1. How Does Kansas City's Catching Stack up?

    Today, we begin a series of columns in which I will examine the Royals versus their Central Division comrades on a position by position basis in an attempt to determine just how close (or how far) this team is from truly contending in the division...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about 5 years ago 170 reads 1 comments

  2. Trading Joakim Soria: Deal with Phillies Could Net Solid Haul for Royals

    On Wednesday, I offered up the theory of trading Joakim Soria to build a better future base for the Kansas City Royals...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about 5 years ago 482 reads 1 comments

  3. Fixing the Royals: Start with Trading Joakim Soria

    Tuesday on SportsRadioKC, Craig and I discussed the idea of trading Royals' closer Joakim Soria. As an aside, I assume at some point you will be able to access an archive of our show on that Web site...

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  4. Kansas City Loves Late-Summer Teases, Royal Fans Aren't Falling for It This Year

    The Monsters of September, a.k.a the Kansas City Royals, rolled on again this weekend, taking two of three from the Chicago White Sox...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about 5 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  5. Kansas City Royals' Bullpen Is the Real Cause of Disasterous 2009

    A few days ago, we examined the effect or non-effect of injuries with relation to a rather pitiful Royals offensive effort this season...

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  6. Kansas City's Poor Year Due to Shabby Trade and Broke Bats, Not Injury Wealth

    Over the past few months, we have been treated to a number of interestingcomments from within the Royals' organization...

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  7. The Butler Did It: Kansas City Rising Star Billy Butler Is Clued in at the Plate

    Sam Mellinger tweeted the other day that a baseball guy summed up the Royals rather accurately and succinctly: their good players aren't good enough. That is a sentiment we have offered more than once on this site and on many others, too...

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  8. Royals Are Laughingstocks Once More

    When Dayton Moore was hired as general manager and David Glass decided it was okay to spend a little money, most of us were sure that the Royals were on the road back to respectability...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 203 reads 1 comments

  9. Is Alberto Callaspo the Royals' Best Trading Chip?

    On Tuesday, I offered up the proposition that the current Royals roster simply was not good enough. After losing yesterday afternoon, making them 3-12 in Zack Greinke's last 15 starts, it only seems to reinforce my point...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  10. The Kansas City Royals' Season Turns More Blue Once You Look at a Stat or Two

    While it would be inaccurate to call the 2009 Royals the worst team in history, you can make a very real argument that they might well be the most disappointing squad to wear blue...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 118 reads 1 comments

  11. Is There Any Help On The Horizon For Kansas City?

    While the company line out of Kaufmann Stadium these days is 'trust the process', I put that sentiment in roughly the same category as: David DeJesus is hurting the team because he smiles too ...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 159 reads 1 comments

  12. Bruce Chen From Panama: Royals' Stopper

    When your team needs a win, who else would you want on the mound except Bruce Chen? It is a happy Friday, so we will ignore that Chen allowed 11 baserunners in less than seven innings ...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 86 reads 1 comments

  13. Time for the Kansas City Royals To Move Forward

    You know what's funny about Zack Greinke's outing yesterday? If you define it as 'Zack just didn't have it', you are a baseball man...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 135 reads 0 comments

  14. No Trade Too Small For The Kansas City Royals

    "It's like teams are expecting us to just give away our players." By now, a lot of you have probably seen or heard that comment attributed to an unnamed source in the Royals' front office...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 182 reads 2 comments

  15. For Royals, Three Wins Out of Four Is No Reason to Stand Pat

    The Royals picked up a nice 11-inning win last night in Baltimore to net their second straight win and third victory in the last four games...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 78 reads 2 comments

  16. Royals' Luke Hochevar Comes Into His Own

    It is possible that Luke Hochevar is just on a hot streak—much as Kyle Davies was last September when many of us thought he might well have emerged as a true No. 3 starter for the Royals...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 144 reads 4 comments

  17. Does Dayton Moore Have the KC Royals on the Road to Oblivion?

    From the Kansas City Star this morning: Moore points to the club's 18-11 start, prior to the onset of injuries to several key players, as validation of the organization's approach. "I go back to the same thing all of the time," he said...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 277 reads 2 comments

  18. Kansas Royals Blow Three Straight Leads As Joakim Soria Watches

    "I'm right there with them," Hillman said. "I want Soria in the game, too. But I'm not going to sell my soul to the devil for a guy that's already had two major arm injuries in my estimation...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  19. Dayton Moore's Defining Moment

    To the national media, the Royals' trade for Yuniesky Betancourt was a somewhat minor transaction: partly because of the two cities involved and partly because of the players involved...

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  20. Does Mark Teahen Have Trade Value?

    It is definitely trade rumor season—I even did my own little part by speculating that the Ryan Freel acquisition was a precursor to more moves by the Royals...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 179 reads 1 comments

  21. Gil Meche Dominates Diamondbacks

    The focus of this column today will be squarely on Gil Meche and the fantastic job he did last night in hurling a four-hit shutout, but I would be remiss if I didn't note just how poorly the Arizona Diamondbacks played last night...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  22. This Year, Next Year Or The Year After That For The Royals?

    I analyze Gil Meche starts as much, maybe more than starts by Zack Greinke. Gil Meche is my favorite Royal right now and let me tell you, whoever that was wearing his jersey yesterday was NOT Gil Meche...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 106 reads 1 comments

  23. Analyzing the Kansas City Royals' Offense So Far

    Zack Greinke has been a revelation thus far in 2009 and the rest of the Kansas City Royals pitching staff has been quite good also...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 159 reads 3 comments

  24. Kansas City Royals' Winter Roster Questions

    Pretty much lost at the end of yesterday's KC Star article in which Dayton Moore proclaimed the Royals 'might be done' this off-season was a paragraph on the current 40 man roster setup...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about 6 years ago 655 reads 0 comments

  25. That's It?

    From Bob Dutton's latest dispatch at the GM's meetings:Dayton Moore departed the annual general managers' meetings Wednesday, warning that last week's trade to acquire first baseman Mike Jacobs from Florida might be the Royals' only major off-season move.

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about 6 years ago 100 reads 0 comments