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Royals designate Bruce Chen for assignment

Following his outing last night in which he yielded six runs on five hits in the 10th inning, the Kansas City Royals decided to part ways with left-hander Bruce Chen. Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman has been called up from Triple-A Omaha to take the roster opening. #Royals recall right-handed reliever Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha. […]
Via On-Base Talk
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Gift Meter: Kansas City Royals

Last Monday the Yankees played their final 2014 regular season game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  All season long, these final games have been preceded by a ceremony to honor The Captain, Derek Jeter.  All season long, except for last Monday.The Royals presented Jeter with a nice check for his Turn 2 Foundation. And, that was it.Analysis: What's the deal, KC? Why no...
Via Lady At The Bat
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Extra Tough Loss For Chen, Royals 11-5

Last time out, Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings, while battling through a fifty-three minute rain delay. Luckily, there was no rain in sight, and Jeremy Guthrie was allowed an uninterrupted start tonight. Unfortunately, Guthrie’s start would be a bad one. Tonight’s contest between the Twins had a rather odd start. Not that Jeremy Guthrie allowing two runs in an inning is...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals catcher Salvador Perez says he wears women’s perfume during games (video)

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez sat down recently with KSHB-TV’s Christa Dubill for an enlightening interview. The interview starts off innocently enough. Perez talks about when he started catching, his best friends on the team and how the Royals feel like family, stuff like that. Harmless, interesting anecdotes and tidbits that allows fans to […] The post Royals catcher...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Pitcher Wade Davis Does His Best Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn

There are certain things that happen in movies you do not expect to ever see in a real baseball game. No one will ever drop down and do pushups after hitting a pop fly. You'll never see a pitch fly by the play by play man's head, and you will never see someone throw what would be a strike if the batter was the Jolly Green Giant.Okay, maybe that last one you will see. Royals...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Alex Gordon a legit contender for AL MVP?

Even with his second half scuffles, many have already declared that this is the season that Mike Trout finally wins his long deserved American League Most Valuable Player Award. It’s hard to argue against it, as he continues to produce at an incredible rate in now his third full big league season. However, there are players not to be overlooked in this matter. One of those, perhaps...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Manager Ned Yost Hammers Kansas City Fans For Poor Attendance

The Kansas City Royals had their best win in a very long time on Tuesday night. However, only a relative handful of Royals fans saw the pivotal game. Alex Gordon continued his unlikely MVP candidacy with a two-run walkoff home run to give the Royals the win and helped them get even closer to their first playoff bid in almost 30 years. However, only 13,847 fans watched the Royals...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost rips Royals fans for poor attendance at games

The Kansas City Royals are sitting atop the American League Central and, barring a collapse, are poised to make the playoffs for the first time since the won the World Series in 1985. Yet, for some reason, manager Ned Yost is not happy. “I know there’s different things you can do. But there’s a real need for our fans to be a part of this. We had a great crowd last night, and...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander the Great: Gordon’s Walk-Off Homer Leads Royals to 2-1 Win

For eight-and-a-half innings, fans mumbled about how the “same old Royals” were back. The attendance of just over 13,000 wasn’t good enough for some. The offense was sputtering, plating just two runs in their last 28 innings. The team looked lifeless, hacking away at balls and making mental mistakes like getting picked off. Then, with one swing, Alex Gordon provided the Royals’...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pine Tar Press Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospect Rankings

Here is a quick glance at how I am ranking the Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects at the current time. During the offseason I will create a much longer and more extensive Royals prospect rankings list with the hopes of going at least 50 deep.Tier 4 - Tools are there but much refinement is needed.10. Cam Gallagher - A catching prospect really isn't a catching prospect until...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Call Up Rankings – 9 Possible September Call Ups 8.25.14

A weekly look at the possible September additions for the Kansas City Royals.#9 Kyle Zimmer - Not on 40 Man Roster - Three appearances in and Zimmer is still working one inning stints tossing one inning Sunday while allowing a hit and picking up his first strikeout of the season for Idaho Falls. The plan is continue to work Zimmer for an inning or so every couple days until the end...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What was going on the last time the Royals made the playoffs

The Kansas City Royals are currently in uncharted waters for the franchise…first place. This is a team that has not earned a trip to the playoffs since its miracle run to the World Series back in 1985. To put that into perspective, President Obama was younger the last time Kansas City made the playoffs than Mike Trout is right now. Just think about that for a second.  It’s been...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Poised For Postseason Run

After the All-Star break, the Kansas City Royals have been one of the hottest, if not the hottest team in all of the MLB. Their record since the ASG is 24-10. Four of their losses came immediately after the break, essentially giving them a 24-6 record since July 22nd. There are a few reasons why there is a good chance that they will remain in first place and continue their second...
Via i70baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Projections and the Royals Current Streak

Twenty-four and six! Amazing. It’s been an amazing run. I can’t remember too many streaks like it. Although the 1977 Royals had a few that had to be that good or even better. It begs a big question: are the projections that suggested the Royals were just an average team wrong? The simplest way of evaluating that is to ask: what are the odds that a coin flipped thirty times will...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Alex Gordon says he’ll delay free agency

On his first day as a Kansas City Royal, Josh Willingham leaned back in a clubhouse chair and took in his surroundings. Across the room, a group of reporters ringed a corner locker. Willingham turned to new teammate Danny Duffy and asked about the status of the locker’s inhabitant. “So Alex Gordon,” Willingham said to Duffy, “he’s like the face of the franchise?” Duffy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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