Jorge Soler Earns World Series MVP After Kansas City Royals Trade

Here's tonight's reminder that the Kansas City Royals front office earned a moneyball victory by way of luck and they're unlikely to return any time soon. 

A local connection to an impressive win . . . 

"Soler's three homers tied a Braves record for home runs in a single postseason series. All of those homers also helped give the Braves a lead, which the MLB says makes him one of just six players to ever hit at least three go-ahead home runs in a World Series. Baseball greats like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig have also achieved that feat."

Meanwhile, the minor league pitcher KC traded for hasn't made much news. 

Read more via news links . . .

Former Royals star Jorge Soler named World Series MVP with Atlanta Braves

by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - He started the Braves off with a home run in Game 1 and knocked another out of the park in Game 6, helping Atlanta secure its second World Series win. Now Jorge Soler is the 2021 World Series MVP.

Soler clears train tracks, picks up Series MVP

HOUSTON -- The eye test said Jorge Soler hit it halfway to Austin. Statcast's projection said it sailed "only" 446 feet. Home runs don't get much bigger than this one, both literally and within the context of a ballgame. Soler provided the first runs of Atlanta's 7-0 victory in Game

Soler's 3-HR World Series lands him MVP honors

11:52 PM ET Bradford DoolittleESPN Staff Writer Close Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association HOUSTON -- The season's journey of World Series MVP Jorge Soler did not begin with the Atlanta Braves.

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