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Kansas City has become a terrible sports town

Kansas City has long had great sports fans, but the current ownership groups have treated them with terrible products on the field at the Truman Sports Complex

Bruce Chen? Really? In the same season the Royals ran Horacio Ramirez out there? What, was Terrell...

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Bruce Chen? Really? In the same season the Royals ran Horacio Ramirez out there? What, was Terrell Wade not available? Jung Bong won't return your calls, Dayton? Aw, don't look at me like that, whaddaya gonna do, ban me or someth----

ShysterBall

I'm still trying to get my brain around this. I mean, the Royals organization obviously reads Rany,...

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I'm still trying to get my brain around this. I mean, the Royals organization obviously reads Rany, or else they wouldn't have gotten mad at what he wrote. However, if they do read Rany, surely they realize that he's one of the best fans in the history of fandom. For years and years he has been optimistic about the Royals, giving them way more benefit of the doubt than they were probably ever entitled. No, it's never been blind faith -- Rany is not some mindless fanboy -- but he has long avoided the cynicism and hopelessness that tends to take over your more critically-minded followers of historically poor performing teams. More importantly, Rany is one of the team's most high-profile fans. In that capacity he gives voice to what many thousands of fans are thinking.... Call him a sonofabitch in the privacy of the team office and make it clear to anyone who matters (i.e. the trainer Rany went after) that he has the team's support and no one cares what this blogger thinks.... But they didn't do that. They got defensive and pissy in a very public way. And by doing that, the Royals sent a signal to an important segment of their fan base -- the plugged-in segment -- that they can't tolerate reasoned criticism. And if one can't tolerate reasoned criticism, one isn't going to act on it. Which raises the question: In light of this, why on Earth would anyone with a brain continue to be a Royals fan?

Shysterball.

Sorry David, you may have increased payroll this year, but you still suck...Sincerely, SI.com

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Top 5 Best and Top 5 Worst Owners in MLB (and other sports). Aaaaaand...discuss.

Fangraphs ranks the Royals System

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Overall: C- The Royals are a clear step ahead of the previous three teams, but still have an awful lot of work to do before they could ever be considered a legitimate World Series contender. Unfortunately, the moves the team has been making over the last year don’t inspire an awful lot of confidence that the team is going to make the necessary transition in philosophy, and filling out the roster with replacement level veterans is simply never going to work. With a smaller paryoll, they have to emulate the Cleveland/Oakland/Minnesota/Atlanta philosophies of getting big returns on small invetments, and right now, that’s just not happening in Kansas City. Suffice to say: Ouch.

The Newest Royal: Juan Cruz

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A profile of the Royals newest reliever, Juan Cruz.

10 reasons to hate the...Kansas City Royals

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1. They are named after a livestock showApparently the "Royals" name is a tribute to the American Royal Livestock Show that is held annually in Kansas City. Isn't Middle America adorable?2. They...

Dollars per marginal win, 2008

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More great work from Sky Kalkman at Beyond the Box Score. On his accounting the Royals had the fifth most efficient payroll in baseball this past season. Now would be a good time to remember not only the Meche and Soria deals, but also who signed DDJ's club-friendly contract, Grudz, and drafted Alex Gordon and Mike Aviles...

Winter Meetings Day Three Overflow Thread

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Apparently the re-acquisition of Jairo Cuevas has given rise to so much discussion that we need an overflow thread for day three of the WM before 6:00 EST.  Maybe Cuevas will be the new Robinson...

Most recent news on Furcal

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Furcal has turned down the A's 4/36 offer. Now apparently the Indians are interested. "Heyman notes that there are also two mystery teams still interested in Furcal. The Cubs are focused on a left-handed hitting outfielder, the Dodgers don't want to go more than two years, and the Braves still haven't traded Yunel Escobar, so those three don't currently make too much sense. Any guesses as to who the other two teams are?" The Royals could be one, but probably not. The only way it is possible is if Glass is even more spending flexible than we've been led to believe. Right now the projected 2009 payroll is about $71M. If the Royals were to trade away Teahen and Buck for league minimum players, that would free up $5.5M. If the Royals were to get Furcal for a 3/33 contract (which is as low as could possibly be realistic...and probably too low at that), that would then make the payroll $76.5M. Would Glass do that? Maybe. I think the combination of increased payroll and guys the Royals would have to get rid of to make this happen makes it unlikely. The fact that Furcal probably doesn't want to come play for the Royals unless they blow him away with a big offer probably makes it nearly impossible.

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