Naylor: Underdog Royals have rare chance in era of stacked teams
All championship experiences in sports are not created equal. When a team is a pre-season favourite, or spends the most money, or is stacked with the best players in the game, it's never quite as special. This is why the Kansas City Royals, as TSN 1050's Dave Naylor writes, have a chance to go down in baseball history as one of the more remarkable champions of this generation.
Hayhurst: The Royals were just shell shocked after Game 1
Dirk Hayhurst joins Macko & Cauz to recap Game 1 of the World Series. Dirk also addresses his opinion on the length of an MLB season and how if it were to be reduced it could make for a more exciting post-season for the fans and players.
Holland, Kimbrel named MLB's top relievers
Right-handers Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves were named Wednesday as the top relief pitchers in Major League Baseball. Holland won the American League award named for New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera after earning 46 saves in 48 opportunities with a 1.44 ERA in 65 games, helping the AL-champion Royals make the postseason for the first time in 29 years.
Dodgers pitcher Haren has arthroscopic surgery on left shoulder
Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. The team said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint.
Plantier fired as hitting coach after Padres hit MLB-low .226
Phil Plantier has been fired as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres. He had been the sixth person to hold the job since the Padres began playing in spacious Petco Park in 2004.
Royals add Nix, take Colon off World Series roster
The Kansas City Royals made one change to their 25-man roster for the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. In the infield, Jayson Nix is in and Christian Colon is out. Colon has one RBI and a run scored in two playoff games, while Nix made one plate appearance in the wild-card playoff win over Oakland.
Phillies, Williams agree on one-year, $2.5 million deal
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, the team announced Tuesday. Williams was 4-2 with a 2.83 earned run average in nine starts for the Phillies after being claimed off waivers from Texas on Aug. 10.
Ferguson: Having top payroll no guarantee of World Series success
Going back to 1998 - a stretch of 16 World Series - the team with the highest payroll in baseball has won the Fall Classic only three times. No surprise that it would be the Yankees in all three years, 1999, 2000 and 2009. As Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 explains, the Giants (7th) and Royals (19th) will be continuing that trend in this year's championship series as well.
Leiper: Royals and Giants do everything right
Tim Leiper talks about the long layoff for the Royals and Giants, if he foresaw the Royals success and Giants Skip Bruce Bochy.
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Hubub: Who will win the World Series?
One team isn't a stranger to the World Series and will look to win their third championship in five years while the other has shocked the baseball world by posting a perfect record in the postseason. Giants and Royals. Who will win the World Series?