KC Headlines: Royals Sign Vargas, Chiefs Look To Rebound, KU/K-State/Missouri

Nov 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Wes Clark (1) dribbles the ball during the first half against the Hawaii Warriors at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

ABOUT LAST NIGHT…

Charlotte 68, Kansas State 61

It is way too early in the season to start freaking out, but that time is drawing near for the Wildcats. K-State dropped their second game of the season in just four tries, this time to Charlotte.

I repeat: Charlotte.

Hey, bad games happen, teams drop games they shouldn’t throughout the course of the season. Kansas lost to TC-freaking-U last season, one of the worst losses in the history of losses. But this is two bad losses in four games for the Wildcats, the other being to Northern Colorado.

The raw numbers are terrifying: 306th in the nation in scoring per game, 270th in rebounding, 113th in assists, and 283rd in field goal percentage. KenPom’s numbers are not much better. Things are going to need to improve quick or else the boys in Manhattan are in for a very long season.

K-State has Georgetown at 11 a.m. today.

JASON VARGAS is your newest Kansas City Royal. Hooray.

Without getting into too much of the stupidity that was Royals public relations yesterday, KC may have made a decent signing. The money, $32 million, is not an issue, though the four years could come into play as a problem. There are rumors that suggest Los Angeles offer Vargas more money but only three years, which would lead one to infer that Vargas is looking for long-term security moreso than maximum cash.

Vargas fills the spot in the rotation held by Wade Davis and Bruce Chen, and he should fill that role very nicely. Now Dayton Moore needs to find a way to add at least one bat and a replacement for Ervin Santana.

IN OTHER NEWS… 

- Sunday’s loss hurt but it wasn’t a must-win situation for the Chiefs. (Arrowhead Addict)

- Chiefs players are not concerned about an emotional letdown. (KC Star)

- Vargas brings stability to the rotation. (Kings of Kauffman)

- David Lesky chimes in with his early thoughts on Vargas. (Pine Tar Press)

- Five things to watch for K-State vs Oklahoma. (Jug of Snyder)

- Breaking down KU’s defense. (Rock Chalk Talk)

- A look at Ole Miss’ depth chart. (Rock M Nation)

ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…

- Jimmy Graham broke the goalpost in New Orleans win over Atlanta. Everything is crumbling in Atlanta it seems.

- MLB players’ union head Michael Weiner died of brain cancer yesterday at the age of 51.

- Add Jameis Winston to the fast growing list of football players and rape.

- An interesting read on why big names are not selling television shows anymore. Also, yet another Grantland link.

- Here’s the truth about Jabari Parker according to Evan Hall.

ONE MORE THING…

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, KC Headlines, Missouri Tigers

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