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cmkeller

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Tom Verducci gives the 2009 Royals some love

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This probably falls into the category of "damning with faint praise", but any "damning" of the Royals that does not include the word "hapless" is a step up for our Boys in Blue. Some relevant quotes: "Outside of a handful of teams (Pirates, Padres, Nationals, Orioles, Mariners), every team has a right to be dreaming of October." (Note which team is not amongst the exceptions!!) "Other surprise candidates: the Indians, chock full of players hitting their prime years; the Rangers, who can accelerate their 2010 arrival if they integrate some young pitching; the Braves, who should be way better than their 90 losses of last season; and even the Royals, who may be one starting pitcher away from contending. The gap between the eight playoff teams and the next eight teams that don't make the playoffs is so small now that many of the spots become interchangeable." (implication: the Royals are somewhere within the top 16 teams this season!)

OT: Kansas City Islanders?

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KC has been teased by the Penguins recently, but the Islanders definitely have less of a local fan base, and a worse bureaucracy to deal with getting any new construction done than the Penguins did. Wang is getting impatient. Of course, there's no island anywhere near KC. Scouts? Blades? A new name entirely?

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Who could the Mets blow us away with?

In today's Newsday, one of the sports columnists discusses the Mets' need for a closer, and suggests Joakim Soria as a possible trade target. We all know it would take a heck of a lot to get Soria...

ESPN: Soria is top "silver lining"

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com lists the top 9 "silver lining" players for teams that are not in playoff contention, and our favorite Mexicutioner is the first man on his list.

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My day at the K, 6/25/2008

Well, I reported backin February that I had a big trip planned, and I bought my tickets to the Royals vs Rockies game on June 25 as soon as they came available. I'm back from the trip now, and it...

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Tony Pena is not our hitting problem

With the Royals having so much trouble getting runs on the board, one of the things I hear most is "sit Pena in favor of Callaspo." True, TPJ can't hit well, and who wants a black hole in their...

World record for most uniform-back letters in a single image?

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World record for most uniform-back letters in a single image?

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Royals bloggers never complete a list

I hate to seem like I'm demanding or complaining, considering that they do this for free. But: RoyalsRetro's countdown of the top 100 Royals of all time is stalled on # 57, Emil Brown, for more...

SI's John Donovan gives Royals love

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Looks like we're the darlings of the baseball world for now!

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I got mine! How about you?

Today individual Royals game tickets went on special pre-sale to mlb.com subscribers. I've been waiting months for this, because a game at the K is a must for my cross-country road trip plans.My...

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SI says Royals not hopeless

(still lowly, though)This article about Barry Bonds on SI.com rates teams' likelihoods of signing Barry Bonds. The Royals are listed as a "Developing young team not ready to contend" (which sounds...

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Hall of Fame announcement, KC style

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce that the lone 2008 inductee is Rich "Goose" Gossage.Gossage is best known for having surrendered the massive home run to George Brett in the...

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Whitey, Mister K fail to make the cut

The Veterans' Committee has announced this year's selections and no Royals-related nominees were inducted, unless you count former commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who had as much significance to the...

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Royals out of Cordero race

Francisco Coredero goes to the Reds for four years at $46 million.That's more than we paid annually for Gil Meche, for a guy who will pitch one-sixth the innings, and is not lights-out like Mariano...

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NY media gives Royals street cred

Today's New York Newsday runs down a list of the top available free agents and predicts where they will go. They have the Royals pegged as the likely next home of Carlos Silva.I don't know that I'm...

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Gil Meche went on Wheel of Fortune

Poor guy.Every spin, it was, "Pat, I'd like a W"and every single time, he said, "Sorry, there's no W for you."So he tried a different tactic. "Can I get an R?"Sometimes, he'd get that, but never...

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Royals make the middle third

For what has to be the first time since the Magical Mystery Tour of 2003, the Royals have climbed out of the bottom third of the Sports Illustrated weekly Power Rankings.John Donovan has placed...

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