Find A Way: Royals Break Out in 8th to Steal Game Two From Pirates

In Tuesday’s second game of the interleague series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, fans saw the return of Jason Vargas from his second stint on the disabled list. That return would be short-lived, however. In the 2nd inning, after giving up a leadoff double off the top of the wall then getting a strikeout, Vargas pulled up after a pitch looking at his left arm. He tried one more...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Upton singles, steals base in All-Star Game

Justin Upton may have only gotten one at bat as the lone Padres representative at the All-Star Game, but he made it count. He singled in the eighth inning off the Royals’ Wade Davis and then stole second base. According to MLB.com, Upton became the first Padre since the great Tony Gwynn in 1989 to get a hit and swipe a base in the Midsummer Classic. The hit was also Upton’s first...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

KC Dominates the All-Star Game

The Final player has been announced for the American League All-Star Game, and the Voting Machine that is the Kansas City Royals Fan base has done it again.  Mike Moustakas has been voted into the 2015 Mid Summer Classic.  Moose beats out Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes, and Xander Bogaerts  to take the final spot.  Brett Gardner who was also in the running was placed on the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Through it all, Royals find a way to win

The Royals sit atop the Central, 15 games above .500, and it hasn’t been pretty The Royals are the streakiest team in baseball. When they’re hot, they’re hot. When they’re not, well, it’s not pretty. After getting swept by the Astros in Houston, the Royals split a series against the Twins in a series that Minnesota could have easily taken all 4. The Royals needed something...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis and Herrera make it six Royal All-Stars, and Moose still has a shot

NEW YORK -- A record six Kansas City Royals were picked for the All-Star Game, with players electing pitcher Wade Davis, and AL manager Ned Yost of Kansas City selecting reliever Kelvin Herrera. They join Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who were elected on Sunday as starters. "The one thing that Kelvin did that...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis and Herrera make it six Royal All-Stars, and Moose still has a shot

NEW YORK -- A record six Kansas City Royals were picked for the All-Star Game, with players electing pitcher Wade Davis, and AL manager Ned Yost of Kansas City selecting reliever Kelvin Herrera. They join Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who were elected on Sunday as starters. "The one thing that Kelvin did that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Wade Davis edition

(rantsports.com) The Kansas City Royals once again have the league’s best bullpen in 2015 just as they did last season, and names such as Greg Holland, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Jason Frasor, and Franklin Morales have all been doing their part. Herrera, Davis, and Holland all three could arguably be the Royals’ closer but Holland seems to has that spot locked down just as...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Selecting the 2015 American League All-Stars

Yesterday, we tackled the National League’s 34 most deserving candidates, so today, we’ll do the American League. When it comes to picking players, I lean very heavily towards in-season performance, as I tend towards the camp that sees the game as a reward for the players more than a showcase for the fans. It is […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Wade Davis is Having a Remarkable Year

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals congratulates Wade Davis #17 after the Royals defeated the New York Yankees 1-0 during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on September 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The Kansas City Royals are 72 games into a season in which they are proving...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

If outcome gets to the pens, KC has strong edge over Mariners

Led by the HDH trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, the Kansas City Royals' bullpen has enjoyed acclaim as baseball's best for the better part of two seasons. That bodes well for the Royals heading into a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners, whose bullpen is about as shaky as Kansas City's is strong. The Royals and Mariners also stand near opposite ends...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals Bullpen is Having Another Dominant Season

ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 13: Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on June 13, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Royals 3-2. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images) A huge part of the Royals magical season last year was the dominance that they got from their bullpen. In particular...
Via The Sports Journal
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Tuesday’s Loss, Wade Davis Remains on Pace for an Elite Season

CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 27: Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) With division races intensifying between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers, the Kansas City Royals...
Via The Sports Journal
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulane Cancels 2016 Game Against Mississippi State

Things just got a bit complicated for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and their 2016 season. Per Michael Bonner of the Clarion Ledger, the Tulane Green Wave have canceled an agreement regarding a game to be played between both squads at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on September 24, 2016. Now, Mississippi State is in a rough position. The Bulldogs already have two out-of-conference...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Royals and their B-BOAT (Best Bullpen of All-Time) re-inventing the game?

The end of the dead ball era and the rise of the homerun – thanks to Babe Ruth – slowly changed bullpen usage. It maxed out between 1974-1984 where five relief pitchers won a Cy Young. These men essentially pitched whenever a game was on the line, averaging 73.4 games, a whopping 133 innings (twice what a closer might throw today), 9.8 wins and 28.8 saves. Things began...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 3: Wade Doing Swimmingly

Imagine a world without Greg Holland.  Okay, got it... because it's here... sorta.  There would be no tulip or windmill jokes and Wade Davis would basically be the freaking mac.  I was interested to see what his numbers really were, since he basically became a full time reliever towards the end of the 2013 season, and up to this date thus far in the season. So over the 89 innings...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Place Holland on DL, But Is it as Significant of a Loss as We Think?

Earlier in the week, Kansas City announced that Alex Rios would be placed on the disabled list for 3-6 weeks with a fractured metacarpal (finger). Just hours ago, the club also announced another devastating blow to their bullpen. Greg Holland is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a pectoral strain. Two significant losses in just five days. Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson, though are...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Place Greg Holland on DL

View image | gettyimages.com It's a good thing the Kansas City Royals have one of, if not the best bullpen in the MLB. They just placed their closer, Greg Holland, on the disabled list with a pectoral strain. Wade Davis is next in line to pick up a save with Kelvin Herrera picking up a vulture save or two on back to back nights.  The 3 headed monster has pitched 14 innings...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Bullpen Continuing Dominance of Last Season

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland delivers to a Chicago White Sox batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Royals defeated the White Sox 7-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) The Kansas City Royals have a legendary bullpen. This concrete dose of truth was established to a national audience in October...
Via The Sports Journal
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Wade Davis Repeat His 2014 Season?

Photo Credit – Jake Roth – USA TODAY Sports The season that Wade Davis had in 2014 for the Kansas City Royals is one for the history books. As the primary set up man for closer Greg Holland, Davis pitched in 71 games [72 innings overall], accumulating an ERA of exactly 1.00 while striking out 109 [13.6 K/9] and walking 23 [2.9 BB/9], a K/BB rate of 4.74. To give an idea...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Bullpen battle

Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar will look to make the Royals’ bullpen the best in the league in 2015 (cbssports.com). The Kansas City Royals began their 2015 season this past week as they opened camp at Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona. With their first playoff appearance since 1985 last season which ended in their magical World Series run, there are high expectations for this...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading The Kansas City Royals Offseason

The Kansas City Royals had a lot to be proud of as they walked off the field last season. Regardless of the fact they didn’t win the World Series, they were a team that was projected to be close to making the playoffs, and in fact did make it to the World Series. After a team has so much success, should they alter their lineup and bullpen to improve, or keep it relatively the...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain, Davis and Ventura pick up Royals' team awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Outfielder Lorenzo Cain, relief pitcher Wade Davis and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura all had breakthrough seasons in 2014. And subsequently, all were winners of the Royals' 2014 team awards as voted on by the Kansas City chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, Davis was named the Bruce Rice...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Honor Three Players

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 12, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 2014 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BWAA.  Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, while relief pitcher Wade Davis garnered the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year award and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura earned the Joe Burke...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Right to Keep HDH Together

Throughout the season, people asked me a lot what the Royals were going to do about their bullpen situation because Greg Holland and Wade Davis were both going to be very expensive in the coming years. Sure enough, the Royals have already predictably exercised the $7 million 2015 option for Wade Davis and Greg Holland is projected to earn $9.3 million in his second year of arbitration...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: What’s Wrong With Wil Myers?

Two years ago, the Rays traded James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for a package of talent centered around outfield prospect Wil Myers. The deal was divisive to say the least, primarily due to Myers’ inclusion; teams generally just didn’t trade prospects of his stature. When you have a 22 year […]
Via Fangraphs
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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