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Sickels Revisits His 2013 Preseason Royals Top 20 Prospects List

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Nice summary of the good, the bad and the meh of the former BFSITHOW.

Minor League Spray Charts

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Cool website I came across. Lots of good information here.

Lorenzo Cain makes a fantastic catch, reminds us why he’s having a breakout year defensively

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ESPN has named him Defensive Player of the Month http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/38761/defensive-player-of-month-lorenzo-cain

OT: Breitbart Sports Manufactures Ridiculous Statistic

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Can anyone follow the logic of this piece? I, for one, am suspicious of any metric that has Jeremy Guthrie as a more valuable pitcher than Ervin Santana.

Lee Judge: Chris Getz sucks this year because he homered

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He was hitting .300 before the home run, now he's hitting .229. YOU CANNOT DENY THIS!

Paulino update

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--RHP Felipe Paulino (Tommy John surgery in July 2012) went on the 60-day list Feb. 12. He began a minor league rehab assignment June 11 with Double-A Northwest Arkansas but was shut down after one start because of lower-back stiffness. Paulino threw a bullpen session June 23 and a simulated game June 25. He was to start June 30 for Northwest Arkansas, but after coming down with a sore shoulder after a bullpen session, the Royals opted to not resume his rehab assignment. He threw two-inning simulated games July 22 and July 25. He is scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game July 30 at the Royals' complex in Surprise, Ariz. If all goes well, Paulino would report this weekend to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to resume his minor league rehab assignment.