Jason Vargas

What’s the matter with Jason Vargas?

Y’all remember July? The Royals were flying high, the Wild Card—heck, the American League Central—was within reach and Alex Gordon was having the worst year of his professional career. Okay, some things haven’t changed. But of all the rising and falling, surging and flailing done by various Royals in the season’s second half, none is […]

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Moustakas tags No. 36, Alexander holds on in Royals win

The ninth inning of this game had no business being remotely interesting, let alone with the bases loaded, two down, in a one-run game. Yet here we were mere moments ago, watching helplessly as Scott Alexander loaded the bases after Kelvin Herrera was pulled—again—due to injury—again—leaving Alexander to clean up the mess. And Alexander delivered. […]

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Duffy’s gem allows Royals to hang on for a much-needed win against Colorado

Mention Danny Duffy to a national audience and lots of times you hear the same words. Workmanlike. Gets it done. Crafty. I personally take umbrage with this one, since it’s always applied to lefties and that’s unfair. You ever hear of a crafty righty? No, because those guys top out at Double-A. Not exactly the […]

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Royals dispatched in disappointing fashion in opener against Cleveland

Friday night’s contest was hard to watch. That’s why I’m posting it at 2 a.m. Frankly, it seems unfair to even recap the events that transpired, because all it served to do was emphasize the gulf—nay, the chasm—separating the Kansas City Royals from the Cleveland Professional Baseball Team. Four Cleveland homers were more than enough—especially […]