Kansas City Royals: Spring training questions

The Kansas City Royals are coming off their first World Series Title in three decades. The team will  report to Spring Training in the next couple of weeks and look to make a playoff run for the third season in a row. The Royals’ core that led them to back-to-back American League Championships is still intact, but there are still some questions the team must address before the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Royals?

When the Royals won the World Series, there were a few days of pure euphoria before the realization that the game is a business came into focus. Alex Gordon, Ben Zobrist, Johnny Cueto, Chris Young and Ryan Madson filed for free agency while options were declined on Alex Rios, Jeremy Guthrie and Jonny Gomes. Oh […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Mid-tier Outfield Market for the Royals

On the heels of a World Series title, the Kansas City Royals enter 2016 with a great deal of uncertainty. Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist are already gone. Alex Gordon should be gone as soon as the free-agent market’s floodgates are opened. Alex Rios, who played right field last year, is also a free agent. […]
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Gordon’s Camp Tells Royals They Have ‘No Chance’ Of Signing Him

Alex Gordon’s days in Royal blue might be over. The left fielder’s camp reportedly told the Kansas City Royals they have “no chance” of re-signing Gordon in the current state of the free agent’s negotiations, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday. Things could change for the nine-year Royals veteran, but it seems as though the team will have to up its offer if...
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Alex Gordon edition

The Kansas City Royals have done a good job to this point this offseason helping their pitching staff by resigning Chris Young and bringing Joakim Soria back into the organization. Some key players that helped the Royals win their first World Series Title in 30 years have signed elsewhere, but one of their biggest contributors, Alex Gordon, still remains a free agent. The Royals...
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The RIGHT Thing is to Bring Gordon Back

  As the euphoria of the first Royals World Championship in 30 years begins to wear off, the realization that professional baseball is a business begins to take front and center of our collective attentions. The Royals announced they have declined the options on Alex Rios and Jeremy Guthrie, sending both to the land of free agency where come Friday they will be free to sign...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals decline options on Rios, Guthrie

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have declined mutual options on right fielder Alex Rios and starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, beginning the reshaping of their team one day after celebrating their World Series triumph with a downtown parade.Other decisions loom Wednesday: All-Star reliever Wade Davis, All-Star shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielder Jonny Gomes have club options, while...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rios: 'We deserved this'

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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals survive Rios' gaffe, top Mets 5-3 for 3-1 Series lead

NEW YORK (AP) Alex Rios' apparent math mistake didn't add up to a World Series loss for Kansas City. The Royals right fielder settled under Curtis Granderson's third-inning fly ball to short right field, seemingly ready for the throw home to keep New York's Wilmer Flores from scoring. Then Rios took a casual step toward the dugout, as if he had thought there were three outs, not...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rios gaffe gifts Mets run in World Series Game 4

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas City right fielder Alex Rios gifted the New York Mets a run in Game 4 of the World Series when he appeared to lose track of how many outs there were in the third inning. Michael Conforto's leadoff home run in the third against Chris Young put the Mets ahead Saturday night. Wilmer Flores singled, ending an 0-for-10 Series start, advanced on a wild pitch and was...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Rios' mental mistake leads to Mets run in World Series

Including regular season and postseason games, Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios has played in 1,706 games in his 12-year career. In all those games he's played 14,395 1/3 innings, or roughly 43,186 outs.That's a lot of games, a lot of innings and a lot of outs -- the latter being the only one of those three that a player counts on a minute-by-minute basis.Unfortunately for...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Conforto gives Mets Game 4 lead with massive HR

The New York Mets got on the board first in Game 4 of the World Series thanks to this mammoth solo homer from Michael Conforto in the third inning. The Mets would add another run in the inning thanks to a Curtis Granderson sac fly that featured Alex Rios losing track of how many outs were in the inning *and* the Royals challenging whether or not Wilmer Flores left third base early.
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Wright, Mets crush Royals as Syndergaard stays strong

It’s almost as though every angle and storyline has been covered already. There are 377 assigned seats in the Citi Field press box (including auxiliary seating), and plenty more media members offering perspectives from afar. The World Series doesn’t lack ink, electronic or otherwise. But this is baseball. There’s always something more to write, because you never know what...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

After two games, the World Series is over

We're headed to New York, but we really shouldn't bother. The Kansas City Royals have already won the World Series. Well, not really since we're only two games in, but they will, and it will probably happen before we even have to go back to Kauffman Stadium. The Royals took a 2-0 series lead last night in the World Series with a combination of stellar defense, an outstanding...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets weren’t throwing swing-and-miss pitches

I don’t blame you if you’re getting tired of the the-Royals-make-a-lot-of-contact stuff. It’s the core of most of the analysis being done right now, but in fairness, it’s the core because the Royals make a lot of contact. It’s arguably their most outstanding skill, which is what makes them such an intriguing match-up for the Mets. And they were up to their usual business...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Rios flourishing in ALCS return to Toronto - despite fans' ire

With the ALCS having shifted back to the Rogers Centre this week for Games 3, 4 and 5 between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays, K.C. outfielder Alex Rios was given the opportunity to return to a former facility he called home. However, as ESPN's Doug Padilla wrote, Rios has dealt with some ire directed toward him from Jays fans. After coming up through the Blue Jays...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Make ALCS History Vs. Blue Jays With Four Runs In First Inning (Video)

History was no match for the Kansas City Royals’ offense Tuesday. The Royals set a new record for runs scored in the top of the first inning of an American League Championship Series game with four during their Game 4 matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Ben Zobrist kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run off of Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Lorenzo Cain...
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rios called out for taking foot off base on popup slide

Alex Rios was called out at second base in the top of the fourth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS Tuesday in Toronto on a controversial replay decision. Rios was attempting to steal second after singling with two outs in the inning for the Kansas City Royals. He made it to the bag safely...Read More
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Volquez, Royals overwhelm Blue Jays 5-0, take 1-0 ALCS lead

The Kansas City Royals drew first blood in their ALCS matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays, wearing down the Jays and earning a 5-0 win. The Royals now have a 1-0 lead in the series. The two teams felt each other out in the early going. The Jays couldn’t make anything of a two-out walk in the first, while the Royals squandered a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar in the bottom half...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rios: Likely Royal, unlikely hero

The Kansas City Royals succeeded last season in the face of low expectations — and, among many who appreciate advanced statistics, at least slight derision regarding the way Dayton Moore assembled his team. Contracts to middling pitchers like Jeremy Guthrie and Jason Vargas seemed unlikely to get the Royals from also-ran status. Trading away top prospect Wil Myers, even for...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rios is a modest hero

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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kendrys Morales' 3-run home run caps Royals' win

The Kansas City Royals are heading back to the American League Championship Series with an exclamation point, courtesy of Kendrys Morales. The Royals already had a two-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning of their matchup with the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the teams’ AL Division Series, but Morales provided some insurance with a three-run home run off of Dallas Keuchel...
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rios: The only man between Carrasco and a no-hitter

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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Royals Central Division Championship is Truly Special

  For the first time in 30 years, the Kansas City Royals are division Champions. Winning the division is the entire reason teams play a grueling 162 game schedule that stretches from reporting to camp in February until the end of the World Series scheduled for the first part of November. It is the all encompassing hope and desire to be rewarded with a berth in the postseason...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Right Field for the Royals: Still a Question, No Longer a Problem

For much of the season, the Royals have had a problem in right field. The newly-signed Alex Rios got off to a hot start in his first week, but a broken hand forced Paulo Orlando into much more action than anyone expected for the 29-year old rookie. Orlando filled in admirably early on, hitting approximately […]
Via Pine Tar Press
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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