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The Kansas City Royals' slogan entering 2012 was "Our Time." After a 12-game losing streak in April, that slogan was abruptly removed from the club's marketing campaign. The Royals' high expectations -- high by Kansas City standards is a .500 season -- were based on first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas having super sophomore seasons and right-hander Luke Hochevar having a breakout season to finally justify being the first overall pick in the 2006 draft. Hosmer went hitless in his final 18 at-bats to drop his average to .232 and missed the final six games with a small right rotator cuff tear. Moustakas hit .267 with 15 home runs, 47 RBI and an .817 OPS in 79 games before the All-Star break. In 70 games after it, Moustakas' numbers tailed off to .211-5-26 with a .586 OPS. Hochevar won just one of his final 11 starts and finished with an 8-16 record and a 5.73 ERA. He finished second in the majors in losses, while his ERA was next...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The season-long offensive woes of first baseman Eric Hosmer and outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and the last-season collapse of third baseman Mike Moustakas not only hurt the 2012 Royals in the standings, it also ultimately cost hitting coach Kevin Seitzer his job.
The Royals fired Seitzer on Thursday after his fourth season with the team. The rest of the Royals'...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. All the hype from last spring and all the promise of the Royals' "Our Time" marketing campaign quickly faded in yet another dismal, 90-loss season.
But the Royals maintain they really aren't that far away from a quick turnaround.
"I think it could happen very, very quickly," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. "When...
‘Tis the season to fire coaches and managers. Among the coaches fired yesterday was Kansas City hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. The Royals cited underperformance by the hitters. It is hard to argue that the offense did well, relative to expectations. After the team sported a 102 wRC+ last year, it was expected that with young talent like Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas entering their...
Mike Moustakas tried to play through a groin injury, but it was not meant to be. The Kansas City Royals third baseman exited Sunday's game at Cleveland with a left groin strain. On Monday, he pronounced himself "fine" and was in the lineup against the Detroit Tigers. Moustakas, however, aggravated the groin on a slide into second base in the sixth inning. He stayed...
The Royals have chosen not to renew the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer after the team finished 72-90 for its ninth consecutive losing season.
General manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore announced the decision shortly after meeting with Seitzer on Thursday. Kansas City wrapped up its season with a 1-0 loss to the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers on Wednesday...
The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, ''Our Time,'' a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly come up through their farm system.
There were expectations of the first winning season in eight years and, if everything fell right, the first playoff appearance since 1985, the longest drought in the major leagues...
ROYALS ANNOUNCE HITTING COACH KEVIN SEITZER WILL NOT RETURN IN 2013
KANSAS CITY, MO (October 4, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals and Manager Ned Yost announced today that the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will not be renewed for the 2013 season. The remainder of the coaching staff will return next season: bench coach Chino Cadahia, pitching coach Dave Eiland,...
Many fans hoped the Royals might make the playoffs, or at least finish at or above .500. But it didn’t end up that way, finishing the season at 72-90 and third in the A.L. Central. They improved on their 71-91 2011 record, but the season was still a disappointment.
A lot of things didn’t go the Royals way. A 12 game losing streak in April killed any momentum the team had and...
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Viewership for Kansas City Royals cable telecasts reached an all-time high in 2012. The 140 regular season games televised on FOX Sports Kansas City averaged a 3.8 household rating in the Kansas City DMA, according to The Nielsen Co., up 13 percent from 2011.
Ratings increased over 2011 in every month of the season except August. Viewership in September increased 52 percent, the...
Fox Sports Kansas City Records All Time High Television Ratings for Royals
Ratings on FOX Sports Kansas City increased 13 percent to 3.8 household rating, the highest season average ever for Royals cable telecasts
Viewership for Kansas City Royals cable telecasts reached an all-time high in 2012. The 140 regular season games televised on FOX Sports Kansas City averaged a 3.8 household...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera had two hits and drove in two runs before leaving in the fifth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat his AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 4-2 Tuesday night.
With one game remaining in the regular season, Cabrera leads the American League in average (.331), home runs (44) and RBIs (139), putting him on the brink of becoming the...
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown in the AL Central-champion Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Cabrera went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, then left in the fourth inning of the regular-season finale. He received a standing ovation from the opposing fans.
He finished with an...
We laughed, we cried, we laughed and cried about Eric Hosmer. Take off your homemade aluminum hat that you wear so aliens can’t hear your thoughts and think back to March. You had that argument with your mom and you ran out of the house screaming, “I wish you were Evan Longoria!” Then when he went to the DL, you ran back into your house and screamed, “I love you Mom...