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11-29

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Transaction Analysis: Sexy in South Beach
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Matthew Trueblood

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Rusty Kuntz
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Tim Britton

08-07

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

08-02

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What You Need to Know: Soft-Tossin' Salazar
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Daniel Rathman

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Royals, A's Outfield Challenge Trade
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Dustin Palmateer

07-30

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

07-30

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Raising Aces: In Awe of Southpaws
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Doug Thorburn

07-30

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Players Prefer Presentation: 12 Minutes Of The Slowest Baseball
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Meg Rowley

07-27

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Outta Left Field: Stealing Home Has Never Been Easier...
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Dustin Palmateer

07-16

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

07-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Nightmare of Becoming a Fun Fact Machine
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Aaron Gleeman

07-03

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

06-27

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Prospectus Feature: How To Fight Crime
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Henry Druschel

06-23

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Players Prefer Presentation: I Care About All-Star Voting
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Meg Rowley

06-22

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What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless?
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Emma Baccellieri

06-20

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The Call-Up: Cody Reed
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Kourage Kundahl and George Bissell

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Tough Guys Tough
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Nicolas Stellini

06-06

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Rubbing Mud: What'll It Take to Make the Royals Sellers?
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Matthew Trueblood

06-01

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Rubbing Mud: Sal Perez, Everyday Success Story
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Matthew Trueblood

05-29

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

05-28

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

05-15

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Prospectus Feature: Failing To Find A Better Way
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Trevor Strunk

05-15

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

05-11

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What You Need to Know: I Have Seen The Royals, And That Team Last Night Was Not The Royals
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Nicolas Stellini

04-27

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

04-26

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

04-22

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Pebble Hunting: Which Bunts Are Missing?
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Sam Miller

04-21

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

04-20

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

04-19

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

04-12

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Pebble Hunting: How You Tried To Beat PECOTA
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Sam Miller

04-04

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What You Need to Know: The Race is Long, And in the End It's Only With Yourself
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Ashley Varela

03-29

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

03-29

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Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named
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Daniel Rathman

03-25

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

03-23

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

03-22

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

03-21

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BP Kansas City
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Hunter Samuels

03-11

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Life at the Margins: Catching Down
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Rian Watt

03-08

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Baseball Therapy: Should Someone Save Salvy?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-07

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Fifth Column: Ranking the Year's Inside-The-Park Home Runs
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Michael Baumann

03-04

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Winter Is Leaving
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Craig Brown

02-18

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Painting the Black: The Cincinnati Reds Are the Anti-Royals
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R.J. Anderson

02-16

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Baseball Therapy: Do Bad PECOTA Projections Make Teams Mad?
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Russell A. Carleton

02-16

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Pebble Hunting: PECOTA Hates the Royals, Part II
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Sam Miller

02-04

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Outta Left Field: The Case for Ripping Up Sal Perez's Contract
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Dustin Palmateer

02-02

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Fifth Column: What Would an MVP Reliever Look Like?
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Michael Baumann

02-01

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BP Unfiltered: Rooting Against Chaos, Rooting Against Ian Kennedy
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Patrick Dubuque

01-25

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Rubbing Mud: The Strength-Based Way to Look at Cespedes (and Conforto)
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Matthew Trueblood

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Kansas City's slow start, plus: Yes to Trayce Thompson, yay J.A. Happ, and way to be Dae-Ho Lee

The Tuesday Takeaway
Close your eyes and think of the Royals. There has perhaps been no more unique team over the past two years. They’ve won in a way that was at first foreign, and—seemingly, at times—illogical. The long ball isn’t the weapon of choice here; rather, they wield defense, a never-ending procession of elite relievers, and Ned Yost’s gut. Close your eyes and think of the Royals. You see Wade Davis. You see Alcides Escobar and his sub-.300 OBP leading off. You see Salvador Perez poking the ball under Josh Donaldson’s glove down the left field line. You see Omar Infante running rampant in the All-Star voting. It feels unconventional, but it feels right. There’s something magical about what they have done and what they have been. Something that makes the corners of your mouth curl up and forces a chuckle out of your throat.


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April 27, 2016 1:17 pm

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Craig Brown

Mike Moustakas' evolution as a hitter means the Royals single season home run record could (finally) be in jeopardy.

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April 26, 2016 10:21 am

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Hunter Samuels

Will this new slider/cutter/whatever save Kris Medlen from his early-season struggles?

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A sketch of the missing bunts for us to put on our Missing Bunts fliers.

Here’s a very brief history of the sacrifice bunt: From around 1960 through around 1981, teams bunted around .45 times per game. There was such a powerful instinct guiding managers to this number that even the introduction of the DH didn’t budge it. In 1982, sacrifices dropped under .4/game for the first time, but hung in around .38 or so until the end of the century. Since then, bunts have been steadily dropping, at the rate of just under one-hundredth of a bunt per game per year. Put another way, a decline of around 3 percent per game per year. Last year, there were .25 bunts per game.

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April 21, 2016 9:24 am

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David Lesky

Chris Young opened the season as the Royals no. 2 starter, but if he wants to stay there he'll need rediscover the ability to locate his fastball.

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April 20, 2016 11:36 am

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Craig Brown

Is it bad luck? Could it be poor location? Or maybe a little bit of both? After a couple shaky outings, questions surround Royals reliever Joakim Soria.

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April 19, 2016 6:00 am

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Hunter Samuels

Lorenzo Cain has been more selective at the plate over first two weeks of the season. The patience hasn't paid off as the result has been an early spike in his strikeout rate.

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The players we were collectively most confident about.

Everything is gone. Just gone. There were no survivors. Here. There. Nobody knew who started it.

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The season begins! The Mets still can't defeat the defending World Series champs, Andrew McCutchen is batting second, and Marcus Stroman has pitching down to a science.

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March 29, 2016 6:00 am

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David Lesky

Kendrys Morales provides the Royals with an all-important anchor in the middle of the lineup. His bat will likely determine their offensive fate in 2016.

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Young & Exciting Vincent Velasquez and Aaron Sanchez win rotation spots, while Brian Duensing wins more time with his family.

Phillies choose Vincent Velasquez to be their fifth starter
Position battles abound for rebuilding teams like the Phillies, but as the spring winds down, one of the biggest battles in Clearwater, Florida, has now been decided. On Monday, manager Pete Mackanin told the media that Vincent Velasquez—who came over from the Astros in the Ken Giles blockbuster earlier this winter—has won the no. 5 starter job, relegating Adam Morgan, who started 15 games for Philadelphia last season, to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Velasquez, who turns 24 in June, debuted with the Astros last year in a swingman capacity. He made seven starts and appeared 12 times in relief, racking up 58 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings, a reflection of big-league-ready stuff. Chris Crawford wrote in our Transaction Analysis of the Giles trade, “At worst, Velasquez marks a strong central piece as a potential high-leverage reliever,” but the Phillies will let him start until he proves he can’t, and his ceiling could be substantially loftier than the late-inning floor.


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March 25, 2016 6:00 am

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Hunter Samuels

Time and injuries have slowed Royals second baseman Omar Infante. A poor approach at the plate has sped up the slowing down.

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