Jason Vargas: Lucky or Good?

by John Viril— Pundits snickered when Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore signed 31-year-old pitcher Jason Vargas to a 4-year $32 million contract. Most agreed that Vargas was a useful innings eater, and that the average salary was fair market value in 2014, but that Moore had overpaid by at least one, if not two, more guaranteed years than was necessary. Right now, Dayton Moore...
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Royals' Dyson on bereavement leave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on bereavement leave Friday, and the Royals recalled utilityman Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha. Dyson, according to manager Ned Yost, will rejoin the team Monday. Players on the bereavement list must miss a minimum of three games and cannot be on the list longer than seven games. Paredes, who has minor-league options...
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Flanny's Five: Royals giving away far too many outs via DPs and caught stealing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A nice bounce-back series against the lowly Astros won't mean as much if the Royals fail to take care of business this weekend against the Twins. The Royals are gambling a bit with Jason Vargas and Bruce Chen going back-to-back Friday and Saturday -- something the Royals said they wanted to avoid because of their similar pitching styles. It won't affect...
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Danny Duffy needs to Move to Rotation

by John Viril— Danny Duffy lit up radar guns in an impressive two-inning relief stint against the Astros Wednesday night, helping Kansas City take a 6-4 victory in 11 innings. Duffy pitched in the bottom of the 9th and 10th innings and struck out four. Forget about the 3 hits and one walk. His stuff was nasty. He regularly hit 98 on the gun with his fastball, and his curve made...

Kansas City's Cain to DL with groin strain

HOUSTON -- Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Cain was injured trying to beat a throw to first base in the ninth inning on Wednesday night. He is hitting .333 with five RBIs and two stolen bases in 12 games this season. Manager Ned Yost says Cain is: "still sore in his leg so ... we'll give him time to...
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Kansas City Royals Must Quit the Moose Excuse

Photo Credit: Keith Allison       The numbers are atrocious. The numbers are abysmal. The numbers are alarming. Most of all, the numbers are empirical. They do not lie. They are not mistakes. The numbers I’m speaking of are those that belong to Mike Moustakas. Though these numbers are far from complete, they represent the starting point on a chart which is projecting to only...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we start worrying about Billy Butler?

Earwigs are weird little bugs. They’re long, they have pincers on their butts and they have these weird little membranous wings they rarely use. Some species of earwigs have been traced back to the Jurassic Era, and they live on pretty much every continent. You know where they don’t live? Anyone’s ears. The term earwig […]
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Lorde Meets Her ‘Royals’ Inspiration George Brett (Photo)

Most of us know that “Royals” song by Lorde because we have heard it 4 million times on the radio. What you may not know is that song was actually inspired by Kansas City Royals legend George Brett. Here is the story from the Kansas City Star: Last year she told VHI that she saw a photo in National Geographic “of this dude just signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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At long last, Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for ‘Royals’ (photo)

It was destined to happen at some point, but until Tuesday, the opportunity never presented itself. Thankfully, at long last, New Zealand pop star Lorde finally met Kansas City Royals legend and Hall of Famer George Brett. Of course, Brett was the inspiration behind Lorde’s Grammy-winning smash “Royals.” She told VH1 last year that a […] The post At long last, Lorde finally...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Panic, But You Can Worry About The Royals

Heck yes, it’s time to worry. Not panic, but worry. It’s just 12 games, but the way the Kansas City Royals have started the season has to worry you if you’re a Royals fan (or player, or coach, or front office type). It’s still early of course, and all the small sample size caveats apply, but there are plenty of things to be concerned about. First, the bullpen has been...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for 'Royals'

The circle is finally complete: Lorde has met her muse for "Royals," George Brett.
Via Gamedayr
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Kansas City Royals Great George Brett Meets ‘Royals’ Singer Lorde (Photo)

Grammy-winning recording artist Lorde has said she’ll never be royal, but Tuesday night she met one. The 17-year-old singer from New Zealand said last year that her hit song “Royals,” which won a Grammy award fro Song of the Year, was inspired by a photo she saw of Kansas City Royals great George Brett. After the revelation was made, the Royals contacted Lorde, and she and...
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George Brett, Inspiration Behind Hit-Single ‘Royals,’ To Finally Meet Lorde

Lorde will finally get to meet the man who is the inspiration behind her hit single “Royals.” After seeing a picture of former Kansas City Royals star George Brett in a 1976 issue of National Geographic, the creative juices started flowing for the 17-year-old international sensation. The rest is history as “Royals” has launched Lorde to star status, and now, she’ll get...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

In Kansas City, April is the Coldest Month

Photo Credit: David Eulitt / The Kansas City Star   How bad have the Kansas City Royals started this year? Going 4-7 and being dead last in runs, runs per game, slugging, OPS, and home runs in the AL is not a good start no matter how you slice it. But good news everyone, its baseball! There are 162 games and we are 6.17% done with the season (for comparison that is 59.5 minutes...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A strong start from SP Jason Vargas has him on top of our weekly must adds

Jason Vargas (SP, KC): Vargas is the first Royals pitcher since Zack Greinke in 2008 to begin the year with consecutive starts of at least 7IP and no more than one run allowed. Greinke finished in the top 10 in ERA and top five in WAR for pitchers in 2008. Numbers don’t lie. I’m not the only one who likes Vargas this week, just ask Chris Meaney. Ryan Cook (RP, OAK): According...
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