ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Danny Duffy needs to Move to Rotation

by John Viril— Danny Duffy lit up radar guns in an impressive two-inning relief stint against the Astros Wednesday night, helping Kansas City take a 6-4 victory in 11 innings. Duffy pitched in the bottom of the 9th and 10th innings and struck out four. Forget about the 3 hits and one walk. His stuff was nasty. He regularly hit 98 on the gun with his fastball, and his curve made...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patience, Royals fans: There are signs that Moose is coming around

So far during this young season, the Royals have been searching for someone to come through with the clutch, game-deciding hit. And perhaps the least likely of their sources -- Mike Moustakas -- came through Wednesday night. Moustakas' home run to right field in the 11th inning catapulted the Royals to a 6-4 win and, at least for now, rescued an otherwise dismal road trip. "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Moose, Duffy come through in the clutch to help Royals top Astros

OK, so it's only mid-April, and we're not going to do the freak-out panic thing that most Royals fans have been doing in the first two weeks. On the other hand, this was a terrific come-from-behind win, even if it was against the lowly Astros. This was a win and a game that could give a big boost to struggling hitters such as Mike Moustakas, who slammed the game-winning home...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Must Quit the Moose Excuse

Photo Credit: Keith Allison       The numbers are atrocious. The numbers are abysmal. The numbers are alarming. Most of all, the numbers are empirical. They do not lie. They are not mistakes. The numbers I’m speaking of are those that belong to Mike Moustakas. Though these numbers are far from complete, they represent the starting point on a chart which is projecting to only...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should we start worrying about Billy Butler?

Earwigs are weird little bugs. They’re long, they have pincers on their butts and they have these weird little membranous wings they rarely use. Some species of earwigs have been traced back to the Jurassic Era, and they live on pretty much every continent. You know where they don’t live? Anyone’s ears. The term earwig […]
Via Fangraphs
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The kid is learning fast: Ventura gets first win with savvy outing

The best part about Royals rookie Yordano Ventura getting his first career win in the big leagues Tuesday night? He didn't even have his dominating stuff. Ventura threw seven innings -- his longest stint so far -- and gave up just one earned run in a 4-2 triumph over the Houston Astros. He surrendered four hits, walked three and struck out seven. But Ventura did it without really...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lorde Meets Her ‘Royals’ Inspiration George Brett (Photo)

Most of us know that “Royals” song by Lorde because we have heard it 4 million times on the radio. What you may not know is that song was actually inspired by Kansas City Royals legend George Brett. Here is the story from the Kansas City Star: Last year she told VHI that she saw a photo in National Geographic “of this dude just signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

At long last, Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for ‘Royals’ (photo)

It was destined to happen at some point, but until Tuesday, the opportunity never presented itself. Thankfully, at long last, New Zealand pop star Lorde finally met Kansas City Royals legend and Hall of Famer George Brett. Of course, Brett was the inspiration behind Lorde’s Grammy-winning smash “Royals.” She told VH1 last year that a […] The post At long last, Lorde finally...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Panic, But You Can Worry About The Royals

Heck yes, it’s time to worry. Not panic, but worry. It’s just 12 games, but the way the Kansas City Royals have started the season has to worry you if you’re a Royals fan (or player, or coach, or front office type). It’s still early of course, and all the small sample size caveats apply, but there are plenty of things to be concerned about. First, the bullpen has been...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for 'Royals'

The circle is finally complete: Lorde has met her muse for "Royals," George Brett.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Great George Brett Meets ‘Royals’ Singer Lorde (Photo)

Grammy-winning recording artist Lorde has said she’ll never be royal, but Tuesday night she met one. The 17-year-old singer from New Zealand said last year that her hit song “Royals,” which won a Grammy award fro Song of the Year, was inspired by a photo she saw of Kansas City Royals great George Brett. After the revelation was made, the Royals contacted Lorde, and she and...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

George Brett, Inspiration Behind Hit-Single ‘Royals,’ To Finally Meet Lorde

Lorde will finally get to meet the man who is the inspiration behind her hit single “Royals.” After seeing a picture of former Kansas City Royals star George Brett in a 1976 issue of National Geographic, the creative juices started flowing for the 17-year-old international sensation. The rest is history as “Royals” has launched Lorde to star status, and now, she’ll get...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

In Kansas City, April is the Coldest Month

Photo Credit: David Eulitt / The Kansas City Star   How bad have the Kansas City Royals started this year? Going 4-7 and being dead last in runs, runs per game, slugging, OPS, and home runs in the AL is not a good start no matter how you slice it. But good news everyone, its baseball! There are 162 games and we are 6.17% done with the season (for comparison that is 59.5 minutes...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals score three times in eighth, but Davis' throwing error gives Twins 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A madcap sequence put the Twins ahead and a crazy play ended it, too. With two outs and none on in the ninth, Mike Moustakas popped a ball straight up. As he stood to watch it in the batter'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A strong start from SP Jason Vargas has him on top of our weekly must adds

Jason Vargas (SP, KC): Vargas is the first Royals pitcher since Zack Greinke in 2008 to begin the year with consecutive starts of at least 7IP and no more than one run allowed. Greinke finished in the top 10 in ERA and top five in WAR for pitchers in 2008. Numbers don’t lie. I’m not the only one who likes Vargas this week, just ask Chris Meaney. Ryan Cook (RP, OAK): According...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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