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A 2016 Wishlist from a Kansas City Royals Fan

The Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series. They posted the best record in the American League. They had 7 players named to the All-Star team. They raised a Royal Blue middle finger to conventional wisdom and figured out a new way to be a dominant baseball team. They made the governor of Texas, the PECOTA projections and Jason La Confora look like absolute tools (admittedly...
Via Royals Blue
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals Get Another Ninth-Inning Guy for the Seventh Inning

If you’d made your way over to the “relief pitchers” tab of our team depth charts section lately, there’s something peculiar that may have caught your eye. It didn’t seem to get past Twitter user Brad Shapiro, operating under the moniker @Big_Hebrew: @BtBScore HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that’s hilarious. Best bullpen in baseball last 2 season means nothing, got it — Brad Shapiro...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 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...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 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...
Via Royals Blue
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Davis destroys bat after getting hit by pitch (video)

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis possesses some serious power and has crushed 41 home runs and produced 104 RBIs so far this season. So when he’s preparing to take his anger out on something, it’s best to back away and let him vent. Davis was upset after getting hit by a Franklin Morales pitch in the eighth inning of Friday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals,...
Via The Sports Daily
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Chris Davis gets pegged, breaks bat with one hand

Chris Davis is a strong, strong man. During Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals, the Baltimore Orioles slugger was none too pleased that he was hit by a Franklin Morales pitch. He took his frustrations out on his helpless bat, snapping it at the handle with just one hand: Manager Buck Showalter, clearly upset Morales wasn't tossed, stood at first base guarding Davis until...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles blast two grand slams in 10-run eighth to sink Royals 14-8

BALTIMORE -- Nolan Reimold and Steve Clevenger both hit grand slams during a 10-run eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 14-8 Friday night for their third straight victory. Baltimore trailed 6-4 in the eighth before a double, an error and an infield hit loaded the bases for Reimold, who lined a 2-0 pitch from Kelvin Herrera (4-3) high off the left...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles blast two grand slams in 10-run eighth to sink Royals 14-8

BALTIMORE -- Nolan Reimold and Steve Clevenger both hit grand slams during a 10-run eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 14-8 Friday night for their third straight victory. Baltimore trailed 6-4 in the eighth before a double, an error and an infield hit loaded the bases for Reimold, who lined a 2-0 pitch from Kelvin Herrera (4-3) high off the left...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals fail to get timely hits, fall 3-2 to Twins in 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pinch hitter Miguel Sano homered with two outs in the 12th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Sano was stuck in an 0-for-14 slump that included 11 strikeouts when he stepped to the plate against Franklin Morales (3-2), the Royals' sixth reliever of the night. Sano worked a full count before sending...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 10, 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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Royals Blue
April 02, 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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 20, 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...
Via Rockies Review
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...
Via Rockies Review
February 08, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Rockies Review
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...
Via Rockies Review
September 14, 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...
Via Rockies Review
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 ...
Via Mile High Sports
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Baseball Professor
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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