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Eibner goes deep twice in Royals' 4-4 tie with Dodgers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had a final sharp outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday. Kershaw, the 2014 National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, threw 45 pitches while facing 11 batters and gave up one hit and an unearned run. He'll next face the San Diego Padres on April 6...
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Why I’m Worried About The 2015 Royals

Well, here we are. Just days away from the start of the 2015 season. Is it just me, or does it hardly seem like it’s that time already? This offseason somehow simultaneously seemed shorter than ever (funny what playing an extra month does) and longer than ever (due to anticipation). While I’€™m excited for the […]
Via Pine Tar Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals 2015 Season Preview

Coming off a World Series appearance, this is probably the most anticipated Kansas City Royals since at least 1990 when the team started the campaign with both reigning Cy Young award winners (Mark Davis and Bret Saberhagen). This year’s squad doesn’t have any truly flashy editions but is anticipated based on the return of most […]
Via Pine Tar Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guthrie strong over six innings, Royals beat Padres 4-1

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings in his final tune-up before sliding into the No. 5 spot in Kansas City's rotation, and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Tuesday night. Guthrie, who turns 36 next week, allowed one run and six hits while striking out five. The 13-game winner from a year ago threw 93 pitches. Brandon Morrow, front-runner for the Padres...
Via AP on Fox
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Guthrie strong over 6 innings, Royals beat Padres 4-1

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings in his final tuneup before sliding into the No. 5 spot in Kansas City's rotation, and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Tuesday night. Guthrie, who turns 36 next week, allowed one run and six hits while striking out five. The 13-game winner from a year ago threw 93 pitches. Brandon Morrow, front-runner for the Padres...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals release veteran infielder Rafael Furcal

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have released three-time All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal, two weeks after he signed a minor league deal. Furcal didn't appear in a Cactus League game as he recovered from a hamstring injury sustained in winter ball. Tuesday's move doesn't affect the Royals' big league roster as Furcal was not invited to camp. The 37-year-old Furcal played...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 RoyalsBlue.com Spring Training Awards

     Once again, the Royals are just about wrapped up with their yearly soiree to the copper state. In typical fashion, the boys in blue have performed very well under the high sky, filling the box scores with crooked numbers and residing third in the Cactus League standings (17-10 as of the time this post was written). Opening day is less than a week away and we fans are...
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The Royals Way: Speed, defense and a top-notch bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. Never once did Moore think he'd become the next Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' general manager whose use of advanced statistics revolutionized...
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Kansas City Royals: Five bold predictions for 2015

(calltothepen.com) The 2015 season will get under way in less than a week now, and the Kansas City Royals will look to defend the American League Crown. Yordano Ventura will get the nod against the Chicago White Sox making his first Opening Day start and will look to get the season rolling against their American League Central opponent. With the success of 2014, the Royals will...
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The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. Never once did Moore think he'd become the next Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' general manager whose use of advanced statistics revolutionized...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Mike Moustakas hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Texas Rangers 11-7 Monday. Alex Gordon, who also homered, and Eric Hosmer each had three of the Royals' 15 hits. Rangers starter Lisalverto Bonilla retired only one of eight batters he faced before being pulled after 37 pitches. He allowed five hits, walked one...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Royal Raul Ibanez joins FOX as studio analyst

NEW YORK -- Raul Ibanez is moving from the field to the broadcast studio. The former outfielder will be a studio analyst for FOX this season, the network announced Monday. A 19-year veteran who hit 305 home runs, Ibanez was among the finalists to become Tampa Bay manager, then withdrew from consideration. He played last season for the Los Angeles Angels before joining the Royals...
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Raul Ibanez joins Fox as studio analyst

NEW YORK (AP) Raul Ibanez is moving from the field to the broadcast studio. The former outfielder will be a studio analyst for Fox this season, the network announced Monday. A 19-year veteran who hit 305 home runs, Ibanez was among the finalists to become Tampa Bay manager, then withdrew from consideration. He played last season for the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City. Fox also...
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Fox Sports hires Raul Ibanez for MLB coverage

It’s been a whirlwind year for long-time MLB outfielder Raul Ibanez. After signing with the Angels last winter, he was released in June and caught on with the Kansas City Royals. Ibanez played sparingly with Kansas City, but was on the team’s bench (though not their active roster) during their magical World Series run. As the offseason began, Ibanez received very little attention...
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Flipping through the SI 2015 Preview…

Some thoughts as I flip through this weeks Sports Illustrated MLB Preview ’15… (projections by Rotowire.com) - Salvador Perez and Greg Holland are on the cover for my regional issue. SI picks the Royals to finish 4th in the AL Central. Says a lot about the state of baseball in Texas. - SI is choosing Cleveland to win it all. Last time SI did that it was 1997 and the Indians finished...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Pollock hit 1st HRs in D'Backs' loss to Royals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win. Alex Liddi's two-run double tied it at 5 for the Royals...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals come back to win 10-5 over Diamondbacks

Another good matchup aired on FSKC. Though our broadcasters were not on today, baseball was still shown, and we all should have been blessed. Kansas City came into the day looking to win their third straight spring contest. Danny Duffy, the Royals number two starter, was on the bump for today’s game. Duffy came into today with a 4.05 ERA in four games. Jeremy Hellickson was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

All Righty Then – Ace Ventura Dazzles

It’s tough to have watched last night’s Royals game and not seen the future flash before your eyes. Coming off a very good rookie season, Yordano Ventura was expected to take the next step in 2015. After pitching fantastically in Game Six of the 2014 World Series, Ventura had pretty much arrived on the national […]
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Cruise as They Down Mariners 5-1

This was the second of four spring games airing on FSKC. With a little over one week until kicking off the regular season, Kansas City (14-9) and Seattle (10-12), a potential playoff match-up, look to fine-tune their skills in order to get off on the right foot this season. Opening Day starter, Yordano Ventura, took the hill for the Royals today. Ventura came into today with...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura pitches seven innings of no-hit ball for Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of no-hit ball before being lifted because of pitch count, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Royals' Opening Day starter walked two and struck out four, facing only one batter over the minimum. Ventura, who threw 49 strikes in 88 pitches, retired the final 11 batters...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura pitches 7 innings of no-hit ball for Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of no-hit ball before being lifted because of pitch count, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Royals' opening-day starter walked two and struck out four, facing only one batter over the minimum. Ventura, who threw 49 strikes in 88 pitches, retired the final 11 batters...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Kansas City Royals Haiku

You know, nothing gets the blood of a baseball fan pumping like good old-fashioned (like really f’ing old, CENTURIES old, type of old-fashioned) Haiku.  Yes, I’m aware that there is @RoyalsHaiku on Twitter but they haven’t tweeted in nearly 2 years from that account so I’m here to celebrate our Kansas City Royals players with their […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Announcer Dave Sims Thinks Ryan Madson Logged 32 Saves Last Year

This embed is invalid" /> Baseball fans often clamor about how unnecessarily long spring training is. However, people forget it’s not just the players who need to put in work, but the play-by-play guys too! For instance, Mariners announcer Dave Sims had a bit of a brain fart calling today’s Royals-Mariners game. His gaff? Stating that Royals pitcher Ryan...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Name Yordano Ventura Opening Day Starter

The defending American League Champions have named 23-year-old Yordano Ventura their Opening Day starter against the Chicago White Sox, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Yordano Ventura will start Opening Day. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 25, 2015 McCullough also announced how the Royals’ rotation will stack up after Ventura gets the ball on...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Royals Observations From Last Night

I was like a kid in a candy store last night when I got to walk into Surprise Stadium for the first time of the year. Outside of the playoffs, there’s nothing quite as fun for me as the first game I get to go of the season, whether that’s in Arizona or Kansas City […]
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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