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Jorge Bonifacio 2016 Spring Training Kansas City Royals custom card   Leave a comment

Jorge Bonifacio 2016 Spring Training Kansas City Royals custom card

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2013 Royals Spring Training: Adam Moore… with variation   Leave a comment

Adam Moore 2013 Royals spring training custom card.Adam Moore 2013 Royals spring training custom card.

2012 Royals Spring Training: Johnny Giavotella   Leave a comment

Johnny Giavotella 2012 Spring Training custom card

Card #2 in a 2 card series of players who are playing in Omaha to start the year that should be in Kansas City. (Louis Coleman is card 1)

2012 Spring Training Royals: Louis Coleman   Leave a comment

Louis Coleman 2012 Spring Training custom card

2012 Spring Training Royals: Irving Falu   Leave a comment

Irving Falu has spent a few years “one call away” now for the Kansas City Royals. He will likely never be a starting shortstop or second baseman in the big leagues over a long stretch but has the potential to be an excellent utility man. The Royals signed Yuniesky Betancourt over the offseason to fill that role so it looks like once again Falu will remain “one call away.” I am not a Yuni fan (like most Royals fans) so I hope Falu finds his way to the majors in 2012. I think he is a more adequate backup for the infield positions than Yuni defensively and that is typically what you want in a utility guy, not offense. Irving Falu 2012 Topps Spring Training custom card

Custom Card of the Day: Luis Mendoza 1992 Fleer   Leave a comment

Luis Mendoza 1992 Fleer custom cardLuis Mendoza pitched a great game tonight for the Royals. This the only storyline September baseball has had in Kansas City for a while but it is interesting still. Mendoza is a guy who has pitched in the big leagues before but never to any level of success. This year he was the pitcher of the year for AAA Omaha Storm Chasers and earned the opportunity to get this start and he delivered. His line was 7 I innings, 1 earned run and 6 hits. He got a big win too. It will be interesting to see his second and last start for Kansas City; it could have a lot to do with Mendoza’s off-season.

Next to the show: Jesse Chavez   Leave a comment

Royals Futures Game Jesse ChavezI cringe when Jesse Chavez enters a game for the Royals. This has apparently happened only once this year. In Chavez’s one appearance he gave up a couple runs before being shipped right back to Omaha. His ERA for the Royals this year is 18.00, it should go down but we will have to see.

Chavez has a career ERA of 5.18 but half of his appearances were in 2009 with Pittsburgh were he put up a 4.01 ERA, his major league ERA since that year is aorund 5.90. Finally a trustworthy arm in the Royals bullpen.