KC Royals Expect Kyle Zimmer To Be Ready For Spring

The KC Royals expect oft-injured prospect Kyle Zimmer to be ready to go at the beginning of spring training after Throacic Outlet Surgery this season. According to reporter Jeffrey Flanagan, former no. 1 pick Kyle Zimmer is healed enough to withstand his typical off-season routine. Kansas City Royals assistant general manager J.J. Piccolo told […] KC Royals Expect Kyle...
Via Kings of Kauffman
13 hours ago

3 Royals named Gold Glove Award finalists

The defending World Series champion Royals slipped in the standings this season, finishing at 81-81, but their defensive prowess held steady, as evidenced by three of their players being named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
19 hours ago

Royals in AFL: Dominant Staumont sharpening command

Few Minor League starters can approach Josh Staumont in terms of sheer velocity. The Royals right-hander had the hardest fastball in the 2015 Draft and has routinely worked at 93-98 mph while pitching out of the rotation in pro ball -- and he has sat in the upper 90s and hit 102 mph in shorter stints.
20 hours ago

Comparing the Champs with Curt Nelson (BP Kansas City Episode 31) this episode, we’re sharing some insight from Curt Nelson, Director of the Royals Hall of Fame. Nelson talked with us about Alex Gordon’s impact on the franchise, as well as the greatest Royals playoff moments, retiring numbers of Royals greats...
Via BP Kansas City
23 hours ago

Royals Non-Tender Decisions Could Tip Payroll Crunch

The Royals will have decisions to make with respect to offering contracts to arbitration-eligible players this winter. While some of these decisions are easy, failing to make offers to some arbitration eligible players could signal if the KC Royals are up against their payroll limit. For the last couple of seasons, Kansas City Royals general […] Royals Non-Tender Decisions Could...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Building the Bullpen on a Budget? Good Luck

Payroll talk is a necessary evil for a team in a market like Kansas City, but we get tired of it. We’ve talked about the payroll here at BP Kansas City quite a bit, mostly because of the comments made by Dayton Moore at his season-ending press conference. I still don’t buy it. Craig Brown has highlighted why you shouldn’t buy it either. That said, one of the tasks the Royals...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

KC Royals Interest In Kyle Schwarber Shows Desire For Power

The KC Royals reportedly inquired with the Chicago Cubs about the availability of lefty slugger Kyle Schwarber before the July non-waiver trade deadline in 2016. The move shows general manager Dayton Moore wanted to add a power bat for 2017. Kansas City Star reporter columnist Sam Mellinger tweeted about the Kansas City Royals interest in […] KC Royals Interest In Kyle Schwarber...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

Offseason Outlook: Kansas City Royals

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams.  Click here for the other entries in this series. After a pair of World Series appearances in 2014-15, the 2016 Royals fell shy of a postseason berth and now face considerable payroll questions as the core of their championship-winning roster stands one year from free agency. Guaranteed Contracts Ian Kennedy, RHP: $62.5MM...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Royals’ prospect Josh Staumont named AFL Pitcher of the Week

Kansas City Royals prospect Josh Staumont was named the Arizona Fall League’s Pitcher of the Week on Monday. New York Yankees shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres also took home Player of the Week honors. Staumont has allowed a grand total of one run across his three starts in the AFL thus far, good for a tidy 0.87 ERA in his 10.1 innings of work. He had this to say about earning...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

QUIZ: How Many of the Royals All-Time World Series Roster can you Name?

There have been 74 players in Kansas City Royals history who have played in the World Series for the Royals.  How many can you name?
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago

Results: Heavyweight LaRon Mitchell decision Scott Alexander to remain undefeated

LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) won a decision on Friday night over Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) in a tightly contested fight that was a lot closer than the scorecards would indicate. Mitchell, who has showed an increasing level of comfort fighting in close quarters, pressured Alexander onto the ropes for most of the fight. Alexander kept a high guard to minimize punishment...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago

Report: Royals fielding trade calls about Wade Davis

The Kansas City Royals may be considering trading one of their biggest assets. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, closer Wade Davis is available for the right price, with the team poised to pick up his $10 million option for 2017. Heyman also says the Royals would consider trading high-priced players such as Alex Gordon or Ian Kennedy, but a rival GM said that they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals begin offseason earlier than expected and with much to do

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For two decades, finishing at .500 would have given the Royals reason to celebrate.Two trips to the World Series changes perspective.The Royals spent the first day after the regular season Monday ruing how a season full of promise went awry. There were devastating injuries, key acquisitions who failed to live up to big contracts and an offense predicated on manufacturing...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Largely Prevails in Scout-Pay Lawsuit

One can be forgiven for having forgotten about the Wyckoff v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball lawsuit. The class action case — filed back in July 2015 by Jordan Wyckoff, a former scout for the Kansas City Royals — accused Major League Baseball and its teams of violating both federal antitrust and employment law by colluding to deprive amateur and professional scouts both...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: 2016 season comes to an end

The Kansas City Royals finished the 2016 campaign on Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians, ending the season at 81-81 with their fourth consecutive season with a .500 record or better. The Royals finished the year 47-34 at Kauffman Stadium this season, but struggled on the road going 34-47. The Royals are the fourth straight defending World Championship team...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals weren’t a terrible team this year, but it’s impossible to look at their likely third-place finish in the AL Central as a positive after winning the World Series in 2015. As in 2015, the Royals had a tremendous defense and bullpen, but their starting pitching and offense lagged behind while the Cleveland Indians took the next step forward and the Detroit...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Local ratings for the 2016 MLB season are in, and Kansas City still loves the Royals

As a broadcasting entity, baseball doesn’t have the national pull of the NFL. The league has instead thrived on local television deals, as its regional popularity, combined with the value of live sports rights, is still enough to facilitate massive team-specific deals. In fact, it’s reasonable to say that the lifeblood of baseball is the local broadcasting model. But no model...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Gee done for season after being hospitalized with blood clots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals.Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game. He returned Tuesday to Kansas City."Dillon developed some shortness of breath after the game when we were packing up," Royals manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday's game...
Via Associated Press
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Terrance Gore Is Human After All

This is not how a catcher reacts to your typical regular-season caught stealing: And this is not the sort of enthusiasm with which a catcher is typically met in the post-game high-five line: If you missed what happened in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals, I’ve already spoiled the surprise. Terrance Gore, pinch-runner...
Via Fangraphs
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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