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No, the Royals are not going to send the struggling Alex Gordon to the minors

Manager Ned Yost made some comments that were misinterpreted
Via CBSSports.com
2 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Catching up With Nicky Lopez

Kings of Kauffman recently had the opportunity to interview three Kansas City Royals prospects. The final interview we conducted was with SS Nicky Lopez. Below is some background information on Nicky, as well as our interview. Enjoy! You can check out an interview with Nicky that was...
Via Kings of Kauffman
3 hours ago

O'Hearn among Royals' nine roster moves

The Royals made nine more roster moves on Wednesday, including red-hot first baseman Ryan O'Hearn, right-hander Josh Staumont and left-hander Richard Lovelady.
Via Royals.com
3 hours ago

The Alex Gordon Conundrum

He’s a World Series hero, one of the best players in franchise history and remains one of the best defenders in left field in all of baseball. And yet, Alex Gordon was nearly unplayable for a good portion of the 2017 season because his bat was so anemic. He finished the season hitting .208/.293/.315 with a .223 TAv and was worth -0.7 WARP, and that’s with his fantastic defense. He...
Via BP Kansas City
8 hours ago

Yost plans to use Grimm in setup role

Royals manager Ned Yost said right-hander Justin Grimm, signed Sunday, is headed for some type of setup role in the bullpen.
Via Royals.com
20 hours ago

Orioles sign Alex Cobb to a 4-year deal

The last major free agent domino has fallen. Alex Cobb is going to the… Baltimore Orioles? Believe it, baseball fans. But that’s not all. Remember how players like Lance Lynn and Mike Moustakas would ultimately settle for one-year deals? Well as it turns out, Cobb is getting a four-year deal. That’s probably not the deal the Orioles were looking for, but Cobb certainly bolsters their...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

So Much Needs to Go Right for 2018 Royals

Every team in baseball has a few keys that need to happen in order for them to compete for a playoff spot. Some teams like the Astros and Yankees just need most of their players to be healthy and not be total disasters. It’s pretty easy to see their path. Other teams like the Marlins pretty much need the other four teams in their division to cease existence. It’s pretty hard to see...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals agree to terms with Clay Buchholz

The Royals have agreed to a minor-league deal with righty Clay Buchholz, a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today indicates (Twitter links). If the deal is finalized, Buchholz can earn at a $1.5MM rate in the majors and reach up to $250K in incentives. The contract also includes an opt-out opportunity on May 1st.Kansas City seems like a good spot for the veteran hurler to attempt...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Catching up With Chase Vallot

This is the second part of our three-player interview series. Today’s interview subject is Kansas City Royals prospect, catcher Chase Vallot. Below is some background information on Chase and the interview I was lucky enough to conduct. Enjoy!  You can check out an interview with Chase...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

The Infield Experience for the 2018 Kansas City Royals

The start of the Kansas City Royals regular season is only ten short days away. Here we continue our review of the various position battles with a look at the infield. Check out our previous looks at First Base and the Outfield.   The Starters Two (or three or four) Hit Whit is coming off his most productive offensive year as a professional ball player and is punishing...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago

Royals holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.
Via Royals.com
2 days ago

Kansas City Royals: Catching Up With Ryan O’Hearn

Kings of Kauffman recently had the opportunity to interview three Kansas City Royals prospects. One of them is power-hitting 1B, Ryan O’Hearn. Below is some background information on him, along with the interview I was lucky enough to conduct. Enjoy! An 8th-round pick in the 2014 June...
Via Kings of Kauffman
4 days ago

Actor Jim Caviezel stood in for Royals coach in team photo

Jim Caviezel took his craft to a whole new level this week in Kansas City.Royals manager Ned Yost revealed on Wednesday that the veteran actor stood in for bench coach Dale Sveum in a team photo. Caviezel, who is best known for playing Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” was called into action with Sveum unable to make the shoot due to an appointment for a stiff neck.“That way...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost not worried about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape

Ned Yost does not seem to be the least bit concerned about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape.Moustakas on Thursday agreed to a contract to return to the Kansas City Royals. He is showing up late for spring training, which could lead to some concerns about whether he will be ready when the regular season begins on the 29th. But Kansas City’s manager does not seem to be worried...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Jorge Bonifacio gets 80-game suspension

Major League Baseball has announced an 80-game suspension without pay for Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio, Joel Sherman of the New York Post was among those to report (Twitter link). Bonifacio tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. His ban will open up roster space for third baseman Mike Moustakas, whom the Royals just re-signed.More to come.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas royally screwed up his free agency

Few players screwed up their free agency situation more than Mike Moustakas.The third baseman on Thursday agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Kansas City Royals, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, who says there is a mutual option for a second year. Passan reports that the deal guarantees Moustakas $6.5 million and can max out at $22.7 million if the sides agree to the $15...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals host anti-pornography seminar for players and coaches

The Kansas City Royals hosted an anti-pornography seminar last week for players and coaches, which should somehow not come as a surprise given what general manager Dayton Moore had to say last season on the topic.The Royals were assisted by Fight the New Drug, an anti-pornography organization that aspires to raise “awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals educating players about the pitfalls of pornography

The Internet and social media have opened plenty of doors for athletes, coaches and fans, but they’ve also presented some obstacles as well.Like pornography, for instance.It’s not uncommon for athletes to be sliding into the direct messages of Instagram models, rather than studying tape or spending extra time perfecting their craft. The Kansas City Royals, it appears, are well aware...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer to wear No. 30 with Padres in honor of Yordano Ventura

Eric Hosmer is the newest member of the San Diego Padres after inking an eight-year deal worth $144 million, but he’s bringing a piece of Kansas City with him. To honor his late former teammate, Yordano Ventura, Hosmer will wear No. 30 in San Diego.“I spoke to [coach] Glenn Hoffman yesterday and I know he wears No. 30 and basically told him it would mean a lot to me if I can wear...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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