1. To Win Or To Lose: A Debate For Kansas City Royals Fans

    Immediate gratification. Prolonged success. There appear to be two sides forming among Royals fans in the Kansas City Metro area...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about over 4 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  2. 2010 MLB Draft: The Kansas City Royals Select...Christian Colon

    The Royals and Dayton Moore have made their mission statement very public: Rebuild through the draft. If that is the case, then success is directly linked to first round selections as it is these players that generally develop into franchise cornerstones.

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about over 4 years ago 1,523 reads 3 comments

  3. Kansas City Royals: Signs Of Life

    It is a process, isn't it? This whole "spend your money in the draft in order to rebuild" theory would be a lot easier to stomach with a major league team already in place. That said, we are beginning to see the fruit of our labors...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about over 4 years ago 250 reads 0 comments

  4. Kansas City Royals: Manager Hillman Fired, Changes Abound

    Whether you love or hate Trey Hillman, and the onslaught of hate he has absorbed, one thing is certain: a change was necessary. Hillman's preachings of fundamentals and smart play fell on deaf ears...

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  5. Should Gil Meche Get the Carlos Zambrano Treatment?

    Gil Meche is ailing. He began the year on the disabled list and hasn't come close to a quality start since being activated. As a matter of fact, he's had a pretty rough go of it since manager Trey Hillman's infamous overuse of him last June...

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  6. Kansas City Royals: Player Notes

    As the season gets under way, trends begin to develop and team needs become exposed. Additionally, teams must evaluate what their strengths are to maximize talent and produce wins...

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  7. Kansas City Royals: The Future, Now or Never

    To date, Zack Greinke's record is 0-0 and Kyle Farnsworth's is 1-0. Things aren't always as they seem, though. Both of these pitchers took very different routes to get to this point...

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  8. Anxiety in Baseball: Modern Techniques Can Ease the Burden

    It has forced Zack Greinke and Joey Votto off the field. It is currently jeopardizing the careers of Dontrell Willis and Khalil Green...

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  9. Alex Gordon Injured, Again

    Alex Gordon’s make-or-break 2010 season has been derailed . In the same week that Justin Upton re-upped and signed a six year/$51 million contract—validating his presence in the ...

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  10. Kansas City Royals To "Choke Their Own Chickens" at the K This Year

    Despite all the talk about pessimism and optimism regarding the Royals , their offseason and the 2010 players they plan to trot out on the field, there is one clear reason for EVERY baseball fan in Kansas City to get excited...

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  11. Kansas City Royals: Five Questions Heading into Spring Training

    Kansas City baseball is currently in a rebuilding era, and has been for some time now. One thing that is different now than in the past is talent in the farm system...

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  12. MLB Quick Pitch: Kyle Farnsworth To Start for the Royals?

    The news about Kyle Farnsworth attempting to stretch out his arm in a bid to lay claim to one of the starting pitching slots in the Royals rotation has been drastically blown out of proportion...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about almost 5 years ago 480 reads 2 comments

  13. Why the Royals' Zack Greinke Is NOT on the Trading Block

    Zack Greinke was the best pitcher in baseball last season, and he doesn't turn 27 until October. Joakim Soria has been so dominant at times he's been compared to Mariano "The Great" Rivera, and he doesn't turn 27 until May...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about almost 5 years ago 462 reads 2 comments

  14. Royals Rants: Wally's World of Negativity

    "You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life." —A.L. Williams While trolling around one of the many sporting Web sites I frequent—ballhype...

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  15. Nine Things to Take from Baseball America's 2010 Scouting Report on the Kansas City Royals

    Baseball America recently released their 2010 scouting report on the Kansas City Royals. Among the items they addressed were the organizations Top 10 prospects, best tool players, 2013 projected lineup and a narrative reflecting the teams current status.

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about almost 5 years ago 1,634 reads 2 comments

  16. Kansas City Royals: Risk, Reward and Ankiel

    The Bizarro World , Tony Pena Jr., has arrived in Kansas City. After Rick Ankiel's great pitching performance in 2000 (11-7, 3.50 ERA, 194 K, 9.98 K/9, 7.05 H/9), Tony LaRussa trusted him with Game One of the National League Division Series...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about almost 5 years ago 204 reads 8 comments

  17. The "Wal-Mart Symphony" In Kansas City

    "Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport." ~ Philip Wrigley As Thomas L...

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  18. Kansas City Royals: Staying Podsitive

    The Royals will not compete in 2010. The talking-heads and sports writing powers-that-be will have you believe this is already a foregone conclusion...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about almost 5 years ago 244 reads 4 comments

  19. Kansas City Royals: My Tipping Point

    As far as Royals fans go, I am one of the more optimistic. I retained my family's season tickets while away at college so I wouldn't lose my childhood vantage point when the team finally returned to the postseason...

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  20. Winter Meeting Rumors: Kansas City Royals and Catchers

    Joe Mauer ran away with the MVP this season. It was only the second time a Catcher has won this award in the last 32 seasons, and there are only 10 catchers* to win it since the writers began deciding the winner in 1931...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about 5 years ago 472 reads 2 comments

  21. Zack Greinke Won the Cy Young...So What?

    The results are in and, as many predicted, Zack Greinke has won the 2009 American League Cy Young Award . He has also claimed: Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year Bullet Logan Award—Negro ...

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  22. Mark Teahen To White Sox? A Rumor That Would Be Beneficial To All

    In a town where winning is rare, player character is one element fans focus too much attention on. For what it's worth, though, Mark Teahen is a model citizen and a pleasure to be around...

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  23. BBQ and Baseball: A Tour of the New Kauffman Stadium

    The following is a review of Kauffman Stadium was originally published at www.Stadiumjourney.com . After reading it - and then the other stadium reviews - I realized that baseball in Kansas City isn't all that bad...

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  24. Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2009 Cy Young Award Winner, Zack Greinke

    By now, every angle of the American League Cy Young Award race has been examined. The general consensus is that old-school baseball voters covet wins too much and new-school writers are attempting ...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about over 5 years ago 13,018 reads 14 comments

  25. Kansas City Royals' 2010 is Salvageable

    It's fair to say that every Royals fan has accepted their playoff-less fate by now (though you may not look as sad as the guy in this image)...

    Jordan Bratt Written by Jordan Bratt about over 5 years ago 370 reads 2 comments