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How MLB teams perform relative to their payrolls (since 2000)

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Who could have guessed the Royals would be dead last?

Billy Butler wants to stay in Kansas City

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"...if Kansas City does not intend to pick up the option, he said he would be willing to renegotiate an extension at a lower rate than $12.5 million per season."

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Royals' Power Struggles in Perspective

Isolated Power (ISO) measures the number of extra bases per at bat. It's essentially slugging percentage minus batting average. Or, for a more precise formula: (2B + 2 * 3B + 3 * HR) / AB G...

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Fantasy League Journal: April Wrap-up

Things were not going well. My team was mired in 11th place. My pitching staff had more blown saves than wins, and the team’s batting...well, I’ll just say my designated hitter was Billy Butler....

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Fantasy League Journal: Roster Changes

After focusing on pitching in the draft, I was left with a third baseman and a "utility infielder" who were likely to play the entire season in the minor leagues. That may be a good strategy in a...

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Fantasy League Journal: Draft Day

Note: I'm chronicling my experience as a first-time fantasy league player. You can see part one here. So I’ve got three days to figure out a draft strategy. The first order of business is to learn...

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Fantasy League Journal: Lost Cause

For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with baseball statistics. As a teenager in the 1980s I spent hours poring over the stats published every week in the Sunday paper. One year, my...

Ventura's BABIP

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Yordano Ventura was one of the 5 unluckiest minor league pitching prospects in 2013, according to a report from milb.com.

Goodbye, Felipe Paulino

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If only you could have stayed healthy.

I hope David Glass doesn't read this

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The last-place Houston Astros are set to become the most profitable team in MLB history. The only person making more than $1.15 million is the owner.

Brooks Pounders throws no-hitter for NW Arkansas

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6 K, 0 BB Only baserunners were 1 HBP and 1 error.

Fangraphs: Putting Hitters Away with Heat

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"What pitchers this year have generated the largest percentage of their strikeouts off of their fastball? And how many generated those strike outs on swings and misses on fastballs*?" Two Royals make the list. You'll never guess who.
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This Day in Royals Home Run History

Once upon a time the Royals had something resembling power. There was a year in the not too distant past when the Royals hit 131 home runs—not a great number, but a full 49% higher than the pace...

Dyson Returns; Getz to Omaha

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So says Rob White of the Omaha World-Herald

Adcock to Arizona

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed pitcher Nate Adcock off waivers from the Royals.

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A good day for the Royals

They hit as many home runs as they allowed They didn't give up two outs moving a runner first to third They didn't give up more runs in the first inning than the Royals would score all day T...

The Wil Myers debate rages on

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Some within the Royals' organization want him added to the 40-man roster after Omaha's season ends.

Lots of people here have made comments to the effect that we should try to sign this Anibal Sanchez...

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Lots of people here have made comments to the effect that we should try to sign this Anibal Sanchez guy after the season. But based on a completely scientific sample of one game, I think it's fair to say he's not as good a pitcher as Bruce Chen.

Jason Adam makes Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet

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He's pitched 13 scoreless innings in has last two starts.

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Polling 102

Today the Royals will play their 102nd game of the year. They have the worst record in the American League—both for the month of July and for the season—and are the first AL team to reach 60...

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