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ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals Face Tough Bullpen Decision

If the Kansas City Royals have a lead in the sixth inning, it's a comforting sight to look into their bullpen and see both Greg Holland and Wade Davis beginning to stretch out as they know the eighth and ninth innings will be their time to control the game. When they come in, the game is more often than not, simply over. I saw people leaving Kauffman Stadium last week as the...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Kansas City in discussions with Phillies on A.J. Burnett, Antonio Bastardo

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Kansas City Royals are a team to watch out for in trade discussions for pitchers A.J. Burnett and Antonio Bastardo.#452862292 / gettyimages.comThe Royals' starting rotation ranks 16th among the 30 MLB teams with a 3.86 ERA and 27th with a FIP of 4.16. Due to their high FIP, it could be a worry among the front office that their...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler needs to hit to stay in Royals lineup, Ned Yost says

For the 105th game of the Royals season, manager Ned Yost crafted a lineup as if the preceding 104 games had essentially not occurred. The batting order was an almost exact replica of the one sketched out for opening day, with little concession given to the subsequent events. Nori Aoki entered the day with a .661 on-base plus slugging percentage, which ranked eighth among the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Fall Short of Comeback, Lose 2-1

Legend has it that if you score more runs that the other team, you’ll win the game. The Royals must have missed that. It was a horrible quality start for James Shields, if that makes sense. Shields threw an average of 20.67 pitches per inning. While Shields went six complete innings, and only allowed two runs, he wiggled out of jam after jam, and was a bit out of control with his...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dayton Blows Up Team

  I don’t get it. Dayton Moore, try as he may, just cant seem to please everyone. On Monday, he traded Danny Valencia for an old backup catcher and a project AAA pitcher. I like the trade. Don’t love it…but its so minor, honestly who cares? Many feel that losing Danny Valencia means losing a good right handed hitter, which is true. There are always two sides to a coin however...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Danny Valencia Bring To The Toronto Blue Jays?

Danny Valencia and his career .333 batting average against left handers is an excellent pickup by the Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays have made a trade! The Blue Jays have acquired third basemen Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals. Valencia has been with the Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and until today, the Royals. In exchange for Valencia, the Blue Jays sent catcher Erik...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals trade Valencia, designate Hayes for assignment

BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night. The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'PG' version of Danny Duffy is still pretty nasty to opposing hitters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals left-hander Danny Duffy fully admits there was a time when he was a little out of control on the mound. When he got mad, he showed it -- especially vocally. And everyone could hear it. These days, Duffy still gets mad. He just hides it better, thanks to a trick he learned from James Shields. Shields is legendary for barking obscenities into his glove. Now...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Trade Deadline Primer

As things stand at this very moment, the Kansas City Royals are 53-51 and five games out of first place in the AL Central and two games back of the second wild card. All personal opinions aside, we know that the Royals are on the lookout for help to supplement a flawed roster. Whatever your feelings are about the second wild card position and all that, the fact is that the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Royals Should Move James Shields

The July 31st trade deadline is coming up this week, and so far there has been a paucity of big deals. With the second Wild Card allowing more teams to stay in contention, teams have been reluctant to deal away star players. The pitching market is especially thin. Earlier the Oakland Athletics sprung big for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. However, the Philadelphia...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler bashes, Jeremy Guthrie battles as Royals beat Indians 7-5

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie was laboring. The Indians played merry-go-round on the bases in the second inning and didn’t stop until they reached five runs. Even Guthrie appeared to be getting dizzy. He didn’t cover the bag after an impressive diving stop by first baseman Billy Butler, and upon reaching the dugout Guthrie was close to his boiling point. “About 97 percent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals roar back from 5-0 down, whip Tribe again for fifth straight

Billy Butler had a sense the Royals weren't intimidated in the least after falling behind 5-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. "We didn't care," Butler said. "We knew we could come back ... "If you have the slightest inkling that you can't come back, you won't. But not one single guy in that dugout felt that way." And with that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 26, 1974

1974: The Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth for a comeback 3-2 win over California at the Angels’ home park, Anaheim Stadium.Kansas City entered the top of the ninth down 1-0. Richie Scheinblum and Jim Wohlford started the inning with singles. Kurt Bevacqua’s sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a bunt single, loading the bases. George Brett singled to right, scoring...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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