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Hello Again, 2018 – The Pitchers

If you caught my column on the current projected look of the 2018 position players, there is a chance your day was a little drearier because of the reading. As Maverick once said, “It’s not good.  It doesn’t look good.” Today, I will continue down the meandering, rubble strewn road to the 2018 season and […]

Tristan Beck

It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Tristan Beck

The Royals had the opportunity to take an injured pitcher last season in the draft, but like most teams passed on Standford’s Tristan Beck due to his stress fracture and likely his leverage as a sophomore-eligible pitcher. While the early rankings on the draft think he is someone the Royals could land somewhere with their picks […]


Say Hello To Your 2018 Kansas City Royals

Until the last few days, there existed some chance that the Royals would re-sign Eric Hosmer and, given the current lack of interest, maybe even Mike Moustakas or possibly Jarrod Dyson. Familiar names, fun names, maybe not logical signings, but interest kindling news. Even in the unlikely event that all three might have returned to […]

Jorge Bonifacio

Assessing the Royals Options

From the moment Eric Hosmer walked off the field on October 1 with Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas until late Saturday night, there was hope within much of the fanbase and within much of the front office that it would not be for the last time. News broke that he had agreed to […]

Nov 1, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) reacts after scoring the tying run against the New York Mets in the 9th inning in game five of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Thank You, Hoz

The Clutch Gene exists. It’s most definitely real. As a practicing sabermetrician, I’m not supposed to admit this. It’s not in the party platform. Several of my comrades from other websites will scoff at my lead. Nonsense! It’s a fallacy! I can already hear the jeers. Yet the Clutch Gene is real. And spectacular. Long-time […]

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