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Save Me! Joakim Soria Now Tops This Decade for Royals Pitchers

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It didn't take Joakim Soria very long to claim the coveted title of Royal Pitcher with Most Saves During the '00s.

Here's your immortal Top Five:

  1. Joakim Soria: 59 Saves
  2. Roberto Hernandez: 54 Saves
  3. Mike MacDougal: 50 Saves
  4. A. Burgos: 20 Saves
  5. Jeremy Affeldt: 17 Saves

Takeaways:

  • I have abbreviated Burgos's first name because, frankly, I don't feel the need to look up how to spell it anymore.
  • Did you know that Roberto Hernandez played until 2007?
  • Mac's saves total is pretty low considering he was a Royal for like six years.
  • Jeremy Affeldt sucks. Good thing Dayton traded him after like a week with the Royals. (And yes, I was just as wrong about that trade as everyone else.)