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KANSAS CITY, Mo. At some point very soon, perhaps even today, the Royals are likely to activate outfielder Jarrod Dyson from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha.
And that, of course, means the Royals will have to make a subsequent roster move to make space for Dyson, a speedy and valuable weapon in the Royals' offense.
Perhaps the easy move would be to simply send outfielder David Lough back down since he still has options.
But that might not sit well with a fan base that has become increasingly smitten with Lough, partly because of his speed in the outfield and partly because he is, well, not Jeff Francoeur.
Francoeur, a fan favorite two years ago, has fallen out of favor with fans the last season and a half because of his continued struggles at the plate -- .211 average, .247 on-base percentage this season.
But is general manager Dayton Moore ready to pull the plug on Francoeur, who is in the last year of his contract?
It certainly would be a bold move for an organiz...
BEST OF MAXIM
by John Viril—
Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy got bombed in Omaha last night in his quest to come beck from 2012 Tommy John surgery. Just promoted to AAA after 3 short rehab stints in AA NW Arkansas, Duffy did not survive the third inning. In a 10-7 Stormchaser’s victory over the Nashville Sounds, Duffy surrendered 3 runs in the fourth inning and four more in the 3rd...
by John Viril—
A few weeks ago, I was screaming that Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore needed to bring in another outfielder to platoon with (or replace) Jeff Francoeur. AAA callup David Lough‘s performance has made such a trade unnecessary.
The team called up Lough after OF Jarrod Dyson injured his ankle attempting to pull back a home run against the Los Angeles...
The Royals completed the final round of the MLB draft Saturday, selecting 41 players over three days.
Kansas Citys first pick, eighth overall, was Hunter Dozier, 21, a shortstop from Stephen F. Austin University.
The club also made six local selections, including Brandon Dunlin (1B), from Longview College; Shane Conlon (1B), from Kansas State; Logan Gray (SS), from Rockhurst...
The Billy Butler “Hit It A Ton” BBQ Sauce is taking Kansas City and Kaufman Stadium by storm. Kansas City Royals players have been having some good natured fun with Butler’s new sauce. Hey, who needs a monkey when you have rally sauce.
The post Who Needs A Rally Monkey, When You Have Billy Butler BBQ Sauce appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The minute first-round draft pick Hunter Dozier ducked into the Royals' clubhouse on Monday, Royals players took one look and decided he was ready to play in the big leagues now.
Get a uniform on, son, they yelled.
"I appreciated that," Dozier said later, slightly embarrassed.
Indeed, Dozier does pass the eye test with his strapping, square-jawed...
TASTES LIKE WINNING
Your browser does not support iframes.Teams have been known to employ the use of some strange tactics over the years to improve their play on the field.Take the Kansas City Royals, for example. They have opted to adopt a "rally barbecue sauce" to help get their offense going lately.It's called Billy's, boasts a catch phrase of "Hit it a TON," and is apparently...
Baseball has forever been a game filled with superstition and lore. Some teams rely on rally caps or chewing tobacco to continue dominant performances, but the the Kansas City Royals have their own unique rally item — barbecue sauce.
The Royals have won five straight games heading into Monday night while rallying around their sweet and sticky talisman, which came courtesy of slugger...
(AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have their longest winning streak in nearly two years. They'll have to get past one of baseball's best pitchers to extend it further.
Unbeaten Max Scherzer will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City on Tuesday night, looking to derail the Royals' run.
Kansas City (29-32) won Monday's series opener 3-2 on the strength...
KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have signed first-round draft pick Hunter Dozier for 2.2 million.
The Royals signed the 6-foot-4 shortstop for 937,800 less than the allotted 3,117,800 for a No. 8 selection. The money can be used to sign other picks.
The 21-year-old Dozier led the Southland Conference with a .396 batting average, .755 slugging percentage, 25 doubles...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning, Salvador Perez hit a two-run triple and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
Guthrie (7-3) limited the Tigers to a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera in 6 1-3 innings in helping the Royals to extend their longest winning streak since they won...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. We already know the strength of this Royals team is its pitching.
And within the next month or so, it could get even stronger with the possible additions of left-hander Danny Duffy and right-hander Felipe Paulino, both recovering from Tommy John surgery last summer.
Duffy already is on rehab assignment and has moved up to Triple-A Omaha.
Paulino now is set to...
Umpire Dana Demuth put a little funk into his out call when the Royals’ Chris Getz was caught stealing by Tigers catcher Alex Avila in the fourth inning Monday. One pump wasn’t good enough. Demuth needed several.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You know a team's fan base has faith when, barely two weeks removed from one of the most horrendous stretches in franchise history, it sets a TV ratings record. Even when facing "The Voice."
Maybe it's a hunger for winning. Maybe it's the return of George Brett to the dugout. Maybe it's the best pitching staff Kansas City has seen in...
Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and the Kansas City Royals finally backed him up with some offense in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Santana (4-5) entered the game with the worst run support among qualifying pitchers in the American League, a big reason why he already had six fruitless tries to win his 100th career game.
He finally reached the...
The major league baseball amateur baseball draft has come and gone and there was an emphasis on family bloodlines. Time will tell if the selections were made because of the talent potential due to their family genes or if the team simply felt a loyalty to the former player. Regardless, here are the bloodlines that were drafted this past weekend.
Luke Farrell- Son of John Farrell...