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If The Royals Can’t Be Good, They Could At Least Be Entertaining

Even with the extremely low expectations I had for this Royals season (my preseason prediction of a 72-90 record looks ridiculous now), this has been a bummer of a year. The boys in blue are on pace for 114 losses. In my defense, even the mothership’s PECOTA preseason projections had them at 66-96. They really […]

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Finding balance

It’s folly to read anything specific into a spring training lineup. Especially when the calendar still reads February. Still, it’s not difficult to notice a trend on Ned Yost’s lineup cards through just four games into the Cactus League season. This is the card from the opener. Today’s lineup pic.twitter.com/03xlex3i94 — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) February 24, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 9-1-17

The Royals affiliates are winding down their season and Friday may have showed that with the teams combining to go 1-5. HR Roll Call Ramon Torres (6), Meibrys Viloria (8), Darrell Miller (5), Logan Gray (4), Travis Jones (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day Travis Jones 3-4 3R, 2-2b, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SB (17) BPKC […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-29-17

A 2-1 Memorial Day for the affiliates with a day off at Double-A. HR Roll Call: Gabe Cancel (4) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ramon Torres 2-4, 2b, 4 RBI  BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jace Vines 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 7-5 GO-FO, 98p/64k   Omaha Storm […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-22-17

A solid 3-1 day for the affiliates with big wins at Low-A and High-A. HR Roll Call: Ramon Torres (5), Cam Gallagher (1), Anderson Miller (7), Chase Vallot (5), Nicky Lopez (2), Wander Franco (2), Joe Dudek (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Nicky Lopez 2-4, 2R, HR, 3b, 2 RBI, BB, SB (9), CS […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-17-17

The Royals affiliates won three out of four games with a split of a doubleheader at the Triple-A level. HR Roll Call Raul: Mondesi (4), Chris DeVito (12)  BPKC Hitter of the Day: Raul Mondesi 3-5, 3R, HR, 2-2b, 3 RBI, SB, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Eric Skoglund 7 IP, 3 H, 2 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-9-17

Just three games on the docket with the Royals affiliates coming out on top in two of them. HR Roll Call: Frank Schwindel (6), Zane Evans (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Frank Schwindel 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Foster Griffin 8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, […]