May 2, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) hits a double in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals at Detroit Tigers, September 20-23

The Royals take their last trip to Detroit in 2018 to see the Tigers in a battle of the blah as the season comes to a close. I believe the current version of the Royals is better than the current version of the Tigers, though the current version of the Royals isn’t exactly a juggernaut […]

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The Academy – Comparing Champion Squads Ten Years Apart

On the arrival of Dayton Moore in 2006, the new general manager told fans and media alike that the Royals would build through the draft and the signing of international players. Adding talent to the minor league system would produce winning at the minor league level during what became known as “The Process” and that […]

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Speed thrills: Mondesi’s thievery accelerates second half breakthrough

The stolen base just isn’t sexy anymore. As the launch angle revolution has taken root and baseball has evolved into a game more about hitting dingers and less about keeping the line moving, larceny on the bases has seemingly fallen out of favor. That doesn’t mean the steal still doesn’t have it’s place in the […]

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Series Preview: Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates, September 17-19

The Pirates had an interesting strategy at the deadline, buying and buying big in spite of their distance from the top of the wild card heap. The idea was that if they could continue winning (they were on one at the time), great, but their big move to acquire Chris Archer was with an eye […]

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