Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Home runs and good pitching performance would highlight a 3-0 day for the Affiliates. HR Call: Carlos Peguero (2),  Lane Adams (1), Mark Threlkeld (3), Chad Johnson (1)   ...

This Date In Royals History–April 22, 1983

This Date In Royals History–April 22, 1983

1983: The Royals exploded for five runs in the second inning, then John Wathan drove in the game-winning run in the eighth in a 6-5 win over Toronto at Royals Stadium. Blue Jays st ...

Money Match Up of the Day: Billy Butler vs Danny Salazar

Money Match Up of the Day: Billy Butler vs Danny Salazar

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

The Kansas City Royals Need Ned Yost

The Kansas City Royals Need Ned Yost

Gigabytes upon gigabytes have been devoted to how terrible a manager Ned Yost is. Blogs and podcasts and newspapers parse every word of Yost’s twice-daily press conferences. Domes ...

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Trea Turner

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Trea Turner

Trea Turner, SS 6’1”, 171 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R College: North Carolina State University Statistics as of 4/20/14 2014 NCSU: 37 G, 147 AB, .299/.387/.476, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 6 2B, 1 3B, ...

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Max Pentecost

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Max Pentecost

Max Pentecost C 6'1 190 lbs Kennesaw State B/T R/R Stats thru 4/21 .387/.447/.572 15-2b, 1-3b, 5 HR 36 RBI 18/19 BB/SO Defense 14/29 CS/SBA '13 Cape Cod 35 G .346/.424/.538 7-2b, 6 ...

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Braxton Davidson

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Braxton Davidson

Braxton Davidson 1B/OF 6'3", 220 lbs. T.C. Roberson High School, Arden, NC B/T L/L Braxton Davidson is a senior in high school and he's already 6'3", 220 lbs. which might lead you ...

Struggling Career Comparison: 2014 Mike Moustakas v. 2011 Alex Gordon

Struggling Career Comparison: 2014 Mike Moustakas v. 2011 Alex Gordon

A lot of people are freaking out that Mike Moustakas is a bust.  Like, a COLOSSAL bust.  Many are saying that he needs to be cut loose from the Royals if he isn't producing by June ...

Diamonds in the Rough 04.21.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.21.14

Another rough day for the Affiliates as they dropped all 4 games of the day. HR Call: None    Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Glenn Sparkman 2.2 IP   1 H  0 R  O BB  3 K ...

This Date In Royals History–April 21, 1969

This Date In Royals History–April 21, 1969

1969: Mike Marshall did it all, collecting two hits, two RBI, and shutting down the Royals’ offense for 8 2/3 innings as Kansas City dropped a 4-1 decision to their expansion breth ...

Money Match Up of the Day: Lonnie Chisenhall vs Jeremy Guthrie

Money Match Up of the Day: Lonnie Chisenhall vs Jeremy Guthrie

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

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Bruins Going All the Way!

Can this Boston team win the Stanley Cup? With the ongoing lock-out shortened season, it seems like every team in the NHL can make a push for the playoffs. Especially in the talented heavy Eastern Conference, no one is letting their guards down. A loss could mean a kiss goodbye for a chance to win the championship. The Boston Bruins are no exception. One of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season ( ...

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The Goon Diaries: Marty McSorley

A high stick to the dome. A curved blade in the shape of a horse shoe. Some decent acting chops and a premium flow. These are words to describe the fascinating career of NHL tough guy Marty McSorley. McSorley, who began his NHL career in 1983 at the age of 19 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, found himself as a policeman of sorts for the dominant Edmonton Oilers of the mid 1980s. At the age of 22, McSorely alre ...

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The Week That Was (2/15-2/21/13)

The past week in the NHL featured what many of us puck heads have come to expect in a season abbreviated by a lockout. A game that moves faster than any other team sport is only bound to see injuries. Even though in today's sports landscape, with players conditioning themselves year round, injuries will always be front and center. Add to the fact many of these players didn't play in other leagues during the ...

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NHL ’13 Season: Locked IN

  NHL '13 Season: Locked IN   So far in the abbreviated NHL season, the theme seems to be to always expect the unexpected. Many teams expected to compete for top seeds in recent years are struggling with mediocre or even plain awful records while teams destined for lottery picks find themselves in playoff spots. After a 113 day lockout, go figure. Right?  Teams like Anaheim, Toronto, and Carolina ...

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