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Gearing up for Spring Training

While the countdown is underway until pitchers and catchers report, teams are all getting ready in very unique ways.  The Tigers and Royals are doing their annual caravan, sending groups of players out to various locations to meet fans, and drum up excitement for the season.
Over the next couple of weeks, the Cubs, Royals, Blue [...]

Free Agent Decision-Making

Sam Mellinger writes about the Royals, their moves so far in resigning Jeremy Guthrie and their trade for Ervin Santana and their need for really one more front-line starter.  The AL Central is tough but winnable, and the Royals have done a lot to rebuild their farm system, and it is finally time for that [...]

October 26, 2012

October 26, 1985 - Umpires miss two key calls in Game 6 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, costing the Cards the game and setting off a string of bizarre events that would cost them the series. The series is also notable as it marks the last time [...]

August 26, 2012

August 26, 1947 - Dan Bankhead becomes the first African American pitcher in major league history for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bankhead finished his career four years later, accumulating a 9-6 record and a 6.52.
Today’s Key Matchups:
Royals @ Red Sox, 1:35 PM, ET:
Smith (4-5, 5.40 ERA) v. Doubront (10-6, 4.70 ERA)
Will Smith takes the mound for [...]

August 25, 2012

August 25, 1922 - The Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies 26-23 in the highest scoring game in MLB history.
Today’s Key Matchups:
Athletics @ Rays, 1:10 PM, ET:
McCarthy (6-5, 3.16 ERA) v. Hellickson (8-8, 3.28 ERA)
Brandon McCarthy gets the nod for the A’s as they take on Jeremy Hellickson and the Rays as both teams are desperately [...]