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Is Alex Gordon a legit contender for AL MVP?

Even with his second half scuffles, many have already declared that this is the season that Mike Trout finally wins his long deserved American League Most Valuable Player Award. It’s hard to argue against it, as he continues to produce at an incredible rate in now his third full big league season. However, there are players not to be overlooked in this matter. One of those, perhaps...
Via The Outside Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost rips Royals fans for poor attendance at games

The Kansas City Royals are sitting atop the American League Central and, barring a collapse, are poised to make the playoffs for the first time since the won the World Series in 1985. Yet, for some reason, manager Ned Yost is not happy. “I know there’s different things you can do. But there’s a real need for our fans to be a part of this. We had a great crowd last night, and...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pine Tar Press Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospect Rankings

Here is a quick glance at how I am ranking the Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects at the current time. During the offseason I will create a much longer and more extensive Royals prospect rankings list with the hopes of going at least 50 deep.Tier 4 - Tools are there but much refinement is needed.10. Cam Gallagher - A catching prospect really isn't a catching prospect until...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

6 Things Pharrell Thinks the Kansas City Royals Must Do To Make the Playoffs

You know who Pharrell Williams (a/k/a "Pharrell) is, right?  If you listen to pop music at all, you can hear him on songs from the last year like "Blurred Lines" or "Get Lucky."  More recently, his hit song "Happy" might be where you know him best.  How fitting that Pharrell also happens to play center field for the Kansas City Royals: Yep,...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shields Bested by Yanks, Royals Lose 8-1

Kansas City desperately needed someone to step up, and guide their team through a pennant chase. Who better to do so than James Shields? In seven starts prior to the match against the Yankees, Shields is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA. Three years ago with the Tampa Bay Rays, Shields did the same thing. In July of 2011, Juego posted a 5.40 ERA, and posted a record of 1-4. Things would turn...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer ready to start swinging bat again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month with a stress fracture in his right hand. Hosmer had another round of X-rays before the Royals' game against the Yankees on Monday, and they showed enough progress that he can begin taking dry swings. The hope is that Hosmer can ramp it up to hitting off...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer cleared to swing bat

The Kansas City Royals enter tonight's game against the New York Yankees with a two-game lead in the American League Central. At the middle of the pack in runs scored, the Royals should add some additional firepower for the stretch run when Eric Hosmer returns from the disabled list. The good news is that Hosmer has been cleared to swing a bat and hopes to begin a rehab assignment...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Royals can't afford not to keep Davis and Holland in 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just 33 games to go, Royals fans, with 20 of them at home. Buckle up. It's bound to be a wild and crazy ride. DON'T WEAKEN A STRENGTH There's been some talk lately about whether the Royals can truly afford to dish out in the neighborhood of $15 million for Wade Davis and Greg Holland next season. Davis' contract calls for a club option at $7 million...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Call Up Rankings – 9 Possible September Call Ups 8.25.14

A weekly look at the possible September additions for the Kansas City Royals.#9 Kyle Zimmer - Not on 40 Man Roster - Three appearances in and Zimmer is still working one inning stints tossing one inning Sunday while allowing a hit and picking up his first strikeout of the season for Idaho Falls. The plan is continue to work Zimmer for an inning or so every couple days until the end...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What was going on the last time the Royals made the playoffs

The Kansas City Royals are currently in uncharted waters for the franchise…first place. This is a team that has not earned a trip to the playoffs since its miracle run to the World Series back in 1985. To put that into perspective, President Obama was younger the last time Kansas City made the playoffs than Mike Trout is right now. Just think about that for a second.  It’s been...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Poised For Postseason Run

After the All-Star break, the Kansas City Royals have been one of the hottest, if not the hottest team in all of the MLB. Their record since the ASG is 24-10. Four of their losses came immediately after the break, essentially giving them a 24-6 record since July 22nd. There are a few reasons why there is a good chance that they will remain in first place and continue their second...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Projections and the Royals Current Streak

Twenty-four and six! Amazing. It’s been an amazing run. I can’t remember too many streaks like it. Although the 1977 Royals had a few that had to be that good or even better. It begs a big question: are the projections that suggested the Royals were just an average team wrong? The simplest way of evaluating that is to ask: what are the odds that a coin flipped thirty times will...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Alex Gordon says he’ll delay free agency

On his first day as a Kansas City Royal, Josh Willingham leaned back in a clubhouse chair and took in his surroundings. Across the room, a group of reporters ringed a corner locker. Willingham turned to new teammate Danny Duffy and asked about the status of the locker’s inhabitant. “So Alex Gordon,” Willingham said to Duffy, “he’s like the face of the franchise?” Duffy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Jeremy Guthrie?

Most of you know that I pick baseball games every day. It's part of my shtick. And one thing that happens every fifth day is not knowing what to do with Jeremy Guthrie when his turn comes up. You could say that Guthrie has been successful with the Royals. His record in two and a half years there is 29-25. He takes the ball every fifth day and is durable. But, gosh, he just...
Via The Flagrant Fan
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman at Rockies game annoyed by portly Royals fan sitting in front of her (GIF)

The Kansas City Royals were in Denver this week for a quick two-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. A woman who had procured some pretty prime seats in what appears to be along the third base line could not hide her displeasure at the prospect of watching the entire game with her […] The post Woman at Rockies game annoyed by portly Royals fan sitting in front...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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