Aug 22, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

For Starters, the Royals Might Be Okay

In one week, Royals pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Surprise to begin the 2018 season. There are an inordinate number of questions left to be asked and answered, but one area where I think the Royals may be surprisingly sound is in their starting rotation, at least as of this particular […]

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PECOTA takes offense at the Royals

PECOTA couldn’t stay mad at the Royals forever. Yes, it’s PECOTA day. That annual exercise at Baseball Prospectus where a computer spits out a win-loss record and ends up disrespecting an entire franchise and fanbase. Except this year, the computer seems to have made up with the Royals. The projections can’t be dismissed as being […]

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The Moose Market

We’ve traveled from declaring this offseason market to being “weird” a couple months ago to “collusion!” today. I’m not certain I’ve packed my bags for that trip, but there’s certainly something afoot. The latest, the Mets signing Todd Frazier for two years at a total of $17 million, is the first hint of desperation. Not […]

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Player Profile: Alcides Escobar

You can look at any major league roster and find mistakes. Errors in judgment are a hazard of working in a front office. Poor drafts, bad contracts, misguided trades…all can be on display. The hope is always that the good outweighs the bad. The positive moves override the mistakes. Alcides Escobar returning to the Royals […]

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Thank You, LoCain

We all have our memories, the moments that stand out above the others. There are the obvious, of course. There are the big hits, the big outs, the celebrations. But as we all know, there were also plenty of little nuggets in those championship seasons. They aren’t necessarily on the highlight reels. Some are. Others […]