Found February 18, 2013 on
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Luke Hochevar is a paradox.
"You break down Luke's starts last season, half of them were at the top of the league," Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday. "The other half were at the bottom of the league. So it's just inconsistency."
Hochevar had an 8-0 record with a 2.38 ERA in the 13 starts he made that Kansas City won, according to STATS LLC. The top pick in the 2006 amateur draft was 0-16 with an 8.47 ERA in the 19 of his starts the Royals lost.
He wasn't streaky, either. He won consecutive starts just once, against Houston and Tampa Bay in mid-June. Hochevar didn't lose three in a row until his final outings of the season.
"I'd have a really good game and the next game would be terrible," he said. "I'm thinking what the heck is the difference? I feel like mentally it's the exact same, my approach is the exact same, my focus is the exact same. And something was happening. It was feast or famine...
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Bob Fescoe spent last week in Surprise, Arizona interviewing Kansas City Royals players and coaches for his morning show on Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio.
When he was not on the air, he was taking in the sites of early Spring Training and snapping pics that he would later tweet out to his followers.
With Bob’s permission, we share those pics with you below:
The Kansas City Royals took huge measures this offseason to fix their number one on-field issue, the rotation. The addition of James Shields gave them a legitimate ace pitcher at the front of their rotation. The rebuilt rotation looks stronger but leaves the question open: Who’s number two?
Throughout 2012 the opinion around the Royals fanbase was very similar. Many people...
As the old adage goes, 'Spare the rod, spoil the child'. Hrm, I was going to make a reference to 'caning' and 'Singapore' here but it seems I've fumbled it worse than Mark Sanchez did with his slide into the backside of Moore. Yes, that was a football reference. Deal with it. You're reading the works of none other than the main editor/writer for...
There’s something exciting about the thought of James Shields pitching for the Royals. Maybe it’s because part of me is excited about the Rays losing such an important member of their rotation. Maybe it’s because I love Kansas City’s young offensive core and I really want to see them do well. Or maybe it’s because the Royals haven’t made the playoffs even once in my entire...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Jeff Francoeur may have the most likable personality in baseball, yet he makes so many fans in Kansas City so mad.
Perhaps the fact that he was, statistically speaking, the worst position player in the big leagues last year has something to do with it. And he's still with the Royals, who sent top prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in an offseason trade that...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former Royals slugger Mike Sweeney says that while he loved his 13 years with the team, he believes he ultimately failed during his time in Kansas City.
He failed the fans, the organization and team owner David Glass, he said.
"The ultimate goal each year is to get to the playoffs and win the World Series," Sweeney told FOXSportsKasnasCity.com. "...
Before you start reading this remember that the title of the article states that the Kansas City Royals “should” win the A.L. Central. I know many of you chuckled when you read it and many more probably threw out a “WTF”. Believe me, I get that. After following an organization for over 30 years [...]