Need I say more!?!?
I really hope everyone got to catch a glimpse of the Chiefs newest player. This guy is going to be awesome!
“Are you attracted to him?”
This might have been the best round of NFL playoff games in recent memory. High scoring affairs occurred in every game and all were very closely contested match-ups (save the prime-time Sunday night game in which Brady and the Pat’s dismantled Foster and the Texan’s). Let’s take a quick look at how things played out:
Can you believe it’s been a year since this group of esteemed sports fans started the best blog in the Midwest!?! Happy Birthday to the KC Mothership. It’s been one helluva first year. Here’s to many, many more.
Who really is the best (or in our cities case – the worst) professional team in Kansas City right now? Our esteemed colleague and founder of the Mothership always thinks I’m hating on the Chiefs to make my beloved Royals look better. The fact of the matter is I want both teams to be elite and battling for championships every year but the reality is…..both are currently terrible.
Leave it up to two of the smallest market teams in baseball to rock the winter landscape. After a bunch of posing during the winter meetings the hammer has dropped when the Royals traded Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery to get their Ace in the likes of James Shields
It’s not the sexiest free agent pitcher an organization could sign but the Royals made the move to lock Guthrie up for 3 more years. $25 million over 3 years is the price.
I like the signing as the guy has at least proven he can pitch deep into games and doesn’t have a history of injuries. He really came back to life after GMDM dealt away the extremely disappointing Jonathan Sanchez to acquire a then struggling Guthrie.
Coupled with the Ervin Santana signing it at least shows the Royals are making an effort to shore up a pitching staff that was among the bottom of the league last year. I wouldn’t expect any other big pitching signings though so you can forget about Grienke, Sanchez, Marcum, etc.
Look for the Royals to sprinkle in organizational pitchers to complete the rotation. Guys like Hochevar, Chen, Montgomery, Odorizzi, Paulino (once healthy), Duffy (once healthy), Mendoza and others to compete for the final 3 spots in the rotation.
Happy Thanksgiving Royals Fans!
Chalk this one up as another awe inspiring move by the Royal’s organization……we will have TWO hitting coaches next season. Apparently this way we’ll only have to fire one as the year goes on.
You gotta give these boys some credit, they have continued to fight all the way to the end of the season and played some good baseball these past few months. If not for a bad starting rotation, a terrible July and that 12 game losing streak in April they might have even been in contention down the stretch.
Instead we are relegated to trying to spoil playoff hopes of the White Sox (which we’ve done a great job taking 9 of the last 11 against them) or the Tigers with whom we have 7 of our final 13 games against. Let’s give the Royals a little bit more love before the season comes to an end.
With only one game in the books it’s too early to get all down on the Chiefs and think our season is over because we lost at home to a superior opponent. However, this second game of the season is very important to how the rest of our year will shape out. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming schedule and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Please take a minute today to honor those lost and remember what makes our nation the greatest in the world.
Check out these words from KC Star columnist Sam Mellinger regarding Jeremy Guthrie’s last three starts:
“Here’s the complete list of starting pitchers who’ve gone at least seven innings with no earned runs in three or more consecutive starts this season: R.A. Dickey, Ryan Dempster, and Jeremy Guthrie.
Here are the guys who did it last year: Cliff Lee (twice), Clayton Kershaw, and CC Sabathia.
Point is, guys who aren’t good pitchers don’t usually do things like this. You can find some. Jason Hammel did it in 2010. Zach Duke did it as a rookie in 2005. Others have done it during their peaks, then fallen off, like Ubaldo Jimenez. But it’s mostly a star-studded list: Oswalt, Santana, Halladay, Cain.”
This might just be a blip on the radar for Guthrie but I’ll take it. What say ye Hawkster?
Just when I wrote about this a few days back – leaving Gordon where he has been super productive – Yost goes and pulls a dandy.
I can see what he is trying to accomplish by moving Gordon to the three hole because he wants him to develop into a middle of the order guy but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. You figure a farm boy from Georgia would agree with that age old adage.
I just don’t get that guy’s line of thinking sometimes. He’s tinkered with this line-up constantly throughout the year and has it even accomplished anything? Moose was doing excellent hitting sixth so what does Yost do…..moves him to three and his offensive production went to crap.
I’m not a major league manager for a reason and Ned Yost might not be for too much longer himself.
Memorize that swing ladies and gentleman because it might be among the best you will ever see in the game of baseball. Mike Trout is an absolute beast. The statstics in this article are jaw dropping - please read it.
Aren’t we all so happy the Royal’s drafted Aaron Crowe in 2009 instead of this guy. In the defense of the Royals, 20 other teams passed on Trout until he was selected #25 overall out of Millville Senior High School (what other kind of High School’s are there by the way?) by the Angels.
After you read the article you will fall in love with this kids potential. He draws comparisons to some of the all-time greats such as Mickey Mantle, Ricky Henderson and Pete Rose. Really he is probably a combo of all those guys rolled into one.
Get to know this kid and if you haven’t seen him play I highly recommend visiting Kauffman Stadium the next time he comes to town (they actually play one more time this year in KC, a weekend series, September 14th-16th). Was amazing to watch in the All Star Game this year and Mike Trout won’t disappoint in regular game action either.
It’s pretty easy to go back and point to April’s terrible start and the 12 game losing streak as the catalyst for the Royal’s under-achieving season. However, the team actually played pretty well after that bad start until we hit July. Let’s take a look at the Royal’s season month-by-month and see where things went wrong and whether or not there is any reason to be optimistic about the remaining 2 months and into next year.