Photo: Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas And Salvador Perez In Attendance For Kansas-Kansas State Today

Today is the first Sunflower Showdown of the season between Kansas and Kansas State. Meetings between these two in-state rivals are big for both fan bases and the state itself, and this afternoon’s match-up at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse attracted several members of the 2014 American League Champion Kansas City Royals. Here’s a selfie of a trio of young Royals — first baseman Eric...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Perez back to trolling Cain on Instagram -- and it's awesome

Royals FanFest is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with some of their favorite players. It's also fun for the players, who are able to catch up after a long winter apart. And nobody enjoyed the time more than Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez, who was reunited with his favorite buddy, Lorenzo Cain.  That's right, the Royals' dynamic duo is back on Instagram and haven...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Players Under The Age of 25

With several teams attempting to get younger and maintaining top prospects to rebuild, we are taking a look at the top 10 players under the age of 25. In order to be elected for the top 10, the player must be under 25 when the season starts in April. So without further ado your top players under the age of 25 for the 2015 MLB season. Honorable Mentions: Joe Panik, Manny Machado,...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

With January's end bearing own on us, we've almost reached the month of February, which is momentous because pitchers and catchers report in February and we'll have Kansas City Royals baseball in our lives once again. It seems so far away, but we're getting closer, and that's a good thing. It's nice to see some of the guys already there. Salvador Perez has pictures on his awesome...
Via Pine Tar Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Royals Keep The Good Times Rolling?

In their first two seasons as an expansion franchise, the Royals lost 93 and 97 games. They would not have two straight losing seasons again, never mind 90-loss seasons, until the 1995-96 seasons. Of course, that kicked off an epic stretch of losing; from 1995 through 2012, the Royals enjoyed one winning season and went 1,230-1,664, an average record of 68-92 (the strike-shortened...
Via Pine Tar Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rising Salaries Means Creativity Required

I know it's still January of 2015, but take a journey with me beyond the 2015 season and let's look at how the Kansas City Royals will be constructed moving forward. As you know, the payroll for 2015 is set to be a record for this franchise, topping $100 million for the first time and probably ranking in the top 20 in all of baseball. I don't have to tell you how odd that is for...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Royals Offense vs. 2015 Royals Offense

I've said this enough times now that it should be engrained in your heads, but the Royals offense is going to have to be better in 2015 than it was in 2014 if they want to repeat the success of 2014. Why is that? The starting rotation isn't likely to be as good. Sure, you can look at Danny Duffy and hope for 200 innings at the level he gave 140. You can look at Yordano Ventura and...
Via Pine Tar Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #156: Salvador Perez | C | KC

I’m a Red Sox fan. Most years that’s a good thing, but last year that was a very bad thing. My fandom meant that I spent most of 2014 without much vested interest in what was happening each day. Sure, I always want the Yankees to lose, but they weren’t much of a threat to win last year anyway. Really, what was there for me to root for? Up until the Royals’ late-season run...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Russell Martin vs. Salvador Perez by Matt Collins

Kicking off the series with a look at which of these two backstops will help you more in each fantasy-relevant category.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Core Needs to Be Better

As the off-season for the Kansas City Royals progresses, it occurs to me that we've talked a lot about how the Royals can not only repeat their success but improve on it. That makes sense. That's what off-seasons are for really. It's a time to dream about how your team can succeed. Success, of course, is relative. It wasn't long ago that we looked at success for the Royals as a ...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Year’s Resolutions For The Royals (And You!)

Just as a Royals fan, it’s hard to see 2014 turn into 2015 in a few hours. There’s no doubt this season was magical for Kansas City baseball, and it’s going to be hard to top. Overall, I’m glad to see 2014 in the rear-view mirror and I hope (although I don’t expect) to see a more peaceful, less divisive year. But that’s another blog’s topic.Here are a few New Year...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez due for even more time behind plate

NEW YORK (AP) After making the most starts behind the plate of any big league catcher in a century, Salvador Perez wants more. The Kansas City Royals star was among 29 players on the roster announced Friday for the Major League Baseball all-star postseason tour of Japan. Game 7 of the World Series last week was Perez's 158th start at catcher during the regular season and postseason...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Kansas City Royals Win Gold Gloves

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 4, 2014) – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., and ESPN2 announced tonight that  three Kansas City Royals ­– left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez – have won American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for the second-straight season.  The three Rawlings Gold Glove winners are tied for the most in team...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 30 MLB free agents for 2015

Welcome to the offseason! Technically, baseball’s winter hiatus began as soon as Pablo Sandoval caught Salvador Perez’s pop-up in foul territory for the final out of the 2014 season. But shopping season begins on Tuesday (Nov. 4), when free agents are free to sign with any MLB club. The 2015 free agent market has been eagerly anticipated with three ace-caliber starters among...
Via The Outside Corner
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Analysis: Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored on Game 7 error

Mike Jirschele held Alex Gordon at third base during the final moments of Game 7. Otherwise, the Kansas City Royals’ World Series would’ve ended at home plate, not on Salvador Perez’s foul pop in the next at-bat. Fangraphs examined the much-discussed play, in which Gordon singled and advanced all the way to third base on an error. When San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon...
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: Joe Buck's call of MadBum getting Salvador Perez to foul out, Giants winning World Series

Madison Bumgarner gets Salvador Perez to foul out. Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and the Giants celebrate their third World Series title in the last five seasons.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Four key players for Game 7 of the World Series

Credit: AP/Andy Clayton-King The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will play tonight in Game 7 of the World Series, capping off the MLB season with one final showing of drama. Any role player can be a hero, any star can emerge as a goat. Here are four key players capable of shaping who wins the World Series. Salvador PerezPerez’s ability to handle pitchers will play...
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October 29, 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

World Series MVP Watch – Game 3

Throughout the World Series, we’ll be keeping an eye on the race to win the World Series MVP. After each game we’ll rank the top candidates for the award based on their performance and intangible worthiness for the big honor. Another game, another leader atop the World Series MVP Watch. We finally got ourselves a tightly contested game, but failed to have any real heroes emerge...
Via The Outside Corner
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter Strickland says he’s ‘embarrassed’ over kerfuffle with Salvador Perez

After having some time to reflect upon his conduct during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Hunter Strickland admits he’s realized the error in his ways. So much so, in fact, that the San Francisco Giants relief pitcher feels “embarrassed” over the entire incident. Strickland was on the mound when the Kansas...Read More The post Hunter Strickland says he’s ‘embarrassed’...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria's Secret perfume late in the 2013 season - teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him, and Perez had a four-hit game. ''We won. We celebrated. I asked him, where did you buy that?'' Perez recalled this week at the World Series. '...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Salvador Perez Bouncing Back in the World Series

Salvador Perez helped propel the Kansas City Royals to victory over the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night. His two-run double off Hunter Strickland helped the Royals break open a 3-2 game. The next batter, Omar Infante, slammed a two-run home run, giving the Royals a 7-2 edge which would hold up. Perez struggled mightily in the ALDS and ALCS. He had just one hit in the wild...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series MVP Watch – Game 2

Throughout the World Series, we’ll be keeping an eye on the race to win the World Series MVP. After each game we’ll rank the top candidates for the award based on their performance and intangible worthiness for the big honor. With another lopsided victory in Game 2, no true heroes have yet emerged to become obvious MVP frontrunners. That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty...
Via The Outside Corner
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter Strickland-Salvador Perez confrontation attributed to ‘miscommunication’ (video)

The Kansas City Royals got the big win the team needed in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, beating the San Francisco Giants by a score of 7-2. After having their bats mostly silenced in a Game 1 loss thanks to a solid performance by Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, the Royals offense...Read More The post Hunter Strickland-Salvador Perez confrontation attributed to ...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez, Hunter Strickland Exchange Words In World Series (GIF)

The 2014 World Series became a lot more interesting Wednesday night. The Kansas City Royals rolled to a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the Fall Classic, evening the series at one game apiece. The Royals plated five runs in a sixth inning that featured some additional fireworks. Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland exchanged words...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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