The Free Agent Market And The Royals

October. This is uncharted territory. Of at least the last two seasons. What to do, what to do. We are officially in the Royals news cycle where Sluggerrrr being up for something called the Mascot Hall of Fame qualifies as notable. The World Series is set and starts sometime this week, I would assume. It’s […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

For the third straight season and the fourth out of the last five, the American League will be represented from a team out of the Central division, which is a stark contrast to the first 17 years of the division when it represented the AL just four times. With the Indians return trip to the […]


Debating Upcoming Roster Decisions (BP Kansas City Episode 30) This week, we wanted to take a look at the upcoming offseason and started by checking out potential departures after 2016. This lead to the potential approach to some mutual options in player contracts, the strategy about issuing the qualifying offer, and the fate of a few players after this season and after 2017. […]

Wade Davis

Trade Wade

The Kansas City Royals should trade Wade Davis. That’s not that controversial, but it’s the truth. Wade Davis has been one of the premier relievers in all of baseball since being shifted to the bullpen late in the 2013 season. Since then, he’s made 192 appearances, pitched 192.1 innings, allowed 107 hits, struck out 241 […]

MLB: Spring Training-Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics

U.L.’s Toothpick: Steve Balboni’s Record, And The Players Who Almost Broke It

If you’re reading this, you probably know that Steve Balboni still holds the Royals’ single-season home run mark with 36, set back in 1985. Even though we all know Kauffman Stadium isn’t a homer-friendly park, it’s still kind of funny that the record has stood for more than 30 years and yet is rather low. […]

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