roysteam February 10

Looking Way Too Far Ahead – Opening the post-2017 Window

If you look at the Royals’ financial commitments past 2017, it’s pretty obvious that a lot of guys on the team today won’t be around two years from now. Many of the contracts on the team will expire after 2017, so we tried to assess the situation and think of what the fate of the […]

mondesi February 05

Discussing Royals Prospects with Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline

One side effect of following a winning baseball team we’ve discovered is that the “wait until ___ when the prospects arrive” (ah, 2011, we missed you, sort of) isn’t really a thing anymore, so Jeff and Mike have lost track of the fine details of the Royals’ farm system. Thankfully, there are experts out in […]

ik January 26

On the Ian Kennedy Deal, What’s Left To Do, and Depth

Last time, we went over the starting pitching options left for the Royals and lo and behold, they signed one of them. We discussed the Ian Kennedy deal (that’s still pending physical) and how he might fare in Kansas City and the factors that led to his acquisition. We also talked about what’s left for […]

kennedy January 13

Looking At Royals Starting Pitching Options

So now that the Royals have signed Alex Gordon, it’s time to add a starting pitcher. This week, we looked at the names still out on the market, the best fits for the Royals, and the guys we want the Royals to take a chance on including likely targets such as Yovani Gallardo and Ian […]

gordon January 08

95% of This Episode Is About Alex Gordon

After doubts (and very reasonable ones) and prolonged waiting, the Royals finally re-signed Alex Gordon. We pretty much just took the whole show to gush about him, but we did also discuss his 4-year, $72 million contract, and its impact on the next two seasons and the post-2017 seasons (when many current Royals will probably […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 27: Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals rounds the bases after hitting a game tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 2015 World Series against the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) December 16

On Re-Signing Alex Gordon, a Thing the Royals Should Do

The Royals should re-sign Alex Gordon. Full stop. For some of you, that’s enough for me to say and you’re convinced. For others, you’ll never agree. If you’re on the fence, let me share my thought process behind my statement. Gordon has filled so many roles in Kansas City. The rookie and savior, the bust, […]

KC Baseball Vault December 09

Royals Hot Stove Episode: Thoughts on Joakim Soria, Chris Young, Ben Zobrist, and Alex Gordon

After a fairly quiet offseason, the Royals finally struck, re-signing Chris Young and bring back former closer Joakim Soria. However, the Royals’ time with Ben Zobrist officially ended, as he was announced as headed to the Cubs just before recording. We talked about each of these moves and what’s next – more specifically, what’s next […]

KC Baseball Vault December 02

Alex Gordon, Contending Windows, and the Free Agent Market

The Royals are still waiting for things to develop, but it seems like things will start moving quickly now that David Price has signed. We examined the free agent market in light of Price’s seven-year, $217 million deal with Boston. Salaries keep rising, so what’s the Royals approach? And how does that match up with […]

KC Baseball Vault November 20

Gearing Up For the Offseason

Now that the dust has settled on Kansas City’s World Series victory (dang, that’s fun to say), we talked about what’s next in the offseason. That being the case, we talked about Alex Gordon’s free agency and his legacy with the Royals. We also expressed a desire to bring Ben Zobrist back, and we looked […]

royalsWSgetty November 15

When Your Team Wins the World Series

I sometimes have a difficult time pinpointing the exact moment I became a baseball fan. Some people have a distinct memory of the first game they attended. Some can remember a season, a player. I guess my path is more like that, but it’s hazy on when the game really grabbed me. I grew up […]


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