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in: Spike; Spike > 2015-11-02

Nov 3, 2015 12:46 AM # 
Pink Socks:
... just sayin'.
Nov 3, 2015 2:08 PM # 
I'm trying to think of what you'd say about these Royals and Bill James. There would be a huge amount that James would have hated about the recent Royals, although this year's offence was much more balanced and productive.

Is Mike Kopf still a local KC writer?
Nov 4, 2015 2:05 AM # 
I have no idea what Mike Kopf is up to.

The 1980s/90s Bill James might have hated some aspects of the Royals. But the current Bill James would find a lot to like. I think he'd even have some good things to say about Ned Yost.
Nov 4, 2015 2:55 AM # 
Like Denmark, the Royals had a plan for talent identification and using resources well.
Nov 4, 2015 1:08 PM # 
Like Denmark, the Royals had an extremely good 2014 and then did even better in 2015.
Nov 4, 2015 2:01 PM # 
Like Denmark, the Royals realized that there is a place in the sport for really fast runners.
Nov 4, 2015 3:27 PM # 
Pink Socks:
The Royals only had 1 more home run trot in the World Series than Denmark did at WOC.
Nov 4, 2015 3:38 PM # 
Also, the Danes had the same number of at-bats as Johnny Gomes!
Nov 4, 2015 3:56 PM # 
Pink Socks:
The Danes had fewer errors than Daniel Murphy!
Nov 10, 2015 12:48 AM # 
From Bill James on the Royals: " I think what they have done in the last three or four years is brilliant."
Nov 10, 2015 2:17 PM # 
How's KC going into the off-season? Any major turnover suspected, I bet many teams will be eyeing the Royals bullpen for people to move into bigger roles.
Nov 11, 2015 1:05 AM # 
Gordon is a free agent. I think Zobrist might be, too. I'd like to see Gordon stay in KC, but I doubt it'll make financial sense. Zobrist is mid-30s. He's a good player, but you wouldn't want to spend a lot for him.

I don't pay too much attention to off season stuff. I think the last time I did was when the Royals signed Mike Sweeney (which was the time when I realized that the Royals management was not trying to win).

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