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Brian Goodman is a contributing writer originally from Kansas City. He is all too accustomed to the ups and downs (mostly downs) that the pro teams in the area bring. Brian is also an avid college basketball junkie and just can't get enough come March.

Rationale Behind David DeJesus Trade Doesn't Jive

The departure of Royals outfielder David DeJesus to Oakland brin

Despite Popularity, Current Climate Not Conducive For An NBA Team In Kansas City

Fans in Kansas City have embraced the pro game in exhibition matchups, but several hurdles remain for permanent prospects.

Former Collegiate Stars Get Ready For The Next Level

The NBA is flooded with talent from Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri as the 2010-11 season approaches.

Kansas City Royals' Mike Aviles Stating His Case In September

Heating Up: While the Royals stare down a possible last-place finish, second baseman Mike Aviles is making his case for a starting spot in 2011 with a hot September at the plate.

Former Jayhawk Henry Close To Signing Contract With Grizzlies

Xavier Henry is expected to sign with Memphis Grizzlies this week after coming to terms on rookie contract.

On The Lookout: Accolades Continue To Roll In For Royals Prospects

Five prospects make Baseball America's final Prospect Hot Sheet, a feature detailing the best prospects at each position across the minor leagues.

Kendall Will Miss 8-10 Months After Surgery To Repair "Extensively Torn" Rotator Cuff

Brayan Pena and rookie Lucas May will split catching duties, while Ned Yost is hopeful that Kendall will be ready to return in the early part of the 2011 season.

September Call-Ups: Meche, Fields, May To Join Royals For Final Month

Gil Meche, Josh Fields and Lucas May will join the Royals for September as major league rosters expand to 40 players.

Victory Lap: Moustakas Follows Texas League Honors With Record 11 RBIs

Mike Moustakas has a monstrous night at the dish for Omaha, clubbing three home runs and totaling a league-record 11 RBI.

Collins, Moustakas Top September Call-Up Hopefuls For Royals

With rosters set to expand on September 1, the Royals could use the extra spots to give touted prospects some early seasoning at the big-league level.