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04-24

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What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!
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Daniel Rathman

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!
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Ian Frazer

04-15

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11

Rubbing Mud: The Early-Season Odds Changers
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Matthew Trueblood

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

04-02

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League Preview Series
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Mark Anderson

03-16

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Every Team's Moneyball: Kansas City Royals: Failure is an Option
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Ian Frazer

03-11

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Transaction Analysis: Young at Heart
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R.J. Anderson

02-23

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Transaction Analysis: City of Injureds
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R.J. Anderson and Tucker Blair

02-05

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Rumor Roundup: Like Manna From Heaven Fall The James Shields Rumors
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Chris Mosch

01-26

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2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Live That Fantasy
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later
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Sam Miller

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Reliever Receivers
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-19

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Carsley

11-03

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Prospectus Feature: The Decision that Decided a World Series
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Dustin Palmateer

10-30

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Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt
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Jeff Long

10-30

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Painting the Black: That Time We All Hated the Mike Morse Signing
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Giants Win The World Series, Again
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Why NOT to Start Madison Bumgarner
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Russell A. Carleton

10-29

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Moonshot: Do the Giants Beat the Heat?
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Robert Arthur

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview
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Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: Second-Inning Struggles
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Sahadev Sharma

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: 1-2-3 Repeater
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Miles Wray

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool
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Sam Miller

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Petit Comes Up Big
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Sahadev Sharma

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?
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R.J. Anderson

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Preview
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews
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R.J. Anderson

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: A Decade of Planning an Overnight Success
by
Miles Wray

10-23

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Daisy Cutter: Cain's Overlooked Arrival
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Sahadev Sharma

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: Royals Spit Hot Fire: World Series Game 2
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Zachary Levine

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: There Will Be A Game Two
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Russell A. Carleton

10-22

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Moonshot: The Royals, the Strike Zone, and an October Surprise
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Robert Arthur

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Preview
by
Zachary Levine

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1
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Sam Miller

10-21

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The View from the Loge Level: Managing to Win
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Daron Sutton

10-21

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Pitching Backward: How To Get A Hit Off Madison Bumgarner
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Jeff Long

10-21

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
by
Sam Miller

10-21

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Baseball Therapy: The Truth About Butterflies
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Russell A. Carleton

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals
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Sam Miller

10-17

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Raising Aces: Brandon Finnegan, the Debut Ante
by
Doug Thorburn

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Defensive Outfield In History: ALCS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
by
Sam Miller

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April 24, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!

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Daniel Rathman

The Giants sweep the Dodgers, the Royals pick another fight, Kris Bryant is out of position, and the Mets.

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April 20, 2015 9:46 am

What You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!

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Ian Frazer

An adventuresome weekend.

The Weekend Takeaway
In a sport with a culture as staid and a season as long as baseball's, everyone loves a nice dose of old-fashioned shenanigans. This weekend’s A’s-Royals series was a shenanigan factory.


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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Early-Season Odds Changers

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Matthew Trueblood

The first week of the season is overrated, overanalyzed, overdiscussed--and, also, enough to move the odds significantly.

Prospectus co-founder Joe Sheehan often says that fans would be better served by baseball writers if they all put down their pens and pushed away from their keyboards from Opening Day until Memorial Day. Rany Jazayerli—another co-founder—ran a three-part study back in 2003 that provides some objective support to that subjective statement: it takes about 48 games for a team’s seasonal performance to become more predictive of their final record than a simple blend of their three previous seasons’ records, and a regression factor. After 10 games, that rough preseason projection is still more than six times as predictive of final record as actual performance is.

Joe isn’t wrong, and Rany’s math wasn’t, either. We have some tools that change the way we perceive the early segment of the season, though. For one, we have PECOTA, which was just making its maiden voyage through April when Rany wrote up his study. For another, we have the Playoff Odds Report, which uses PECOTA and a Monte Carlo simulation that repeats the season thousands of times to give us an estimate of the chances that each team will make it to the postseason.

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April 6, 2015 1:19 am

Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura

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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

Yordano Ventura signs an extension, Cody Ross gets his release, and Trevor Cahill is traded to Atlanta.

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April 2, 2015 1:12 pm

League Preview Series

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Mark Anderson

One of the most exciting leagues to watch this year, but you might want to get there early.

While Double-A can often be a mixed bag of top prospects and organizational filler, the 2015 Texas League—or at least the first half of the season—should offer some compelling talent for fans and talent evaluators to observe. Between elite prospects like Carlos Correa and Julio Urias, and merely excellent prospects like Raul Mondesi, Miguel Almonte, and Nomar Mazara, people with the ability to get out to a Texas League park should do so early and often before the top prospects finish abusing the rest of the league and get promoted.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals)
Those who follow the minor leagues closely will realize that the Royals system, while not at the peak of a few years ago, remains very strong, and they would need to look no further than the Double-A Northwest Arkansas roster to see evidence of that strength. The club’s top three prospects, Raul Mondesi (SS), Miguel Almonte (RHP), and Sean Manaea (LHP), are all projected to see considerable time on the Naturals’ diamond this summer; all three with the potential to take your breath away during any given game. On top of that ridiculous trio, the Royals are likely to send infielder Hunter Dozier and possibly outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Double-A to continue their development. Rounding things out—for those with a morbid curiosity for big athletes with limited feel for baseball—outfielder Bubba Starling could make an appearance in Double-A, and his time on the field is always worth watching.


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Perpetual failure and adjustments eventually propelled the Royals to the World Series.

Welcome to the Baseball Prospectus 2015 season previews. For the next three weeks, BP authors will be writing about what each team does best in pursuit of wins. We will parse statistics, transactions, news, and quotes in an effort to identify the market inefficiency each team is taking advantage of. Wins are the end goal, but all of the 30 teams are obtaining them in different ways by prioritizing certain initiatives. Today, we begin the series with last year's World Series players, the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.Andrew Koo



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March 11, 2015 1:39 am

Transaction Analysis: Young at Heart

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R.J. Anderson

Chris Young finds a home, the Mariners add some insurance, and the Rangers bring in a lefty reliever.



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February 23, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: City of Injureds

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R.J. Anderson and Tucker Blair

The Dodgers continue to restock the back of their rotation with gambles on injury-prone starters.

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A long offseason might finally be coming to a close, as the last remaining top-tier free agent is reportedly poised to accept an offer.

James Shields expected to sign by the end of the week
For weeks the market for James Shields appeared to have cooled off, with few reports indicating progress in negotiations for the free agent after he reportedly rejected a five-year, $110 million deal in early January. If you search MLB Trade Rumors for updates on Shields, you would find that the majority of posts from the past few weeks are about how Shields has lost his leverage in the market or that Team “X” was out on a potential deal. However, dialogue between Shields and potential suitors have finally gained steam, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, whose sources tell him that Shields has “multiple offers in hand and is expected to make a decision by the end of this week.”

Morosi doesn’t provide specifics regarding which teams have made offers to Shields or what type of offers are on the table, but his report prompted several other reporters to follow up and see which teams have made a pitch to Shields. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com writes that the Marlins and Shields continue to have ongoing conversations, and according to CSNChicago’s David Kaplan the Cubs are “kicking the tires” on the right-hander. But there were also several reports by various national and beat writers ruling teams out of the running. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that the Giants, Angels, Athletics and Yankees are all out on Shields. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweeted that the Red Sox haven’t made an offer to Shields. The same goes for the Royals, Cardinals, Rangers and White Sox, according to their local beat writers.


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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Strong drafts and international acquisitions keeps the Royals system strong despite development hiccups for some higher profile names.

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December 19, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Live That Fantasy

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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

The Royals put their faith in a pitcher coming off a BABIP spike and a pitcher coming off his second Tommy John surgery.



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December 17, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound

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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

The Royals add another aging bat, the Marlins hope a move to first keeps Morse healthy, the Rockies add bench depth, the Yankees keep some rotation depth, the Cubs and Orioles build pen depth, and a low-risk, but possibly not-so-high-reward arm, lands in San Diego.



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