Rivalries, All-Stars, and Some Stadium Courtesy

Is the bloom off the rivalry for the Royals and the Cardinals? I’ve actually been posed this question a couple of times ahead of Monday’s series opener. I believe the correct response is, “Who cares?” The novelty of interleague has long worn off, and at this point, cross-state games (they are not rivalries) have become increasingly blah. Kansas City, bless our inferiority...
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Royals Report: Danny Duffy Dominates Cardinals In 6-2 Win

The Royals won their second straight game Monday night, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in the first of four consecutive games against their cross-state inter-league rival. The Kansas City Royals improved to 40-35, remaining five games behind AL Central leader Cleveland who won their 10th straight game Monday. The Cardinals fell to 39-36 and […] Royals Report: Danny Duffy...
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1 hour ago

Royals Third Base Tree is Blooming

There was a time in Royals history when “The Third Base Tree” was more talked about than the actual team. The Royals were struggling and so was Mike Moustakas, and sometimes when things aren’t going great, Ned Yost gets a little short with reporters and ultimately gave a great quote about going to the third base tree to pick another third baseman. That imagery brought about...
Via BP Kansas City
4 hours ago

Well-rested Ventura returns to mound for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura will be back Tuesday for the Kansas City Royals and Brayan Pena figures to be added to the St. Louis Cardinals' active roster.The Cardinals, however, might be without shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who fouled off a pitch near his right eye in the ninth inning.Ventura will have 10 days between starts. He has not pitched since June 17, working 6 1/3 scoreless...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duffy delivers with 8 strong frames vs. Cards

After giving up two runs in the first inning against the Cardinals, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy looked like he might be in for a short night on the mound.
11 hours ago

WATCH: Adam Wainwright narrowly misses hitting a bird with a pitch

On Monday night at Kauffman Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright came oh so close to pulling a Randy Johnson. This could mean a lot of things (like, striking out 20 batters in a game), but I’m referring to the time in 2001 where Randy Johnson hit a bird with a pitch in Spring Training: Well, thankfully for this bird in Kansas City, Wainwright barely missed with...
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Waino roughed up early by Royals in 6-2 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings, the Royals kept swinging hot bats and Kansas City routed the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night to open a four-game, two-city series.Kendrys Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Eric Hosmer also had a pair of RBIs as the Royals roughed up Adam Wainwright (6-5) to snap a four-game losing...
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Cuthbert will be the starting 3B in 2018; will he even be on the roster in 2017?

Yesterday, after losing consecutive home games for the first time all season while being outscored 26-9, the Royals snapped a four-game skid with a 6-1 win over the red-hot Astros behind seven strong innings from Ian Kennedy, while striking out 11 and allowing just three hits and one run (a HR), two Kendrys Morales solo HR (10) and a 5-run seventh inning, which also featured...
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Cain in need of All-Star push from Royals fans

As we near the end of fan voting on the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain remains in a tight race for the final outfield spot in the American League.
16 hours ago

KC Royals Needs As The Trade Deadline Approaches

The KC Royals are 39 – 35 and 5 games out of first place in the AL Central. The Non-waiver trade deadline for 2016 is August 1st, 4 PM Eastern time. The KC Royals have some holes to fill if they want to make another championship run. But, what are the Royals biggest needs, and […] KC Royals Needs As The Trade Deadline Approaches - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas...
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19 hours ago

KC Royals Korean Super-Fan Sung-Woo Lee Gets Movie

KC Royals fans used to get laughed at around major league baseball. Now, SK Global is making a movie about Kansas City Royals Super Fan Sung-Woo Lee. In 2014, long time KC Royals fan Sung-Woo Lee captivated baseball fans across the country with his trek to Kansas City to see his beloved Royals in person […] KC Royals Korean Super-Fan Sung-Woo Lee Gets Movie - Kings of Kauffman...
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19 hours ago

Morales homers twice as Royals beat Astros 6-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ian Kennedy struck out 11 over seven innings, Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and the Kansas City Royals snapped the Houston Astros' seven-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Sunday.After Royals starters Edinson Volquez and Chris Young were roughed up in blowout losses in the first two games of this series, Kennedy allowed one run and three hits with one...
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Royals look to avoid being swept behind Kennedy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Gordon is back in the Kansas City lineup after missing 30 games with a right wrist fracture and is expected to be there again when the Royals try to salvage the finale of their three-game series with the Houston Astros on Sunday.Manager Ned Yost immediately inserted Gordon in the second hole in the batting order, while dropping shortstop Alcides Escobar from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Outfielder Alex Gordon Close to Return

Kansas City Royals’ outfielder is expected to return to the club on Saturday after being sidelined with a broken bone in his right hand. Before returning, Gordon will finish a rehab assignment with the organizations’ Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Gordon started his assignment rehab on Sunday, playing with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In two games, the 23-year-old...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Kansas City Royals Expect from Alex Gordon Upon Return?

Alex Gordon‘s 2016 campaign has been anything but representative of the 4 year, $72 million contract he signed with the Kansas City Royals last January. But there’s reason to believe it could turn around sooner than later. Gordon, who landed on the disabled list with a fractured right wrist on May 23, is expected to return to the Royals’ lineup during the team’s upcoming...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

HAWT take galore, courtesy of Royals Facebook

  Royals Facebook, more so than Royals Twitter – which also has its own moments – has always been a place full of HAWT take treasures. But, over the last few weeks, its been an absolute HAWT take Heaven (or Hell). As interesting as that place is, every once in a while, it is simply too much. The idiocracy that I see there simply amazes me. And, I’d love NOT to see...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About Eric Hosmer’s Defense

There’s another disagreement regarding the Kansas City Royals and advanced metrics. If you’re still standing, you may take another drink. This time, it’s Eric Hosmer and the defensive metrics. The Kansas City Star‘s Rustin Dodd penned a column over the weekend regarding the disconnect between the perception of Hosmer’s defense and the evaluation of Hosmer’s defense. It’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The return of Alex Gordon

Good news Kansas City Royals fans, All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon will be making his return to the big leagues this coming Friday against the Houston Astros. And boy, this could not have come at a better time. The defending World Series champs have been dancing around first place in the AL Central with the Cleveland Indians all season long; but since being swept by the New York...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miracle of Whit Merrifield

Throughout his baseball career, Whit Merrifield has found that he has many homes. Rotating through essentially every position, he has established himself as a Ned Yost-style player, one that would be similar to Ben Zobrist. However, what he lacked that Ben Zobrist had was a world-class batter’s eye, and a professional level skill set. Thus, as a 9th round pick in 2010, Whit Merrifield...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fans rescued a puppy from a hot car outside Kauffman Stadium

After leaving Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, a group of Kansas City Royals fans made an important assist when they heard whimpering and discovered a puppy locked inside a hot car.The temperature in Kansas City touched the low nineties and inside the vehicle the puppy, an estimated 16 weeks old, had no food or water.Fans including a man named Josh Lee made the discovery in the eighth...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee on Going from Met to Royals Reliever

Dillon Gee isn’t a Met anymore. Nor is he a starter (at least not as his primary role). The 30-year-old right-hander is working out of the bullpen in his first season with the Royals. No longer needed in New York, he inked a free-agent deal with Kansas City over the winter. Gee was a solid, albeit unremarkable, starter for the Mets from 2011 to -14. Then the deGroms, Harveys and...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A.J. Puckett can make an immediate impact

With the 67th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals select right-handed pitcher A.J. Puckett. The Pepperdine University alum isn’t your average righty though; this kid has been through something hopefully none of us will ever experience. During the summer of Puckett’s junior year of high school, he suffered an accident that placed him in a coma for three...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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