Found April 24, 2012 on
Kansas City Royals
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So I've been away for a while from the site, but i'm back now and here to urge everyone not to push the panic button quite yet. Yes, the Royals have dropped 11 in a row and a franchise record 10 in a row at home. But let's be real here, did we expect them to win 90 games and contend for the playoffs? I certainly did not. My initial prediction was 77 wins, and I stand by that prediction still. That would entail the Royals playing 74-72 ball the rest of the way, which is entirely doable and I think a reasonable outcome for the Royals.
So far, we've had a couple of silver linings so far in the dark cloud of the start of the season.
1. Alcides Escobar has been a solid offensive force. At .310/.355/.483 line through 16 games is certainly a nice start. Now I wouldn't dare dream that he could keep that pace, but a final season line of .280/.320/.410 would represent a solid improvement and make the Royals look very smart for signing him long-term.
2. Mike Mousta...
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Sure, the Royals have stumbled out of the gate this season, but the least the team's fans could do while at the game is watch the game, especially from such a great seat.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To fully appreciate the concern that goes through Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza's mind these days, you have to go back to 2010.
During April of that year, Mendoza seemingly was having his last chance at a big-league career. Boston, San Diego and Texas already had given up on him.
And here he was with Kansas City, having earned a spot in a shaky Royals...
The Kansas City Royals were supposed to be a dark horse contender for the AL Central this season. Instead, the dark horse is already on its way to the glue factory now that the Royals have started off the season 3-13 and are mired in an 11-game losing streak. Looking to oust a manager a mere 16 games into the season seems awfully premature, but hey, if the screaming masses in...
KANSAS CITY, MO (April 25, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tommy Hottovy from Triple-A Omaha today and optioned right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to Omaha. With the selection of Hottovy, who is expected to be in uniform tonight (#46) in Cleveland, the Royals 40-man roster stands at 40. In addition, the club returned outfielder Lorenzo...
The Kansas City Royals are off to a horriffic 3-12 start and fans are demanding some answers.
It is not HIS fault
Nobody saw this coming. While opinions of what these 2012 Kansas City Royals would be varied some, there was nobody who believed the Royals would be this bad. And we are still less than 10% into the season, starting the season by losing your first 10 home games is no...
Remember before last season when experts were all lauding the job the Kansas City Royals had done compiling the consensus No. 1 farm system in all of baseball? Apparently that doesn’t actually translate into wins on the field.
So far in 2012, the Royals have shown themselves to be old-school bad. We’re talking 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys, 1899 Cleveland Spiders, 1962 New York...
Could it be worse?
Could anything top this disastrous start to the Royals' 2012 season?
My first year as a beat writer covering the Royals for The Kansas City Star was in 1992, the infamous season the Royals started 1-16.
That was truly depressing, and maybe worse than this, considering that Kansas City fans hadn't become accustomed to losing yet.
HENAGAR, Ala. - Heisman Trophy winner and former Kansas City Royals' All-Star, Bo Jackson and about 100 bicycle riders have started their five-day, 300-mile ride across Alabama to raise money for tornado relief in the state.
A crowd of a couple of hundred people cheered Tuesday as Jackson led riders out of the tiny town of Henagar in the northeast part of the state. Celebrity...
Billy Butler hit two of Kansas City's four home runs to help the Royals snap a 12-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-2 Wednesday night.
Butler's two-run blast off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) put the Royals ahead in the first. He added a solo shot in the ninth off reliever Jairo Asencio, following Alex Gordon's three-run homer against the reliever.
As a baseball fans, you know there are those games in which your team should win but end up losing. Then there are the games that your team has no business winning, yet does anyways. Last night in front of a sparse crowd at Progressive Field, your Cleveland Indians pulled off the latter. How else can you explain the 4-3 victory in which the Tribe loaded the bases with nobody out...
SPRINGDALE, AR – Jake Odorizzi set a new single-game franchise record punching out 11 batters as the Naturals snapped their four-game slide with a 5-0 win over the Springfield Cardinals Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Arvest Ballpark.
Odorizzi (2-1), in by far his most dominating Double-A outing since his mid-summer promotion last season, fanned 11 in seven...
Bruce Chen (TOR, @MIN)
A baseball vagabond playing for his 10th franchise, Chen has been one of the few bright spots for 3-12 Kansas City. Through 18 innings on the young season, the de facto ace of the Royals rotation has 14 strikeouts, a 2.00 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Toronto employs one of the premier lineups on the Junior Circuit, but the Twins shouldn't alarm...