The Transformation of Mike Moustakas

  One year ago, he was playing so bad, he was sent to Omaha.  Now, he’s the Royals All-Star Third Baseman Bust!  He’ll never hit.  He’s a liability in the field.  His real name should be Mou-suck a**.  When will Ned Yost play Danny Valencia or Christian Colon and Dayton Moore cut his losses and move on?   This was just a small sample of things that were...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty’s unforgettable debut and ensuing social media hypocrisy

  JOHN SLEEZER – KC Star By: Conrad McGorkin   On Friday night we saw a player that many probably didn’t even realize was in the Royals organization, on the same day he was promoted from Omaha, make a base running error that could have cost the Royals a win. But, it was much more than that. Dusty Coleman, who was called up to take the place of Christian...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals to Start Cheslor Cuthbert with Moose on Bereavement/Family Emergency List

The Royals announced that Mike Moustakas has been placed on the bereavement/family emergency list, and to fill his spot on the roster have called up Cheslor Cuthbert. Cuthbert takes over a role previously held by Christian Colon, who had started at 3b in the past, but was often plagued by inconsistencies on defense. Colon was recently sent back down to AAA to make way for first...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State adds another defensive line prospect

After a run on defensive tackles, Penn State picked up a potential pass rusher Tuesday with a verbal commitment from Daniel Joseph.  A three-star defensive end from Lake Forest Academy in Illinois, Joseph is the No. 43-ranked player in the nation at his position for 2016 per  Other scholarship offers for Joseph included Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin,...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Penn State commit thanks God, parents, dog for support

Penn State pulled a four-star defensive tackle prospect out of a rival's backyard over the weekend with the verbal commitment of Ellison Jordan from the Gillman School in Baltimore.  In making his announcement via Twitter, Jordan thanked among others God, his parents and his dog, Nibbs.  Maryland and Virginia Tech were also among the finalists for Jordan, who said if he could clone...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Its Time for the Royals to Play Christian Colon

The Royals offense as a whole has gone through the likes of Hosmer, Moustakas, Gordon and Morales, with others such as Escobar providing periodic contribution as well. These are the guys that for the most part have had to play well each night to ensure that some runs will move across the plate. If they all 4 struggle, the team usually follows suit. What it has NOT seen, however...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

DT Christian Colon Releases Top 5

Syracuse’s Class of 2016 is only three strong so far but the Orange got a boost over the weekend in their pursuit of DT Christian Colon.  Colon released his “top five” which was actually comprised of six schools.  Syracuse made the cut along with Penn State, Maryland, UCLA, Pitt and UNC. Colon is rated at three-stars and he received his offer from Syracuse last month. The...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Makes the Cut for Christian Colon

Defensive tackle prospect and priority Syracuse University target Christian Colon won’t decide on a school until November, but the 3-star talent from North Carolina released his top five this afternoon and, as I think most of us expected, the Orange made the cut. Colon – who is a good friend and former teammate of Robert […]
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Foul ball takes crazy turn into fair territory during Tigers-Royals game

Here's something you don't see every day. During Sunday's Tigers-Royals game, we witnessed one of the stranger foul-to-fair ball plays in recent memory when Christian Colon blooped a pitch from Shane Greene about five feet into foul territory. But the ball took a crazy turn right across the baseline into fair territory. By the time Colon realized the ball had rolled fair, Miguel...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Christian Colon hits magic foul ball that turned fair

Vine Royals reserve infielder Christian Colon hit a ball, better described as a dribbler, that started off six to eight feet foul and up in Miguel Cabrera’s glove in fair territory.  The ball off the Hispanic American’s bat had so much English on it, it made a 45 degree turn while rolling along the Comerica Park grass. Credit Miguel Cabrera for not giving up on the play. ...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vargas to DL – Moose on Bereavement Royals beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan let loose several important bits of info via twitter earlier. First, and worst of all, Mike Moustakas has been placed on the bereavement list and has left the clubhouse for a family emergency. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Moose. Presumably, Christian Colon will most likely fill in for Moose this weekend in Detroit. The...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Colon Could Bolster Syracuse’s Defensive Line

The Syracuse University football staff brought in several good looking prospects as part of the recruiting class of 2015 to shore up the defensive line, and now the Orange are looking to add even more depth to the middle of the line with defensive tackle Christian Colon. Along with being a terrific talent, Colon could […]
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse commit Washington looking to lure players to Orange

Robert Washington hasn't played a single snap for Syracuse, yet the class of 2016 running back is already having an impact on the Orange.Washington, a four-star running back from North Carolina who recently committed to Syracuse, has begun recruiting for his future team.According to, Washington has engaged four-star DB Jared Mayden, three-star athlete Moe Neal and class...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics’ Ben Zobrist Headed to Disabled List with Torn Knee Cartilage

Oakland Athletics’ Ben Zobrist, left, steals second base while Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon, right, fields a throw during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Oakland A’s starting second baseman Ben Zobrist is headed to the disabled list with torn cartilage in his left...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Offers Former Robert Washington Teammate

This past weeks has been an absolute frenzy in Syracuse recruiting, as Robert Washington’s decision looms large.   While the Washington madness continues and the restore-44 campaign picks up momentum, Syracuse is going about business as usual, making an offer to 2016 Defensive Tackle Christian Colon. Colon announced via Twitter on Wednesday night that he has officially received...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas sends Kansas City Royals to victory over Minnesota Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer, then drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Tuesday night. The Royals trailed 5-3 in the sixth when Christian Colon started their comeback with an RBI double. Colon added a run-scoring groundout off Casey Fien (0-1) in the eighth to knot...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Moustakas sends Royals past Twins late

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer, then drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Tuesday night. The Royals trailed 5-3 in the sixth when Christian Colon started their comeback with an RBI double. Colon added a run-scoring groundout off Casey Fien (0-1) in the eighth...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colon drives in a pair of runs; Royals fall to Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau hit home runs on consecutive pitches in the first inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Tulowitzki's liner off Royals rookie Aaron Brooks curled inside the left field foul pole. The two-run shot was the second of the spring for Tulowitzki, who also made a diving play at...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

And They’re Off: Royals Sign Casey Kotchman

Royals Spring Training has begun and they opened the young (pre) season with 2 wins, both over the Texas Rangers. Things of note for this young season: Relieve Tim Collins had an MRI on his elbow after leaving the game Wednesday. The MRI revealed ligament damage, and it would seem he stands to miss significant time. He is seeking a second opinion. Omar Infante has...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals largely settled as spring training opener nears

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty. They would hope their young first baseman would be ready for the big leagues. Or their next big pitching prospect would earn a spot in the rotation. Or some other longshot project would play so well that there was no way the front office could keep him off the club. But after...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals sign Ventura, seven others to get everyone under contract

The Royals agreed to contracts with Yordano Ventura and seven other pre-arbitration players Tuesday, meaning every player on the 40-man roster has signed for the 2015 season. Infielders Christian Colon and Orlando Calixte, outfielders Terrance Gore, Reymond Fuentes and Paulo Orlando, catcher Francisco Pena and pitcher Jandel Gustave also signed. All eight players remain under club...
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March 03, 2015  |  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...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Royal Rewind: Re-watching the 2014 Wildcard Game

It’s December, and my baseball withdrawals are in full swing. I was having a bit of anxiety, so I decided to re-watch the 2014 Wildcard game. Let’s go back, shall we? Royal Rewind: This was the game that Kansas City fans have dreamed of for a very, very long time. For the first time in 29 tedious years, there was finally new life in the Royals fan base. They fought so...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals add Nix to active roster and drop Colon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Infielder Jayson Nix has been added to the Kansas City Royals' active roster for the World Series against San Francisco in place of rookie Christian Colon. The 32-year-old Nix hasn't played since the wild-card playoff win over Oakland on Sept. 30, when he entered in the 10th inning and struck out in the 11th. Kansas City is his eighth major-league team. Colon...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Down A’s in Wild Card Thriller, Advance to Play Angels

The Kansas City Royals downed the Oakland Athletics in a thriller Tuesday night, and will advance to play the Los Angeles Angels in the Divisional Series. This 12 inning affair featured 28 hits, 17 runs, and two big comebacks by the Royals. Catcher Salvador Perez provided the biggest hit, a single to left that scored Christian Colon from second, giving Kansas City a walkoff...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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