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Royals find right recipe for small-market success
The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top.
Liam Hendriks: What do the Royals do with this guy?
In a stunning reversal of fortune, Liam Hendriks played the role of Cy Hendriks in his first start for the Royals .
The Baltimore Sun
Buck Showalter talks about potential call-ups when rosters expand next week
The Orioles undoubtedly will recall right-hander Ryan Webb from Triple-A Norfolk, as well as Steve Clevenger as the third catcher.
The Roto Authority Fantasy Baseball
The Proof Is In The Peripherals: August 22-28
TPIITP is back after a week's vacation, as I was on a trip to lovely Chicago. As you might expect, this trip involved a lot of baseball, and since this column is all about digging into the advanced metrics to find hidden gems, can I point out just how crazy underrated U.S. Cellular Field is as a ballpark? You never hear anything particularly good ... (more)
Let's Go Tribe
Royals lead AL Central, while Indians remain on outer edge of contention
There are six week left in the regular season and the top of the AL Central standings has a somewhat unfamiliar face... Kansas City continues to play really well, and find itself in first place with six weeks left in the season, the latest they've been atop the standings since 2003.
Deep Left Field
Standings Update: 8/18/14
Aug 17, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn leaps at the wall on a home run by Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop in the ninth inning at Progressive Field.
The New Zealand Herald
Ibanez still has it, homer leads Royals over A's
Kansas City's Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and that single shot was enough for the visitors to beat Oakland 1-0 on Friday and cut the Athletics' division lead to a single game.