ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yost: Salvy 'much better,' but still gets rest

Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who left Tuesday's game in the fifth inning because of right rib-cage tightness, was not in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Via Royals.com
2 hours ago

Balboni: No surprise if Moose breaks HR mark

Former Royal Steve Balboni admits he doesn't spend a lot of time thinking or worrying about his 1985 franchise single-season record of 36 home runs eventually being broken.
Via Royals.com
2 hours ago

Kansas City Royals Rumors: Francisco Liriano

The Kansas City Royals are looking to deal this deadline season. The team already completed a trade with San Diego that brought in three new pitchers this week. Rumors immediately began circulating that Dayton Moore may not be done adding arms to his roster. On Wednesday there was a new name linked to the Kansas […] Kansas City Royals Rumors: Francisco Liriano - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
8 hours ago

Kansas City Royals Rumors: Three Potential Trade Targets

The Kansas City Royals have run their winning streak up to seven games. Only the Dodgers have been a hotter team. Not only that, but the new guys just joined the team last night in Detroit. So we have yet to see how they will contribute. Even with all the positive momentum Mike Petriello of […] Kansas City Royals Rumors: Three Potential Trade Targets - Kings of Kauffman - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
10 hours ago

Deep Royals Bullpen Is Built For October

The Royals made it to the World Series in back-to-back seasons pretty recently. You may not remember this, but 2014 and 2015 were very special seasons in Kansas City. The Royals rode a ridiculous defense along with an unreal back of the bullpen to two straight American League pennants and a World Series trophy. It was pretty fun. The formula derailed a bit in 2016, mostly due to...
Via BP Kansas City
13 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 7-25-17

Royals affiliates went 3-4 on Tuesday despite a sweep at High-A. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (17), Chase Vallot (12), Logan Gray (3), Cal Jones (2) BPKC Pitcher of the Day Jake Kalish 5 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 1 Bb 2 K 80p/50k 7-1 GO-FO BPKC Hitter of the Day Oliver Nunez 3-3 R, 2b, SB (11) Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Albuquerque Isotopes 1 The Chasers hottest bat kept rolling and the squad...
Via BP Kansas City
14 hours ago

Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain by Keith Rader

The Royals weren`t assured of being buyers when we thought this idea up, okay?
Via Baseball Prospectus
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Freestyle: Salvador Perez: The Most Valuable Catcher in Fantasy Baseball? by Eric Roseberry

Sal Perez isn`t striking out, but he`s swinging more than ever and his batting average would be a career high. Is that why his fantasy value has been higher in 2017?
Via Baseball Prospectus
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals keep streaking, win seventh in a row

Who even are the Kansas City Royals anymore? I don’t know, and I’m okay with that at this point. “This point” being a season-best winning streak, of course. The Kansas City Royals have won seven games in a row. If that seems shocking, that’s probably because you watched this team in April and assumed they […] The Kansas City Royals keep streaking, win seventh in a row...
Via Kings of Kauffman
21 hours ago

Salvador Perez day-to-day after leaving game with rib tightness

Salvador Perez is day-to-day after leaving Tuesday’s Royals game with rib tightness.The Kansas City catcher exited the game against Detroit during the fifth inning and was replaced by backup Drew Butera. His injury is described as rib tightness – a problem he’s battled all year. Perez was 1-for-2 with a strikeout prior to leaving. He singled in the fourth and caught the bottom...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Royals New Pitchers

Monday evening, news broke that the Royals had traded for pitchers Ryan Buchter, Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer. In acquiring those 3 arms, the Royals gave up Matt Strahm, Travis Wood and Minor Leaguer Esteury Ruiz to the San Diego Padres.  Also included were cash considerations in the amount of $7.2 million to help offset the remaining dollars on Wood's 2 year deal. Travis...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago

The Power Surge Continues

Maybe you’ve heard this tale before. Monday night saw another late win fueled by back-to-back home runs. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Royals and the third straight game where they’ve hit two (or more, this is an important caveat) dingers in a row. The Royals. Yes, the Royals. They are mashing. This time, it was the guys you would expect to provide the electricity...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals Get One of the Most Intriguing Players Available

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Royals are overachieving. They’d probably consider that an insult — I imagine they’d say they’re properly achieving — but the Royals have a winning record to go with a negative run differential, and right now they cling ever so barely to a would-be playoff spot. It’s a crowded race, to be sure, and the Royals could fall out...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Surging Royals Look Ready to Buy

Sitting only 1.5 games out of first-place and only a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline, there is only one thing for the Royals to do, buy. Despite the horrid start to this season, the Royals are still in contention to make their third playoff appearance in four years and with all the looming free agents on the roster, this is the time to go for it. With the Indians...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago

Late-Bloomer Jason Vargas May Wilt In The Second-Half

Where did that come from? A second round pick in the 2004 draft, Royals SP Jason Vargas had earned a reputation as a dependable innings-eater over the course of his 11-year career. Coming into 2017, Vargas owned a career ERA of 4.18 with a 1.31 WHIP. Those numbers are respectable, but in his 12th Major League season Vargas has suddenly managed to put everything together.  Vargas...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals MiLB player Khalil Lee strikes out eight times in 21-inning game

When baseball games go long, weird stats tend to happen. Khalil Lee of the Lexington Legends, the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, found that out the hard way. Lee took a 1-for-9 in the game, which dropped his batting average by five points. But that’s not the story. No, the story is that every one of those outs came by way of the strikeout. Getting a Golden Sombrero...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals : Returning from the All-Star break

The Kansas City Royals are set to return from the All-Star break and try to make a push towards the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. Are ending the month of April with a 7-16 record, the team has posted a 37-26 record since and now sits just three games out of first place in the American League Central. The Royals were represented by Mike Moustakas, Salvador...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Rumors: Dee Gordon is a perfect fit for the Kansas City Royals

According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Kansas City Royals are interested in trading for Miami Marlins’ second baseman Dee Gordon. At 29 years olds, Gordon is hitting .295 this season while making almost $8 million. Kansas City is making a strong push for a playoff spot, and Gordon may be the missing piece to the puzzle. Many analysts believe the interest in the speedster...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper comes up with brilliant web gem

The MLB is a time to see the game’s best players make great plays and in the second inning, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper did just that.Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a blooper to right-center that looked like it might fall for a hit. But Harper had other ideas, making a running grab, sliding to the ground after. Of course, Harper also showed off his magnificent...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Elderly woman flashes Dodger Stadium video board while dancing

Putting dancing fans on the stadium video board has become a big thing across sports, but the Los Angeles Dodgers perhaps got more than they bargained for in Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.  The Dodger Stadium video board operator decided to focus in on an elderly woman dancing, and she took the opportunity to lift up her shirt: This created quite the reaction...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Duffy amusingly calls out MLB after 12th drug test of season

Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has as many drug tests as he has starts in 2017, and he’s not particularly thrilled about it.Duffy has been limited to 12 starts in 2017, but it turns out that he’s had that many drug tests as well — and he’s about fed up. MLB’s drug testing policy is supposedly random, but there have been some players caught in its crosshairs to make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant loses Final Vote, Cubs set wrong kind of All Star Game history

While Kris Bryant was a nominee for the National League’s Final Vote, the spot ultimately went to Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner. As far as defending World Series champions go, that puts the Chicago Cubs in a dubious class by themselves. In fact, barring any replacements, nobody who was on the 2016 World Series champions will be in Miami. Closer Wade Davis is Chicago’s...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals have a trade deadline dilemma

The question of buying and selling is always a very popular one this time of year. As the midsummer classic approaches, you see a well-defined line between contenders and pretenders, but of course there is always that gray area. Perhaps no team quite defines that gray area like the Kansas City Royals. Earlier this season, the Royals were sitting 10 games under .500 and seemed destined...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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