Found July 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
The Royals again are searching for solutions on how to jump start the career of left-handed prospect Mike Montgomery. Privately hoping this spring that Montgomery might make a move toward making the 25-man roster, the Royals instead settled for sending Montgomery back to Triple-A Omaha. There, Montgomery was again just as inconsistent as he was last year. Then the Royals reached the point two weeks ago when they felt a demotion back to Double-A Northwest Arkansas might be the best thing for Montgomery. So far, it hasn't worked. Montgomery is 1-2 in three starts for the Naturals with an alarming 7.13 ERA. "He's had a tough go of it," said Royals assistant general manager of player development J.J. Picollo. "We sent him there thinking it would give him a mental break. We thought he might get there and be able to relax a little more." Montgomery took the demotion as well as can be expected. "He was great about it, and he agreed with it," Pico...

Jason Kendall Announces Retirement

In case you missed it yesterday, here is the Kansas City Royals press release announcing Jason Kendall's retirement: KANSAS CITY, MO (July 24, 2012) — Veteran catcher Jason Kendall announced his retirement today at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark., home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.  Kendall, 38, played in two games for Kansas City’s Double-A affiliate after...

Smith rewards Royals for their faith

After the Royals acquired right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in a trade Friday, they opted to keep rookie left-hander Will Smith in the rotation. Although Smith had a 7.97 ERA and 1-3 record, having allowed 26 hits and seven home runs through four starts, the Royals wanted to give him a prolonged look as a starter. That certainly looked like a wise decision Tuesday night, as Smith beat...

Jim Brower To Coach For Surprise In The 2012 Arizona Fall League

Kansas City Royals press release: Brower is in his second season with Kane County after concluding his playing career in 2010.  The Minnesota native pitched for eight Major League clubs from 1999 to 2007 and led the Majors with 89 appearances in 2004. The Surprise roster, to be announced in late August, will consist of players from the Royals, Cardinals, Mets, Rangers and Red...

Players The Royals Should Be Moving At The Trade Deadline

The Kansas City Royals find themselves in an all too familiar place at the 2012 trade deadline, as they are once again in “sell” mode. Reality is starting to sink in. 2012 is certainly not appearing to be #OurTime. The Royals currently sit at 14 games under .500 (40-54) and 11 games behind the 1st place and surging Detroit Tigers. And after going 3-7 on their most recent homestand...

One Final Rewind for Jason Kendall

[Image by Justin Bopp] After one of the lamest comeback attempts in recent memory (Manny Ramirez probably takes that trophy home), Jason Kendall has retired. While Kendall’s last few seasons were pretty miserable performances (although that did not stop the Royals and Brewers from marching him out there as much as they possibly could — indeed, Kendall insisted on it), he was...

Kansas City Royals vs. Mariners betting odds and handicapping preview – July 27

Gambling Insight Royals vs M’s Game 2 The Mariners are going to give their best efforts tonight to try to make it five wins in six games against the Kansas City Royals this season. Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Friday July 27 Safeco Field – Seattle, WA 10:10PM Moneyline: Seattle -125, Kansas City +115 O/U: 7.5 PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals RH Jeremy Guthrie (0-1, 9.00 ERA...

Royals Interested in Trading to Acquire Marlins’ Ace Josh Johnson

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Kansas City Royals may have interest in acquiring 28 year-old starting pitcher Josh Johnson from the Maimi Marlins. The righty may be the next piece dealt away by the Marlins, who have already traded SP Anibal Sanchez, INF Omar Infante and 3B Hanley Ramirez. The Marlins dropped $191 million on three "elite" free agents in the...
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