ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Moore: Royals could be buyers at Deadline

While much of the early-season talk surrounding the Royals, at least from a national perspective, centered around the club possibly being sellers at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, there is another possibility: The Royals could be buyers.
Via Royals.com
14 minutes ago

Royals recall Soler, place Cuthbert on DL

Jorge Soler is rejoining the Royals after Kansas City recalled the outfielder from Triple-A Omaha and placed infielder Cheslor Cuthbert on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain, the club announced Wednesday.
Via Royals.com
4 hours ago

Royals must look to upgrade Brandon Moss

To contend or not to contend. That is the question. The Royals briefly poked their head back above water, eclipsing the .500 mark earlier this week, but after Tuesdays loss the Tigers find themselves back below .500 again. Despite their residence in the land of mediocrity, they only sit 2.5 games out of the division lead. With the division still in play and a team formed with...
Via Royals Blue
8 hours ago

Speed Thrills

If you’ve been following along with the data revolution that is Statcast, you’re aware that they released a new metric on Tuesday. Sprint Speed is a measurement in terms of “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” The data is published on Baseball Savant where you can break it down by team. The data below has highlighted plot points that represents where...
Via BP Kansas City
10 hours ago

VIDEO: Oklahoma Softball Pitcher Knocks Over Royals Catcher With Fastball

It can’t be easy being a catcher. You’re constantly facing fastballs coming directly at your face and baseball bats being swung inches away from your noggin. One member of the Kansas City Royals was reminded of that when warming up with Oklahoma softball standout Paige Parker. Parker was warming up for her first pitch before a Kansas City Royals game to celebrate the Sooners’...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 6-27-17

The affiliates went 3-5 on Tuesday with a pair of walk-off wins in the Dominican and Lexington. HR Roll Call Raul Mondesi (8), Angel Medina (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Joe Dudek 2-3 R, 2b, RBI, BB BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Anthony Bender 4 IP 1 H 1 R 0 ER 1 BB 6 K 3-3 GO-FO 58p/40k DSL Royals 3 DSL Braves 2 The Royals walked off for another win in the 10th inning. Each team exchanged...
Via BP Kansas City
11 hours ago

Strahm struggles again as the KC Royals drop series opener in Detroit

Things looked really good for the KC Royals after the first five hitters of the game reached base safely. Kansas City scored three runs in the first inning, then Matt Strahm struggled to find the zone and the Royals’ bats went silent in a 5-3 loss Tuesday night in Detroit. Whit Merrifield led off the […] Strahm struggles again as the KC Royals drop series opener in Detroit -...
Via Kings of Kauffman
19 hours ago

Butera impressed by softball pitcher's riser

Royals catcher Drew Butera got the assignment of catching famed Oklahoma softball pitcher Paige Parker last week, when Parker was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Royals.com
23 hours ago

Kansas City Royals look to take care of business in the Motor City

Are all series pivotal for the Kansas City Royals going forward? It’s sure starting to seem like it as the AL Central continues to tighten up and we reach the start of the dog days. Nobody should begrudge the Kansas City Royals their recent success. From what we thought we knew in April, the doubters […] Kansas City Royals look to take care of business in the Motor City - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
23 hours ago

What can Dayton Moore do for the Kansas City Royals bullpen?

If the Kansas City Royals are serious about contending, they’re going to have to do something about the bullpen. It’s not just Kelvin Herrera, although he has certainly failed to live up to the expectations of those who thought the back end of the Kansas City Royals bullpen wouldn’t miss a beat without Wade Davis. […] What can Dayton Moore do for the Kansas City Royals bullpen...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

U.L.’s Toothpick: The Year Of The Card–Dick Drago, 1970

When the Royals participated in the 1968 expansion draft, their emphasis was on pitching. Five of their first seven picks were pitchers, and their starting rotation for the 1969 season came entirely from that expansion draft. As expansion teams go, it wasn’t a bad rotation; all five starters had a positive WARP and the team finished eighth in the 12-team league in runs allowed...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Are the Royals really a .500 team?

The Royals are starting to give everyone in the Fandom that old familiar feeling in their guts when the 7th inning hits.  It's that feeling like something is about to happen.  After some late inning magic against the A.L. East leading Boston Red Sox, and then again against the ever dangerous Toronto B.J.s, the Royals are again becoming Kings of the Comeback.  Going into Wednesday...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago

Kansas City Royals: Does Eric Hosmer Deserve All-Star Game Start?

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Jason Vargas is resurgent Royals unlikely rotation leader

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Kansas City Royals: Contenders or pretenders as trade deadline nears?

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Chris Young cut by Royals, who sign Neftali Feliz

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while making sure our agent has all the proper trade clauses (including demands for travel pizza and beer) in our contract. Happy birthday today to Richard Jefferson, Merlakia Jones, Derrick Coleman and Rick Sutcliffe. On...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals credit espresso machine for fueling turnaround

Is it time to add caffeine to the list of performance-enhancing drugs? After a brutal first two months of the 2017 season, the Royals are on a tear in June. They’ve won seven of their last eight games to pull themselves to two games under .500 and 3.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. And they are crediting an espresso machine as their secret weapon. Taking a page out...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals credit espresso machine for helping with turnaround

After they were essentially left for dead early on in the season, the Kansas City Royals have showed plenty of life as of late. The team has won seven of its last eight games and is now 11-5 in the month of June, and caffeine has played a big role in the newfound success.Relief pitcher Peter Moylan has an espresso machine in his locker, and Royals players have slowly begun to rely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Draft: Breaking down the Kansas City Royals’ day one selections

The Kansas City Royals selected three individuals during day one of the first-year player draft on June 12. Each of these players has a plethora of talent and the potential to blossom into a major leaguer. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each draftee?   Nick Pratto, first baseman, Huntington Beach High School, CA (No. 14 pick) Strengths: Pratto’s main strength is being...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen will make or break Kansas City Royals’ season

The Kansas City Royals’ bullpen has been dreadful all season in close games. The relief pitchers for the Royals have totaled a record of 8-12. Only two current relievers maintain an ERA under 3.50 (Mike Minor and Scott Alexander). This area is in desperate need of improvement and will determine whether the Royals will be a contender in the American League Central. Kelvin Herrera...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Swings for the Fences

Currently 5.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, it’s still unclear whether the Royals will go for it one last time with a number of the same pieces from their championship season, or if they’ll perform a massive sell-off of multiple potential free agents. Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Jason Vargas are among those who could be moved. Perhaps Kelvin Herrera, just another...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mike Moustakas break the Kansas City Royals’ home run record?

Kansas City Royals’ third baseman Mike Moustakas currently has 15 homers and is on track to have a grand total of 42 by season’s end. Steve Balboni currently holds the Royals’ franchise record for home runs in a season when he put 36 into the outfield seats in 1985. Breaking this record will be no easy task for Moustakas, who is on pace to claim this accolade. Moose’s career...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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