ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rosenthal's Full Count: The Royals could hold the key to the NL East race

Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

After rainout, Hammel seeks 1st win vs. Twins

After Saturday's game was rained out, the Twins will look to continue their early-season success against the Royals on Sunday, when right-hander Phil Hughes starts opposite Kansas City right-hander Jason Hammel. Both starters were pushed back a day after the postponed game, which will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 1.
Via Royals.com
9 hours ago

Royals fans, it’s time to face reality

Well Royals fans, it’s time.  It’s time to come to the reality that the Royals are back.  Not the Royals we fell in love with the past four years but the Royals we loved prior to 2013.  It wasn’t a love of winning as much as it was a love for the team, the players, and baseball.  The crowds were sparse and the expectation of winning was non-existent; however, they were...
Via Royals Blue
12 hours ago

Twins-Royals rained out, rescheduled as doubleheader July 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals has been rained out. The teams were scheduled to play Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. The game was postponed several hours before it was supposed to begin. Minnesota and Kansas City will make up the game July 1 as part of a day-night split doubleheader, with the first game beginning at 1:15...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Kennedy solid but late miscues cost KC Royals in the opener against Minnesota

For seven innings, there was hope for the KC Royals. But the final two innings were everything we’ve come to expect—and not in a good way. On the one hand, it’s tough being Ian Kennedy. With the way things are going for the KC Royals right now, Kennedy knows his margin for error is slim. […] Kennedy solid but late miscues cost KC Royals in the opener against Minnesota - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Soria's scoreless streak comes to an end

A ground ball just out of reach. A line drive mishandled in right field. A walk to a .145 hitter. A hanging curveball. It all added up to a nightmarish performance for Royals reliever Joakim Soria, who hadn't allowed a run previously this season in nine outings, but gave up four in the eighth inning Friday, allowing the Twins to wipe out a 4-2 deficit and win 6-4.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Pull-happy Royals altering approach at plate

As the Royals continue to search for answers to their prolonged offensive slump -- they have scored two runs or fewer in nine of their last 10 games before Friday -- some of their hitters have begun altering their approach.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Friday Notes

Hello darkness, my old friend. The Royals are seven games under .500 and even after an extended run of success, it almost feels right. That doesn’t mean I like it, but it feels like we’re back home again rooting for a bad team. Is this really a bad team? I don’t know. Maybe? They’re definitely a slumping team because even a bad team doesn’t struggle so hard to score just...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Digging a Hole (BP Kansas City Episode 54)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/04/27/digging-a-hole-bp-kansas-city-episode-54.mp3The Royals went winless since our last episode, largely due to continued struggles at the plate. How can they work out of it? What’s the biggest issue? When do you start to worry? (Or are you already?) We tried to address those questions, including what has to happen going...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

Diamonds in the Rough 4-26-17

The Royals affiliates went 0-2, with a rainout at Double-A. HR Roll Call: Chris DeVito (4), Angelo Castellano (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Angelo Castellano 2-3, 2R, HR, BB, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Colin Rodgers 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3-2 GO-FO, 56p/35k Myrtle Beach Pelicans 7, Wilmington Blue Rocks 3  A.J. Puckett, the Royals 2016 2nd round draft pick, continued...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

KC Royals: What is Wrong with Alcides Escobar Offensively?

Never really known for his offense, the KC Royals shortstop, Alcides Escobar, is off to a start that is even considered rough for him. What is causing this deep slump for Escobar? KC Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar has never really been good with the bat. His best season was in 2012, when he was about […] KC Royals: What is Wrong with Alcides Escobar Offensively? - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

KC Royals: Ryan O’Hearn Could Be An Option

It’s no secret. The KC Royals offense has been bad. The lineup is last in the majors leagues runs scored, batting average, OBP, and SLG. The team has already tried a couple young players out, including recent call-up Jorge Bonifacio. Might it be time to look for another? Some of the KC Royals offseason deals […] KC Royals: Ryan O’Hearn Could Be An Option - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
3 days ago

Royals Prospect Zimmer Once Again Placed On DL

According to a tweet by the official Omaha Storm Chasers twitter account, pitcher Kyle Zimmer has once again landed himself on the disabled list retroactive to April 21st.  His most recent stint comes after he left Thursdays game early with what was described as a sore shoulder.  Zimmer is no stranger to the disabled list, having landed on it frequently during his 6 seasons...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago

Kansas City Royals: Offensive struggles continue

The Kansas City Royals have struggled to find their way offensively so far in the first month of their 2017 campaign. The Royals have set a record for a franchise low in runs scoring just 44 runs through the first 17 games of the season. Between April 14th and Sunday’s victory against the Texas Rangers, the Royals went 67 innings without scoring more than one run in an inning...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to Back Royals Home Runs

The Royals may have lost, but they did have one bit of significant history in their Sunday match in Texas. Moustakas & Bonifacio hit back-2-back home runs in the 3rd inning against Texas.  It was the 138th time this has occurred in franchise history. Click below to see the list! Back-to-Back Home Runs (1)      
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago

Video surfaces of man punching woman at Royals game

Video has surfaced of an altercation in the stands at Kauffman Stadium that culminated with a man punching a woman during Tuesday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants.The incident occurred in the seats along the first-base line. TMZ Sports has released video of the incident. The parties involved in the fight were named as Edmond Lee Stryker of Lexington...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marlins’ Christian Yelich makes amazing catch, crashes face-first into center-field wall

Christian Yelich is on his way to winning another Gold Glove award with plays like these.The Miami Marlins outfielder made a ridiculous over-the-shoulder catch in Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, robbing outfielder Jarrod Dyson of an extra-base hit in the bottom of the first inning. Yelich caught the ball on the heel of his glove before crashing face-first into the...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO’s Real Sports looks at traffic fatalities in Dominican Republic, including Yordano Ventura, Oscar Taveras

The baseball world was rocked in January with the tragic news that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in an auto accident in his native Dominican Republic. Just 25 years old, it was a stunning loss of a bright baseball future and a life ending far too young. Ventura’s death was also a painful reminder of another young baseball star who also died in a car crash...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura’s mom throws out the first pitch at Royals’ home opener

Home openers are some of the most exciting events for every baseball fan, but this year’s was bittersweet for the Kansas City Royals. In a touching moment, the mother of former pitcher Yordano Ventura threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Ventura died in January from injuries sustained in a car crash. He was 25 years old. Having his mother, Marisol...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Opening day roster

The Kansas City Royals will open up their 2017 campaign against the Minnesota Twins on the road on Monday and begin their fight to get back to the postseason. The Royals optioned utility-man Whit Merrifield to Omaha on Sunday, rounding out their 25-man roster.One of the biggest questions heading into Spring Training this season was who would take charge at second base. Many predicted...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: 2017 expectations

The Kansas City Royals will open up their 2017 season on Monday on the road against the Minnesota Twins. The Royals are just a season removed from their first World Series title in thirty years, and are looking to make the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. After nearly three decades without a winning season, the Royals have averaged over 87 wins the past four...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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