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Kansas City Royals Top 20 Prospects

Just five years ago, the Kansas City Royals had what was widely considered as the best farm system in baseball. Baseball America had ranked nine Kansas City farmhands in their top 100 prospect list prior to the 2011 season. Five of these players were ranked in the top 20 (Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Wil Myers, […]
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have 83 reasons to feel disrespected after World Series win

Here we go again, Kansas City Royals fans.The Royals reached the World Series in 2014, and then FanGraphs projected they would win only 79 games in 2015.After winning the World Series in 2015, the Royals are projected by FanGraphs to win ... 79 games in 2016. Meaning they are projected to lose 83 games and finish under .500.Ouch.Kansas City used the lack of respect card as motivation...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon: Reactions and Analysis

  At last, the Royals finally signed Alex Gordon. Gordon’s deal is for four years, worth $70 million. At the beginning of the offseason, Kansas City Star’s (now in LA)  Andy McCullough said that if Gordon wanted to stick around, he would’ve extended last year. Well, he was wrong, and now, Alex Gordon is well on his way to becoming this generation’s George Brett...
Via Royals Blue
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Win Again, Keep Alex Gordon

Two weeks. Two weeks is all it took. Shortly before Christmas, it looked like there was almost no chance Alex Gordon would return to Kansas City. He had too big of a market, and the Royals were sticking with too small of an offer. The Royals themselves were thinking about alternatives, more affordable replacement outfielders, but they made sure to stay in touch. Gordon remained the...
Via Fangraphs
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals Extension Candidate: Mike Moustakas

With the Royals pursuit of free agents, one of the big rallying cries to avoid big contracts this year is because of the slew of players who will be eligible for free agency. One of those players is Mike Moustakas, who could potentially be among the most affordable of any of the Royals big free […]
Via Pine Tar Press
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals: All-In or Long Term?

Eric Hosmer. Mike Moustakas. Lorenzo Cain. Alcides Escobar. Wade Davis. Danny Duffy. All six of these players played a key role in the Kansas City Royals renaissance the past two seasons as the once-dormant franchise won the American League pennant twice and won their first World Series title in 30 years in 2015. The team […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon and the Royals’ defensive dominance

Alex Gordon is going to be a hot commodity on the free-agent market. Little thought will be given to exercising his current 2016 option, and then he’ll be available to anyone and everyone. The FanGraphs crowd expects him to sign for something in the neighborhood of five years and $90 million, and the crowd can end up low when predicting the higher tier. Relative to other free...
Via Fangraphs
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Lifts Royals To Win After Daniel Murphy’s Costly Error (Video)

Daniel Murphy was one of the main reasons why the New York Mets were playing at Citi Field on Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series. And now he is one of the main reasons why they trail three-games-to-one in the Fall Classic. Murphy made a costly error in the top of the eighth inning, which opened the door for three Kansas City runs. The Royals never looked back from there, taking...
Via NESN.com
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas ticked after Noah Syndergaard head hunts (Video)

Mike Moustakas had a fiery reaction to Noah Syndergaard going head-hunting on the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. Syndergaard said during the week that he had some “tricks” planned to combat Kansas City Royals leadoff man Alcides Escobar’s penchant for attacking first pitches. What was the Mets starter’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

After two games, the World Series is over

We're headed to New York, but we really shouldn't bother. The Kansas City Royals have already won the World Series. Well, not really since we're only two games in, but they will, and it will probably happen before we even have to go back to Kauffman Stadium. The Royals took a 2-0 series lead last night in the World Series with a combination of stellar defense, an outstanding...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets weren’t throwing swing-and-miss pitches

I don’t blame you if you’re getting tired of the the-Royals-make-a-lot-of-contact stuff. It’s the core of most of the analysis being done right now, but in fairness, it’s the core because the Royals make a lot of contact. It’s arguably their most outstanding skill, which is what makes them such an intriguing match-up for the Mets. And they were up to their usual business...
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto dominates as Royals take Game 2

Could the 2015 World Series have begun with two more different games? Tuesday’s series opener could have gone either way, with the Mets and Royals trading leads, dramatic home runs and defensive miscues in a 14-inning battle. Game 2 was a completely different story with a starting pitcher dominating and a lineup relentlessly putting the ball in play. Johnny Cueto looked every...
Via The Outside Corner
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals’ Bats Explode In Fifth Inning Vs. Mets In World Series Game 2 (Video)

Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium was an instant classic. Game 2? Not so much. The Royals cruised past the Mets 7-1 to take a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven Fall Classic. New York actually drew first blood on a Lucas Duda RBI single in the top of the fourth. However, the Royals struck back quickly thanks...
Via NESN.com
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

After decades of losing, Royals fans are learning how to have fun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Only two years removed from a decade in which Kansas City had one of the worst teams in baseball -- and another decade-plus of struggles before that -- Royals fans got a crash course last year in how it feels to have a team not only playing in the postseason, but advancing to within two runs of winning the World Series.As victories have mounted, interest in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

After decades of losing, Royals fans are learning how to have fun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Only two years removed from a decade in which Kansas City had one of the worst teams in baseball -- and another decade-plus of struggles before that -- Royals fans got a crash course last year in how it feels to have a team not only playing in the postseason, but advancing to within two runs of winning the World Series. As victories have mounted, interest in the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Are On To The World Series

The Kansas City Royals clinched the American League Championship Series last night with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals came in last night leading the series 3-2 and were ready to close it out and continue on to the World Series. They came out strong, leading 3-1 through seven innings. One of their scores was a controversial home run by Mike Moustakas. The Blue...
Via Gamedayr
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals going to the World Series, but did the Blue Jays get screwed?

The Kansas City Royals are going back to the World Series, but not without a little controversy after last night’s 4-3 Game 6 win over the Blue Jays. During the second inning, Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run off David Price to right center giving the Royals a 2-0 lead. However the play was […] The post Royals going to the World Series, but did the Blue Jays get screwed? appeared...
Via The Majors National
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals advance to World Series after wild 4-3 win over Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals are going back to the World Series, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in Game 6 of the ALCS and winning the series 4-2. The Royals got off to a hot start against David Price. Ben Zobrist started the scoring with a solo homer in the first inning, and in the second, Mike Moustakas followed up with one of his own that controversially was upheld following a replay...
Via The Outside Corner
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toronto Blue Jays 1B Chris Colabello Thinks He Made The Tag But Forgot One Very Important Thing--The Ball

The Toronto Blue Jays are locked in a hard-fought battle for their postseason lives with the Kansas City Royals. Win and they live to fight another day; lose and their season is done. In a situation like that every play counts. So when first baseman Chris Colabello thought he got the tag on Mike Moustakas  he raised his glove in triumph.....and then Moustakas pointed out that there...
Via FatManWriting
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas’ Controversial Homer Upheld After Potential interference (Video)

Kansas City has found its own Jeffrey Maier. The Royals took an early 2-0 lead during Game 6 of the American League Championship on Friday thanks to solo home runs by Ben Zobrist and Mike Moustakas off of Toronto Blue Jays ace David Price. Zobrist’s homer was a no-doubter, but Moustakas’ wasn’t. It looked like Moustakas’ home run had just enough on it, but replays showed...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals home run upheld after controversial fan interference

The Kansas City Royals are looking to advance to their second consecutive World Series with a win on Friday, and they have have gotten some help from a fan. Mike Moustakas hit a home run in the second inning to give Kansas City a 2-0 lead, but the play was reviewed after the Blue Jays...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mose Shrute lookalike catches controversial Mike Moustakas home run (VIDEO)

Mike Moustakas added to the Kansas City Royals' lead in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series with a second-inning home run to right field against Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Price, giving Kansas City a 2-0 lead.  The ball was caught by a fan who obviously reached over the railing to make the grab with his mitt, but the home run call was upheld after replay review...
Via The Other Paper
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas takes cleat to hand from Kevin Pillar

The status of Mike Moustakas is something fans will have to keep an eye on for the remainder of the postseason. Moustakas was cleated by Kevin Pillar on a play at third base during Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday and was seen holding his hand afterwards. Pillar was trying to stretch a hit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Make ALCS History Vs. Blue Jays With Four Runs In First Inning (Video)

History was no match for the Kansas City Royals’ offense Tuesday. The Royals set a new record for runs scored in the top of the first inning of an American League Championship Series game with four during their Game 4 matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Ben Zobrist kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run off of Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Lorenzo Cain...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Mike Moustakas, Chris Young have leaned on baseball amid grief

We watch the games, and the players are just faces or numbers, millionaires paid to entertain us. Yet, for all their fame and fortune, nothing can prevent them from experiencing loss like the rest of us.Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas lost his mother, Connie, on Aug. 9. His teammate, right-hander Chris Young, lost his father, Charles, on Sept. 26.The two took a break on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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