Christmas came early for the Royals' new toys at the top of the order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The new toys at the top logged 10 plate appearances, got on base seven times, collected six hits, two runs, a double, and walk. No wonder Eric Hosmer was smiling Friday night like Santa just left a stinking Ferrari under his tree. "That's definitely how they drew it up," the Kansas City Royals' first baseman said of the new No. 1 and No. 2 hitters...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
16 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central 2014 Team Previews: Kansas City Royals

Our second AL Central team preview will take a look at the up-and-coming Royals. Last season KC finished in third place at 86-76, good for their first winning season since 2003 and the most wins since the 1989 team won 92 games. An impressive offseason has the Royals poised to take a step forward in 2014 Credit: Christian Petersen, Getty Images The Royals finished seven...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays could be in for another bumpy ride this season in the American League East. With their relatively quiet offseason compared to last year and given their division rivals they will need everything to break right for them to stay competitive in the AL East. Additions: Dioner Navarro, Chris Getz Subtractions: Mark DaRosa, J.P. Arencibia, Brett Cecil When the highlight...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Infante should stabilize second base for Royals

Second base has been a revolving door lately for the Kansas City Royals. So much so that Miguel Tejada started 22 games at second base for the Royals in 2013. To put that in perspective, Tejada had four career starts at second base in 14 previous seasons and over 1900 games. But Kansas City was desperate for someone to fill in at the key infield spot. The Royals tried six different...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz makes sense for Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays and Aledmys Diaz joining forces make’s complete sense from a fans perspective. Whether that same thought is shared amongst the Blue Jays brain-trust it is unknown. The Blue Jays entered the off-season with a wish list that included a second baseman and a couple starting pitchers, none of which could be accomplished. Their off-season expenditures could...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

With signing of Infante, futures of Colon, Giavotella are muddled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Last year at this time, the names Johnny Giavotella and Christian Colon were on the tip of the tongues of most Royals fans. The hope then was that one or the other would take the second-base job away from Chris Getz in spring training. That's not the case this time around. Getz is long gone, but the Royals' signing of veteran Omar Infante to a four-year...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

RBI Baseball is coming back

On Tuesday night, MLB announced that they would be making dreams come true for baseball fans across the world. MLB announced...that RBI Baseball would be returning. The game will be released for current and next-gen consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One), as well as mobile platforms. There aren't any more details yet, but this is a day worth celebrating for baseball fans ...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Moves Kansas City Royals Must Try to Pull off at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

The Kansas City Royals have taken a swift approach to the offseason thus far. So far, they signed Jason Vargas to bolster their rotation, non-tendered Chris Getz and traded catcher George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs. Baseball’s annual conference known as the Winter Meetings will convene next week at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Here, general...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Getz non-tender good omen for Royals

by John Viril— Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore’s decision to non-tender 2B Chris Getz on December 1st is a hopeful sign for the upcoming season.  Last year, patience with RF Jeff Francouer, SP Wade Davis, and the aforementioned Getz cost the Royals an unknown number of games. With the team finishing five games out of the wild card race at 86 wins, the slow hook...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals non-tender Chris Getz as Twitter rejoices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a move that hardly came as a surprise, the Royals on Monday chose not to tender second baseman Chris Getz a contract, thus removing him from their 40-man roster and making him a free agent. Getz made 1.05 million in 2013 and despite a poor season likely would have been granted a raise through arbitration, possibly to as high as 1.3 million. The Royals likely...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Chris Getz exits with probable concussion

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz exited last night’s contest against the Seattle Mariners after playing only two innings as a precautionary measure. That precaution proved worthy, as initial tests indicate that Getz likely suffered a concussion, according to Dick Kaegel Getz suffered the head injury in the second inning. He fielded a ball hit...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

"Baseball Wives" to Star on The Amazing Race

Here we go again. "Baseball wives" are nothing new when it comes to reality television.  Yup, we all know about the disaster that was VH1's show of the same name, but, this time...I'm guessing there will be less drama.  CBS has announced the cast for the upcoming season (number 23!) of its hit show "The Amazing Race" and included, two ladies whose...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Getz understands Royals fans booing him, but obviously doesnt enjoy it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kauffman Stadium is not a place where you typically hear fans boo anyone from the home team. That's partly because of the courteous nature of Kansas Citians, and also because the Royals haven't been significant enough in the minds of fans here for them to care enough to boo. But that has changed recently as the Royals hang on the fringe of the playoff...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals hold the keys to their own fate.

Chris Getz When watching the Royals play this season, one can say that they are going “all in” in an effort to make their first postseason appearance since 1985. By going out and acquiring veteran infielders Jamey Carroll and Emilio Bonafacio, Dayton Moore has attempted to shore up the glaring hole at second base (sorry Chris Getz, but your lack of defensive skills is alarming...
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers' Leyland, Pena ejected from game vs. Royals

DETROIT The Tigers are likely to be one team in favor of more instant replays and manager's challenges. But it couldn't help them Saturday night. In the fourth inning with Royals' Chris Getz at first, Alcides Escobar's bat hit a pitch that bounced in front of home plate, and ended up at the backstop. Home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski did not call it a foul ball...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Injuries end the Royals Roll?

John Viril— The Kansas City Royals are playing their best baseball in more than a decade. The Royals are 19-5 since the All-Star break. They have won seven consecutive series and are poised to make it eight by taking the first game of a three game set against the N.L.’s worst team (Miami). Overall, Kansas City is 62-54 and second to Detroit by 6.5 games in the A.L. Central. They...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

It might not seem like it, but Royals have gained on wild-card field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals. CATCHING RAYS AND A'S Sure, it's frustrating that the Royals have won 16 of 19 and are 18-5 since the All-Star break and yet have gained only a half-game on the division-leading Tigers. But they have made significant gains on the wild-card front. They have passed the Yankees in the chase for the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Tejada seizes 2nd base job

by John Viril— The Kansas City Royals have struggled all season to find production at second base. They’ve tried Chris Getz, Elliot Johnson, and Johnny Giavotella at the keystone with 39-year-old Miguel Tejada as nothing more than an occasional fill-in. That is until Chris Getz injured his left knee July 27. Since that time, Tejada has been a fixture in the Royals lineup.  He’s...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals place Chris Getz on DL with sprained knee

The Kansas City Royals have placed second baseman Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain, according to Dick Kaegel of After acquiring outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros yesterday, the Royals were facing a roster crunch. Both Getz and Lorenzo Cain were hampered by injuries, and if they were unable to play they would have to hit...
Via MLB Injury News
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals put INF Getz on DL with left knee sprain

The Kansas City Royals have placed infielder Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee. The move was announced Thursday but is retroactive to Sunday. Getz is hitting .209 with one home run and 14 RBIs this season. Putting Getz on the DL allowed the Royals to make room on the roster for outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was acquired from the Houston Astros in...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals put Getz on DL with left knee sprain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Kansas City Royals have placed infielder Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee. The move was announced Thursday but is retroactive to Sunday. Getz is hitting .209 with one home run and 14 RBIs this season. Putting Getz on the DL allowed the Royals to make room on the roster for outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was acquired from the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 2B Chris Getz exits with knee sprain

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz was forced out of last night's win over the Detroit Tigers with a sprained knee. Dick Kaegel of reports that Getz was diagnosed with a 'mild medial sprain of the left knee' but the Royals do not expect him to go on the DL. Getz did not seem overly concerned with the injury after the game. "I feel pretty good...
Via MLB Injury News
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Getz: 'We're still in it'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals second baseman Chris Getz is back, and he says he is ready to help the Royals make their move. Cue the collective groan from all the Johnny Giavotella fans. Getz was back in the clubhouse on Friday after spending the past three-plus weeks at Triple-A Omaha, and he said he believes the Royals are still in contention in the American League Central. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dayton Moore is grasping at straws

by John Viril— Kansas City GM Dayton Moore knows that his time is short. You can see it in every move he makes and in everything he says. If Moore does not win soon, he’s going to be out of a job. That’s the only way to make sense of Moore’s latest roster moves and comments. Today, Moore sent 2B Johnny Giavotella and P Everett Teaford back to AAA, and recalled 2B Chris Getz...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Giavotealla sent down, Getz and Herrera back up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Johnny Giavotella tryoutexperiment lasted just 10 days and 34 at bats. Less than a full month after the Royals optioned struggling second baseman Chris Getz to Triple-A Omaha and called up Giavotella, a fan favorite, the Royals flipped the two players again Thursday. Giavotella is back in Omaha, and Getz was recalled along with right-hander Kelvin Herrera...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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