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:
- Joakim Soria: 59 Saves
- Roberto Hernandez: 54 Saves
- Mike MacDougal: 50 Saves
- A. Burgos: 20 Saves
- Jeremy Affeldt: 17 Saves
- 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.)