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Astros jump all over Blanton early and cruise past Royals

The fairy tale ended abruptly for Joe Blanton. Blanton had dazzled in his first two starts as a Royal, but crashed back to reality Monday night during Kansas City's 6-1 loss to Houston. The right-hander finished just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks. Entering Monday's game, Blanton had walked three total batters in 26 innings. Blanton had filled in admirably...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 hours 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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals slipping in ASG voting, lose two more starters

On Monday, Major League Baseball released its sixth voting update for this year’s All-Star Game and thankfully, it looks as though The Great Kansas City Ponzi Scheme of 2015 is beginning to come unraveled at the seams. Somewhat. Amidst aggressive Royals fans trying to stuff the ballot boxes like Franklin Delano Roosevelt trying to pack...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals lose two more all-star starters in latest voting

As Thursday’s deadline approaches for All-Star Game voting to close, it appears baseball fans outside of Kansas City are moving ever closer to making the American League team an accurate representation of which players truly deserve to start in Cincinnati on July 14. In other words, two more Kansas City Royals lost their starting places this past week, bringing the number down...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Joe Blanton Re-Assessment Opportunity

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
Via Fangraphs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Wade Davis is Having a Remarkable Year

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals congratulates Wade Davis #17 after the Royals defeated the New York Yankees 1-0 during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on September 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals are 72 games into a season in which they are proving...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: June 28

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. It was very nearly the longest game in Royals history; at four hours and 50 minutes, […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where would the Kansas City Royals be without Edinson Volquez?

Lost in all the madness of the Kansas City Royals‘ All-Star bonanza has been the much-less-hyped but just-as-important stellar season that starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is having. The Royals are considered the American League favorite by many Vegas oddsmakers, but it’s hard to ignore their spotty starting pitching. Entering Saturday, the Royals’ rotation is ranked 22nd in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Bubba Starling edition

(milb.com) The Kansas City Royals have had the league’s best bullpen for the last two seasons and don’t look to lose their grip anytime season. However, with inconsistent play from starting pitchers this season and numerous injuries to go along with that, the bullpen’s work load can be taxing at times and eventually will need to be relieved by a stretch of strong starts from...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales, Gordon power Royals past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering animosity. A few players from both clubs exchanged hugs and handshakes before the game,...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Murray’s Ex-Fiancee Kacie McDonnell Now Dating Kansas City Royals’ 1B Eric Hosmer

Aaron Murray’s ex-fiancee has moved on and is now dating another professional athlete.  Kacie McDonnell, who moved to Kansas City with the former Georgia quarterback after he was drafted, got engaged to the QB last October. They ended their engagement a couple months later.  The TV reporter is now dating Kansas City Royals’ first baseman Eric Hosmer.  McDonnell and Hosmer...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura Nearly Ready to Return to Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 6: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium on June 6, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals experienced another injury as they have placed Yordano Ventura on the disabled list. The Royals have had their fair share of injury within...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mondesi, Cuthbert Chosen to Represent Royals in Futures Game

It was announced today that Royals prospects Raul Mondesi and Cheslor Cuthbert have been chosen to represent the Royals in the Futures Game during the All-Star break on July 12th. Mondesi has been a hot prospect in the Royals minor league system since 2012 when he began playing for the organization at the very young age of 16. At only 19 years of age, he is currently hitting...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that...Read More The post Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar takes nut shot from routine ground ball (VIDEO)

Alcides Escobar is usually pretty adept at handling ground balls but, when he isn't — man it hurts. The Kansas City Royals shortstop misplayed this grounder Wednesday and well ... you know. Let's just call it ball three. this can't feel good--like, at all pic.twitter.com/O4oqU9IR71 — Jose Rivera (@notjoserivera) June 25, 2015
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy Returns; Offense Leads the Way in 8-2 Series Win

Wednesday night marked the return of Danny Duffy, who was activating from the disabled list before the contest. He was sharp early, but was on a limited pitch count so only managed to go four and two-thirds innings while striking out four and issuing one earned run. Part of the reason Duffy has had struggles in the past was in the control department, so it was positive to see him...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How badly do the Royals really need a starting pitcher?

You remember how the last year went, and ended. It was devastating — not only because the Royals came so close, but because no one could be sure when the Royals would have another opportunity. The following season didn’t appear so bright; while the team could survive losing, say, Nori Aoki and Billy Butler, it […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Solved by Former Farmhand

Hey, how do we get a pitcher like Mike Mont— Oh…. Wait a minute!   Former Royals’ farmhand, Mike Montgomery, pitched a complete game shut-out against the Royals, sending them to the showers with a 7-0 loss hanging over their heads.   There were plenty of chances against Mike Montgomery. Kansas City had the bases loaded in the first inning with no outs, and...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mookie Betts scores from second on nubber

  This embed is invalid   " /> What happens when you mix excellent speed with impressive instincts?   You get Mookie Betts. Betts showed off both his tools and his baseball sense Saturday in the Boston Red Sox’s 7-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The 22-year-old outfielder, who homered in the first inning, scored all the way from second...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Manager Ned Yost Proposes Rule Change in Disadvantaged Interleague Play

TEMPE, AZ – MARCH 08: Kendrys Morales #25 (L) and Alex Rios #15 of the Kansas City Royals look on from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) As another stretch of interleague games concluded Thursday night for the Kansas City Royals, manager Ned Yost...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer: It's crazy he leads Cabrera in All-Star voting

The Kansas City Royals’ domination of the American League All-Star ballot has taken everyone by surprise. Including certain members of the Royals.   As of Monday’s latest update, eight of the team’s players are projected to start in the Midsummer Classic. It’s a classic case of ballot-stuffing, with passionate Royals fans voting over and over again (each fan can vote...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fans trying to scam MLB All-Star voting?

At the start of the week, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout was the only player not on the Kansas City Royals roster who was the leader at his position in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game voting for the American League. Now that millions of votes have been scrubbed, that is likely to change....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB says Royals fans are not cheating All-Star voting

Kansas City Royals fans have been voting for the MLB All-Star Game more aggressively than any other fan base, and that has become a problem. As of the latest voting totals released Monday, eight Royals players were leading in the voting and positioned to start in the All-Star Game. The only non-Royals player in position...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

There's no reason to overreact to Royals dominating All-Star vote

Could the Kansas City Royals and their fans break the All-Star voting system? Might the popularity of the defending American League champions and the enthusiasm of their supporters result in changes being made to how the teams are selected? If current voting totals hold, seven Royals would be in the American League starting lineup. Salvador Perez leads the vote at catcher, Eric...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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