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Nate Karns: Three Pitches And The Truth

Think of the greatest duos in history. Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Now picture Nate Karns and his fastball and curveball. (Fine. Technically that’s a trio, but we’re focusing on Karns’ pitches today. OK?) Hyperbole? You bet. How else would you be snookered into reading an article about Karns and his pitch selection? […]

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Dominant Duffy At The WBC

Some quick and mostly random World Baseball Classic thoughts as we reach the midpoint of the spring training schedule. — It’s not spring training related necessarily, although the World Baseball Classic is an exhibition, but Danny Duffy looked outstanding on Sunday night. Sure, the Canadian lineup isn’t on par with what they have on Team […]

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Walking Away From Eric Hosmer

He is the proverbial face of the franchise. He has a sweet left-handed swing and with his glove can pick balls out of the dirt with ease and grace. By all accounts, he is a great teammate. He will even buy the house drinks when pennants are raised. Eric Hosmer has been front and center […]

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Intentional Walk This Way

Had a minor tweet-storm the other day when it was reported that for the upcoming season, MLB would forego the process of having pitchers throw four balls when issuing an intentional walk. Now, there will just be a signal from the dugout. That’s just change for the sake of change. Seriously. Commissioner Rob Manfred is […]

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Time To Talk Extension

You knew this was going to come up, right? In the tedium of spring – after the pitchers and players report but before the exhibition games start – questions would be asked. You have to do something to pass the time. So, will the Royals extend any of their potential free agents? You know the […]

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Arms Race: Royals Add Travis Wood

That came out of nowhere. On Monday, news broke the Royals signed former starter, current reliever Travis Wood to a two-year contract valued at $12 million. Wood pitched out of the bullpen last year for the World Champion Cubs and hit free agency for the first time in his career. MLB Trade Rumors had Wood […]