Kansas City Royals second baseman Danny Valencia (19) Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Around The Kingdom: Danny Valencia, Chiefs Draft, Home Runs, Christina Hendricks



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.

On Kings of Kauffman, David Hill pleads with pleads with the Kansas City Royals to end the Danny Valencia experiment at second base. After Tuesday’s game, I completely agree. Danny Valencia is not a second baseman. Evidently, the Royals agree too, as they recalled Johnny Giavotella for Wednesday’s game.

Carrying a backup middle infielder may not have been as important to Ned Yost and the front office as holding on to players that they favor, but baseball is not a game where emotional roster decisions take precedence. The Royals, for the first time in seemingly ages, expect to make the playoffs. Doing so requires being able to have the best 25 players to help a team win, not to hold on to players just because they may have hit a grand slam once or because they are out of options.

On Arrowhead Addict, Laddie Morse answers some burning questions that have arisen over the course of the off season. It is a great read, and covers a lot of ground!

On Bleacher/Report, there is a nice video on whom the Chiefs might be able to draft that might serve as a good back-up for Alex Smith in the future. KC Kingdom’s own Leigh Oleszcak provided this scouting report on the quarterback mentioned in the video.

Craig Brown on Royals Review reminds us that the Royals were not always completely lacking in home run power. A fond memory was rekindled, but like most memories of the post 80’s Royals, it was double-edged.

As we approach the season debut of the final season of Mad Men this Sunday, Josh Sanchez on FanSided.com tells us that the show is moving from the 60’s to the 70’s, complete with wardrobe evolution. Can’t wait to see Christina Hendricks in whatever fashion.

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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