1. Royals Sign Wilson Betemit!

    The. Final. Piece. Of. The. Puzzle. Simon says Championship. It's hard to even feign emotion one way or the other about this signing...

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  2. A Voice of Reason: The Alberto Callaspo Trade Rumors

    Sunday night, Bob Dutton reported that the Royals are rumored to be interested in shipping Alberto Callaspo to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 28-year-old (29 in April) catcher A.J. Ellis...

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  3. Initial Reaction to the Rumored Mark Teahen Trade to the White Sox

    As I begin writing this piece, a deal has not been finalized. That being said, rumors have been swirling surrounding a deal with the Chicago White Sox that would potentially send Mark Teahen packing...

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  4. A Restless Kansas City Royals Ramble

    As Royals fans, we have very little to talk about right now. Hell, most of us checked out sometime in June when it had become more than clear that the fast start was a mirage and that the air ...

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  5. The Machine By Joe Posnanski

    I feel like I should set this entry up just a little by stating that before I go anywhere else on the Internet I check my RSS tab on my browser to see if Joe Posnanski has written anything new...

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  6. Trey Hillman: Doing Us a Solid, Better Late Than Never

    I've been pretty hard on Trey Hillman this year. We all have been. While I do not think the criticism levied against him is baseless or without cause, I will say that I am completely ...

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  7. The Royals Front Office Has Won The Battle of Who Could Care Less

    I'd like to preface what I am about to say with a short qualification. What follows could very likely come across as being self-aggrandizing. It may even seem like I am trying to add a degree of importance to this thing that I do as a hobby...

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  8. Another Greinke Start, Another Royals Letdown

    Honestly, this article could write itself after almost any Greinke non-win this season. The awful team on the field behind him finds a way to squander another Greinke gem...

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  9. Just What Did The Royals Get For Danny Gutierrez? An Expert Helps Us Out

    By chance, I know Scott Lucas, who does a fantastic job of covering the Rangers farm system for the preeminent Rangers blog, The Newberg Report...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 5 years ago 191 reads 2 comments

  10. A Review of Satchel: The Life and Times Of an American Legend

    If there has been one good thing about the Royals* only being watchable once every five games or so, it has been that I have found myself with slightly more free time on my hands...

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  11. Undermining Greatness: What the 2009 Royals Are Doing to Zack Greinke

    Dear Unquantifiable Masses Who Sit Eagerly At Your Computers Hitting Refresh On Your Browsers Hoping To See A New Column By Yours Truly, I lay prostrate at your feet begging your forgiveness for my absence...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 5 years ago 202 reads 1 comments

  12. Moving Things Around: The Alberto Callaspo Edition

    In a season that can most aptly be described as a hatef***ing of the fans, it would seem that now might be the time to blow this team up. Not like Dayton Moore said was going to happen after the disappointment of last season, either...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 5 years ago 112 reads 1 comments

  13. The Royals Have No Love For Us

    What follows will probably strike many as wallowing in self-pity, an impulse I have been known to indulge in from time to time...

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  14. KC Royals Have Little to Offer, Less to Gain as the Trade Deadline Nears

    In light of the personnel moves of the past year, the trade deadline that is approaching is doing so ominously...

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  15. Trey Hillman: Visionary

    For what is now a third straight day, Royals fans are dealing with the crushing blow of an eighth-inning lead having been blown...

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  16. Royals' Bullpen Woes Lead to Second Straight Loss

    After a second straight night in which Juan Cruz blew an eighth-inning lead, it would seem like perhaps the time is now to examine what has gone wrong in the Royals bullpen...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 5 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  17. Welcome Respite From Real Baseball: Zack Greinke with a Defense Behind Him

    Royals fans breathed a sigh of relief when Zack Greinke took the mound in the All-Star Game. That sigh of relief was rooted in the fact that the worst defense in baseball (one that ...

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  18. Kansas City Royals at the Breaking Point?

    After de-internetting myself for the past two weeks, I get to come back to this. Any Royals fan knows what "this" is. I don't need to link to anyone's blogs. The fallout is widespread...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 5 years ago 336 reads 3 comments

  19. A Belated Brief on a Greinke Start in Houston

    Sorry for my nine-day absence, Royalscentricity readers. I've taken on a third job, which means I'm up to 70 hours a week or so. This leaves little time for blogging, as I'm pulling doubles three days a week now...

    Josh Duggan Written by Josh Duggan about over 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  20. Were Those Four Kansas City Royals Wins Just Another Cruel Tease?

    With the Royals having bludgeoned my hope nearly to death with that abysmal 6 - 23 stretch (or whatever it was—the prospect of actually looking that up is simply too depressing), it was becoming hard to motivate myself to write about the Royals...

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  21. Juan Cruz Is Royally Awful

    It is getting harder and harder to pay attention to what is going on with the Kansas City Royals right now...

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  22. A Month Later Than Normal, Are The Royals Done?

    Now that Zack Greinke had a start in which he looked vaguely human, the sky has completely fallen in on the Royals. Ray W. at RoRetc is calling for heads (or rather, head) to roll...

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  23. Zack Greinke: Unknown Pleasures and Substituting Allegory for Superlatives

    Honestly, it is getting pretty hard to write about what Zack Greinke is doing. Each game, he keeps raising the bar. To see an earned run scored off Zack is shocking, frankly...

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  24. Kansas City Royals Face the Strange Ch-ch-changes

    Well, that was fun, Luke. We'll see you again in a month or so?... The Royals sent Luke Hochevar back down to Omaha after a fairly rocky stretch of three starts. In his three-start run, Hoch threw more than 3...

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  25. Cardinals Draw First Blood, Young Wide-Eyed David Caruso Next To Die

    After giving up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, Kyle Davies calmed down working very efficient home halves of the second through fifth innings...

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