ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

At long last, Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for ‘Royals’ (photo)

It was destined to happen at some point, but until Tuesday, the opportunity never presented itself. Thankfully, at long last, New Zealand pop star Lorde finally met Kansas City Royals legend and Hall of Famer George Brett. Of course, Brett was the inspiration behind Lorde’s Grammy-winning smash “Royals.” She told VH1 last year that a […] The post At long last, Lorde finally...
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Don’t Panic, But You Can Worry About The Royals

Heck yes, it’s time to worry. Not panic, but worry. It’s just 12 games, but the way the Kansas City Royals have started the season has to worry you if you’re a Royals fan (or player, or coach, or front office type). It’s still early of course, and all the small sample size caveats apply, but there are plenty of things to be concerned about. First, the bullpen has been...
Via Pine Tar Press
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Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for 'Royals'

The circle is finally complete: Lorde has met her muse for "Royals," George Brett.
Via Gamedayr
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The magic formula: Royals score four runs and get a win at Houston

So it was a night for firsts. It was the Royals' first road win of 2014. It was Yordano Ventura's first game he lasted past six innings. And, of course, it was Ventura's first win of his career. Ventura started three game last season and never made it past the sixth inning. He started once this season against Tampa Bay and shut out the Rays on two hits but the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals prospects Binford, 'Eye Chart' off to blazing starts in Class A

We've told you to keep an eye on the Royals' Class A affiliate in Wilmington, Del., where the Royals are housing most of their top prospects. And we've mentioned to keep an especially keen eye on that rotation, which includes potential rising star Miguel Almonte, a right-hander who has been compared to Yordano Ventura, and left-hander Sean Manaea, last year's compensatory...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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Twins Invade Royals Dome

Photo Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports I wrote last week that the upcoming string of games against poor competition was going to be a barometer for the level of play we can expect this year. I certainly hope I was wrong. The Kansas City Royals went up to visit the Twins of Minnesota, and for all intents and purposes, had their doors blown off, being outscored by a total of 21...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

In Kansas City, April is the Coldest Month

Photo Credit: David Eulitt / The Kansas City Star   How bad have the Kansas City Royals started this year? Going 4-7 and being dead last in runs, runs per game, slugging, OPS, and home runs in the AL is not a good start no matter how you slice it. But good news everyone, its baseball! There are 162 games and we are 6.17% done with the season (for comparison that is 59.5 minutes...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time to turn to Herrera for Royals' eighth-inning job

Kelvin Herrera, the Royals' nation turns its lonely eyes toward you. The Royals clearly are auditioning for a bridge to closer Greg Holland, and considering how difficult it is for the Royals' offense to score these days, that job is now critical to the team's psyche -- they simply can't afford to blow the rare leads they get. Sunday's loss was a crusher -- a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals score three times in eighth, but Davis' throwing error gives Twins 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A madcap sequence put the Twins ahead and a crazy play ended it, too. With two outs and none on in the ninth, Mike Moustakas popped a ball straight up. As he stood to watch it in the batter'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Team Pulls Major League Prank On Jeff Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur is a 10-year MLB veteran, familiar with locker room antics and baseball pranks. However the 30-year old was completely oblivious to the most epic prank in minor league history when he was reassigned to the El Paso Chihuahuas this spring. The collective team convinced Francoeur that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf, a white lie that sparked a month long prank at the expense...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A strong start from SP Jason Vargas has him on top of our weekly must adds

Jason Vargas (SP, KC): Vargas is the first Royals pitcher since Zack Greinke in 2008 to begin the year with consecutive starts of at least 7IP and no more than one run allowed. Greinke finished in the top 10 in ERA and top five in WAR for pitchers in 2008. Numbers don’t lie. I’m not the only one who likes Vargas this week, just ask Chris Meaney. Ryan Cook (RP, OAK): According...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Enter the Dog Days of Spring

The Kansas City Royals are heading on the road to Minnesota to begin a 3 game tilt against the Twins, and thus begins the long journey that is baseball season. While the Royals already have 8 games in the books, the first few games carry with them a different distinction than the ones that follow. Losing the first 2 in Detroit, and especially the WAY Kansas City lost those games...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Jeremy Guthrie Thinking About a Career Change

Current Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is considering a run at an NBA job after performing this excellent between the legs alley oop. We have yet to reach Guthrie for a comment but scouts have affirmed that he is the king of pickup basketball in his affluent Overland Park neighborhood. Not an easy task considering competition that includes Charlie "the accountant" Bergman...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez - The best in the AL is getting better

Salvador Perez was the second best catcher in the American League last year. The only guy ahead of him is now a first baseman for the Minnesota Twins. That leaves Perez as the best now in the league and he is getting better. And he is a big reason for optimism for the playoff chances of the Kansas City Royals. Right now, Perez is the fWAR leader in baseball. That will change. He...
Via The Flagrant Fan
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Brooks: Getting To Know The Newest Kansas City Royal

Aaron Brooks was in the middle of working his way up the ladder of the Kansas City Royals system. He went from pitching in Idaho Falls in 2011, to Kane County A ball in 2012, to splitting time in 2013 at A+ ball in Wilmington and AA ball in Arkansas. While taking the usual steps in his promotions, a surprising thing happened. Without much notice, he skipped AAA and on Friday was...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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