Kansas City Royals rumors: Colby Rasmus edition

Colby Rasmus could be a good edition to the ballclub in 2015 (bluebirdbanter.com). The Kansas City Royals search for a right fielder continues as the month of December begins. Without many big name outfielders on the free agent market this offseason, the Royals may have to look for a platoon player to help contribute to one of the best outfields in Major League Baseball. With Nori...
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Indians named Fangraphs “Far too early sleeper team” for 2015

Though we’re still a few months away from the first glove pops of spring training, Fangraphs has gone ahead and named the Cleveland Indians as their “far too early sleeper team” for the 2015 season. I think my most recent seven posts here at FanGraphs were about the Giants or the Royals or both, a necessary side effect of being a regular baseball writer during the World Series...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2015′s Far Too Early Sleeper Team

I think my most recent seven posts here at FanGraphs were about the Giants or the Royals or both, a necessary side effect of being a regular baseball writer during the World Series. Sometimes it feels like there’s only so much you can say about James Shields or Joe Panik or Lorenzo Cain, but really, why […]
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Could Juan Lagares Become the Mets Version of Lorenzo Cain?

An MMO Fan Shot by yfern328 Fresh off an ALCS MVP where he batted .533 (8 for 15) with two doubles, two walks, and a stolen base, Lorenzo Cain has catapulted himself from “that-guy-who-plays-baseball-for-the-Royals” to an oft mentioned name in the national spotlight of the World Series. In addition to his sound batting, Cain has not disappointed with the glove either as he...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Crush Giants 10-0, Force Decisive Game 7 In World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single, and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop Brandon Crawford in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 on Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series. Pitching with the initials of late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals hope to overcome deficit in '85 repeat,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) In Lorenzo Cain's view, the Kansas City Royals have a big advantage when it comes to Game 6 of the World Series. ''We're definitely not facing Bumgarner tomorrow, so that definitely helps,'' the AL Championship Series MVP said Monday. Jake Peavy starts for the Giants on Tuesday night, with San Francisco leading the World Series 3-2 and one win from its third...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals go Down 3-2 Heading Back to Kauffman Stadium

Promptly after the top of the sixth inning ended, I tweeted, “Be honest…. How many of you feel like we’re going to lose this series.” Three people said that the Giants will win the series. Two more were a bit more optimistic. Nevertheless, Kansas City is down 3-2 in the World Series. What more did you want? Well… I suppose offense would’ve been nice, for starters...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Take World Series Lead With 3-2 Win Over Giants At AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball has put the Kansas City Royals ahead in the World Series. They even looked comfortable in the tricky territory at unfamiliar AT&T Park. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow World Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals edge Giants in Game 3, take 2-1 lead in World Series

  Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Cain's RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki was not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson was starting in center field...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Royals Should Deploy the Ultimate Outfield

The Royals find themselves in an interesting situation. They’re in the World Series! Wow! And within that, with the series shifting now to San Francisco, the Royals are in an interesting sub-situation. Alex Gordon ought to start in the outfield, obviously. Lorenzo Cain ought to start in the outfield, obviously, as well. But then you’ve […]
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain victimized by glitch?

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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Clash Of Clans Nearly Destroyed The Kansas City Royals Season

Photo Credit: Royals/Facebook In the mobile space, one of the most popular games around the world goes by the name of ‘Clash of Clans.’ A company called Supercell back in 2012 created this free strategy video game and due to its addictive nature has grossed millions and millions of dollars. From Asia to Europe to the United States, you’d be surprised at just how many people...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video game obsession threatened Royals' historic season

The Kansas City Royals’ secret to success is a simple one — more baseball, less video games. The Royals have been unstoppable during their historic postseason run to the World Series, but what did almost stop them from punching their ticket to the Fall Classic was a certain video game that consumed a large majority of the team earlier in the season. According to Andy McCullough...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks. ''Been peed on a few times,'' he said, breaking into a grin. ''Got me twice this morning.'' While the rest of the Kansas City Royals are focused on the World Series, which begins...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Pesters Lorenzo Cain, Crashes His Media Day Session (Video)

Move over Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre, there’s a new bromance in Major League Baseball. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and center fielder Lorenzo Cain have quite the entertaining dynamic that the man behind the plate is generous enough to share with the world on Instagram. While the majority of Perez’s videos revolve around him doing everything he can to annoy...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: LCS Review

We are almost at the end, friends. The World Series begins on Tuesday, and for as crazy as the regular season was at times, this postseason has been even crazier. When you look at the divisional series rounds, you’ll see two sweeps on the AL side, and two 3–1 series on the NL side. Sure, on paper that does not seem particularly close or even exciting. It is then that you must...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What a Bummer for Lorenzo Cain

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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come this bunch that's rapidly become a fan favorite all across the country isn't the favorite against San Francisco in the World Series? ''When I look at the Royals, I see a team on a terrific run. There...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close `em. The playoff-perfect Kansas City Royals. The tried-and-tested San Francisco Giants. A pair of wild cards, set to open Tuesday night in a World Series...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Why the Royals are destined to win it all

Kansas City is on there way to their first world series since 1985, and by the way they haven’t lost a postseason game since 1985. This team has not only captured the hearts and minds of baseball fans everywhere but have also truly become the Cinderella story of 2014. As many fans and critics over social media slammed this team during their Wild Card game vs the A’s I  continued...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to stardom, Lorenzo Cain

Following the Royals’ four-game sweep of the Orioles, the ALCS MVP award was presented to Lorenzo Cain. I had forgotten that there exists such a thing as the ALCS MVP award, and relatively recent winners include Delmon Young, Adam Kennedy, and Placido Polanco. So the award itself doesn’t mean much, as cool as it is […]
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Anyone Defend The Royals Unconventional Style?

A Special To Baseball Hot Corner Written By Austin Kitch: Nothing will ever take 1985 away from us… but I am going to take a leap and say that 2014 is historically special not only to Kansas City but to Major League Baseball as well. So much history has already been rewritten by these guys. You have a nice mix of homegrown veterans of various ages (from Gordon and Butler to Hosmer...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

White Lorenzo Cain, Adrian Peterson Wears Cargos & ESPN’s Steve Levy Out At The Bar

  World Series in KC Now the Royals sit around and wait for Game 1 — at home — on Tuesday. How would...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Royals flush the Orioles, move onto World Series

Top Stories What a postseason it has been for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals will be returning to the World Series for the first time since 1985. The Baltimore Orioles were overmatched from the start and were never able to recover after losing their first two games at home and were swept on Wednesday in a 2-1 loss. Lorenzo Cain was solid offensively and defensively throughout...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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