Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.
Royals coach Rusty Kuntz notes that some batters will expand the strike zone when runners are on base
Players who are good at driving in runs will be more patient
Baseball players thrive on routine ... there’s nothing routine on Opening Day
Ned Yost probably won’t name the starter until he has to
Can Omar Infante handle outside pitches?
Christian Colon needs to work on his defense
A free agent at season’s end, he agreed last month to a four-year, $72 million contract
The left fielder is particularly well-known for his pregame rituals
People overlook the human element that goes into the decisions ballplayers make
Things have changed for Moose and his mates since they won it all
Unlike in LA, where he goes about unnoticed, he’s mobbed in KC now
Like many other Royals, he still likes to sign as many autographs as possible
Pitching coach Dave Eiland doesn’t want opposing players hit; he wants more inside pitches
But, if the Royals pitchers do that, some batters might get hit
If pitchers don’t own the inside of the plate, hitters will stand right on top of it
Other teams have noticed how the Royals put together their pitching staff
Other teams are also working to copy the Royals’ strategy
There is much more that goes into being a good manager than just wins and losses
Many of these factors are unknown to anyone outside of a team’s clubhouse
Lee Judge breaks down why Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar and Salvador Perez are great defensive players
Those three Royals players each won a Gold Glove award
Why did Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas not win a Gold Glove award?
Many Kansas City Royals fans only see other teams when they play the Royals
Check in tomorrow: We'll discuss the Royals who did win Gold Gloves
Playoff games are played and managed differently than regular season games
The A’s, using ‘moneyball,’ have won just one playoff series
This is the time of year when the people who like this website thank me for what I’ve done over the season and the people who don’t like this website decide it’s not worth paying for an online subscription just to tell me I’m a horse’s rear end.
The New York media turned on the Mets after the World Series
Pitcher Matt Harvey: “No way I’m comin’ out”
It’s also possible to do the smart thing and have it backfire
Some of the most memorable moments of Sunday’s celebration occured in the wee, small hours
The visiting clubhouse at Citi Field was the Royals’ home the night they won the World Series
Players and coaches alike reveled in the afterglow until after 2 a.m. before returning to KC
Groundballs put more pressure on defense than fly balls
Eric Hosmer’s groundball in Game 4 turned the game around
The Royals are one win away from being World Series champs
Aggressive base running affects the defense in baseball
Daniel Murphy’s error allowed Cain to get an extra base
The Royals have a different approach to hitting
The team is proving their critics wrong
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Judging the Royals is an inside look at baseball and the Kansas City Royals. Lee Judge watches every game, talks to the players and brings their point of view back to the fans.