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Royals fans, today we finally have the reason the Kansas City Royals have been completely inept and unsuccessful in developing starting pitching in the organization.Simply put, Royals officials do not understand the process of the human body throwing a pitch. Well, they didn't understand it until team officials met with fire-baller 19 year-old Baltimore Orioles prospect, Dylan...
The conventional wisdom has been that when Royals prospect Johnny Giavotella was going to get promoted from Triple-A Omaha this season, he would then become the full-time starter at second base.
The organizational philosophy is simple: It's better for Giavotella to get his at-bats and work on his defense at Omaha rather than sit at the big-league level.
29 games are done. The Royals are 10-19. Did we expect them to be a little better record-wise? Of course! Are we surprised? Not a chance. A brutal 12 game losing streak left fans, players and coaches downtrodden early on in what many already call another lost season. On the bright side, the Royals are 10-7 outside of that streak, split a four game series with the Yanks and are over...
The Royals may be struggling on the field, but as far as in-game promotions go, they're league leaders. Kansas City gave out mini pine tar bats before Sunday's game against the Yankees in honor of George Brett's memorable pine tar incident many years ago. The small bats were painted to give the appearance that they had pine tar way up the handle, mimicking the famous...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have recalled right-hander Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Omaha to provide support for their exhausted bullpen.
Poor starting pitching the past two games forced the Royals to make the move before Tuesday night's game against Boston. Luke Hochevar went 2 1-3 innings against the Yankees before Jonathan Sanchez was pulled with none out in...
On Sunday, a Kansas City Royals fan jumped into the fountain behind the outfield wall at Kaufmann Stadium to get a home run ball hit by Royals catcher Humberto Quintero.
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The fan ignored the warning sign which clearly stated that "Persons entering the fountains will be...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bruce Chen picked up his first victory of the season, Alcides Escobar drove in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals held off the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Wednesday night.
Jonathan Broxton worked around a leadoff single and walk in the ninth inning for his seventh save in eight opportunities.
Chen (1-4) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings...
The radar gun loves Danny Duffy. It loves him the way the camera loves Kate Upton. He throws a ball that cracks when it hits the catchers mitt, the sound of leather struck by lightning.
According to FanGraphs.com, among starters whove logged at least 20 innings, the fastball velocity of the Royals left-hander is tops in the American League (95.3 miles per hour, on average), and...
The Sox put themselves in an early hole they couldn't climb out of in tonight's loss, in part thanks to a controversial call made on a play in the outfield.
A fly ball was hit to left that a retreating Cody Ross appeared to catch, but as he made a couple of steps the ball came out of his glove, hit the wall, and then went back into his glove. The umpires ruled that Ross...
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to May 8, with left biceps tendinitis. The lefty was pounded for six runs in three innings on May 7, and has a 6.75 ERA through his first six outings. He was acquired by the Royals over the winter for outfielder Melky Cabrera.
Will Middlebrooks is absolutely on fire right now. His third base counterpart in this series, however, isn't too shabby himself. In fact, there's a lot of promising talent at the position when surveying the entirety of the major leagues. Mike Moustakas, the Royals third baseman, was the second overall pick of the 2007 draft and has been closely tracked throughout his pro...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night. Butler homered off Matt Albers, who replaced Daniel Bard after Bard walked Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon to leadoff the inning. Butler hit Albers' third pitch out to left-center. He leads the Royals with six home...
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The Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League) went 4-2 over the past six days making them 21-10 trailing only the Fresno Grizzlies who are 23-8 on the campaign in the race for the best record in the Pacific Coast League. The Storm Chasers have remained hot despite sending several more players up to the Royals including Nate Adock and...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Boston Red Sox have moved Daniel Bard from the bullpen, where he was very effective last year, to the rotation. For seven innings against the Kansas City Royals it looked like a wise decision, but a tiring Bard opened the eighth inning by walking Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon. That was manager Bobby Valentine's cue to bring in reliever Matt Albers, who...
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