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Karte

  • joined May 04, 2010
  • last login Apr 10, 2014
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Rebuilding the Angels Farm System

Interesting piece on how the Angels plan to rebuild their farm system. "The system still lacks high draft picks, still suffers from underinvestment in Latin America, still requires three, five, maybe seven years to assess." but "When Jerry Dipoto took over as GM, he said, 'The analytics department is [now] baseball ops.' Sabermetrics, in other words, would be part of everything the front office did -- including player development."

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FanFest Impressions

Lines, bobbleheads, chemistry and general mayhem.

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Pirates SIMGM Wrap-up

First off, a huge "thank you" to RoyalsRetro for coming up with this idea and all the work it took to make it happen. I enjoyed being a SIMGM® and I would do it again. The sim jobs were...

Royals Are Far Behind Marlins in Attendance

The Marlins' fire sale is reportedly due to attendance levels being lower than expected. However, the Marlins ranked #18 in total attendance last year with 2.2M fans at the games. The Royals on the other hand, ranked #25 with 1.7M. Wanna see something really depressing? Sort the data by "percentage stadium attendance for away games" If you guessed the Royals were dead last, you were right.

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GMDM is flush with cash - how soon will he spend it?

David Glass has all but guaranteed that the Royals will be spending money on Free Agents this year. In past years, Dayton has been an early (some say premature) spender in the free agent pool. ...

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2012 Royals Ticket Exchange Plan

Last year, the Royals had a very generous ticket-exchange program for season ticket holders. This year, not so much. Three big changes have taken place which may cause an overall drop in...

Why Batter Nine You Sucky is the best leadoff option (for now)

  1. He has the second highest OBP (Quintero is 1st)
  2. He is hobbled by a bad ankle, so Ned can't have him steal
  3. Gordon is warming up at the plate and needs someone to drive in
  4. It is GMDM's way of annoying sabermetricians
  5. He is on my fantasy baseball team

Broxton's Pants

It takes a big man to fill his shoes...and two men to fill his pants.

Get a brain, morans!

In a comment thread discussing the O's signing Armando Gallaraga (who I like for some unknown reason), a user corrects a BFIB on the correct usage of "anyway" and "any way". The BFIB replies, "Go look for mistakes in an encyclopedia or something." Stay classy, St. Louis!

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Royals Payroll Ranking Within AL CENTRAL

I think this is the last of my forays into TV Market Size/MLB Team Payrolls/Postseason Appearances. Thank you for indulging me in this offseason journey. I have been studying TV Market size, NL...

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AL Payrolls and Postseason Appearances

This post could be subtitled “How the Yankees skew data”. I looked at National League payrolls and postseason appearance here. Now it’s time to do the same for the American League.

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Ranking the NL Postseason by Payroll

In an earlier discussion, I took a look at the correlation between TV Market Size and MLB Club Payroll. An interesting question came up in the comments section. The question was this - Does...

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TV Market Size and MLB Payroll

The size of the TV market appears to play a huge role in the amount of money that MLB teams are willing to spend on their payroll. I read a very interesting article on "End of Year" payrolls...

#yankees disappointed sanchez went to kc. believed they had more to offer (then again, sf likes...

#yankees disappointed sanchez went to kc. believed they had more to offer (then again, sf likes melky more than nyy do

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Bruce Chen Chosen as Royals Pitcher of the Year

How bad was the 2006 staff? Here's an indicator - Mark Redman won the award that year.

"little towns like St. Louis."

Tom Verducci takes a random shot at Pujols and St. Louis in the same paragraph.

Zack Greinke Averaging 11.2 Strikeouts Per Nine

He would easily be the NL Leader if he had enough innings to qualify. One or two more games should do it.

Royals Worst Road Team in MLB

At 6-15 (.286), KC Royals are worst on the road. This does not bode well, considering they have 60 more road games to play.

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Royals Lead the AL in New Stat!

  Here’s a ray of sunshine on a dreary day after the Royals lose their fifth in a row – your Kansas City Royals lead the American League in Don’t Make Outs (DMO)! What is DMO?  It’s a...

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Rules of Baseball Fandom Proposed Rule G

Here are the Official Rules of Baseball Fandom (as voted on by loyal RR readers) so far: 1.  To be a fan of baseball, you must enjoy watching baseball. 2.  A real fan can boo his team. 3. ...

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Rules of Baseball Fandom Round 2

  Here are the Official Rules of Baseball Fandom (as voted on by loyal RR readers) so far: 1.       To be a fan of baseball, you must enjoy watching baseball. 2.       A real fan...

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Rules of Fandom - Proposed Rule #5

The Royals are off tonight, so let's vote on another rule, eh? So far, Rule #1 is at near-unanimous approval (duh, winning!). Rule #2 will most likely not be approved. Rule #3 is too close to...

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Rules of Fandom - Proposed Rule #4

So far, it looks as though the official list of rules will be pretty short.  Both proposed rule #2 and #3 are currently going down to defeat. Rule #4 is now up for debate.  Here is the proposed...

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Rules of Fandom - Proposed Rule #3

We are making good progress in defining the "real" rules of "real" fans of baseball. So far, it appears certain that you must enjoy watching baseball, and that booing your own team is OK.  Is...

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Rules of Baseball Fandom - Proposed Rule #2

Has anyone ever told you that you are not a "real" fan of baseball?  Me too.  Did you ever wonder where these rules were posted?  Me too.  Apparently the rules are unwritten, and therefore vary...

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Rules of Baseball Fandom - Proposed Rule #1

Has anyone ever told you that you are not a "real" fan of baseball?  Me too.  Did you ever wonder where these rules were posted?  Me too.  Apparently the rules are unwritten, and therefore vary...

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Rules of Baseball Fandom

  I have been told several times that I am not a “real” fan of the Royals because of various reasons: ·         I don’t boo Johnny Damon ·         I don’t wear enough...

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In Baseball, Early Leads Win Games – No, Seriously!

Put this in the “Duh!” category… I was listening to WHB 810 Tuesday afternoon (I know, bad idea). Kevin Keitzman said something like, “most baseball games are won after the 6th inning”. ...

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Why the Royals Will Win the Division

I’ve waited three days, and it’s not going to happen.   Joe Posnanski is not going to write an article about how the Royals are going to win the division.  Joe is a national sports writer...

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