ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Offensive woes continue to plague Cain

It hasn't been an April to remember for Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who didn't start Wednesday's game against the Angels.
Via Royals.com
10 hours ago

Royals Now Setting Hair Trends Among Peers

The Royals are making quite a splash in major-league baseball after winning the 2015 World Series. Other teams tried tried to emulate their bullpen by loading up on closers this winter. Now, their peers are getting their hair cut in Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City Star blogger Lee Judge posted an amusing anecdote about how he […] Royals Now Setting Hair Trends Among Peers - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
14 hours ago

Raul Ibanez replaces Curt Schilling on ‘Baseball Tonight’ broadcast

According to a statement released by ESPN Wednesday afternoon, former big league outfielder Raul Ibanez has agreed to join the broadcast team for “Baseball Tonight.” Slated to make his debut Wednesday evening during a matchup between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, Ibanez will be added to the booth to replace the void recently created by the firing of Curt Schilling. ...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Royals Tater Town Is Apparently A Thing

Why are the Royals making Tater Town a thing? If you watched the Royals in 2015 and had an active presence on twitter, you are probably aware that #DongTown was a thing. It would appear that the revitalized Royals twitter account knows about this, and wanted to get in on the action themselves. But it […] Royals Tater Town Is Apparently A Thing - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
16 hours ago

Mike Moustakas Is Hitting Everything

Mike Moustakas Is Hurting Baseballs Mike Moustakas‘ evolution as a hitter has been a long time coming. He spent the first three seasons of his career meddling in failure before he came into 2015 with a new approach, seeking to hit the ball the other way more. Although the results were initially encouraging (.312 BA through […] Mike Moustakas Is Hitting Everything - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
18 hours ago

Pipeline Preview: O'Hearn's bat put to the test

Twins top prospect Jose Berrios will make his first big league start, while the Royals' Ryan O'Hearn looks to continue his hot hitting that has him at the top of the Minor League home run leaderboard.
Via Royals.com
19 hours ago

World Series Hangover Cures (BP Kansas City Episode 6)

This week, we kept it brief (for us) and discussed the Royals’ series against Detroit and Baltimore (and recalling their road series win in Houston) as a way to show how the Royals are not fighting complacency early in the 2016 season as they defend their World Series crown. While half the offense is still finding their footing, a lot of the success has been due to a pitching...
Via BP Kansas City
20 hours ago

The Academy – Minor Happenings

Run Royals Run – A few Royals prospects appear to be quite aggressive on the bases to start the year. Chasers second baseman Whit Merrifield has 15 stolen bases in just 18 games with the Triple-A squad, a pace that would crush his career high 32 that he stole last year, and is quite different from the proclamation that he was going to show off more power this season. It’s not...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Golden grab: Gordon saves Royals with catch

Four-time Gold Glove Award winner Alex Gordon showed off his defensive chops against the Angels on Tuesday.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Ventura puts shaky first behind him in Royals' 6-1 win over O's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals veteran Chris Young tosses first win of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been on an absolute tear this season, living up to their World Series hype. The defending champs sit atop the AL Central, a half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. But with all of this success early on in the year, the Royals were missing something; a win from 36-year-old starter Chris Young. Well that changed Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Medlen rocked in Royals' 8-3 loss to Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Davis homered and had four hits, Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to 16 games and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.Mark Trumbo had three hits and four RBIs for the Orioles, and Tyler Wilson (1-0) won his first start this season.Davis, who led the majors with 47 home runs last season, hit his sixth homer in...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

From Dunce to Chessmaster: The Transformation of Ned Yost

The Royals skipper went from public enemy #1 and the butt of jokes.  Now, he’s the greatest manager in Royals history. Shortly after the Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, Ned Yost went up to Chris Young, Friday night’s starter, to give him a message.  He told the struggling pitcher that he was going to get to the stadium early to get a good seat...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals living up to the hype

The Kansas City Royals had an amazing run last year at winning the World Series. After making it to the World Series and losing in 2014, it was remarkable how the team powered through the adversity and became champions the very next year. Now there are talks that the Royals are the favorites in the American League (that’s for you to decide. But through the first month of baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez: Evolution of an Ace

  Newly appointed Royals ace Edinson Volquez has managed to live up to his status as the defending World Series Champions top pitcher so far in 2016. He has 3 wins and no losses in his 4 starts while compiling a tidy 1.46 ERA in 24.2 innings of work, averaging just over 6 innings per start. So why has he seemingly come out of no where?  The Royals signed Volquez to a 2...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

For Royals Fans its Too Early to Worry

Is it too early to worry? I suppose it would depend on what it is that you are worrying about. The fans are obviously not happy with the performance of Joakim Soria, and with a 6.75 ERA in his 9 games I suppose that I can understand the concern, though not to the point of booing him. This isn't New York or Philadelphia, it is Kansas City. We as fans are above booing, especially...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hall of Famer George Brett named grand marshal for Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway has named Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett grand marshal of the Go Bowling 400 on May 7.Brett, a 13-time All-Star infielder and winner of the Gold Glove in 1985, played for the Royals during his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career."George Brett is an iconic figure not just in Kansas City but to sports fans across the country and I'm excited to...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals GM drives across Missouri to hand-deliver World Series ring to Ben Zobrist

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore took a road trip Monday night to St. Louis to meet up with an old friend Tuesday.More specifically, to give Cubs left fielder Ben Zobrist his 2015 World Series ring.Moore orchestrated the trade that brought Zobrist from the Oakland A's to the Royals last July. After the trade, Zobrost hit .284 with seven homers and 23 RBI in 59 regular...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura is getting comfortable with his offspeed pitches

Known for his volatile mound presence and blistering fastball, Yordano Ventura says there's something much different about him this year.Ventura is finally showing some confidence in his offspeed pitches, something the right-hander looks to continue Tuesday night when the Kansas City Royals open a six-game homestand with their first look at the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers.Ventura...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: MLB and Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett Named Grand Marshal for Go Bowling 400

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 18, 2016) – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Royal George Brett has been named Grand Marshal for the May 7 Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Brett was also one of the first people in line to purchase Kansas Speedway season tickets when tickets went on sale before the facility opened. “George Brett is an iconic figure not just...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Now Kelvin Herrera Is Almost Impossible

Pretty obviously, it’s too early to learn much from our 2016 regular-season sample sizes. In most cases, we just need to be patient until the sample sizes grow, over the course of weeks or months. We go through this every single year, and it’s just part of re-transitioning into the baseball routine. But what if we could work backwards? Take Kelvin Herrera. What if we could increase...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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