2012 Key Player: Eric Hosmer

“The Process”, as Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore has often referred to the Royals’ journey from cellar dweller to perennial contender, is dependent on many things happening, and many players producing.

Royals Notes – Ka’aihue Traded, Coaching Changes

Royals press releases announce the trade of fan favorite Kila Ka’aihue and some changes in the coaching staff.

Another Quality Week in the Books

Being positively consistent is the key to success in this game and the Royals are showing that they are very capable of being just that.

The Biggest Plays From A Crazy Opening Week

Here is a look at some of the biggest plays from each game based on win probability added (WPA) (numbers all from the indispensable Fangraphs):

Taking a Look…

Solid pitching, timely hitting and executing on defense are the ways to win ball games. If the Royals can do that, they can compete with anyone.

Third Time’s A Charm: KC’s 2011 Lineup

Royals writer Matt Kelsey has an inexhaustible number of Opening Day lineups in his back pocket. Here, his third attempt at pegging Kansas City’s starting nine.