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Jose Altuve: the savior of the All-Star Game

For the past six weeks, baseball fans everywhere were upset about the idea of Omar Infante being the starting second baseman in the All-Star Game for the American League. Thankfully, 60 million votes for Kansas City Royals players were canceled out and there was a late push to put Jose Altuve over the top that saved the integrity of the fan vote. Infante was the main example of Royals...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Comeback kid: Astros' Altuve overtakes Royals' Infante for All-Star start

In a back-and-forth race that went down to the wire, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve vanquished the Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante to earn his first career start in the All-Star Game.  MLB announced the starters for both the AL and NL on Sunday, and Altuve wound up edging out Infante for the most American League votes at second base.  Halfway through last week, Altuve...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If Omar Infante starts the All Star game, the world may stop spinning

OK, so maybe the title of this piece is a practice in the use of hyperbole. Still, does anyone really think Omar Infante deserves to even be in the All Star game, nonetheless start it? Sure, ballot stuffing has seemed to be a popular activity for Kansas City Royals fans, but I can’t imagine that even they think a guy who holds one of the worst batting averages in the league (...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Making a Case For Omar Infante (Seriously)

View image | What makes a fantasy baseball team successful? “Good pitching, good hitting, making good trades.” That’s the casual (and boring) owner’s answer. Sure, those things are inherently correct. You can’t argue them. But the ingredients that make up a winning fantasy team are a lot more intricate than that. If I cooked you two steaks — one seasoned...
Via The Fantasy Fix
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter cracks computer joke over Royals All-Star votes

Some argue that fans of the Kansas City Royals are making a mockery of the Major League Baseball’s All-Star voting system given that eight members of the team currently are leading the balloting and are in line to start in the Midsummer Classic at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 16. Others,...Read More The post Buck Showalter cracks computer joke over Royals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Royals' All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions. As of last Monday, the Kansas City Royals had seven players on track to start this year's game in Cincinnati on July 14. Kansas City's dominance in the online vote has gotten plenty of attention. Some view it as a mockery of the process, while others offer a tip...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for Kansas City Royals to Bench Omar Infante?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 25: Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals hits a two-RBI single in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals had an incredible start to the 2015 season. During the first month,...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

With Infante Struggling, Royals Fans May Have to Grin and Bear It

  Omar Infante was signed by General Manager Dayton Moore and the Kansas City Royals before the 2014 season as a solution to a problem that had long plagued the Royals. They had a black hole at second base. Long-time Royal Chris Getz had held down that post for the majority of the time after he was traded to the Royals from the White Sox after the 2009 season. From 2010...
Via Royals Blue
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Season defining series

The Royals and Omar Infante look to move ahead of his former team the Detroit Tigers in the division standings this weekend ( The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night by a final score of 6-2. With a Detroit Tigers loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Royals pull within a half game, and with both teams having an off day on Thursday, the Royals...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Infante’s Injury Leaves the Royals with 3 Options at Second Base

The Kansas City Royals acquired the services of Omar Infante through free agency this offseason.  It was a clear move to improve a clear weak spot in the team’s offense.  It may not have been a solid move toward consistency at the position. Infante is suffering from a bone spur in his right elbow.  The ailment has kept him from game action on a regular basis this spring....
Via i70baseball
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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