Friday Notes

Friday Notes

With January's end bearing own on us, we've almost reached the month of February, which is momentous because pitchers and catchers report in February and we'll have Kansas City Roy ...

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Toasted Couscous”

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Toasted Couscous”

Couscous is a great ingredient to feed a crowd quickly and on a budget. I love how fast it cooks and how it can be modified to pair with almost any meal. Here it is toasted to amp ...

Can The Royals Keep The Good Times Rolling?

Can The Royals Keep The Good Times Rolling?

In their first two seasons as an expansion franchise, the Royals lost 93 and 97 games. They would not have two straight losing seasons again, never mind 90-loss seasons, until the ...

Royals Rising Salaries Means Creativity Required

Royals Rising Salaries Means Creativity Required

I know it's still January of 2015, but take a journey with me beyond the 2015 season and let's look at how the Kansas City Royals will be constructed moving forward. As you know, t ...

Royals Rotation Has Tough Act to Follow

Royals Rotation Has Tough Act to Follow

Let's take a trip back in time and think about the discussion surrounding the Kansas City Royals at this time last year. It was actually quite similar to what we're talking about t ...

Royals Arbitration Numbers

Royals Arbitration Numbers

Yesterday, the Royals exchanged arbitration numbers with seven players after settling on deals with Tim Collins and Louis Coleman. As you well know, the Royals have never made it t ...

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

Congratulations to everyone on reaching the home stretch of the off-season, but it's not all good news. This is the hardest month to wait to get back to baseball and to watching th ...

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Chicken and Noodles”

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Chicken and Noodles”

When the winter blues try to set in, I always find a good session in the kitchen to be in order to brighten my spirits. What better way to pass the day than to spend it in a warm k ...

Royals Need Yost to Be Postseason Yost in 2015

Royals Need Yost to Be Postseason Yost in 2015

The manager of the Kansas City Royals has been known in many different ways over the course of his career. First he was an up-and-coming managerial prospect who learned at the feet ...

Examining The Royals Hall Of Fame Candidates

Examining The Royals Hall Of Fame Candidates

The Royals announced recently that voting has begun for the team’s Hall of Fame. Much like the voting process two years ago (the Royals have voting every other year), the fan vote ...

2014 Royals Offense vs. 2015 Royals Offense

2014 Royals Offense vs. 2015 Royals Offense

I've said this enough times now that it should be engrained in your heads, but the Royals offense is going to have to be better in 2015 than it was in 2014 if they want to repeat t ...

Friday Notes

With January's end bearing own on us, we've almost reached the month of February, which is momentous because pitchers and catchers report in February and we'll have Kansas City Royals baseball in our lives once again. It seems so far away, but we're getting closer, and that's a good thing. It's nice to see some of the guys already there. Salvador Perez has pictures on his awesome Instagram in Surprise, and ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Toasted Couscous”

Couscous is a great ingredient to feed a crowd quickly and on a budget. I love how fast it cooks and how it can be modified to pair with almost any meal. Here it is toasted to amp up the flavor and then mixed with zucchini and tomatoes cooked in flavorful extra virgin olive oil, perfect with grilled meats or vegetables. Toasted Couscous 1 TB butter 1 TB extra virgin olive oil 1 c. couscous 1 c. water 1/2 t. ...

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Can The Royals Keep The Good Times Rolling?

In their first two seasons as an expansion franchise, the Royals lost 93 and 97 games. They would not have two straight losing seasons again, never mind 90-loss seasons, until the 1995-96 seasons. Of course, that kicked off an epic stretch of losing; from 1995 through 2012, the Royals enjoyed one winning season and went 1,230-1,664, an average record of 68-92 (the strike-shortened 1995 season skewing the nu ...

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Royals Rising Salaries Means Creativity Required

I know it's still January of 2015, but take a journey with me beyond the 2015 season and let's look at how the Kansas City Royals will be constructed moving forward. As you know, the payroll for 2015 is set to be a record for this franchise, topping $100 million for the first time and probably ranking in the top 20 in all of baseball. I don't have to tell you how odd that is for us. I won't say that there's ...

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Royals Rotation Has Tough Act to Follow

Let's take a trip back in time and think about the discussion surrounding the Kansas City Royals at this time last year. It was actually quite similar to what we're talking about this year, especially in regards to the starting rotation. At this time last year, everyone was worried that the rotation would take a step back because of the loss of Ervin Santana and because Bruce Chen wasn't likely to be nearly ...

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Royals Arbitration Numbers

Yesterday, the Royals exchanged arbitration numbers with seven players after settling on deals with Tim Collins and Louis Coleman. As you well know, the Royals have never made it to an arbitration case since Dayton Moore has been the general manager, so until that happens, I'll assume deals get done with all seven of these players, most of whom make up the core of the 2015 Royals. Player’s # Royals # MLBTR ...

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Friday Notes

Congratulations to everyone on reaching the home stretch of the off-season, but it's not all good news. This is the hardest month to wait to get back to baseball and to watching the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals. That's just fun to say. It'll be nice to have some actual news to talk about almost every day. I can't wait to hear who is in the best shape of his life, who is working on a ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Chicken and Noodles”

When the winter blues try to set in, I always find a good session in the kitchen to be in order to brighten my spirits. What better way to pass the day than to spend it in a warm kitchen with the smells of wonderful things that will nourish you at the end of your efforts. This recipe is especially comforting, not just in the preparation but also in the consumption. Hearty, yet simple, these chicken and nood ...

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Royals Need Yost to Be Postseason Yost in 2015

The manager of the Kansas City Royals has been known in many different ways over the course of his career. First he was an up-and-coming managerial prospect who learned at the feet of the great Bobby Cox. He was known as a developer. He was known as Nervous Ned. Yordano Ventura calls him NedYo. One newspaper referred to him as a dunce. Most recently, the description for Yost is an American League Championsh ...

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Examining The Royals Hall Of Fame Candidates

The Royals announced recently that voting has begun for the team’s Hall of Fame. Much like the voting process two years ago (the Royals have voting every other year), the fan vote counts for four of the 40 ballots (all four for the top vote-getter, three for the second-highest, and two for the third-highest) that will be cast (other voters include all living members of the Royals Hall of Fame, selected medi ...

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2014 Royals Offense vs. 2015 Royals Offense

I've said this enough times now that it should be engrained in your heads, but the Royals offense is going to have to be better in 2015 than it was in 2014 if they want to repeat the success of 2014. Why is that? The starting rotation isn't likely to be as good. Sure, you can look at Danny Duffy and hope for 200 innings at the level he gave 140. You can look at Yordano Ventura and hope for some improvement ...

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Friday Notes

We're now within six weeks of Royals pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, which is about the time when the amount of time before it finally happens seems far too long to deal with. I think it's safe to say this is the most anticipated Royals season in quite some time, maybe since 2004. Let's just hope the 2015 season goes a little better than that year. Of course, they won't have such luminar ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Perfect Hash Browns”

During the winter months I have a hard time motivating myself to go out the door into the cold for anything—even a good meal. So I end up thinking of ways to satiate my cravings at home. For instance if I’ve got a hankering for brunch, I will make myself hash browns topped with over easy eggs. And these aren’t just any hash browns, these are the ultimate perfect hash browns. Super crispy all around with a s ...

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U.L.’s Toothpick: A Look Back At The 1973 Royals

1973 Season Seating Sections Ticket Prices Club Box $6.00 Box $4.00 Reserved $3.00 General Admission $1.50 Other items Gallon of gas $.40 First class postage stamp $0.08 Median household income $12,900 Everything you probably associate with the 1970s glory days of the Royals came to pass in the 1973 season. Future stars made their debuts in Kansas City, in a sparkling new stadium that was unlike anything el ...

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Hall of Famers Amongst Us

With yesterday's announcement that Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio will be enshrined among the game's greats in Cooperstown this summer, I wanted to switch gears from talking Royals for a day and look around the current game at players who figure to be Hall of Famers some day. These are the guys who come to Kauffman Stadium every year (or every third year for some) and we get to ...

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Royals Core Needs to Be Better

As the off-season for the Kansas City Royals progresses, it occurs to me that we've talked a lot about how the Royals can not only repeat their success but improve on it. That makes sense. That's what off-seasons are for really. It's a time to dream about how your team can succeed. Success, of course, is relative. It wasn't long ago that we looked at success for the Royals as a .500 season. Had the Royals j ...

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Friday Notes

With the calendar turning to 2015, we're now just about seven weeks from the Kansas City Royals meeting up with the intent of training to play a 162 game season of baseball. During that season, the Royals will defend their American League title. That's pretty cool. We're into the boring part of the off-season now, though, so in spite of being in the home stretch of the off-season, the hard part is yet to co ...

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New Year’s Resolutions For The Royals (And You!)

Just as a Royals fan, it’s hard to see 2014 turn into 2015 in a few hours. There’s no doubt this season was magical for Kansas City baseball, and it’s going to be hard to top. Overall, I’m glad to see 2014 in the rear-view mirror and I hope (although I don’t expect) to see a more peaceful, less divisive year. But that’s another blog’s topic. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions the Royals should try in ord ...

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Royals Right to Keep HDH Together

Throughout the season, people often asked me what the Royals were going to do about their bullpen situation because Greg Holland and Wade Davis were both going to be very expensive in the coming years. Sure enough, the Royals have already predictably exercised the $7 million 2015 option for Wade Davis and Greg Holland is projected to earn $9.3 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility. For those ...

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Friday Notes

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season as we find ourselves closer and closer to another baseball season that I'm sure we're all so anxiously waiting for. I've said this before, but the Royals making the World Series was amazing for so many reasons, but the often overlooked reason is that we don't have to wait nearly as long between seasons. That bought us a full extra month of baseball, and probabl ...

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