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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein with his Top 11 Royals Prospects: http://www.baseballp...articleid=15555

KC is really going to be fun to watch these next few years.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:44 AM

Beyond the Boxscore: Royals Top 12
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

Not even looking at their minor league prospects, I really like what they have going at the major league level. Hosmer, Moustakas, Gordon, Butler, Francoeur, Salvador Perez..they have a pretty exciting young group of players that are all already at that level. I think their pitching is an obvious concern, but they'll be a fun team to watch. They're certainly building a team the way a small market team should.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

Baseball Analytics: Should KC extend Alex Gordon now?
http://www.baseballa...gordon-now.html

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Royals agree to long-term contract with Escobar
http://hardballtalk....lcides-escobar/

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:37 AM

KC Star: Gordon agrees to new four-year contract
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:40 AM

Baseball Reflections: The Royals are primed for a breakout season
http://baseballrefle...reakout-season/

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

They were supposed to be the next Rays-like team, took 2/3 from the Angels to start the season and are now 3-9. What happened?
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

They were supposed to be the next Rays-like team, took 2/3 from the Angels to start the season and are now 3-9. What happened?


Positional core is there, pitching is not. Sanchez has had a rough start I think. Might need to trade some of the offensive depth for another arm or two.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

KC (now 3-12 with a 10 game losing streak) is a good reminder to all of the know-it-all baseball writers that... when it comes to predicting prospects, you never really know.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Baseball Analytics: Danny Duffy becoming k artist
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

MLB Dirt: Why is Wil Myers Playing 3B?
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

FanGraphs: Hosmer's BABIP
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

FanGraphs: It's Time For The Royals To Promote Wil Myers
http://www.fangraphs...mote-wil-myers/

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Ned Yost bans fraternizing on the basebaths bc of Rex Hudler
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:15 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Ned Yost bans fraternizing on the basebaths bc of Rex Hudler
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I agree with Hardball's point that team broadcaster shouldn't exactly dictate that teams decisions.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

I agree with Hardball's point that team broadcaster shouldn't exactly dictate that teams decisions.



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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

ESPN Sweetspot: How Royals failed to become Nats of the AL
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:43 AM

ESPN Sweetspot: How Royals failed to become Nats of the AL
http://espn.go.com/b...come-nats-of-al

This proves once again, you can never put too much stake into prospects. It's good to be optimistic but hard to say that will lead to long-term success. Reminds me a bit of the Cavalry with Wieters/Reimold and expecting the O's to have more success than they have had with that group as a whole(and earlier). The Royals were even more hardly regarded playing in an easier division. Like I've said about the Orioles for years, I don't think the Royals have done all the wrong things, I think they've gotten a bit unlucky too in things not working out for them as they should be better on paper. Maybe things turn the tide for the Royals in a few years?
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

This proves once again, you can never put too much stake into prospects. It's good to be optimistic but hard to say that will lead to long-term success. Reminds me a bit of the Cavalry with Wieters/Reimold and expecting the O's to have more success than they have had with that group as a whole(and earlier). The Royals were even more hardly regarded playing in an easier division. Like I've said about the Orioles for years, I don't think the Royals have done all the wrong things, I think they've gotten a bit unlucky too in things not working out for them as they should be better on paper. Maybe things turn the tide for the Royals in a few years?

Pitching prospects, I'll agree to a point.

Position players, though? I saw an article (I think Monday) showing the Royals lineup from the day before and every single player was age 28 or under; the oldest player was Jeff Francouer, who should have been dumped for Wil Myers already anyway.

That team just needs to find some pitching somewhere. That's the most difficult part, but between hoarding prospects and making deals like Cabrera for Sanchez they've been trying.




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