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Around the Kingdom: Strong Safety, Royal Hitters, Jon Asamoah, Carlos Beltran


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.

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Ben Nielsen on Arrowhead Addict questions the conventional wisdom that free safety is the Chiefs primary secondary need. Nielsen argues that a strong safety might be more useful:

The down side of moving Berry around is it exposes the Chiefs’ lack of depth at safety. Berry lined up as a middle linebacker means Lewis and Quintin Demps were the two safeties deep, not an ideal situation.

Ed Connealy has an interesting theory about Royals hitters on Kings of Kaufman. Connealy asserts that the Royals lack of power is a self-fulfilling prophesy created by organizational expectations.

It can be seen in how Ned Yost manages not to lose, and how many pitchers drafted as starters become relievers.  Nowhere is it more clear than the Royals stead fast belief that you can’t hit home runs in Kauffman Stadium, so you can’t rely on power when building a Royals line-up.

Ben Nielsen also questions GM Scott Pioli’s decision to take guard Jon Asamoah, since the team had no real need for an interior lineman and a definite need at tackle.

David Laurila has a story about how ex-Royal great Carlos Beltran adjusts his hitting mechanics each season, and even for different situations.

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