1. Texas League Playoffs: NW Arkansas Naturals Lose But Hope Springs Eternal

    With Game one of the Texas League semis in the books, the league's best team in the regular season finds themselves in a 1 - 0 hole, having lost in 12th as the semi-stable Patrick ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 251 reads 1 comments

  2. Scott Podsednik To L.A. Dodgers, On Lookout for Trolleys

    Much to my (and I'd imagine just about every other Royals blogger's) delight, Scott Podsednik has been shipped to the Dodgers in exchange for catcher Lucas May and right-handed pitcher Elisaul Pimentel...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 1,437 reads 0 comments

  3. MLB Trade Rumors: Kansas City Royals at the Deadline, Rumors A-Flyin'

    Well, it's been a while, hasn't it? Since my last post, I've gone out of town twice, bought a new car, worked nearly every day in between (pulling doubles three days a week), and have begun to prepare for a move to a new apartment...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 1,891 reads 4 comments

  4. The Meaning of 2012 To Kansas City Royals Fans

    As seasons and almost more importantly aimless offseasons pass by, we Royals fans have had to adjust our expectations for contention, with the carrot on the proverbial stick predictably staying two years away...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 709 reads 4 comments

  5. Why Aren't Alex Gordon and Kila Ka'aihue in Kansas City Again?

    Rather than watch the Royals offense not give Zack Greinke a win last night, I elected to head up to Round Rock (roughly 20 minutes outside of Austin, for you non-Texans) to see the ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 882 reads 0 comments

  6. Zack Got Greinked Again

    As I watch the entirety of the Royals team fail to support their ace for just the latest in what has been a career of having been let down for Zack Greinke, one thought keeps returning to me...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 270 reads 2 comments

  7. He's Baaack...Danny Duffy, That Is

    While I don't have much time (I am being extremely irresponsible in writing this as it's 3:15 AM and I work at 8:00 AM, I just thought it would be nice to post something positive for a change...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 445 reads 0 comments

  8. Trey Hillman Canned By Kansas City Royals, Yost To Man the Helm of Sinking Ship

    After the seemingly universal outcry calling for Trey Hillman's head a la Alfredo Garcia, it would appear that David Glass could no longer withstand the cacophony of nay-sayers and forced Dayton Moore to kick his hand-picked manager to the curb...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 218 reads 0 comments

  9. Trey Hillman is Killing the Kansas City Royals Softly

    For those not familiar with Trey Hillman's in-game management genius, let me lay it out for you in bullet points: Gil Meche threw 128 pitches last night. Fortunately for Meche, he got the last batter he faced (David Murphy) on one pitch...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 1,081 reads 4 comments

  10. Alex Gordon Demoted, Carlos Rosa Traded, Mike Aviles Recalled, Heads Scratched

    It's been a fairly eventful two-plus weeks since I last posted here. Having not grown up in the Kansas City area (unlike my father, whose fandom I unfortunately inherited), my in-person ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 515 reads 3 comments

  11. Kansas City Royals' Bullpen Squanders Yet Another Lead

    Thankfully I was at work and unable to watch the Royals' pen squander yet another lead. The only thing we fans once gave the braintrust at Treyton Millman Incorporated credit for is now the biggest problem with the team and it's debilitating...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  12. Kansas City Royals Option Mike Aviles To Omaha, Fans Incensed

    In yet another head-scratching move, Dayton Moore & Co. have decided that Mike Aviles was the 25-man roster casualty to make room for Gil Meche, who was activated from the disabled list for his start on Sunday...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 613 reads 9 comments

  13. The Royals Hate Mike Aviles and Mitch Maier

    We're four games in, and it would seem that Trey Hillman feels that both Mike Aviles and Mitch Maier haven't sat enough to fully cool off from their torrid spring...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 560 reads 4 comments

  14. Royals-Tigers: KC Screws Itself, Zack Greinke, and Fans on Opening Day

    The first thing that comes to mind when reflecting back upon this week's opening day debacle in Kansas City is that there may not be a time more apropos than now to cite one of my favorite movie quotes...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 380 reads 0 comments

  15. Danny Duffy: Not a Natural, O-Royal, or Royal

    As we embark on another season in which the Kansas City Royals look to be competing for fourth place in the American League Central, there were only a few things that we Royals fans had to look forward to...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 4 years ago 849 reads 0 comments

  16. What the Kansas City Royals Need To Do with Their Unsettled Infield

    First things first, I need to apologize for my month-long absence here. I've spent much of the last two months writing preseason fantasy baseball articles for Sports Grumblings...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 338 reads 1 comments

  17. Juan Cruz, What Happened?

    When he was signed in the 2008-2009 offseason, Juan Cruz was of the few Dayton Moore acquisitions met with widespread approval...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 200 reads 1 comments

  18. Meet Professor Kyle Farnsworth, Your Kansas City Royals' Fifth Starter

    I think I might be mentally ill if I read this and think, "Well, things could be worse..." The "this" that is linked to above is a story in which Dick Kaegel reports that Bob McClure has stated ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 553 reads 0 comments

  19. Kansas City Royals Sign Rick Ankiel To Man Right-Center Field

    Having confused softball and baseball rules, Dayton Moore signed Rick Ankiel to man right-center field. Under this new alignment, Jose Guillen will stand five feet from the right field foul ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 804 reads 3 comments

  20. Dayton Moore Building The Royals from Within: A Follow-Up

    This anonymous commenter from yesterday's post brings up a valid point: My point wasn't that the Baseball America claims should be dismissed outright, just that it would be an extremely tough ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 383 reads 0 comments

  21. Can Dayton Moore Build the Royals from Within?

    First things first... Royalscentricity has been named Best Royals Blog in the 2009 Ray W Awards over at Royals on Radio, Etc . As I stated in the comments section over there, ...thank you for the Ray W Award...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  22. Scott Podsednik, Welcome to the Gutter--Er, the Kansas City Royals

    You may have noticed that it has been almost a month since my last post here. Suffice it to say, this author is one pretty unhappy Royals fan...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about almost 5 years ago 318 reads 5 comments

  23. Kansas City Royals Misguided in Jason Kendall Signing

    On Friday afternoon (summoning the energy to write anything about the Royals was too much to ask until today), I got a consolatory email from Scott Lucas of the Newberg Report when word came ...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about 5 years ago 252 reads 0 comments

  24. Kansas City Royals Rumors: Guillen To Greener Pastures, Bedard To Don Blue?

    The New York Daily News printed its second (at least) article in the past week regarding a deal in the early stages of talks between Royals and the Mets...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about 5 years ago 978 reads 1 comments

  25. And the Cy Young Award Goes To...Zack Greinke

    I contemplated preparing something in advance for the occasion of Zack Greinke winning the Cy Young, but I was not entirely convinced that the BBWAA would make the right decision...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about 5 years ago 56 reads 0 comments