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Around The Kingdom: Yordano Ventura, Home Runs, Kansas City Chiefs, and More Chiefs



Kansas City is one of the best sports towns in the country, and KC Kingdom has a lot of fun bringing you news from around the area for our professional and collegiate teams.

Few fans are as passionate about their teams than Kansas City fans, whether it is making Arrowhead Stadium the loudest outside venue in the world, or filling up Sporting Park each match, or being Royal in Kauffman Stadium. The area also supports three of the most passionate college fan bases in the country.

Each morning, we will try to bring you some news from around our sports kingdom, in addition to the news, information, editorials, and analysis KC Kingdom already provides.

We hope enjoy the news from Around The Kingdom.

Stacy D. Smith over on Arrowhead Addict gives us three things he thinks he knows about the 2014 version of the Kansas City Chiefs. It is pretty interesting reading. And I think he is right.

Are you concerned about the Kansas City Royals being the only team in the majors without a home run? David Hill from Kings of Kauffman thinks you shouldn’t be.

While it would be great to see Eric Hosmer or Billy Butler start to hit home runs, or Mike Moustakas to start hitting something, that just is not how this team is built. The Royals are designed to get on base, work the count and put the ball in play. This is not a team that will be threatening to break power records. Steve Balboni‘s home run record is likely safe for another year.

Connor Moylan takes a long look at Yordano Ventura on Royals Review, and how dangerous it might be to pin our hopes on Ventura’s slim frame.

I kept these past failures in mind when the Yordano Ventura Hype Machine kicked into full gear last season. Following the progress of Mike Montgomery, John Lamb, Chris Dwyer, Danny Duffy and to a lesser extent Tim Melville and Robinson Yambati these past few seasons really helped hammer home why the acronym TINSTAAPP exists (although Baseball America does appear to be getting better at ranking pitching prospects).

On Arrowhead Pride, Joel Thorman takes a look at which college has provided the Chiefs with the best players on the current roster. It’s a pretty interesting breakdown. Two schools stand above the others. Do you know which two?

Now, who’s ready for the season premiere of the final season on Mad Men this Sunday? I’m ready for the premiere, but not the final season.

Happy reading, and have a great day. Be sure to check out KC Kingdom throughout the day for news on the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, Tigers, Wildcats, and Jayhawks.

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