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08-15

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Painting the Black: Danny Duffy's Bestie
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Royals' Struggling Offense Adds Struggling Offensive Player
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R.J. Anderson and CJ Wittmann

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

07-10

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Painting the Black: Book Review: The Art of Scouting
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R.J. Anderson

06-24

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Moonshot: Dale Sveum and the Royals Remedy
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Robert Arthur

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Roll On
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Daniel Rathman

05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 460: Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and the Post-PED Good Life
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League Notes: Wilmington vs. Myrtle Beach
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CJ Wittmann

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 420: Yost, Replay, Porter, and PEDs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28
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Jason Parks and Jordan Gorosh

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 393: 2014 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-14

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Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
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Daniel Rathman

02-07

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Painting the Black: Slow Jams
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R.J. Anderson

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 352: The Day in Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ervin Santana
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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Make Trade That Even Internet Can't Criticize
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Ben Lindbergh and Mike Gianella

11-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: Viva Las Vargas
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R.J. Anderson

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

11-01

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Kyle Zimmer
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Doug Thorburn

10-17

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Transaction Analysis: Sweeney Swings a Deal
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R.J. Anderson

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 299: Was the Royals' Season a Success?/October's Best Non-Kershaw Starter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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What You Need to Know: Nothing Quiet on the Wild Card Front
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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The Call-Up: Yordano Ventura
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 287: Preparing for Postseason Narrative-Building/Guerrero, Helton, and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: Pirates Get Patch
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

08-22

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Run Out of Runs
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders Down
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On
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R.J. Anderson

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 263: Jose Dariel Abreu and the Future of Cuban Baseball/The Unmade Wil Myers Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows
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Daniel Rathman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Distributed Elsewhere
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks

07-10

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Painting the Black: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Intervention
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R.J. Anderson

05-29

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer
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Sam Miller

05-04

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Fantasy Beat: Jeremy Guthrie and His New Success
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Paul Sporer

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Kansas City Royals
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Jason Martinez

02-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 134: 2013 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 21: Typewriter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 14: This is Gonna Be Ugly
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 15
by
Daniel Rathman

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August 19, 2013 10:11 am

Transaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders Down

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R.J. Anderson

Mark Reynolds, Ryan Roberts, Andrew Lambo, and Elliot Johnson headline the movers.

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August 15, 2013 6:11 am

Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face

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R.J. Anderson

Bonifacio joins Kansas City, Miguel Tejada's season is over, Manny Ramirez loses his shot and Travis Blackley heads to Texas.

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August 13, 2013 8:57 am

Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On

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R.J. Anderson

The Indians release the slugger, while the Rays add Wesley Wright and the Royals acquire Jamey Carroll.

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Ben and Sam discuss the next potential star from Cuba and the future of Cuban baseball, then revisit a trade for Wil Myers that didn't happen.

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August 2, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers, Indians, and Royals have separated themselves from the Twins and White Sox, but which will emerge victorious?

The Thursday Takeaway
Were it not for the wholeheartedly rebuilding Astros, whose record is 36-70 but whose future gets a few watts brighter with every trade, no division would have a greater gap between first and last place than the American League Central, where the Tigers are at the top and the White Sox are at the bottom. That gap has grown wider in recent days, as the Tigers, Indians, and Royals have surged, leaving the Twins and White Sox in their dust.

The top three teams in the Central have won a combined 22 consecutive games—the Tigers five, the Indians eight, and the Royals nine. The bottom two have dropped 11 straight—the Twins four and the White Sox seven. Thus the Tigers are now two up on the Indians, who are 4 ½ up on the Royals, who are nine up on the Twins, who are 5 ½ half up on the White Sox. The gap from first to last is 21 games, exceeded only by the 26 ½-game chasm between the Athletics and Astros, but the margin between the contenders (generously counting the Royals, whose odds of reaching the playoffs are south of five percent) is as large as it is in any division, with the possible exception of the National League East, where the Nationals’ freefall has given the Braves a clear path to October.


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August 1, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Astros Distributed Elsewhere

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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks

The Orioles pick up Bud Norris and the Royals get Justin Maxwell, as Houston continues to stockpile prospects

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What has happened to Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas since George Brett and Pedro Grifol took over

On May 30, following eight consecutive losses—only one in which they scored more than three runs—the Royals reassigned their hitting-coach tandem of Jack Maloof and Andre David to the minors, and in their places installed George Brett and Pedro Grifol. The switch happened shortly after Maloof became embroiled in a mini-controversy concerning Kansas City's putrid power production.

As far as players turned hitting coaches go, it's hard to find a larger contrast in career achievements than Brett and Grifol. Brett, a legend in Kansas City, led the American League in OPS three times over his 21 seasons in the majors Conversely, Grifol never reached the majors, and finished with a career minor-league OPS of .599. However uneven Brett's and Grifol's playing careers may have been, they joined the Royals with the same endgame in mind: fix the offense and, by extension, put Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas back on the right path.

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May 29, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer

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Sam Miller

Is the Royals' first baseman coming out of his slump, or still struggling?

On Sunday, a baseball broadcaster informed me (and you and everyone we know) that a player on the Kansas City Royals entered the game 10 for his previous 28. “That’s a .357 average, so he’s coming,” I was told.

Eric Hosmer hasn’t done much this year, and his inability to take the great leap forward is a big reason why Kansas City’s go-for-it plan has disappointed thus far. But a .357 average, that’s pretty high, and if he’s coming, maybe the Royals would have something. It’s easy to buy into Eric Hosmer’s .357 average. It’s just easy to buy into Eric Hosmer, all the time, despite how long it’s been since he was good. He used to be so good, after all. And .357! Maybe that .357 means something.

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Guthrie appears to have taken a step forward since becoming a Royal yet there is nothing especially different about him.

Jeremy Guthrie has a 3.06 ERA through five starts which looks like a continuation of his post-trade work with the Royals from last season when he had a 3.16 ERA in 91 innings over 14 starts. All told, he had a 3.14 ERA in 123 2/3 innings with 1.10 WHIP. He is blasting the zone resulting in a minuscule 5.8 percent walk rate – a marked improvement over his 6.9 percent career rate. His strikeout rate is at 16 percent as a Royal, up from a 14.3 career mark. Everything seems to suggest he has found a new level of production in his early-30s with his new club.

That strikes me as odd, though.

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March 5, 2013 5:12 pm

MLBDepthCharts: Kansas City Royals

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Jason Martinez

Kansas City Royals

Quick links to Depth Charts for all teams:

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Ben and Sam preview the Royals' season with Craig Brown, and Pete talks to Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger (at 26:26).



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Ben and Sam reach a milestone (the 20-minute mark) as they tackle the topics of clubhouse chemistry and whether there's more to Jeff Mathis than meets the eye.

Ben and Sam reach a milestone (the 20-minute mark) as they tackle the topics of clubhouse chemistry and whether there's more to Jeff Mathis than meets the eye. 

Effectively Wild Episode 21: "Typewriter"

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