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just_another_fan

  • joined May 16, 2012
  • last login Jul 03, 2014
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Lifelong Royals fan - too young to remember the great teams in the 70's and 80's, old enough to remember the days of David Howard, Hipolito Pichardo, the promise of Jose Rosado, Dos Carlos, the embarassment of Ken Harvey and the class of Mike Sweeney. Hoping this year is different.

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Minor League Watch List, July Update

A strong farm system is about depth. The guys on this list are supposed to provide that depth. Yeah, we look to the star power of guys like Sean Manaea, Hunter Dozier, Raul Mondesi, Kyle Zimmer and...

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Minor League Watch List, June Update

We are a healthy ways into the minor league season, with all of the full season affiliates having 50+ games already played. The sample sizes are no longer that small. So how's everyone doing. E...

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What an "Average" Royals Offense Would Look Like

Yesterday I asserted that the Royals offense was hindered not necessarily by a lack of home runs, but by a lack of doubles and walks. The K seems to play better to doubles and triples at the...

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The Royals, Offense, and Power

I was listening to 610 this afternoon and heard them talking about the Royals and their (lack of) power. They were specifically talking about home runs. However, that to me does not capture a...

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Minor League Watch List Update

We're a handful of games into the minor league season, so I figured an update would be in order for my watch list. Again, this is not a top prospect list. These are prospects worth watching because...

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Wilmington, Results and the failure to develop pitching prospects

I am very worried about the Royals development (or lack thereof) of pitching prospects. This development issue is even more prevalent this season because several of the Royals top arms are heading...

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My 2014 Minor League Watch List

First, before I start this list, I want to make it clear that this is not a top prospects list. This is a list of the prospects that I will be watching this year based on either their age, past...

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Royals Minor League Starting Rotations 2014

As I did last year, here's a first glance at potential minor league affiliate rotations (full season only). I do not generally look at the short season affiliates because there are so many moving...

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So How'd the Kids do?

Catching up with four key (and young) Royal minor league hitters.

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Objects in Mirror Closer than they Appear

The Royals awake this morning in second place in the AL Central in August. First time in a decade they have been in the chase this late. Strangely, they are somehow still in control of their own...

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Pitching Prospect K% and BB%

A quick rundown on the top ranked Royals pitching prospects through the prism of K% and BB%. Just for context, a K% of 18.5% is average. 20% is above average, 22.5% is great and 25% is elite. K%...

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Draft Signings and Assignments

The draft was roughly two weeks ago. The Royals have signed 24 of their 41 picks, which is a pretty good haul so far. Last year the Royals signed 31 of their 40 picks, including their top 11 and 28...

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Potential Reinforcements

A lot has been made of the start the Royals are out to. It's a good start (which beats a bad start), but if they are going to hang with Detroit, that's going to mean getting some reinforcements...

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Tonight - Justification?

The storylines for tonight's game couldn't be much better. James Shields facing his former team. Royals a half game out of first. Blah blah blah. Whatever. The only thing that matters tonight is...

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Royals Highlights in the style of the King James Version - June 17, 2012

Just having some fun with some of the highlights from last season as we head to opening day. This isn't meant as some religious symbolism or anything like that, it's just written in the style of...

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The Kids

My last post focused completely on starters. I have seen several really good pieces on bullpen guys. We as a fanbase have spent hundreds of thousands of words on pitching this offseason. Today...

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Royals Pitching Prospects and Minors Rotations 201

This is a big year for Royals prospects overall, but especially for pitching prospects, because the progress of those prospects will determine if the Royals need to sign another starter for 2014,...

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Time to Bust the Block

Now that the Royals have gotten Jeremy Guthrie to sign, it's time to make some trades to land the final pieces of the championship puzzle. Trade #1 Send Jeff Francoeur, Jorge Bonafacio (High A),...

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Royal improvement after roster shakeups

After Sanchez 16-14 After Broxton 14-7 After Betancourt and Mijares 10-5 After Francoeur this team could storm into the playoffs! Wishful thinking I know. We cannot prevail without the Frenchman.

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Minor League Starters 2013

The Royals have dumped quite a few starters into their system with the last couple of drafts. With the signing date moved up this year, all of the Royals draftees that signed were assigned to...

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The Royals and Resources

How the Royals can win on a budget without changing much from what they are doing now.

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2nd Critical Stretch

Ugh. Just ugh. I don't even want to talk about the results series by series because it's just so depressing to look at it. 17 games after the all star break, 11 of which were against the worst two...

A Look at Early Stats From the Royals 2012 Draft Class

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A quick peek at what the 2012 guys have done so far. SSS warnings and competition level caveats apply.

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Show Me the Money!

The Royals are in good shape payroll wise right now for the 2013 season. The magic number for payroll is probably somewhere between $80M and $85M. That's probably about where the break even line is...

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Why We Booed

I do not like Robinson Cano. He is a Yankee. I am a Royals fan. Therefore, I cannot, I will not, I do not like Robinson Cano. I am predisposed to booing Robinson Cano and his pinstripe brethren. T...

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Who beats up on who?

Last week when I was wrapping up how the Royals did in their first critical stretch I made a comment in the post that in order to be a competitive team the Royals needed to dominate teams like the T...

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First Critical Stretch, Recap and Report Card

The Royals went 10-8 during their first big stretch of the year. I felt like this was a stretch where they could really make up some ground both in the division and on the .500 mark. While the...

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Royals Draft Signings so far

By my count the Royals have signed a little more than half of their draft class so far (22 23 of 40 according to my count on PineTarPress.com). Everyone in the top 10 is accounted for except #10...

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Critical Stretches During the Rest of the Season

My first FanPost. Let's see how this goes. Today the Royals are coming off their first winning May since 2000 and their winningest May since the 1990's. And yet they sit at 21-28, in 4th place 7...

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