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  1. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  2. No place for Hosmer?

    Doug Mittler

    It could be a while before Eric Hosmer is activated from the disabled list. And when he does, there is no guarantee of a place in the Kansas City Royals' lineup, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Hosmer, sidelined with a stress fra...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  3. Royals' September bullpen boost

    Doug Mittler

    September call-ups are just two weeks away, and it looks like the Kansas City Royals will be willing to make ample use of their farm system in the middle of a pennant race. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports the Royals are using some...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  4. September stint for Kyle Zimmer?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a lost season for Kyle Zimmer, the Kansas City Royals top pick in 2012 who has not pitched this year due to a strained latissimus dorsi muscle. But if all goes well, Zimmer could be used as a reliever in the heat of a September pennant ra...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Alex Rios a fit in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals, who scored a grand total of two runs in three losses to the Red Sox last weekend, are interested in dealing for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that the Royals had a scout...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  6. Could the Royals shop Greg Holland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have been a mediocre team at best through the first two-plus months of the season, but don't blame the back end of the bullpen. Greg Holland has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and Wade Davis has emerged as an elite ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  7. Is Ned Yost safe in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals shuffled their coaching staff Thursday, so it is only logical to ask what that means for the job status of manager Ned Yost. The Royals are just 26-28 and 6.5 games off the pace in the American League Central. While the sea...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  8. Timetable for Valencia

    Doug Mittler

    Danny Valencia got an opportunity for extended playing time last week when the Kansas City Royals finally decided that struggling third baseman Mike Moustakas needed to work on his swing at Triple-A Omaha. But Valencia injured his left hand in Sat...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  9. Moustakas headed to Triple-A?

    Doug Mittler

    Have the Kansas City Royals finally lost patience with struggling third baseman Mike Moustakas? We will get an answer later today. The one-time elite prospect continues to regress at the plate, and manager Ned Yost left him on the bench in favor o...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  10. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  11. Will Royals stick with Moustakas?

    Doug Mittler

    A season if high expectations has started slowly for the Kansas City Royals, who were swept by Minnesota in a three-game series over the weekend to fall into last place in the AL Central with a 4-7 record. If you're looking to point fingers, start...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  12. More time at first base for Butler?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the Kansas City Royals to the list of American League teams who hope to use more than one primary player at the designated hitter spot this season. Having a full-time DH might work fine in Boston with David Ortiz, but the opportunity to use the D...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Tuesday Roundup: high cost of pitching

    Doug Mittler

    Masahiro Tanaka will be a very rich young man once he decides which major league team will benefit from his services. We took a look at which teams will have the best shot at signing the Japanese righthander, who is expected to land a deal north of ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  14. Ultimate Standings 2012 - No. 75 - Kansas City Royals

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2012 Franchise Rankings entry for the Kansas City Royals.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  15. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  16. Ultimate Standings 2010 - No. 89 - Kansas City Royals

    Doug Mittler

    This is ESPN The Magazine's 2010 Franchise Rankings entry for the Kansas City Royals.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010