1. Links for 11/5: Johnson, Francoeur, Peavy

    Something tells me that baseball may not be the first thing on everyone's mind right now but nevertheless, there is plenty of action to report on the rumor front. Here are some links to hold you over until I can get the next part of the top 20 list up...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  2. World Famous StatSpeak Roundtable: November 5

    America might have a new President-elect, but America still has the same old StatSpeak roundtable. After all, the stuff that we say makes a lot more sense than anything either of the two guys who were running for President said...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  3. Royals And Olivo Agree To Options

    From the press release:The Kansas City Royals have announced that the team and catcher Miguel Olivo have picked up their mutual options, guaranteeing a contract for the 2009 season. In addition, the parties agreed to a mutual option for the 2010 season...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  4. Kansas City Royals Fans: Why All the Angst Over Mike Jacobs?

    Yes, I believe there is a rather large amount of angst in Royals nation over the recent acquisition of Mike Jacobs from the Florida Marlins. There have been commenters to this site—good commenters who are genuinely upset about the trade...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 528 reads 2 comments

  5. Marlins Act Swiftly, Trade Mike Jacobs to Royals

    The Marlins didn't wait long to put their offseason plan in motion. Not even 24 hours after the Phillies won the World Series, Florida traded first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Kansas City Royals for relief pitcher Leo Nunez...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about over 5 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  6. A Deal I Would Do

    Like many of you, I was a little confused and not very excited about the recent Mike Jacobs talk: particularly when it seemed to be Carlos Rosa headed to Florida...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  7. Kansas City Royals Do A Deal I Would Do

    Like many of you, I was a little confused and not very excited about the recent Mike Jacobs talk, particularly when it seemed to be Carlos Rosa headed to Florida...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  8. I'm On The Radio And Change Your Bookmarks

    Tonight, I'll be a guest on 610 Sports' Baseball This Week with Greg Schaum at 8 PM. For those of you who listened to Greg's work on the post game radio shows this summer, you know he's a baseball junkie who loves the Royals...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  9. An Honest-to-God Tribe Trade Rumor

    No one will argue that opening day is the best baseball day of the year, but for me—and other Tribe fans who have played the "wait-'til-next-year" game all their lives—the start of ...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 578 reads 0 comments

  10. The Kansas City Royals Have Many Faults, Being Cheap Is Not One of Them

    $55 million to sign Gil Meche in 2007. Another $36 million for Jose Guillen in 2008, and more money spent on signing their 2008 draft class than ANY other organization in baseball...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 148 reads 2 comments

  11. Kansas City Royals' Rumor Round-Up

    The Hot Stove is starting to gather some warmth, as a couple of Royal trade rumors are kicking this winter off in style...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 393 reads 1 comments

  12. An honest-to-God Tribe trade rumor

    No one will argue that Opening Day is the best baseball day of the year, but for me - and other Tribe fans who have played the 'wait-'til-next-year' game all their lives - the start ...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 89 reads 0 comments

  13. Is This Thing On?

    So the rumors about me were true... I spent the last week in a remote locale, surrounded by palm trees, water and abundant sunshine. Every once in a while, you need a break, right? Get away from the grind for a few days to recharge the ol' batteries...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  14. Our Cubs Have Twins Out There Somewhere

    Baseball Reference posted updated similar players. I noticed this from a post over at South Side Sox and our buddy, the Cheat. I'm going to steal his idea and apply it to our team instead...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  15. Getting On Base: Learned Skill or Natural Talent?

    I hope to spend the rest of the week delving into the matter of getting on base. We are going to start today with a sampling of players throughout baseball and narrow our focus to the Royals as the week winds up...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 216 reads 1 comments

  16. A Brave New World

    As you no doubt noticed this morning, MVN has a new look as they/we have updated the techonology, among other things. You may find that some of our past posts are either out of order or maybe even missing...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 91 reads 2 comments

  17. Mid-Week Winter League Update

    I have what I, at least, perceive to be a pretty interesting column on on-base percentage about half done. To be honest, it has been half-done since the last week of the regular season, which means now it is regressed into being only forty percent done.

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  18. Simming With The Royals - Part 2

    OK, after last Friday’s exercise, it’s time to turn to the pitchers.  Going in, I’m thinking it’s going to be easier to assemble a rotation and bullpen than it was for a lineup...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 79 reads 1 comments

  19. No Defense for Nebraska Huskers Defense

    There is a reason that first year Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini had not handed out blackshirts to his first team defense. For years, the Nebraska defense was known as "The Blackshirts" for the coveted black practice jerseys worn by the first team unit..

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 288 reads 3 comments

  20. Simming With The Royals - Part 2

    OK, after last Friday’s exercise, it’s time to turn to the pitchers.  Going in, I’m thinking it’s going to be easier to assemble a rotation and bullpen than it was for a lineup...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  21. Simming With The Royals - Part 2

    OK, after last Friday’s exercise, it’s time to turn to the pitchers.  Going in, I’m thinking it’s going to be easier to assemble a rotation and bullpen than it was for a lineup...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  22. Seitzer Named Hitting Coach

    Isn’t this the hire everyone was asking for? From the release: The Kansas City Royals today announced Major League coaching staff assignments for the 2009 season...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 105 reads 1 comments

  23. Impact Arrivals

    Heading into this off-season with Dayton Moore’s promise of ‘big changes’, we can all expect a lot of talk about free agent signings and blockbuster trades...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  24. Being the GM: 2009 Kansas City Royals

    This series is predicated on educated guesses, past history of the team/general manager, rumors that have been out there for a while, and actions that I feel could be taken...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  25. Seitzer Named Hitting Coach

    Isn't this the hire everyone was asking for? From the release: The Kansas City Royals today announced Major League coaching staff assignments for the 2009 season...

    Clark Fosler Written by Clark Fosler about almost 6 years ago 74 reads 0 comments