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Can The Royals Keep The Good Times Rolling?

In their first two seasons as an expansion franchise, the Royals lost 93 and 97 games. They would not have two straight losing seasons again, never mind 90-loss seasons, until the 1995-96 seasons. Of course, that kicked off an epic stretch of losing; from 1995 through 2012, the Royals enjoyed one winning season and went 1,230-1,664, an average record of 68-92 (the strike-shortened...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: It’s Never Too Early — Shortstops

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America   Depth is a huge issue at some positions and shortstop might be chief among those. Injuries have greatly zapped the value of guys on the top of the board as all of them have missed significant time in the last two seasons for one ailment or another. Finding a quality backup is paramount at positions like shortstop. Unfortunately...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rising Salaries Means Creativity Required

I know it's still January of 2015, but take a journey with me beyond the 2015 season and let's look at how the Kansas City Royals will be constructed moving forward. As you know, the payroll for 2015 is set to be a record for this franchise, topping $100 million for the first time and probably ranking in the top 20 in all of baseball. I don't have to tell you how odd that is for...
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Royals Offense vs. 2015 Royals Offense

I've said this enough times now that it should be engrained in your heads, but the Royals offense is going to have to be better in 2015 than it was in 2014 if they want to repeat the success of 2014. Why is that? The starting rotation isn't likely to be as good. Sure, you can look at Danny Duffy and hope for 200 innings at the level he gave 140. You can look at Yordano Ventura and...
Via Pine Tar Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #141: Alcides Escobar | SS | KC

It’s back-to-back-to-back Royals in our Top 200 Countdown! Coming in at 141 is Royals’ shortstop Alcides Escobar whose career, in terms of both raw stats and fan sentiment, I’ll sum up in one chart: Who the heck is Escobar! In 2012 we all began looking at Escobar as a potential draft day target in almost all fantasy formats. (And if you weren’t, you should have been.)...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yost discusses Royals' batting order, says Escobar likely to lead off again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Christmas indeed came a little early for Royals skipper Ned Yost. Thanks to general manager Dayton Moore and owner David Glass, Yost got two hitters he has long admired -- right fielder Alex Rios and designated hitter Kendrys Morales -- a starter in Edinson Volquez, who will be signed soon, and bullpen help in Luke Hochevar and Jason Frasor, both of whom were...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals and Patience Don’t Mix

With some exceptions, the Kansas City Royals have struggled to score runs throughout their history. If you don't believe me, I'll give you some facts here in a little bit on that. The Royals headed into the off-season following their World Series run with a couple edicts. The one we'll talk about today is that they needed to score more runs. As much as the 2014 Royals succeeded with...
Via Pine Tar Press
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Gold Glove Awards Announced

The MLB Award season kicked off on Tuesday with the announcement of the Gold Glove Awards in each league. And while there weren’t a bunch of surprises like we have seen in previous seasons, you will be surprised with some of the results. Courtesy of MLB.com The Kansas City Royals, who were among the best overall defensive groups in all of baseball, earned three Gold Glove Awards...
Via Sportsnaut
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy: Alcides Escobar ‘ambushed’ Tim Hudson on first pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. Before anyone really realized it, the Kansas City Royals had a runner on second in the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series. That’s because KC’s leadoff batter Alcides Escobar took an unusually aggressive approach by taking a rip at the first pitch of the game and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar and the Worst At-Bat of the Playoffs

The Giants beat the Royals 7-1 last night, and in any game that lopsided, it’s going to nearly impossible to say that any one play was the cause of the outcome. The Giants just did too many things well, and the Royals too many things poorly, to pin the loss on a single play. But […]
Via Fangraphs
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar’s Reemergence Key for Royals

After earning a Wild Card berth, the Kansas City Royals have gone on a tear. They bested the Oakland Athletics in a dramatic comeback, and have proceeded to sweep the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. The bullpen has been dominant, and Lorenzo Cain had a huge ALCS, recording eight hits and reaching base 10 times. However, the solid play of shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Baseball News Source
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via Bloguin Best
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Take Commanding 2-0 Lead In ALCS After 6-4 Win Over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead...
Via NESN.com
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Lorenzo Cain had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the wild-card Royals, who are 6-0 in the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals win in extras; take 1-0 lead in the ALCS

    In the top of the third, Kansas City rallied off of Tillman, to take a 4-0 lead. Alcides Escobar started it off with a solo-homer to left field. Then with the bases loaded, Alex Gordon hit a fly-ball towards right field, that Jonathan Schoop dropped, allowing all three runners to score. Adam Jones brought Baltimore a run closer in the bottom of the frame, with...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Find a Way to Win, Inspite of More Nedulence.

    Ned Yost Dreams   Some how, some way, I sit here this Monday morning reflecting on what transpired this weekend, and still find myself optimistic about the playoffs. The Royals still have a grasp of a wildcard spot as we entire the last week of the season!  In other words with only 7 (and 1/2 inning) games to go, the Royals are in control of their own destiny to PLAYOFF...
Via Royals Blue
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers gear up for AL Central showdown series

  Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw within a half...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Do you know who saved the Kansas City Royals season?

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the Kansas City Royals looked at their 86 win season and celebrated it as a "success" because they were comfortably above .500 and legitimately a part of the chase for the Wild Card up until the middle of September.  Many fans were happy to see them get hot and win a lot of games in the 2nd half of the season.  Others lamented the fact that...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
Via Royals Blue
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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