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Being analytical isn’t as easy as it used to be

Moneyball analytics are pretty worthless, these days.

2022 season in review - Nate Eaton

Not all of the 2018 draft picks were duds

2022 season in review: Vinnie Pasquantino

If I had a bus, I’d take an extra lap around Kauffman for Vinnie.

A way-too-early look at the Royals’ 2023 roster - pitchers

The pitching staff is much more likely to endure change next season. But how much?

A way-too-early look at the Royals’ 2023 roster - position players

What might the Royals look like, next year?

Dayton Moore is gone. Now what?

J.J. Picollo’s mentor will no longer be looking over his shoulder. But can he step out from Dayton Moore’s long shadow to become his own GM?

The Royals have cornered the market on lack of accountability

A recent article from The Athletic outlines a situation of very little hope for Kansas City’s near future.

Hok Talk: A record is a record

It’s pointless to debate about the "real" home run record. It’s right there in the books.

The Royals’ new hitting approach makes a lot of sense

It seems to be paying dividends, as well.

Baseball purists should be the most excited for incoming rule changes

They may sound bad, but rule changes might give you exactly what you want.

The rebuild is finally here!

The current roster construction represents a seismic shift in priorities for the organization

A Hawk’s eye view of the Royals’ trade deadline

Flying up high it’s easy to see the process even above the results

The Royals cannot be done dealing

If the team only deals Carlos Santana and Andrew Benintendi, it will be status quo.

Vinnie Pasquantino is not Ryan O’Hearn

The Italian Nightmare captured many hearts in Omaha though he’s had a slow start in KC. But that isn’t the end of the story.

The Royals show they don’t even understand what words mean

Can we start a GoFundMe to buy everyone in the organization a dictionary?

I hate trade season

The annual baseball tradition is sour for most KC fans

Carlos Santana’s sudden resurgence doesn’t change anything

The benefits do not come close to offsetting the costs of keeping the veteran slugger on the roster this long.

Carlos Santana is not the Royals’ least effective position player

Another veteran deserves to be cut first, from a certain point of view.

After the Pride Night debacle in Tampa Bay, something has to change

The floodgates to bad behavior have been opened and things can no longer remain as they once were.

Brady Singer looks like a new pitcher...why?

Was the changeup all he ever needed?

Emmanuel Rivera has stolen the third base job. Can he keep it?

The 25-year-old wasn’t on anyone’s radar until suddenly he was one of the best hitters in the Royals’ lineup.

The Royals have an accountability problem

You don’t have to know that 165 times 12 equals 1,980 to know that it sure as heck doesn’t equal 2.

The Royals should ditch the starting rotation

They can’t develop starters, so stop trying.

The 2022 Royals are going to get better

It isn’t a question of whether they’ll improve, it’s how much and when

The 2022 Royals were never relying on Adalberto Mondesí

They didn’t completely give up on him, but he was no longer a focal point for their plans.

Where are the transactional Royals?

Prior to the 2021 season, Dayton Moore mentioned that the Royals needed to be more transactional. That element still appears to be MIA.

Top 5 reasons the unwritten rules of baseball should be ignored

My brother in Christ, if these rules were important, they’d be written down.

Overreacting to Opening Day

The Royals are undefeated! Let’s get hype!

Reviewing Rethinking Fandom by Craig Calcaterra

A thought-provoking book for the modern fan

Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day Lineup

The Royals have some actual choices to make, this year.