Bullpen Betrays Cueto as Royals fall to Blue Jays, 7-6

With Johnny Cueto on the hill, the gameplan for the Royals was simple: get through six innings with a lead. It always is. On Friday night, it took an unusual and unfortunate turn from the norm. Kansas City blew two separate three-run leads en route to dropping Friday night's game in Toronto, 7-6. Josh Donaldson's walk-off single was the deciding at bat, ruining "Cueto Day" for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Wade Davis edition

( The Kansas City Royals once again have the league’s best bullpen in 2015 just as they did last season, and names such as Greg Holland, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Jason Frasor, and Franklin Morales have all been doing their part. Herrera, Davis, and Holland all three could arguably be the Royals’ closer but Holland seems to has that spot locked down just as...
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Young bounces back in Royals' 3-2 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in the sixth off Scott Kazmir (4-5) that erased a 2-1 deficit. The Royals won for the fourth time in five games on their road trip. Young (7-3) allowed four hits and two runs...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Morales, Gordon power Royals past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Considering what happened two months ago, Kansas City manager Ned Yost wasn't shocked to hear fans at the Coliseum booing Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera when he came on to pitch the eighth inning. If anything, Yost was impressed by the jeers -- almost as much as he was with how Herrera handled it. "Yeah, I kind of expected it. I kind of respect it," Yost said after...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Number Munchers – Hi, We’re the Replacements! – The Results So Far

    As painful as it was to fall just short of a World Series title, the Kansas City Royals went into the 2014-15 offseason with a buzz of promise and hope for the future.  Almost the entire AL Championship squad was set to return as young and hungry pups just starting to realize their individual and collective potentials, several of them locked into very team friendly...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals roughed up in 10-3 loss to Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just about everyone in the Cleveland lineup drove in a run, Carlos Carrasco tossed seven sharp innings and the Indians rolled to a 10-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Brandon Moss homered and added a two-run double to lead the charge, but six other Indians also drove in runs, helping Carrasco (4-2) end a three-game skid against the Royals...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear for third straight game as Royals down A's

  The Kansas City Royals overcame five ejections to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday behind Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning. Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Greg Gibson. After...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' wild weekend comes to an end with 4-2 win over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals overcame five ejections to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday behind Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning. Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Fans Ask: Yeah, Why Not Us?

  With Opening day for the Kansas City Royals just days away there’s still a few things that need to be decided. Will Paulo Orlando make the team? Will Omar Infante be healthy enough to play defense? If not, who will replace him? Will the new Craft a Draft bar at Kauffman be a mad house all year? All of these will eventually be answered and we’ll have a new set of questions...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Spring Training Awards

     Once again, the Royals are just about wrapped up with their yearly soiree to the copper state. In typical fashion, the boys in blue have performed very well under the high sky, filling the box scores with crooked numbers and residing third in the Cactus League standings (17-10 as of the time this post was written). Opening day is less than a week away and we fans are...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

First Game Recap of the Season! Royals Bested by Sox, 6-0

With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Royals aired their first of four Spring Training games on Wednesday in efforts to prepare for the regular season. The Boys in Blue come in at 13-8, which is good enough for second in the Cactus League standings. They face American League Central foe, the Chicago White Sox, who are just 7-11, and not showing any improvement thus far...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Kansas City Royals

No, it wasn’t a dream (or nightmare depending on your perspective). The Kansas City Royals are the defending AL pennant winners. Was their 2014 run a Cinderella story or is this team finally ready to be a power in the AL Central? Depth Chart (as of 3/20) C: Salvador Perez 1B: Eric Hosmer 2B: Omar Infante 3B: Mike Moustakas SS: Alcides Escobar LF: Alex Gordon CF: Lorenzo...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Sign Franklin Morales To Minor League Contract

Morales pitches for the Royals in 2014. Karl Gehring, The Denver Post. The Kansas City Royals announced on twitter that they have signed left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a minor league contract. Morales served as the Colorado Rockies swingman last year, but ended up starting 22 games in 38 appearances out of necessity. The 28-year-old lefty joined the spotty Rockies rotation...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the Royals Opening Day Lineup

With pitchers and catchers reporting yesterday, it is officially baseball season. Though we still have many long weeks ahead before opening day, the roster has already begun to take shape. The Royals enter 2015 with less question marks to be decided in spring training than any year in recent memory. The starting 9 are set, with Salvy, Hosmer, Infante, Escobar, Moose, Gordon...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fans should prepare themselves for the injury propoganda

The Rockies weren't bad in 2014 simply because of injuries.Copy. Paste. Repeat.Those three words seem to be what the majority of Colorado Rockies writers will be busy doing over the next few weeks. For the past four seasons, the standard pieces coming out in the papers and online about the Rockies are all about how the previous season was derailed by injuries.The articles will highlight...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 will be a better year for the Colorado Rockies

Could the Rockies be good in 2015?Something that many people don't know about a Colorado Rockies blogger is that they simply cannot win.That has nothing to do with the baseball team. It has everything to do with what gets written.Trust me. Write something about how the Rockies could be good, or how a player is destined for greatness, and the pitchforks come out. Rabid fans looking...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Monkey’s plans for the Angels offseason

Each offseason since 2009, I have written this column, detailing my plan for what the Angels should do to improve the roster. Each offseason since 2009, the Angels have been blatantly ignoring my plan and they haven’t won a single playoff game in that time. Coincidence? I think not! Fine, if that’s really how you want to play it, Angels, then you have given me no other choice...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers top Rockies 6-5 in 12th on wild pitch

LOS ANGELES (AP) Scott Van Slyke scored the winning run on Franklin Morales' wild pitch in the 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday night. The Dodgers (93-68) have won four straight, including an NL West-clinching victory over San Francisco on Wednesday. They are locked into the league's No. 2 playoff seed. Colorado's bullpen retired...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies finish off home schedule with a sweep of the Diamondbacks

Coors Field closed it's doors for the season on Sunday.Believe it or not, the Colorado Rockies played a game on Sunday.It might seem hard to believe, as the entire focus of the Denver sports scene was on the Denver Broncos trip to Seattle to avenge their Super Bowl blowout loss.Strangely, the Rockies had more success over the weekend than the Broncos did. The Rockies got a good pitching...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Season can't end soon enough for Colorado Rockies fans, expect more excuses from the front office soon

Franklin Morales couldn't help the Rockies score runs on Saturday.Every game counts.Baseball purists will talk about how important every game is in a 162 game season. They will point to several seasons in which it came down to the final game, and even on occasion the 163rd game in order to sort it all out.Don't tell a fan of the Colorado Rockies how important all 162 games are.For...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: September 8, 2014

My success of Saturday was short lived and Sunday thumped me with another sub-par day. Pitchers I should have counted on and did not: R.A. Dickey, Franklin Morales, Yordano Ventura, Brad Hand and Derek Holland. Pitchers I counted on and should not have: Cole Hamels, Tyson Ross, Ryan Cook and Tim Hudson.That above pretty much sums up what went wrong yesterday. One thing...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lessons that the Colorado Rockies should learn from their three-game sweep of the Padres

Wait, the Colorado Rockies three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres isn't the lead for all of the local late night newscasts?There must have been something else going on in town that overshadowed the Rockies.While the Broncos were destroying the Colts, then watching them claw their way back into the game, the Rockies were heading to the airport after completing their first home three...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies clinch sweep over Padres

Colorado 6, San Diego 0 When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, September 7, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 78° Umpires: Home – CB Bucknor, 1B – Dan Iassogna, 2B – Adam Hamari, 3B – Quinn Wolcott Attendance: 26102 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 6, Padres 0: Franklin Morales struck out six in six innings and Jackson Williams hit his first major-league home run ...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Arenado homers to help Rockies sweep Padres, 6-0

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado homered, Franklin Morales pitched six solid innings for his first win in two months, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Sunday. Jackson Williams also went deep for his first major league home run for the Rockies, who swept a three-game series for the first time since June 13-15 in San Francisco. Colorado has won four straight, its...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Sep 1

Welcome to September, everyone! I apologize for the light posting schedule these last few days, both with the Daily DraftKings Picks and Daily SP Rankings. I’ve run into some unexpected technical difficulties that have prevented me from picking lineups, updating the necessary files, and generally maintaining the daily operations of the site that have run so smoothly all season...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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