We’ve finally reached the World Series, and with it the established institutions will of course give you the standard previews of the Royals/Giants showdown. But this is the VORG … we don’t do “standard” … we do factoids, minutiae, trivia, oddities, random bits of info on all the major participants for both teams. Here now … Read more
Friend of the VORG Dan Wachtell passed along a note about Friday night’s Royals/Mariners game: “… check out Brandon Maurer’s line last night: 7.1 IP, 14 hits (all singles!), 0 BB, 0 K. #zerotrueoutcomes” Lo and behold, a check of the boxscore showed the following: Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR BF Brandon … Read more
The Kansas City Royals, a preseason sexy pick for most improved team, stumbled quite badly out of the gate this year. A 3-2 record to start devolved into a 3-14 disaster thanks in large part to an 0-10 homestand. They’ve recovered a bit (22-29 as of Saturday evening), but they still possess an unusual home/road … Read more
With play now completed for all AL Central teams today, their standings are as follows: Central W L PCT GB HOME ROAD Cleveland 11 9 .550 – 4-7 7-2 Chi WSox 11 11 .500 1 4-7 7-4 Detroit 11 11 .500 1 6-7 5-4 Kansas City 6 15 .286 5.5 0-10 6-5 Minnesota 6 15 … Read more
Jonathan Broxton has signed with the Royals, apparently after going on a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and Ned Yost. What might they have been hunting for?: Moose Haas: 91-79 as a Brewer, including 13-3, 3.27 ERA in 1983. Bob Moose: Went 14-3, 2.91 ERA as 21-year-old for 1969 Pirates. Pitched over 1100 innings in … Read more
The Twitterverse is ablaze (and divided) over which team got the better of the first deal of the Fall. The Royals sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo.