Baseball Prospectus profiled John Buck today. If you ever wanted to know where the catcher came from, this is a great read.
I know, it’s hard to believe that the Royals are bad at something but according to this story, the Royals have by far the worst bullpen in baseball. The column does mention how Joakim Soria has done a nice job in the closer role but that doesn’t even come close to offsetting the damage that guys like Joel Peralta and Jason Standridge have done.
The good news is, the Royals won another series, this time against the Rockies. We no longer get to play our cross state rival, at least this year, because it looks like the league wanted a rematch of last year’s World Series so the Royals drew the Rockies card. The Royals even put up ten runs in the finale.
The bad news is, the Indians come to town and they’ve been pretty hot. Winning two series in a row (and now six of eight games) is nice, but when you’re a Royals fan, you don’t expect these winning trends to continue for too long. Odalis Perez and his 5.29 ERA gets the start in the opener tomorrow.
It’s been a few weeks and it looks like I didn’t miss too much. The Baseball Historians HQ had some problems that prevented me from posting and it looks like it would have just been more losses. The Royals site at an unspectacular 13-27 and they have the very worst record in baseball.
And it’s not hard to believe when your team RBI leader has just 17. John Buck has been a pleasant surprise though and after forgetting he was once a nice shiny prospect, you now see why he had that tag. Lets just hope he can keep it up.
David DeJesus has really cooled off. On April 17, he was hitting .362 and now a month later, he’s at .280. His 30 runs put him at third in the American League though and that’s something for DeJesus to hold his hat on.
Anyway, the Royals continue their series tonight against the Athletics. And with the net problems fixed, I’ll be here to cover all of the wins (and losses).
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