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Gamethread LXXVI: Royals at Astros

Gamethread LXXVI: Royals at Astros

One team has World Series aspirations the other is trying, inexplicably, to avoid the first overall draft pick. We all can agree that the Royals are not good, yes? We can also agree that the Astros are very good, correct? Then you would assume today’s contest was going to be difficult, to begin with. But, well, maybe it won’t be so bad? The Royals will send Ian Kennedy to the mound, today. You may recall that Ian Kennedy is a flyball pitcher and that Houston has a park that is very rewarding toward hitters who hit flyballs. This does not sound promising. But here’s the weird thing:...

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Royals Rumblings - News for June 22, 2018

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Nine in a row, eh? That’s pretty bad. Old friend Craig Brown asks “Now What?” We remember the halcyon days of scoreboard watching and counting down the magic number to secure a spot in the postseason. The scoreboard is still there and we are still watching, but the focus has changed … What did Baltimore do? They’re winning? Thank god! ... We’re still weeks from the All-Star Game and I have to be honest, I have no clue how to process what we’re seeing. The Royals teams of the past (the latter years of the Allard Baird era and the early part of the Dayton Moore tenure) were...
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Does it matter if the Royals get the first pick in the 2019 draft?

Does it matter if the Royals get the first pick in the 2019 draft?

Or will ‘almost’ be just fine? The 2018 Kansas City Royals season almost immediately took a turn for the worse and then fell into a sinkhole, but it’s taken until June for the true awfulness of this team to truly solidify. Yes, a team can have a terrible month, but after a terrible April, May, and now June, it is abundantly clear: this team suuuuuuuuuuuucks. Kansas City is on pace for the worst season in its 50-year history by an additional eight entire losses. That’s a 48-114 record, by the way. Ick. This has many consequences, of course, but one of the biggest ones is that, after...

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