Found September 11, 2013 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees
You can’t win them all, but it would sure be nice to. As we said before the Tribe entered the final month of the season, littered with teams they should be able to handle, if they just take two out of every three the rest of the way, they should be playing October baseball. Well that theory will surely be tested as the Indians dropped one to the Kansas City Royals last night 6-3.
Make no mistake about it, the Royals are a good team. Look up and down that lineup and it is more impressive than the Tribe’s. Their bullpen by the numbers is the best in the American League and their rotation is solid. However, they still have that “Kansas City Royals” factor attached to them. This has been their best season in a decade. The last time they finished over .500 was 2003 when they went 83-79. After last night’s win in Cleveland, the Royals have made it a four team race for the last Wild Card Spot.
This one started off looking like things would go the Tribe’s way. With two outs in the bottom of...
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Perhaps it’s the Royals fan in me, but I’m waiting for the Kansas City Royals to go on another losing streak and fall out of the Wild Card race. Or totally collapse and not even finish at or above .500. Sure, the Royals are 77-69 as of September 12 and it’s almost certain they’ll finish above .500 for the first time since 2003. But if any baseball team can have an epic collapse...
The Cleveland Indians are down to 17 games to try to win a wild card spot. They are a game and a half behind in the race and losing 2 out of 3 to the Royals didn’t help the cause. The Indian lost game 3 6-2. The Indians started Scott Kazmir in game three and it didn’t take long for the Royals to take the lead in the game. The Royals jumped into the lead in the first inning when...
Not so E-Z-Mac
As good as the starting pitching has been in the second half, Zach McAllister has not been able to join the party as much as he or the Indians would like. In 10 starts since returning from the disabled list, the right-hander has gone 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. Unfortunately, Tuesday was more of the same story as McAllister allowed four runs in five innings. He...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the last several years, the Royals have been searching for a solution at second base.
In that time span, they've also been searching for a prototypical No. 2 hitter.
With Emilio Bonifacio, they may have hit the jackpot.
Since being acquired from the Blue Jays last month, Bonifacio, 28, has been exactly the type of spark plug the Royals have been coveting...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the many questions facing the Royals this off-season will be what to do with right-hander Wade Davis.
The answer seems somewhat obvious: Davis has been far more effective during his career as a reliever. And this season has provided more evidence of that.
As a starter this season, Davis simply has been hard to watch. He went 6-10 with a 5.67 ERA, with...
Royals right-hander Ervin Santana refuses at this point anyway to be drawn into any discussion on his looming free agency and its looming riches.
Not merely because he doesn’t want to talk about it. Rather Santana doesn’t even want to think about it.
“There’s nothing on my mind except to finish the season strong and healthy” he insisted “After that whatever happens...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals will open their 2014 regular season at Detroit's Comerica Park on Monday, March 31. The team's 2014 schedule was released this week.
The Royals' home opener will be on Friday, April 4 against the Chicago White Sox.
Click below for the complete 2014 Royals schedule. Game times to be announced later.
2014 Royals schedule
Jason Giambi who collected the 2000th hit of his career Sunday says he'd like to stick around and get a few more in 2014.
"I would love to play next year" said Giambi 42. "Hopefully it will be here. I love it here. I love the direction the team is going and the things we've got going here."
Giambi is hitting .186 (32-for-172) with eight doubles eight...
An article by Seth Pae, a hopelessly optimistic die hard Cleveland sports fan
Six months ago when the season started, many "experts " predicted that the Cleveland Indians would finish no higher than third place in the division if they were lucky. They had no shot a wildcard. Not with Oakland, Texas, Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and the big bad New York Yankees all...
Ubaldo Jimenez has been one of the more perplexing starters in baseball over the years. Coming over in a July trade deadline deal in 2011, the Indians received a starter with declining velocity on his fastball but under fiscal control for several more seasons. The high risk trade gave the Indians a potential ace who's contract was small market friendly. The goal was for him to...
James Shields saw his longest winning streak of the season come to an end with a dismal showing his last time out.
Scott Kazmir, meanwhile, snapped his longest losing streak of the year with a dominant performance.
Shields takes the mound opposite Kazmir as the Kansas City Royals conclude a crucial three-game road set against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.
Despite being in the midst of the AL wild-card chase, the Cleveland Indians haven't been greeted by much enthusiasm from their home fans, at least in terms of attendance.
Maybe going on the road for the next seven games will help, especially considering the trip opens against the division's worst team.
The Indians try to bounce back after back-to-back home losses as they...
I approve this post T…Carlos Santana and Andre Agassi attend a musical instrument donation program at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas yesterday. Seeing Agassi makes me miss American men’s Tennis. Who could forget Agassi’s swag. He should be holding a tennis academy so we can get our country back on top.-TOAgassi and Graf Threesome with Carrot TopJohnny...
If the Royals are still under the radar in this postseason push ... well it might be time to readjust that radar.
Alex Gordon hit the first pitch of Wednesday’s game for a home run which led to a three-run inning and provided James Shields with all the support he needed in a 6-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Not just that either.
Gordon virtually called his shot. And Shields...
Royals pitcher James Shields stops a Mike Aviles grounder, between his legs, throws to first for the out.
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KC downed the Indians, 6-2.
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