ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Diamonds In The Rough 4-30-16

Rain played havoc with the minor league schedules again. Omaha’s home game was postponed and Lexington’s road game was shortened to 5 1/2 innings. Royals affiliates went 2-1 on the night. HR Roll Call — Orlando Calixte (2), Hunter Dozier (6), Raul Mondesi (5), Frank Schwindel (4) BP Kansas City Hitter of the Day — Raul Mondesi: 1-4, HR, BB, 3 RBI BP Kansas City Pitcher of...
Via BP Kansas City
1 hour ago

KC skid not dampening clubhouse confidence

Two things about the Kansas City Royals have become glaringly clear on this trip to Seattle.
Via Royals.com
8 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 0, Mariners 6; No

Not much to say about this. I’m loathe to harken back to the dark days, but I will say that in those times, the Royals were always interesting. Yes, even as an awful team there was always something that made them must-see baseball. That usually wasn’t a good thing, but still. This road trip, on the other hand, has been brutal to watch from the get-go. Not a single redeeming moment...
Via BP Kansas City
8 hours ago

Ventura, bats labor as Royals drop 5th straight

Wade Miley pitched his first career shutout and Kyle Seager and Seth Smith hit home runs as the Mariners clinched their fifth straight series victory with a 6-0 win over the Royals on Saturday at Safeco Field.
Via Royals.com
9 hours ago

Yost: Royals 'opportunistic' basestealers

The Royals are off and running again.
Via Royals.com
11 hours ago

Kansas City Royals run into first dry spell of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been the talk of baseball the past two seasons; winning the World Series last season and finishing runner-up the year before. But the boys in blue have hit a rough patch as of late, falling to third place in the AL Central. If tonight’s game against the Mariners goes south, that would push the Royals losing streak to five straight; which would be the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals: Alex Rios Still Looking For Work

KC Royals right fielder from last season Alex Rios, is still looking for work according to MLB Network reporter Jon Heyman: alex rios, 35, had offers but has sought MLB job w/ significant role. if he retires, well, he got ring in ’15 & made $87.5M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 28, 2016 Though Rios […] KC Royals: Alex Rios Still Looking For Work - Kings of Kauffman - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
13 hours ago

Kansas City Royals April report

The Kansas City Royals were one of the teams with the highest odds at winning the American League and also winning the World Series in 2016. Currently going through a four-game losing streak during the end of April and having a record of 12-10, the Royals have been dethroned in the American League Central during the month of April. Dethroned to a surprising Chicago White Sox club...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

As far as we know, every member of the Kansas City Royals has been accounted for. A life-sized Royals figure reminiscent of the old Starting Lineup figures, on the other hand, is a completely different story. A billboard located on Interstate 435 advertising the defending World Series champions featured a life-sized Royals player popping out of the billboard advertising Hy-Vee...
Via The Comeback
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals: Could Running Game Boost Struggling Offense?

The KC Royals are tied with the Minnesota Twins at 24th in runs scored, as of April 29. Can the running game jump-start a sluggish offense? It has been a testament to the pitching and team defense that despite an anemic offense, the Kansas City Royals find themselves three games over .500.  In fact, the […] KC Royals: Could Running Game Boost Struggling Offense? - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Yost: Royals struggling to score but 'just work through it'

The Kansas City Royals have stepped up their game when Yordano Ventura has taken the ball.Looking to improve to 5-0 with the right-hander on the mound, the visiting Royals will try to avoid losing five straight for the first time in almost two years Saturday night against the surging Seattle Mariners.Kansas City (12-10) has managed seven runs and gone 4 for 34 with runners in scoring...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals Had Day off Thursday; Writer Took Nap

The KC Royals last series versus the Los Angeles Angels was tough. Made this writer feel like a frumpy combination of Oscar Madison and Columbo. Might have been the raincoat. Or maybe because I haven’t done laundry in three weeks. No matter, I still had Kansas City Royals games to watch. Oh wait, they didn’t […] KC Royals Had Day off Thursday; Writer Took Nap - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Stolen 14-foot outfielder from Royals billboard located (pics)

Police were able to quickly the close the investigative portion of a case involving the theft of a 14-foot, 150-pound outfielder from a Kansas City Royals billboard after it was discovered nearby the location from where it originally was stolen. BEFORE & AFTER: the stolen $7,500 @royals outfielder from this @LamarOOH billboard was handmade in @TheCityofBR. pic.twitter.com/ZK1ZaY07mD...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Slider Moves Differently to Different Locations

I gave Royals’ right-hander Chris Young a bit of an incredulous look — “You’re throwing the slider a ton this year!” He shrugged. Sure. “It’s okay, you can throw it inside and out, and it’s been good. But it moves a little differently depending on where you throw it.” Young then mimicked the release point when trying to throw a slider inside to a right-handed hitter...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Goods and Bads of Lorenzo Cain’s Struggles

Lorenzo Cain has had a rough go of it so far. That much we can say with absolute certainty. Cain’s coming off a seven-win season in which he finished second runner-up — behind Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout — for the American League MVP, and there was also that whole world championship thing. The Royals weren’t — and aren’t — a team built around stars, but if there was...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Freaking Out About the Royals

The defending Champion Kansas City Royals find themselves 3.5 games back of the Central Division lead after the first 21 games of the  2016 season. Those 21 games represent 13% of the year, meaning a sizeable chunk is already in the books. They still maintain the T-3rd best record in the American League, but that will not stop the fan-base from finding ways to panic, especially...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura puts shaky first behind him in Royals' 6-1 win over O's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals veteran Chris Young tosses first win of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been on an absolute tear this season, living up to their World Series hype. The defending champs sit atop the AL Central, a half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. But with all of this success early on in the year, the Royals were missing something; a win from 36-year-old starter Chris Young. Well that changed Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Medlen rocked in Royals' 8-3 loss to Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Davis homered and had four hits, Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to 16 games and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.Mark Trumbo had three hits and four RBIs for the Orioles, and Tyler Wilson (1-0) won his first start this season.Davis, who led the majors with 47 home runs last season, hit his sixth homer in...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

From Dunce to Chessmaster: The Transformation of Ned Yost

The Royals skipper went from public enemy #1 and the butt of jokes.  Now, he’s the greatest manager in Royals history. Shortly after the Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, Ned Yost went up to Chris Young, Friday night’s starter, to give him a message.  He told the struggling pitcher that he was going to get to the stadium early to get a good seat...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas' homer (and two doubles ... and three RBIs) help Royals beat Orioles 4-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Young struck out 10 in six innings, Mike Moustakas homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Friday night.Young (1-3), who came in with a 7.90 ERA and had allowed 20 hits in 13 2/3 innings, baffled the Orioles. Young recorded his sixth-career double-figure strikeout game and his first since...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez: Evolution of an Ace

  Newly appointed Royals ace Edinson Volquez has managed to live up to his status as the defending World Series Champions top pitcher so far in 2016. He has 3 wins and no losses in his 4 starts while compiling a tidy 1.46 ERA in 24.2 innings of work, averaging just over 6 innings per start. So why has he seemingly come out of no where?  The Royals signed Volquez to a 2...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura is getting comfortable with his offspeed pitches

Known for his volatile mound presence and blistering fastball, Yordano Ventura says there's something much different about him this year.Ventura is finally showing some confidence in his offspeed pitches, something the right-hander looks to continue Tuesday night when the Kansas City Royals open a six-game homestand with their first look at the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers.Ventura...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: MLB and Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett Named Grand Marshal for Go Bowling 400

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 18, 2016) – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Royal George Brett has been named Grand Marshal for the May 7 Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Brett was also one of the first people in line to purchase Kansas Speedway season tickets when tickets went on sale before the facility opened. “George Brett is an iconic figure not just...
Via On Pit Road
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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