Found November 03, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Bruce Chen
TEAMS: Kansas City Royals
Bruce Chen's 12-8 record and 3.77 ERA were the best by any Kansas City starter this year, and it earned him the Bruce Rice Award as the Royals Pitcher of the Year.

Gordon 'thrilled' with AL Gold Glove

Alex Gordon opened the 2011 season wondering how he'd handle the challenge of playing left field in Kauffman Stadium. After 20 outfield assists, only two errors and a highlight reel full of spectacular catches, Gordon's question was answered emphatically Tuesday night. He was awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove as the best defensive left fielder in the American League. Gordon...

End of Season Post-Mortem: The 2011 Kansas City Royals

The 2010 Kansas City Royals won 67 games. The 2011 Kansas City Royals won 71 games. A four game improvement doesn't seem like a huge deal, but look at it this way. The Royals slashed payroll from $74 million in 2010 to $38 million in 2011, a nearly 50% decrease. The average age of their hitters went from 28.8 in 2010 to 25.8 in 2011. The average age of their pitchers went from...

Hosmer a rookie finalist in Players Choice Awards

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is one of three finalists in the Players Choice Awards for the American League's Outstanding Rookie. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m. Thursday in a live telecast on the MLB Network.

Gordon adds Les Milgram Award to hardware

Late Tuesday night, Alex Gordon received his first American League Gold Glove Award. On Wednesday morning, Gordon won his first Les Milgram Award as the Royals' Player of the Year.

FanGraphs Audio: Matt Klaassen

Episode Ninety-Three Matt Klaassen discusses his peculiar fascination with Sino-Panamanian lefty Bruce Chen and Alex Gordon’s defensive skills. He also makes some particularly touching and thoughtful observations on fatherhood. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio on the flip-flop. (Approximately 25 min. play time.)

Boles returns to Royals' front office

John Boles, whose extensive resume includes two turns as Florida Marlins manager, is returning to the Royals' front office as a senior advisor to general manager Dayton Moore in player development.

MadFriars’ Announcer Series: Tim Hagerty

Tim Hagerty has been affiliated with the Padres’ organization in one way or another since 2005. After spending a year with the short-season Pioneer League with the Idaho Chukars, a Kansas City Royals farm team, he took a broadcasting position with the Mobile BayBears, then the San Diego AA affiliate.
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