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MLB Power Ranking: trade deadline

With the trade deadline this week teams need to make their moves. Who will make the move that pushes them up the rankings? The Astros and Royals already have. 1. St Louis Cardinals (63-34) (Last Week record 5-1, stayed the same) This team is crazy good. They refuse to play bad baseball. They have minimal needs heading to the trade deadline and should be set for the next two or...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy baseball depth chart analysis and MLB trade deadline

Welcome back from the All-Star break. We will probably spend much of the next few weeks expending mental energy around which players will and will not move in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline (and then somewhat less energy speculating about which guys will move before the Aug. 31 playoff roster deadline). Rather than speculate below about moves that may or may not...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star votes, yes. Top-selling jerseys? For Royals, not so much

Good thing jersey sales don't determine All-Star starting berths. If they did, the Kansas City Royals contingent in Cincinnati last week would have been a whole lot smaller. The Royals dominated the voting for the American League All-Star team, with catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon earning starting spots. Relievers Wade...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dyson's two-run single lifts Royals past Pirates 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since Alex Gordon went on the disabled list, the Kansas City Royals have won seven of 10 with Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando replacing him in left field. Dyson hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. "Both guys have played great defense and got some clutch hits for...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dyson's two-run single lifts Royals past Pirates 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since Alex Gordon went on the disabled list, the Kansas City Royals have won seven of 10 with Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando replacing him in left field. Dyson hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. "Both guys have played great defense and got some clutch hits for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon wins Royals Heart and Hustle Award

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon has been named the team's 2015 Heart and Hustle Award winner, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Tuesday. Gordon will be recognized prior to an upcoming home game. The award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

And We Are Back!!! Royals Blue Podcast Episode SIX!

The Royals Blue Podcast has triumphantly returned for their 6th installment!  Oh wait, you thought I was talking about Baseball starting back up…pish-posh.  We cover way more exciting stuff in this weeks episode than a double header in Chicago!  So come take a listen to Zach, John, and Walker as they discuss the future of this team without Alex Gordon, What the second half...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions for the Royals in the Second Half

The Royals have historically been a better second half team.  Here are 5 questions awaiting the second half Royals The Royals have always been slow starters, which makes this second half even more intriguing.  The Royals currently stand at 52-34 and 4 ½ games in front of Minnesota in the Central.  Baseball Prospectus currently has the Royals at an 88.6% chance of making...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: 8 Options for the Kansas City Royals to withstand the Alex Gordon injury

Shortly after we all watched in horror “the groin pop heard round the metro”, Royals Blue’s very own “what’s good for the gander is also good for the” Luke Goosen wrote a piece about what to do with our newly opened hole in left field. One week and an impressive four and half game performance by the Dyson/Orlando platoon later, we thought we’d take a more in depth...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Momentum Swings Back Up Before All Star Break

  Anybody who believes that there is no such thing as momentum in sports obviously has not seen these Kansas City Royals. Whether it’s turning the momentum created by entering October baseball, for the first time in 29 years, into a remarkable post-season run straight to the Fall Classic. Whether it is riding the momentum from a World Series into an incredible 7-0 start...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are they now? A look back at the 2005 Royals

As we honor the 30 year anniversary of the World Champion 1985 Kansas City Royals We take a look back at the worst team in franchise history.   Buddy Bell once quipped “Don’t say things can’t get worse”.  Coming off a season where many experts and pundits picked the Royals to win the AL Central and for the Royals to completely lay an egg after finishing 58-104...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

KC Dominates the All-Star Game

The Final player has been announced for the American League All-Star Game, and the Voting Machine that is the Kansas City Royals Fan base has done it again.  Mike Moustakas has been voted into the 2015 Mid Summer Classic.  Moose beats out Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes, and Xander Bogaerts  to take the final spot.  Brett Gardner who was also in the running was placed on the...
Via Royals Blue
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The absence of Alex Gordon

(selera.tk) The Kansas City Royals won their 50th game of the season last night and are currently 17 games above .500 with a three game series remaining against the Toronto Blue Jays beginning tonight at home before the start of the All-Star Break. The Royals hold a five and a half game lead over the second place Minnesota Twins in the American Central and the first half of the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Without Alex Gordon

On Wednesday night, Alex Gordon strained a groin muscle chasing a fly ball. If you just adjusted in your seat, I don’t blame you — it sounds painful. He’ll be out for eight weeks, which is better news than the team could have received. If the Royals can hold the fort down until then, they […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The AL’s Right-Handed Problem

When Alex Gordon got injured on Wednesday night, it was a big blow to the Royals, who have lost their best player for the next two months of the season. But with Detroit struggling — and having lost Miguel Cabrera themselves just a week earlier — and the Twins probably unable to keep playing as […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' surge has made them MLB's second-best team over last year

The Kansas City Royals are on a roll, winners of their last five games and, for the first time this season, 17 games over .500. And in the process, they have helped make Missouri the winningest state in baseball over the last calendar year. Since July 10, 2014, the team with the highest winning percentage in the majors is the St. Louis Cardinals with a 96-60 record (.615). Coming...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

'Confident' Royals look for sixth straight win as Blue Jays come to KC

The Kansas City Royals continued to produce at the plate in the first of many games without Alex Gordon while extending their win streak. The Toronto Blue Jays' potent lineup, meanwhile, was relatively quiet in its latest series. The short-handed Royals will try to continue to shine while claiming a sixth consecutive victory Friday night against the Blue Jays, losers in eight of...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

'Confident' Royals look for sixth straight win as Blue Jays come to KC

The Kansas City Royals continued to produce at the plate in the first of many games without Alex Gordon while extending their win streak. The Toronto Blue Jays' potent lineup, meanwhile, was relatively quiet in its latest series. The short-handed Royals will try to continue to shine while claiming a sixth consecutive victory Friday night against the Blue Jays, losers in eight of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Have no fear, Kansas City Royals fans, Jarrod Dyson is here

After it was announced that Kansas City Royals star outfielder Alex Gordon would miss eight weeks due to a severe groin strain suffered during Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Royals’ fans began to panic, and rightfully so. However, the Royals are better off than most might think, with the answer coming in the form of speedster utility-man Jarrod Dyson. Okay...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Royals Preview

The Kansas City Royals continued to produce at the plate in the first of many games without Alex Gordon while extending their win streak. The Toronto Blue Jays' potent lineup, meanwhile, was relatively quiet in its latest series. The short-handed Royals will try to continue to shine while claiming a sixth consecutive victory Friday night against the Blue Jays, losers in eight of...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brett Gardner replaces injured Alex Gordon on All-Star roster

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is an All-Star for the first time in his career.Gardner was previously a finalist for the Final Vote, but it seems he will be pulled from that contest. Heading into Thursday's games, Gardner is hitting .298 with 9 home runs, 39 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 21 doubles in 78 games.The outfielder is replacing injured Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon.
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Outfielder Alex Gordon Headed to Disabled List

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was headed to the All-Star Game. But after an unfortunate injury on Wednesday night, the disabled list is the only place the left fielder is going. In the top of the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, Gordon fell awkwardly while chasing down a ball Logan Forsythe smacked near the wall. Gordon goes down. Appears to be ankle or leg...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals DL Gordon, reinstate Ventura and call up Finnegan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a strained groin and reinstated right-hander Yordano Ventura to start Thursday's series finale against Tampa Bay. Kansas City also optioned right-hander Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Omaha and recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from the same club. Gordon was injured while tracking a fly ball...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals DL Gordon, reinstate Ventura and call up Finnegan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a strained groin and reinstated right-hander Yordano Ventura to start Thursday's series finale against Tampa Bay. Kansas City also optioned right-hander Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Omaha and recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from the same club. Gordon was injured while tracking a fly ball...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals place Gordon on disabled list with strained groin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a strained groin and reinstated right-hander Yordano Ventura to start Thursday's series finale against Tampa Bay. Kansas City also optioned right-hander Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Omaha and recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from the same club. Gordon was injured while tracking a fly ball...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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