Luke Hochevar out for the 2014 season, will have Tommy John surgery

Hochevar’s loss in 2014 will hurt him more than the team.

The Royals hang on in playoff hunt

Crucial losses to the Tigers and Indians dim the Royals playoff hopes, but they’re still hanging on.

The Kansas City Royals aren’t ready for the playoffs yet

A recent seven-game losing skid damages their playoff hopes, but the Royals still have an opportunity to finish above .500.

Flopps: The 8 Bit Baseball Card

Craig Robinson is the author behind one of the best infographic style books I have ever read, Flip Flop Fly Ball. Where the book left off, the website took over.

St. Louis Cardinals maintain long-term focus with limited deadline deals

The St. Louis Cardinals moved two pitchers during this season’s non-waiver trading period, but neither were one of the team’s vast supply of pitching prospects that could be the foundation of the team for much of the next decade.

Triple Play: Carlos Gomez, Jeff Keppinger, Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina, despite the sore knee and what appeared to be a split fingernail, went 4-6 on Sunday with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored.

Lance Lynn is good, but St. Louis Cardinals run support has made him All-Star-caliber

No big-league pitcher has won more games than St. Louis Cardinals right-handed starter Lance Lynn in the past year-and-a-half, but that doesn’t mean Lynn has been the best pitcher in that time period.