Sam Mellinger

Roster moves before start of season are paying off now for Royals

The Royals have a long history that predates every current player of doing enough good to lift the spirits of fans, and then enough bad to make them wonder why they believed in the first place. Today, they remain one of the hottest teams in baseball, and the two new Royals helped build the case that these are the new Royals.

Sam Mellinger

Royals’ trade for Josh Willingham is reminder of how fast things can change

Josh Willingham’s arrival in the Royals lineup on Tuesday represents much more than an upgrade from Raul Ibanez as the team’s primary designated hitter for as long as Eric Hosmer is on the disabled list and Billy Butler is at first base. For starters, it’s a flashing neon sign of a reminder about how quickly things can change in baseball.

Sam Mellinger

You want crazy? The Royals are giving you crazy

The Kansas City Royals are the team with the longest playoff drought in North American sports, but they also have the longest winning streak in baseball this season, and son of a gun, they’re doing it again. No matter what, we all knew it would take something crazy for the Royals to get into the playoffs. Well, look around. Crazy is here.

Sam Mellinger

After rough start, Chase Daniel shows why Chiefs’ backup quarterback job is still his

The Kansas City Chiefs’ decision makers like Tyler Bray as a prospect, and they didn’t draft Aaron Murray to cut him. So Chase Daniel could not have had a much worse beginning to his night, taking a sack, coming up angry, and then on third-and-forever throwing an unacceptable pick-six. But then Daniel completed seven of eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown, making as strong of a case for the Chiefs’ vice quarterback job as you could’ve expected.

Sam Mellinger

To avoid a cultural free-for-all, Chiefs form alliance with American Indian groups

The fight is approaching in the distance, and the Chiefs have found a friend. This is smart business, and with the right breaks can be something more important. The Chiefs play their first preseason game on Thursday, and while the coaches are consumed with things like their left tackle, defensive secondary and depth at receiver, much of the front office has been tackling a different kind of problem. Give them credit for their tactics, too.

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