Royals' spot starter (Gee) takes on Angels' long-ago starter (Skaggs)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It has been nearly two years since Tyler Skaggs started a major league game for the Los Angeles Angels.Skaggs, who starts Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, last appeared on a major league mound on July 31, 2014, at Baltimore.Skaggs underwent season-ending left elbow surgery after that and then had a setback this season with shoulder tendinitis.His two phenomenal...
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The Value of Mediocre

Goals are a funny thing in baseball. I’ll always remember going on a local radio show in spring training of 2013 and being asked what would constitute a successful season for the Royals that year. My answer was a meaningful game in September. It wasn’t playoffs or a World Series or even a winning record. It was a meaningful game in September. They finished 86-76 that year and...
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4 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 7-25-16

HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier 2 (21), Chris Devito (7), Michael Arroyo (2), David Edwards (6), Angelo Castellano (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Angelo Castellano 3-6 2R, HR, 4 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Zach Lovvorn 5 IP 4 H 1 ER 2 BB 8 K 1 WP 2-5 GO-FO 82p/49k Nashville Sounds 12 Omaha Storm Chasers 5 The pitching staff struggled mightily from the middle innings on in a big...
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First-inning woes prove problematic for Royals

For the first time since July 8, the Royals did not surrender a home run to an opponent. But even with one problem subsiding, another remained. This season, the Royals have given up more runs in the first inning than any other, a problem that continued on Monday.
10 hours ago

Gee jumps back to starting role in matchup vs. Angels

Promising young Angels starter Tyler Skaggs makes his return from Tommy John surgery -- five days before the two-year anniversary of his last Major League game -- on Tuesday, when he will be pitted against Royals right-hander Dillon Gee (3-3, 4.19 ERA) in the second game of a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
12 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 2, Angels 6; Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Like so many Royals games of the last couple of months, this one was over early. First Inning Struggles The @Royals have now allowed an MLB-high 72 runs in the 1st inning. They allowed a total of 68 in 162 games last season. — Dave Holtzman (@DHoltzy) July 26, 2016 That tells you everything you need to know, doesn’t it? This is a team that falls behind early and lacks offensive...
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12 hours ago

Moore, KC face difficult Deadline decisions

As the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline looms for the Royals, general manager Dayton Moore said he and his staff are preparing on both fronts -- as sellers or buyers.
16 hours ago

Royals: Buyers, Sellers, or a Little of Both?

When talking about buying or selling, there are a lot of things to take into consideration: Current record, roster makeup, injuries to certain players, standings, holes that need to be filled, and whether or not your team has the pieces to compete down the road. With the Kansas City Royals at 48-49 and eight games back of the Cleveland Indians, there has been some discussion about...
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17 hours ago

KC Royals Rumors: Kendrys Morales In The Display Case

KC Royals manager Ned Yost gave first baseman Eric Hosmer the day off, switching him with designated hitter Kendrys Morales. With Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton contemplating both buying and selling at the trade deadline, the move suggests Moore’s showing suitors that Morales isn’t just a DH. Kendrys Morales appearance at first base on […] KC Royals Rumors: Kendrys...
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18 hours ago

Report: Royals want more for Wade Davis than Chapman cost

If you were wondering what the price of relief pitching is on the trade market right now, it’s exceptionally high. According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Royals are taking calls for closer Wade Davis, but if a team wants him they’ll have to pay up. An example of deals the Royals are mulling: A team that asked about Wade Davis said it was told the Chapman package "wouldn...
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Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Edinson Volquez edition

The Kansas City Royals fell below .500 on Sunday in a loss to the Texas Rangers, continuing to struggle to play consistent baseball in the 2016 season. Edinson Volquez started yesterday’s contest for the Royals, and he went six innings giving up just one run, continuing his streak of five straight starts going 6 or more innings. Coincidentally, the Rangers have shown interest in...
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Royals, It Is Time To Sell

Dayton Moore selling in 2016 wouldn’t be a white flag for his current core group of players. It would be buying for 2017 and beyond. Alex Gordon isn’t hitting. The Royals rotation is among the worst in baseball. Lorenzo Cain is hurt. Joakim Soria and Luke Hochevar haven’t been good. The Royals currently sit at […] Royals, It Is Time To Sell - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of...
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20 hours ago

KC Royals Look To End Home Stand On A Positive

After nine games following MLB’s All-Star Break our KC Royals are 3-6 having lost all three series played despite being in position to win each one. In the latest chapter, the offense continues to be inconsistent but it was the bullpen showing fatigue this time out. Luke Hochevar and Joakim Soria each struggled to get […] KC Royals Look To End Home Stand On A Positive - Kings...
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21 hours ago

Royals fall under .500 with rubber game loss to Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Delino DeShields homered in the seventh to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.DeShields, who was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock, walked and doubled before leading off the seventh with his third home run. DeShields hit a 2-1 pitch from Luke Hochevar out to left.The loss dropped the Royals to 48-49, the first...
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Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
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Report: Teams asked about Wade Davis, asking price very high

With the Kansas City Royals treading water, teams have begun to wonder if they’d be willing to sell some of their prime assets, and that includes Wade Davis. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, teams have inquired about the Royals’ closer, but came away finding that the asking price is extremely high. In fact, the Royals are asking for more in return for Davis...
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Danny Duffy thrives again as Royals beat Rangers 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy scattered four hits while pitching into the seventh inning, the Royals scratched out three runs off the Rangers' Yu Darvish, and Kansas City beat Texas 3-1 on Friday night to open their three-game series.The only run Duffy (6-1) allowed came on Rougned Odor's homer in the fourth inning. The left-hander struck out four and walked two on a steamy evening...
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Royals come to White House, press secretary gets jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) A dream came true for one long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan in the White House when the reigning World Series champion team paid a visit. President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Missouri, native and longtime Royals fan. It's been more than three decades since the team won the World Series and came to the White House. Earnest grinned...
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Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Buyers or sellers?

The Kansas City Royals have struggled this season to kind a consistent rhythm, and with that they find themselves barely staying above .500 halfway through July. However, the Royals are still in position to overtake a wild card spot and still have two and a half months of baseball in order to try and defend their American League Central title. General Dayton Moore has to make the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals and Cubs Dominate Jersey Sales

When it comes to jersey sales…the Kansas City Royals are kings. Major League Baseball released a list of its best-selling jerseys for the first half of 2016 and four Royals (Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon) cracked the top 20. Last year, no Royals were among the league’s hottest sellers. Now, as exciting as it is that the defending World Series Champs...
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Report: Yankees, Royals have discussed Carlos Beltran deal

After losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox to open the unofficial second half of the season, the New York Yankees may very well find themselves out of contention in the American League. Now sitting one game under .500 and 5.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League, it might be time for New York to throw in the towel on what has been a disappointing season...
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Jonny Gomes is mad the Royals didn’t invite him to the White House

Jonny Gomes signed to play in Japan in 2016, but he is still upset that he wasn’t invited to the White House for his role in the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series championship. Gomes was acquired by Kansas City on August 31 of 2015, but didn’t play for the Royals for any of Kansas City’s three playoff series. However, he said that he isn’t happy that he wasn’t...
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Jonny Gomes is crushed that Royals aren't inviting him to the White House

The Royals did not invite Jonny Gomes for their visit to the White House on Thursday. And Gomes, who makes no secret of his patriotism, is crushed. "I've been sent down. I've been non-tendered, whatever," Gomes said. "But this is probably the worst news of my professional baseball career." Gomes, though, is hardly the only person affiliated with last year's Royals who will be excluded...
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Royals will visit White House on July 21

The Kansas City Royals have an off day on July 21. Still, the defending champions will be busy. In a humorous video posted on the team’s Twitter page, it was revealed that the Royals will have their White House visit on July 21. Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a special announcement from @WhiteHouse! — Kansas City...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The dynamic duo shines in All-Star Game

No matter who is on what team, it seems as if the American League always dominates the All-Star game; this year was no different. The American League defeated the National League by a score of 4-2, with the help of none other than Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. If you’re a Kansas City Royals fan, this is a great sign as to what the second half of the season holds for the defending...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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