most homers in a season is 36 … set ...

*You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals’ record for most homers in a season is 36 … set in 1985. Not only is this the lowest home run record in baseball, but just from 1994-2002, every team in baseball had someone hit more than 36 home runs except the Royals and the Minnesota Twins. You know how they say in "Field of Dreams" that the 1960s never came to Iowa. Well, it’s like the steroid era never came to Kansas City and Minnesota. Or, more likely, the Royals and Twins could only afford the steroid users who did not hit a lot of home runs.

Joe Posnanski - Frank Thomas

Royals Are The MLB Team Most Likely To Be Forgotten

When people are asked to name all the teams in the Major Leagues, the Royals were the team most likely to be forgotten by participants. "Quiz: MLB Teams Least Guessed Answer: Kansas City Royals, 73.7%" In unrelated news, the Chiefs were the NFL team most likely to be forgotten.

Royals Looking For A New Sluggerrr

"Aspiring mascots take heed: The Royals need a new "Sluggerrr." Minimum two years experience and an ability to stay awake for nine innings a must. Quality baseball knowledge not necessary (or even preferred.)" Link to the Actual Job Listing

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