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KC Royals: Metrics Say Eric Hosmer Is A Replacement Level Player

 KC Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is a replacement level player according to Fangraphs.com. That rating is hard to reconcile with the eye test. Eric Hosmer is slashing .268/.329/.434 with 23 home runs and 100 RBI’s in 2016. However, according to analytics-heavy website Fangraphs.com, Hosmer has been worth -0.4 fWAR (Wins Above Replacement as measured […] KC Royals: Metrics...
Via Kings of Kauffman
12 hours ago

Royals seek continued dominance of Twins in pursuit of winning mark

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This season has not gone the way the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins wanted or expected.The 2015 World Series champion Royals are on the cusp of being mathematically eliminated from the American League wild-card race. Their tragic number is one with six games left. Kansas City still needs three victories to assure a winning season.The young Twins were...
Via FOX Sports
13 hours ago

Royals Report: KC Hangs On To Win 12-9 Slugfest Against Detroit

The Royals won their second straight game over the Detroit Tigers, taking a 12-9 slugfest. Kansas City has acted as a spoiler for the Tigers’ playoff hopes by take two out of three games at Comerica Park. The Kansas City Royals improved to 79-77 on the season with Sunday’s 12-9 victory. With the Orioles six […] Royals Report: KC Hangs On To Win 12-9 Slugfest Against Detroit...
Via Kings of Kauffman
17 hours ago

One Week Left

I had forgotten this feeling. It’s a weird one. At the end of a season without the postseason, it’s always sort of a relief that the year is over. If you’re like me, you can’t look away even though there’s not a ton to look toward. But at the same time, while it’s a relief that a seemingly lost season is over, it’s also sad. When I leave Kauffman Stadium for the final...
Via BP Kansas City
19 hours ago

Royals boast promising backstops at instructs

Salvador Perez has started the last three All-Star Games behind the plate for the American League, and the Royals have more catching talent on the way, including No. 6 prospect Chase Vallot.
Via Royals.com
20 hours ago

Searching For Perspective

Despite taking two of three from the Tigers in Detroit, the Royals return home this week just a single game away from elimination from the second Wild Card. This merely will make official what we have known for some time. We’ve declared this team out of the race several times on this website. But the math is the math. There will be a finality to the 2016 season that could come...
Via BP Kansas City
22 hours ago

Super utility man Merrifield HR shy of cycle

About two hours before the Royals-Tigers game on Sunday, Royals rookie super utility man Whit Merrifield saw that he would be replacing Gold Glover Eric Hosmer at first base in the lineup. "We're finally going to get some power at that position," Merrifield joked to a reporter.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Royals hit four homers in 12-9 win over Tigers

DETROIT -- Salvador Perez homered to cap a cycle by Kansas City's first four batters of the game, and the Royals went deep three more times to beat Detroit 12-9 Sunday and drop the Tigers in the AL wild-card race.The defending World Series champions avoided elimination from this year's postseason race by chasing Detroit starter Matt Boyd (6-5) before he retired a hitter. Kansas City...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals win 12-9, knock Tigers 1½ behind wild card

DETROIT (AP) Salvador Perez homered to cap a cycle by Kansas City's first four batters of the game, and the Royals went deep three more times to beat Detroit 12-9 Sunday and drop the Tigers in the AL wild-card race. The defending World Series champions avoided elimination from this year's postseason race by chasing Detroit starter Matt Boyd (6-5) before he retired a hitter. Kansas...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals erupt early, hold off Tigers in slugfest

A day after the Royals slowed the Tigers' playoff pursuit with a five-run rally in the ninth, they did their damage at the start, putting up a four-run opening inning Sunday and adding on from there before withstanding a furious Tigers comeback attempt for a 12-9 win at Comerica Park.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Defending champ Royals accept 2016 not their year

Ned Yost is nothing if not a realist. He has managed in the major leagues for 13 seasons. While he has won 1,003 games in that span, the Kansas City Royals skipper has also lost 1,048. “Nothing lasts forever in this game,” Yost said. “You’re not going to lead a charmed life every year. Eventually, […] The post Defending champ Royals accept 2016 not their year appeared first...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Cheslor Cuthbert

TEAM: Kansas City Royals AGE: 23 (he will turn 24 in mid-November) POSITION: 3B, 1B (upon occasion) BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-1 WEIGHT: 190 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Kansas City Royals signed Cuthbert as an international free agent from Nicaragua in 2009. ***** STRENGTHS Cuthbert is an excellent pure hitter, a skill he practiced in Nicaragua from the time […] The post...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Royals (likely) miss out on a third straight World Series

Barring a total collapse of the teams ahead of them in the standings, the American League representative to the last two World Series, the Kansas City Royals, will be on the outside looking in at this year’s playoffs. The Royals enter play on Saturday, September 24 with a 77-77 record, 13.5 games behind the divisional-leading […] The post Royals (likely) miss out on a third straight...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Terrance Gore Is Human After All

This is not how a catcher reacts to your typical regular-season caught stealing: And this is not the sort of enthusiasm with which a catcher is typically met in the post-game high-five line: If you missed what happened in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals, I’ve already spoiled the surprise. Terrance Gore, pinch-runner...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Postings: Kansas City Royals Baseball Systems Developer & Lead Developer

To be clear, there are two postings here. Position: Kansas City Royals Baseball Systems Developer Location: Kansas City Description: The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated developer to support baseball operations. The ideal applicant will be able to manage multiple concurrent projects that facilitate enhanced communications, reporting, and other interactions...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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