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At the request of one of our readers, Nick, I spent a couple hours yesterday sifting through our 2012 fantasy baseball projections looking for our 10 best and, of course, our 10 worst. As Nick put it, “Bragging rights and holding self accountable in one shot.”
Well Nick, I never pass up a chance at bragging rights.
Obviously there are a bunch of surprises each year, both good and bad, so I did my best to exclude anyone who got hurt (Cory Luebke), broke out in a ridiculous way (Mike Trout), or slumped worse than everyone expected (Jon Lester). We’ll start with the good, but if you want to skip to our 10 biggest failures of 2012 then go ahead. That’s what I’d do if you were writing this.
10 Best 2012 Projections
Admittedly we whiffed on the homers, but exactly pin-pointing Braun’s R and RBI merits some recognition. And missing by just four SB and three points in BA isn’t too shabby either.
Just four RBI in April sort of sank our projection in that category, but coming within two R a...
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The Royals' acquisition of right-hander Ervin Santana and their signing of right-hander Jeremy Guthrie merely whetted the appetite of Royals fans.
Royals fans are hungry for more, as in another arm to retool one of the worst rotations in baseball last season.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore understands that hunger.
But he has to be careful not to mortgage the team'...
KANSAS CITY, MO (December 3, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals have announced that the 2013 Royals FanFest, presented by Sprint and Teva Neuroscience, will take place Saturday, January 19 at the Overland Park Convention Center. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Royals Charities.
Royals FanFest will feature more autograph opportunities than ever before, with continuous autograph...
You, “Well, it looks like the right URL. But I don’t recognize the site design at all and… ERIC HOSMER AS A SLEEPER?! WHO HACKED GREY’S ACCOUNT?! I wonder if they’re letting his mustache get at least 15 minutes of sunlight per day. SERIOUSLY, DUBYA TEE EFF?!” That’s right, over-the-internet friend, we’ve redesigned the site and now we’re here to redesign...
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In addition to the deals that were reached throughout the day Monday, a handful of managers met with media members for interviews. Here are some of the highlights from those sessions.
Royals manager Ned Yost was asked if fixing Eric Hosmer is as simple as giving him a clean slate:
"Yes. It really is," Yost said. "And getting back to work with new hitting coaches...
This report connects the Phillies to the player. According to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago, the Phillies and White Sox are being pretty aggressive in the early going of the Winter Meetings with all the Major League Baseball general managers assembled in Memphis, TN. Both teams seek a third basemen...
Free agent reliever Joakim Soria, who sat out all of the 2012 season following his second Tommy John surgery, agreed to a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers, according to multiple media reports. Soria, a former closer, would serve as a setup man in front of Rangers closer Joe Nathan, another pitcher who came back from Tommy John surgery. It's possible Soria won't...
Not exactly the biggest news of the winter meeting, but the Rangers agreed to sign Joakim Soria to a two year contract today, and Danny Knobler suggested that it would be in the $8-$9 million range, and Alden Gonzalez adds that Texas got a team option for a third year in the deal as well. This is a bit of an unorthodox move, as Soria had Tommy John surgery in April, and is unlikely...