Where are they now? A look back at the 2005 Royals

As we honor the 30 year anniversary of the World Champion 1985 Kansas City Royals We take a look back at the worst team in franchise history.   Buddy Bell once quipped “Don’t say things can’t get worse”.  Coming off a season where many experts and pundits picked the Royals to win the AL Central and for the Royals to completely lay an egg after finishing 58-104...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: August 23, 2003

2003: Aaron Guiel’s three-run home run put the Royals in front for good as they picked up a key 4-3 win over the Twins at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.Guiel’s blast capped the Royals’ rally from an early 3-0 deficit. The Royals came to bat in the fifth against Twins starter Joe Mays with Minnesota ahead 3-1. Desi Relaford and Angel Berroa started the inning with singles. Mike...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Theory of Royaltivity

Everything in sports is relative. When the Braves or Cardinals have a .500 season, it is a down year. A “bad” year. One to forget, often ripe with a fan base calling for change. When the Kansas City Royals reached and exceeded .500 in 2003, it was considered a magical year. This wasn’t because it was an example of spectacular baseball, but rather because they were a group...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Man That Royals Team is Bad…

Photo: (Charlie Riedel/AP)   UPDATE: Moose has been sent to AAA Omaha So I was talking with Walker about a little baseball this morning, and he says, “hey, you should do a comparison between this year and 2004.” To which I replied that 2003 was a fluke, 04 was a trainwreck and I would rather not. Buuuut I couldn’t help myself, so I pulled up both years, and wow. First of all...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Spend Less On Fantasy Pitching (Part 1)

Why spend less on fantasy pitchers?  One darn good reason: streaming. In my last post, which looked at fantasy points above replacement (FPAR) and fantasy dollars (F$), I assumed that on average, fantasy teams with a $260 budget should spend $160 on hitting and $100 on pitching.  This assumption was based on my experience playing fantasy baseball, looking at how past competitors...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers FanFest: Feelin' like a kid again

Shawn Green signing autographs at Dodgers FanFest.I have an irrational love for Shawn Green. He was my favorite Dodger player growing up as a kid and still is to this day.So when I found out he would be signing autographs at Dodgers FanFest on Saturday, I absolutely had to go.However, this was not the first time that I have met Green.On April 24, 2004, my dad took me to a game against...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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