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If you play AL-Only roto (which you should. Points are blech.), you should know this situation. You were relying on one or two guys to supply a majority of one category and then a 3 week cold streak or a DL-stint happens and all of sudden, you’re at the bottom of a category you expected to contend in. No worries friends, here are 3 players specifically designed to help you make up lost ground.
Jarrod Dyson, Outfielder, Kansas City Royals: Before Dyson went onto the DL, he was regularly receiving playing time over Jeff Francouer. Perhaps even more exciting is that Ned Yost has sat Frenchy down for Dyson’s replacement, David Lough. Right before Dyson got injured, Howard Bender of Fangraphs wrote that it was the time to pick Jarrod Dyson up. While in AL-Only leagues, he is already owned, the principle is solid. The tides were beginnings to turn, as Francouer was sitting more and Dyson was starting in non-platoon situations. In his major league career, Dyson has 56 ste...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
by John Viril—
With the Kansas City Royals mired in a 4-13 rut, general manager Dayton Moore has no more excuses left. The Royals are not only failing in Kansas City, but also in the minor leagues.
Up and down the organization, Moore’s prized prospects are failing to live up to their promise. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas are simply not supplying the kind of offense the team...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Since the day general manager Dayton Moore was hired by the Royals in 2006, he has preached the need for scouting and development, with a heavy emphasis on development.
So much emphasis, in fact, that Royals manager Ned Yost has been concerned about developing his young position players and pitchers even at the major league level.
As you might expect, when a big...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. It seems a distant memory now, but Royals left fielder Alex Gordon once struggled every bit as much Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer are now.
"I know what they're going through," Gordon said.
All-Star Billy Butler knows, too.
"Oh, yeah," he said. "We all go through it. It's a hard game. You find that out at this level."
WHO ARE REAL ROYALS?
At some point, slumps are no longer slumps: Its simply who you are.
The Royals desperately are hoping thats not the case, though, as they have dropped 15 of 19, including eight of their last nine.
But the team that surged to a 17-10 record to start the season seems a distant memory now.
Royals manager Ned Yost continues to vow he wont make major changes to...
The Kansas City Royals swapped out right-handed relievers on Thursday, recalling Louis Coleman from their Triple-A Omaha minor league affiliate while optioning Kelvin Herrera to the same minor league outfit.
Coleman replaces Herrera on the active roster and has done very well in the minors this year, putting together a low 1.03 earned run average. He should be a solid component to...
A pediatric nurse said Friday she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game.
Sam Sapenaro, 26, was working her second job as a member of Kauffman Stadium's K-Crew on Thursday night when a nearby fan yelled for help. Sapenaro said she rushed over and found the girl unresponsive...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. That the Royals optioned a struggling young player to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday didn't come as a big surprise.
That the player was right-hander Kelvin Herrera and not third baseman Mike Moustakas probably did.
Herrera, who has given up eight home runs in 20 13 innings (he surrendered only four all last season), certainly qualified for a demotion. He already...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A pediatric nurse said Friday she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game.
Sam Sapenaro, 26, was working her second job as a member of Kauffman Stadium's K-Crew on Thursday night when a nearby fan yelled for help. Sapenaro said she rushed over...
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – The Naturals’ parent club, the Kansas City Royals announced that starting pitcher Danny Duffy will begin his Major League rehab assignment with the Naturals on Sunday against the San Antonio Missions.
Duffy is expected to be with the Naturals for their upcoming homestand that begins on Tuesday May 28th.
Last season the hard-throwing lefthander made...
The Kansas City Royals were a trendy pick to be one of baseball’s surprise teams this year. For a while, that was the case: With a May 1 win over Tampa Bay, Kansas City moved into the American League Central lead.
Since then, the Royals are 6-14 – tied with Houston for the AL’s second-worst record during that span.
Despite the three-week skid, Royals general manager Dayton...
Kansas City Royals employee Sam Sapernaro is receiving showers of praise after being at the right place at the right time Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.Sapernaro, a pediatric nurse, may have saved the life of a 14-year-old girl who collapsed in the upper deck while dancing. Luckily Sapernaro, who works as a member of the "K-Crew" as her second job, was nearby to revive the girl.
A fan ran onto the field at Kauffman Stadium during the middle of the eighth inning in a game between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals, providing some of the best excitement of the night. Angels reliever Michael Kohn had an 0-2 count on Alcides Escobar in the bottom of the eighth when a fan wearing a Royals jersey ran onto the field. The fan ran right behind the pitching...
Now we completely expect the hapless Kansas City Royals to make blunders on the field, but we expect a little bit of professionalism during their broadcast. Fox Sports Kansas City made one of the most egregious and blatant errors of sports graphics of all-time on Thursday night. During the Royals and Los Angeles Angels game the broadcast team asked the question; “Which Young Player...