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21 Things You Could Have Told Me at the Beginning of the Season that Would Have Led Me to Believe We'd Be in First Place Right Now

1.  Zack Greinke would be leading the AL in Strikeouts and ERA 2.  Brayan Pena would be called up and would hit .319/.355/.478 3.  Brian Bannister hwould not only regain his 2007 form, but...

The 600/1200 Rule and Predicting Future All-Stars

Want to know if your team's rookie or 2nd year player has a chance for greatness? This might help.

Minor League Recap: 2008 Omaha Royals

Recapping the top performances of the 2008 Omaha Royals.

Minor League Recap: 2008 NW Arkansas Naturals

The Royals Review minor league round up continues, with a look back at the 2008 NW Arkansas Naturals

Minor League Recap: 2008 Wilmington Blue Rocks

Recapping the 2008 season for the Kansas City Royals affiliate in Wilmington, Delaware.

Minor League Recap: 2008 Burlington Bees

A look at the 2008 performance of the Burlington Bees portends good things to come for the future of the Royals franchise.


Kansas - N. Dakota St Open Thread

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ben Woodside let his steely gaze relax for a second, and a sly smile crept across his face. His North Dakota State Bison, in this fifth and most special season, have officially...


Who the F$%# is that guy? A guide to the Unheralded Heroes of Spring Training

Curious about the obscure Royals spring training invitees? I'm not, but you can read more about them here, anyway.

Top 5 Royals Spring Training All-Stars

  1. Coco Crisp - 2nd in BB in ML (6)
  2. Mike Jacobs - Tied 1st in HRs (3)
  3. John Buck - 1.831 OPS (3rd) minimum 10 PA's
  4. Miguel Olivo - 1.731 OPS (10th) minimum 7 PA's
  5. Kyle Davies - 1.04 ERA (4th) minimum 8 IP

Minor League Recap: 2008 Burlington Royals

Recapping the top prospects on the Burlington Royals.

Royals 2008 Minor League Recap: Idaho Falls Chukars

Recapping the 2008 season of the Idaho Falls Chukars.

Top 5 Manliest Royals Sites According to

  1. Rany on the Royals -- 92% Manly
  2. RoyalsReview -- 91% Manly
  3. Ballstar -- 88% Manly
  4. Dick Kaegel -- 76% Manly
  5. -- 72% Manly

Is it time to get excited about Rowdy again? Here's are the lines from his last three games: 6.0ip 7hits 2R 0BB 3K - May 18 7.2ip 6hits 2R 0BB 5K - May 24 6.0ip 5hits 1R 3BB 4K - May 30 (doubled his total walks for year)


Is it time to get excited about Rowdy again? Here's are the lines from his last three games: 6.0ip 7hits 2R 0BB 3K - May 18 7.2ip 6hits 2R 0BB 5K - May 24 6.0ip 5hits 1R 3BB 4K - May 30 (doubled his total walks for year)


2008 Andy Sisco Award Nominees

What is it about the human condition that causes us to not only celebrate the accomplishments of our greatest people, exalting them when they win awards or break records or discover the polio...


Mahay Traded

From  I have to say, I didn't see this one coming: Astros Acquire Ron Mahay According to Troy E. Renck of the Houston Chronicle, the Royals traded reliever Ron Mahay to...


Sabermetric Brown and the Case of the 2007 Draft

As far as towns go, the town of Mudville was not particularly notable.  It didn't have any great museums, or interesting landmarks, or natural features that would make it stand out from dozens of...


Kansas-Missouri Gameday Thread

We're still 15 hours away, many of you are asleep right now, and this isn't even baseball-related, but there is no denying that tonight's game is probably the biggest ever in the history of both...


Yahoo Free Agent Rankings

Not sure if we're sick of these sort of things yet, but for those still interested, here's Yahoo's Jeff Passan's rankings of all 144 free agents:h...


A-Rod, the Red Sox, and the Demise of the Yankees

Few characters in sports evoke stronger emotions than Alex Rodriguez, that rare breed of athlete that is either loved or loathed, praised or reviled.  Just as with other controversial superstars,...


The Royals' Five Most Intriguing Minor Leaguers of 2007

 editor's note:  today's article guest blogged by Clem ShepherdDo you ever have them dreams where you keep livin' the same horrific event over and over again?  I believe they call 'em recurring...


Game 133 Open Thread - Royals (59-73) at Twinkies (67-66)

Diary promoted. This is now the official game thread. Thanks to marbotty.-NHZI'm sure RR is moments away from posting the official game thread, but today's game is now upon us!  .Today's Lineups:K...


2008: The Year We Tread Water

I spent all day expecting a return to Royals baseball tonight, only to discover the boys in blue have an extra days rest. Doubtlessly many of you have already seen this post from Marbotty, but if...


A Conversation with Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger

This week we had the pleasure of speaking with one of the hippest young sports journalists in the nation, when Sam Mellinger joined us in the penthouse studio of Royals Review's East Coast Bureau...


Good Wilmington Hunting

The year was 2005.For most Americans, it was a year marked by confusion and tumultuous change.  The world, once seen as soft and cuddly, like a giant teddy bear in a detergent ad, had been shocked...


Rubi Koko: Profile in Awesomeness

Jackie Robinson.  Shoeless Joe Jackson.  Barry Bonds.  Pete Rose.  Babe Ruth. That midget who pinch hit for the St. Louis Browns in 1951.These are just a few of the players who changed the face...


here's your gosh darned minor league report

Today's Post Guest Blogged By Clem ShepherdA week ago, I was approached by your resident village idiot, "marbotty," about writing a bit on this here website doohickey about the happenings down in...

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