One defensive misfire derails the Royals in Colorado

Pitching and defense have been the Royals' calling card all season. But a rare defensive miscue turned what looked like a victory into a loss as the Colorado Rockies scored four unearned runs in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. Third baseman Christian Colon, playing for Mike Moustakas, fielded a hot grounder with two outs and none on in the sixth and promptly threw...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Creeper of the Week – I’ll have the Moustakas with a Side of TaBOOli

Even though I'm recommending Mike Moustakas this week, I still can't help but booooo! him. Honestly, all Royals hitters this year, except Alcides Escobar, gets the booooo! treatment from me. I'm starting to feel like I'm a Philadelphia resident with my booing of these players regardless of what they do. [Jay's Note: Needs more Duracell.] Even Alex Gordon has turned...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence II

Back on June 18th, the original Kansas City Royals 1st Place, Same Sentence post was created.  At that time the Royals have just won their 9th straight game and 12 of 15 in June.  Last night, they were at it again, beating the Oakland Athletics and going up .5 game on the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.  This on the same day they acquired Josh Willingham from the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals acquire Josh Willingham

The Kansas City Royals, in an effort to add more pop to their lineup, have acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins. Darren Wolfsen of 1500ESPN.com in Minnesota first reported the news. Willingham to Royals, per source. #mntwins — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) August 11, 2014 According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, the Royals claimed Willingham...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Well, Well, Well How The Turn Tables

The day was July 22. The Royals were reeling, losing their first four games after the All-Star break. They had fallen behind Cleveland in the standings, and were in danger of dropping another spot to Chicago. The Royals had to face the White Sox for a second game, but were without their number two starter, Jason Vargas.Prior to the game, Dayton Moore had flown to Chicago and addressed...
Via Pine Tar Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A patient Moose is a better Moose -- by far

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All you had to do was observe the game Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas had Wednesday night to recognize why the team's front office is so reluctant to give up on him. Moustakas was the Royals' entire offense essentially, blasting a two-run homer in the second inning, and then a clutch two-out RBI hit in the fourth to give the Royals a 3-2 lead. But...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals stay hot in 4-3 victory over Diamondbacks

The impulse struck Mike Moustakas mid-sprint. He could not deduce its origins. “I don’t have any kind of explanation,” Moustakas said. “It just kind of happened.” What happened was this: He dove into first base to beat out a double-play ball in the ninth inning of a 4-3 Royals victory, waited for a challenge from his dugout to overturn the call and pocketed his fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals don't care how the job gets done as long as wins keep piling up

The Kansas City Royals aren't concerned with how they get it done just as long as the wins keep piling up. They'll try for a fourth straight victory and road series sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. One night after recording double-digit hits for a third straight game in a 12-2 rout of Arizona, Kansas City (59-53) was held to five but held on for a 4-3...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas Powers Surging Royals Past Arizona, 4-3

Is Mike Moustakas fixed? Here’s a better question – are the Royals fixed? Moustakas provided all of the offense, Yordano Ventura did his job and the bullpen was nails yet again as Kansas City downed Arizona 4-3. The Royals won their fifth consecutive series, continuing to achieve success that seemed next to impossible just two weeks ago. The club won their sixth straight road...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas homers, collects four RBI as Royals hold off D-backs

Make that five straight series the Royals have won. And after pulling out a 4-3 nail-biter Wednesday night in Arizona, Kansas City also pulled within 3 1/2 games of first-place Detroit. They remain a 1/2 game out of the second wild-card spot. Mike Moustakas was the offensive hero, driving in all four runs, two with his 14th homer of the season, which leads the team. Rookie Yordano...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs strand 11, again fall to Royals

PHOENIX -- Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offense for Ventura (9-8) to take the second game. Moustakas, who was 1 for 13 to start the six-game road...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals beat D-backs 4-3 for another series win

PHOENIX -- Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offense for Ventura (9-8) to take the second game. Moustakas, who was 1 for 13 to start the six-game road...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas (3B, KC) – Waiver Wire Analysis

BALLER MOVE: Ignore in Most Leagues, Consider Adding in Very Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Once one of the top prospects in all of baseball, and on many popular sleepers lists, Mike Moustakas has been one of the biggest fantasy baseball busts in the last few years. In 2010, his final full season in the minors, he blasted […]
Via RotoBaller
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Come Back, Win 6-3

After standing pat at the trade deadline, Royals fans spent the latter half of today in a bit of a foul mood. A team with a lot of holes, and admittedly so, made absolutely no attempts to make this team better, but still has high hopes of making the playoffs. Sounds crazy, right? That’s because it is. Tonight didn’t get off to a dazzling start, but it finished as one for Yordano...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' offense awakens just in time to slip past Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For one brief moment, the Royals' offense woke up in this series and delivered a series of clutch hits. And then the offense quickly went back in hibernation. No matter. That one moment was enough -- a three-run sixth inning that propelled the Royals to a much-needed 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Royals now will go for their third straight series win...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball- Week 18 Free Agent Fixes

A pair of veteran players, one pitcher, and one hitter, see their stock go up with a change of scenery. A power hitter remains available in many leagues, and warrants a spike in ownership. Also, a middle infielder has been scalding hot since filling in for an injured star, and a one time blue chip prospect has turned around a dismal start to the season since a demotion to Triple...
Via The Fantasy Fix
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to keep riding newest wave of confidence

It wasn't long ago that the Kansas City Royals ascended to the top of the AL Central behind their longest winning streak in two decades. While their current run is far more modest, it has at least given them sole possession of second place. The Royals seek a fifth consecutive win overall and sixth straight at home against the sputtering Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. A...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Ryan Rayburn has defensive meltdown, allows "little league home run"

Ryan Rayburn of the Cleveland Indians is hardly a defensive genius, but what he did on Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals is as bad as it gets.With one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Mike Moustakas stepped to the plate in a scoreless game. That's when the fun started in left field.Your browser does not support iframes.In total fairness to Rayburn, it isn&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn’s Awful Throw Leads To ‘Little League Home Run’ (Video)

Terry Francona probably needed a lot of antacid on Thursday night. That’s because the Cleveland Indians manager saw his team lose to the Kansas City Royals in 14 innings. That probably wasn’t the most aggravating part of the night, though. That came in the eighth inning when Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas hit a slicing fly ball down the left-field line. Indians left fielder Ryan...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Cleveland Indians LF Ryan Raburn Throws Ball to CF...Allowing Moustaka to score an 'Inside-the-park-HR-error'

Mike Moustakas doubles and then comes around to score on a throwing error by Indians left fielder Ryan Raburn. Perhaps the most errant throwing error in MLB history.Your browser does not support iframes.KC 2, CLE 1 in 14.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn spikes throw, allows ‘inside-the-park HR’

In a 0-0 game in the bottom of the 8th inning, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a lazy fly ball down the left-field line. Raburn slid for it, but the ball bounced off his glove and rolled over to the wall. Moustakas seemed content jogging into second for a stand-up double until Raburn tried to throw the ball, as if he wasn’t bad enough with his glove. It turned...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn makes comically bad throw to cost Indians a run (Video)

Ryan Raburn made a screwup of epic proportions on Thursday night when he misplayed a ball so badly against the Royals that it allowed Mike Moustakas to circle the bases and score the first run of the game. Moustakas was batting in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out in a scoreless game […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn Defensive Debacle Results In Easiest Inside-The-Park Home Run Ever

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn is singlehandedly responsible for giving up this inside-the-park home run to Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas. I know some Detroit Tigers fans that are laughing about this one. Missing the catch is one thing (you can see the whole play here), but that throw was beyond awful. [Deadspin] The post Ryan Raburn Defensive Debacle Results In Easiest...
Via Diehardsport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Rounds the Bases on Little League Blunder by Ryan Raburn

The Royals were dominated by Corey Kluber on Thursday night, but somehow managed to record one run on this pathetically odd play by Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn. Please watch as Raburn misses on a valid dive attempt before pounding the ball into the warning track, thus allowing Mike Moustakas to score the game’s first run:   Follow Andrew Doughty on Twitter @Adoughty88  ...
Via Next Impulse Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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