ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cuthbert will be the starting 3B in 2018; will he even be on the roster in 2017?

Yesterday, after losing consecutive home games for the first time all season while being outscored 26-9, the Royals snapped a four-game skid with a 6-1 win over the red-hot Astros behind seven strong innings from Ian Kennedy, while striking out 11 and allowing just three hits and one run (a HR), two Kendrys Morales solo HR (10) and a 5-run seventh inning, which also featured...
Via Royals Blue
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cain in need of All-Star push from Royals fans

As we near the end of fan voting on the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain remains in a tight race for the final outfield spot in the American League.
Via Royals.com
3 hours ago

I-70 Series Preview – Royals Cardinals Square Off

By June 27th of last year, both the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals had well over 40 wins and had sizeable leads in their respective divisions. Now, one year later, both teams are scuffling as they head into the All-Star Break at 39-35, and both teams are looking for a series win to get back on track. For the Royals, Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez, and...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals Needs As The Trade Deadline Approaches

The KC Royals are 39 – 35 and 5 games out of first place in the AL Central. The Non-waiver trade deadline for 2016 is August 1st, 4 PM Eastern time. The KC Royals have some holes to fill if they want to make another championship run. But, what are the Royals biggest needs, and […] KC Royals Needs As The Trade Deadline Approaches - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 hours ago

KC Royals Korean Super-Fan Sung-Woo Lee Gets Movie

KC Royals fans used to get laughed at around major league baseball. Now, SK Global is making a movie about Kansas City Royals Super Fan Sung-Woo Lee. In 2014, long time KC Royals fan Sung-Woo Lee captivated baseball fans across the country with his trek to Kansas City to see his beloved Royals in person […] KC Royals Korean Super-Fan Sung-Woo Lee Gets Movie - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
6 hours ago

Royals part of All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.
Via Royals.com
6 hours ago

Royals and their sea of blue welcome Cardinals to The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals first began playing interleague games, there would be a sea of red at Kauffman Stadium. There were nearly as many Cardinals fans in the Kansas City seats as Royals fans.Of course, the Royals were bad -- really bad -- for more than a decade, but that has changed.The Royals have been to the past two World Series...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paulo Orlando’s Big Adjustment

An unsung bright spot for the Royals this year has been the offense of Paulo Orlando. Remember, at the start of the season it looked like Orlando would be sharing right field with Reymond Fuentes and then, after he returned from a spring training injury, Jarrod Dyson. In fact, Orlando didn’t start on Opening Day and didn’t play in the team’s first three games. Yet here we are...
Via BP Kansas City
14 hours ago

KC Royals: Rookies Showing Pundits Under-Estimated KC Farm

The KC Royals season would already be in jeopardy were it not for strong performances from rookies Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert, Brett Eibner, Reymond Fuentes, and Brian Flynn. Most pundits ranked the Kansas City Royals farm system among the game’s bottom third. The KC Royals entered the season with a veteran roster that had won […] KC Royals: Rookies Showing Pundits Under...
Via Kings of Kauffman
22 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 6, Astros 1; Tables Are Turned

With their starting pitchers impersonating victims from a Law and Order episode the last two games, the Royals desperately needed length from Sunday’s starter, Ian Kennedy. Kennedy not only gave the Royals seven innings, he allowed just three hits and one walk on the afternoon. After the run-scoring barrage from the Houston bats the previous two contests, it was a relief that just...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Morales homers twice as Royals beat Astros 6-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ian Kennedy struck out 11 over seven innings, Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and the Kansas City Royals snapped the Houston Astros' seven-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Sunday.After Royals starters Edinson Volquez and Chris Young were roughed up in blowout losses in the first two games of this series, Kennedy allowed one run and three hits with one...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday on the Deck

The number of adjectives available to describe the Kansas City Royals’ starting pitching the last two games is staggering, but not as shocking as how brutal it was.  Edinson Volquez, 12 runs in just over one inning, followed by Chris Young giving up 7 in under three innings. Where is Mark Redman when you need him? All told, Houston has outscored the Royals 26-9 in the first two...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals’ Outfielder Alex Gordon Close to Return

Kansas City Royals’ outfielder is expected to return to the club on Saturday after being sidelined with a broken bone in his right hand. Before returning, Gordon will finish a rehab assignment with the organizations’ Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Gordon started his assignment rehab on Sunday, playing with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In two games, the 23-year-old...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Kansas City Royals Expect from Alex Gordon Upon Return?

Alex Gordon‘s 2016 campaign has been anything but representative of the 4 year, $72 million contract he signed with the Kansas City Royals last January. But there’s reason to believe it could turn around sooner than later. Gordon, who landed on the disabled list with a fractured right wrist on May 23, is expected to return to the Royals’ lineup during the team’s upcoming...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It's official: Infante clears waivers, becomes free agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veteran infielder Omar Infante cleared waivers Thursday and became a free agent.Infante was designated for assignment June 15 by the Kansas City Royals, who chose to pay him the nearly $14 million remaining on his contract rather than let him ride the bench as a utility player.Infante spent his first six seasons in Detroit. He later played for Atlanta, earning...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About Eric Hosmer’s Defense

There’s another disagreement regarding the Kansas City Royals and advanced metrics. If you’re still standing, you may take another drink. This time, it’s Eric Hosmer and the defensive metrics. The Kansas City Star‘s Rustin Dodd penned a column over the weekend regarding the disconnect between the perception of Hosmer’s defense and the evaluation of Hosmer’s defense. It’s...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The return of Alex Gordon

Good news Kansas City Royals fans, All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon will be making his return to the big leagues this coming Friday against the Houston Astros. And boy, this could not have come at a better time. The defending World Series champs have been dancing around first place in the AL Central with the Cleveland Indians all season long; but since being swept by the New York...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miracle of Whit Merrifield

Throughout his baseball career, Whit Merrifield has found that he has many homes. Rotating through essentially every position, he has established himself as a Ned Yost-style player, one that would be similar to Ben Zobrist. However, what he lacked that Ben Zobrist had was a world-class batter’s eye, and a professional level skill set. Thus, as a 9th round pick in 2010, Whit Merrifield...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fans rescued a puppy from a hot car outside Kauffman Stadium

After leaving Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, a group of Kansas City Royals fans made an important assist when they heard whimpering and discovered a puppy locked inside a hot car.The temperature in Kansas City touched the low nineties and inside the vehicle the puppy, an estimated 16 weeks old, had no food or water.Fans including a man named Josh Lee made the discovery in the eighth...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee on Going from Met to Royals Reliever

Dillon Gee isn’t a Met anymore. Nor is he a starter (at least not as his primary role). The 30-year-old right-hander is working out of the bullpen in his first season with the Royals. No longer needed in New York, he inked a free-agent deal with Kansas City over the winter. Gee was a solid, albeit unremarkable, starter for the Mets from 2011 to -14. Then the deGroms, Harveys and...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A.J. Puckett can make an immediate impact

With the 67th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals select right-handed pitcher A.J. Puckett. The Pepperdine University alum isn’t your average righty though; this kid has been through something hopefully none of us will ever experience. During the summer of Puckett’s junior year of high school, he suffered an accident that placed him in a coma for three...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Salvador Perez Turning On the Power?

We’re given a few things. One, Salvador Perez is rather newly 26 years old. And he’s a catcher, and you know how they develop. Two, Perez is running what would be a career-high strikeout rate. Three, Perez is running what would be a career-high isolated slugging. We’ve seen this before, and the speculation is almost always the same. Is Perez starting to trade some of his contact...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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