Yordano Ventura had all the makings of a star

I know what some people thought. They saw Yordano Ventura's on-field indiscretions, his jawing with opponents, his drilling of opponents, his triggering of bench-clearing incidents. And they thought: What a punk.Ventura earned that distrust, but as often is the case, the easy characterization was not the correct one. The Yo that I knew had the warmest of smiles, the most engaging...
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January 22, 2017

Royals Coaches Eiland, Sveum Teach Skills To Youth With App

KC Royals coaches Dave Eiland and Dale Sveum are doing something truly exceptional: they are reaching out to young players through a new Apple app named Coached that brings professional-level instruction to users through their IPhones or other iOS devices. As the son of a 5’1″ 105 pound physician from the Philippine Islands, I remember […] Royals Coaches Eiland, Sveum Teach...
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June 06, 2016

Royals Starters Struggling To Put Hitters Away

Why does it seem like Royals pitchers are being beaten to death by foul balls? Dave Eiland is a diabolical genius, and you would be hard pressed to find a good argument telling me I’m wrong. He has squeezed maximum value out of guys like Jeremy Guthrie, made risky free agents in Edinson Volquez, Chris […] Royals Starters Struggling To Put Hitters Away - Kings of Kauffman - Kings...
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May 24, 2016

Short-handed Royals see pitchers prove themselves

Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland wanted to know whether starter Danny Duffy had one more out in him during Saturday's 2-1 win against the White Sox. Duffy, who had thrown four scoreless innings but gone one pitch over his 60-pitch limit, left no doubt.
May 21, 2016

Joakim Soria, and How Dave Eiland is (Still) a Wizard

Joakim Soria didn’t get off the kind of start he was hoping for this season. He allowed four runs in his first three appearances, and his ERA after seven innings of work was an unsightly 7.71. Fifteen batters reached base against him in that span. His return to the K looked anything but special. It was at that point that noted wizard and Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland made a...
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May 10, 2016

Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland remembers Edinson Volquez's emotional effort

Pitching coach Dave Eiland was one of the few Royals in uniform who knew that Edinson Volquez's father, Daniel, had died before Game 1 of last year's World Series.I contacted Eiland on Wednesday night to ask his memories of the Series. For nearly 15 minutes, he spoke almost uninterrupted about the two games that Volquez pitched in the Series. He also shared his own story of loss...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Yost, Eiland ejected in latest Royals-Athletics incident

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals manager Ned Yost was ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Greg Gibson. After the warning was issued Sunday, Yost came out to argue and was immediately ejected by Gibson. Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland was also ejected. Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag

A mixture of Kansas City Royals news, opinion and links from other quality baseball sources. With Ventura, Eiland is unsure if such restraint is possible. When he talks about the velocity, his voice quiets. He almost whispers. He cannot ask Ventura to dial back, as that would upset his mechanics and risk injury. Eiland’s only instruction is to stay within his delivery, keep himself...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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