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July 22, 2009 12:54 pm

Checking the Numbers: Some Royal Perspective

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Eric Seidman

As hopeless as the situation may seem, it's important to remember the context of Dayton Moore's task.

About an hour into the film Broken Arrow-a trite Travolta action movie from the mid-'90s that happens to be a guilty pleasure of mine-one of the characters remarks that he is not sure whether it disturbs him more that a nuclear weapon had been stolen or that such a scenario had occurred frequently enough to merit the creation of a term to describe it. When news broke that Yuniesky Betancourt had been placed on the trading block, my knee-jerk reaction involved questioning who in the wide, wide world of sports would even desire his services. When it hit the pipeline that the Royals pulled the trigger and had brought him on board, I laughed somewhat cynically, reveling in the predictability of the move, thinking it indicative of Dayton Moore's tenure atop the organization. Much has been written in the wake of Moore's many questionable moves since taking over halfway through the 2006 campaign, critiquing his supposed lack of statistical prowess, and leading to some calling for his immediate dismissal. Relating the aforementioned film to the topic at hand, the fact that Betancourt personifies the type of player Moore has come to treasure in two and a half years on the job is more egregious in the eyes of many than the specific acquisition of a random, low-OBP shortstop from the Mariners.

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It's October 27th, 2007, and Rany's having the time of his life.

Will talks with Rany about the Royals' chances on Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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September 15, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Now, For Something Completely Different...

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Joe Sheehan

Looking away from the divisional, wild-card and award races for a day reveals some very interesting things happening in one of the game's forgotten places.

The usual answer to any question that includes both the words "worst" and "American League Central" is "Kansas City Royals," but that may be changing. Over the last two months, the Royals have matched the division-leading Detroit Tigers step for step, and hung close to two other squads:

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August 4, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3

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Christina Kahrl

The Transaction Analysis you have been waiting for. Saunders. Izturis. Guzman. Cormier. Hernandez. Reyes. The names are all here, and only Christina can sort out the right from wrong, and the stupid from the just obtuse.

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