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Andrew Blobaum
Former Tag Team Champion

There's a man goin' 'round takin' names, And he decides who to free and who to blame. Everybody won't be treated all the same, There'll be a golden ladder reachin' down. When the man comes around.

Number of Entries : 11

The 25th Man: Fundamental Baseball

Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in 2 days.  Preparing for the oncoming deluge of spring training chum from our hard-working beat writers is not unlike those who choose to arrange their bunker, canned goods, and assorted weaponry for the coming apocalypse.  Asking a casual fan of a baseball team to ignore these stories is foolish.  Asking a casual fan to attempt to pull the nuggets of info ...

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The 25th Man: On the 25th Man

The 25th Man on a Major League roster is not meaningless, but rarely do we see the 25th man contribute significantly to the club.  Usually, the countdown to the 25th man is the last vestige of the off-season; a fan's last opportunity to question the wisdom of the decision makers before the team breaks camp and heads north for Opening Day. We have a player in limbo, a player  whose use is entirely dependen ...

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A Brief 2013 Payroll Update

2012 has come to a close.  I'm sure that our readership has begun the annual slog towards April 15, closing out their fiscal year by filing a 1040.  The Royals have also wrapped up their fiscal year, and are looking ahead to what should be a profitable 2013.  The team has added to their labor cost, but should see an uptick in both local and league wide revenues. Here is an accounting of the Royals payrol ...

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Who Replaces Wil Myers?

Following the Shields/Davis for Myers/Odorizzi trade, the first question on Royals’ fans minds was as follows: Did this trade make the team a contender in 2013?  David has covered that territory both on the pitching and upside components, while Paul has analyzed the question as a whole.  If you require additional analysis of that singular transaction, please feel free to utilize your preferred search en ...

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