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ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

Can we now safely say that throwing at batters and instigating fights with opponents appears to be a pattern with Yordano Ventura? For the third consecutive start, the Royals pitcher taunted an opposing batter which resulted in both dugouts emptying onto the field. On Thursday night against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, a brawl broke out. Tensions were already high...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Sale wanted to fight Yordano Ventura

Chris Sale reportedly still had some unfinished business with Yordano Ventura following his ejection Thursday night. The Chicago White Sox ace was in the middle of the all-out, bench-clearing brawl that broke out in the seventh inning of last night’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Sale, who was one of five players ejected from the game, was all sorts of fired up after Adam...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals think it’s a damned fight!!!

By now, you might have heard that the Kansas City Royals are a team that other teams in MLB may dislike a bit.  We’ve heard griping from Brett Lawrie in last weekend’s explosive series with the A’s, and then he continued the griping when the A’s left town and went to Anaheim.  Rumor is (it […]
Via Pine Tar Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bush League Yordano Ventura Needs To Be Taught A Lesson

Baseball has a funny way of policing itself, notorious for an unwritten code of ethics that if crossed usually results in a 95 mph message in the form of a baseball catapulted at you. The recent repeated bush-league actions of Kansas City Royals hurler Yordano Ventura need to be addressed in a big way by the opposition. The Royals have went from Cinderella darlings of the 2014 playoffs...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: April 24

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. It was an afternoon to forget for Bret Saberhagen, Larry Gura, and the Royals, as Toronto […]
Via Pine Tar Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City, it’s about priorities

  It has been an interesting few days for the Kansas City Royals and their fan-base.  Over the course of the past week we have witnessed fights, hit batters, ejections, suspensions, and according to A's reporter Susan Slusser, a murder attempt by Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera.  In the midst of all the extra-curricular activities that have taken place the Royals have...
Via Royals Blue
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brawl erupts in Royals-White Sox game (VIDEO)

The Kansas City Royals found themselves in another heated altercation on Thursday night in their game against the Chicago White Sox. And this time, punches were thrown. Tensions escalated quickly in the bottom of the seventh inning, even though there wasn’t much build-up or warning signs beforehand. No one really even took notice when Adam Eaton hit a slow roller back to Yordano...
Via The Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Involved in Yet Another Bench-Clearing Brawl

Less than a week after Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals engaged in a bench-clearing brawl with the Oakland Athletics, the team was back at it again on Thursday night. It happened when Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton grounded a ball back to Ventura in the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game. The young Royals staff ace then said something to Eaton before throwing...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals involved in another bench-clearing incident

The Kansas City Royals were once again involved in a benches clearing incident on Thursday night, and Yordano Ventura was again at the center of the chaos with the Chicago White Sox. In the bottom the seventh inning, Ventura forced Adam Eaton to hit a comebacker to the mound for the third out. As he was going to toss the ball to Eric Hosmer at first base, Ventura very blatantly...
Via The Outside Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Examining Edinson Volquez’s Early Excellence

Last night, Jeremy Guthrie had a rough start. The night before that, Jason Vargas struggled. Two days earlier, Danny Duffy fought his command. And the day before that, Yordano Ventura gave up 5 runs in less than 4 innings. To say the Royals’ starters have had some problems would be a bit of an understatement. There […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Sox Host Irritable Royals This Weekend

The White Sox continue their homestand and their stretch against the AL Central with a four game series against the Royals. The Sox are coming off a good series win against the Indians after taking the rubber match on Wednesday. The Royals got off to a hot start against the Sox and have continued that to this point. They sit tied atop the Central with the Tigers at 11-4. Sox vs....
Via Grab Some Bench
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 3: Wade Doing Swimmingly

Imagine a world without Greg Holland.  Okay, got it... because it's here... sorta.  There would be no tulip or windmill jokes and Wade Davis would basically be the freaking mac.  I was interested to see what his numbers really were, since he basically became a full time reliever towards the end of the 2013 season, and up to this date thus far in the season. So over the 89 innings...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Next man up

Outfielder Paulo Orlando has been one of the teams bright spots so far this season (kingsofkauffman). The Kansas City Royals are off to a solid 11-4 start after beginning the year with seven consecutive wins. With key players on the Royals roster going down with injuries already early in the year, such as new-Royal Alex Rios with a broken hand and star closer Greg Holland with a...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goose’s Take – Bubba Starling, Bad Royals Pitching and the Amazing Lorenzo Cain

The Royals dropped the final game of the series to the Twins, though they did still manage to win the series. The depressing thing is, 3 of their 4 losses have come at the hands of the Twins. Thats how baseball goes sometimes I guess.     -Bubba Starling is getting the call to head to AA NW Arkansas. His numbers have looked a little funny all year, primarily because of his...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GMDM and the Unsung Trade

During his tenure with the Royals GMDM has made some big moves that have had some big results.  This season alone bringing in players like Kendrys Morales, Edinson Volquez, and Alex Rios are all making Moore look like a maven.  Then you think back to the Zack Greinke trade that brought us Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar, or the Wil Meyers trade that brought us Wade Davis...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez is Still Annoying Lorenzo Cain

There aren’t many people fond of the headhunting Kansas City Royals these days. They’ve morphed from the team that hasn’t won anything in forever to the team with their own version of an NWO video: (All of this because of a Brett Lawrie slide…) However, in the clubhouse they’re still the fun, lovable bunch from last season. Just check out Salvador Perez’s Instagram...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie blasts Royals fans for ‘antagonizing’ players

The series that the Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals played over the weekend was as heated as it gets for mid-April. It all started Friday, when A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie took out Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar with a hard slide. Escobar called the play “dirty” after the game. Then on Saturday, Royals pitcher...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: meet Paulo Orlando, the triples machine

It isn’t everyday that in the first year of a player’s MLB regular season play that they hit five triples in the first seven games of the season. In fact, no one has ever done that, until now. The 29-year old outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Paulo Orlando, has been on a tear ever since being brought up from the minor leagues after seven long years of proving himself worthy...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Kelvin Herrera suspended five games

Kansas City Royals hard-throwing reliever Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games for throwing a pitch behind Brett Lawrie’s head during Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Ventura has also received an undisclosed fine for the throw, which happened in the top of the fourth inning of the Saturday, April 18th game. Unless appealed, Herrera’s suspension is...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monitoring Salvador Perez’s Workload

For better or worse, the Kansas City Royals have garnered a fair amount of attention to start the season. On the better side of the ledger, the team now sits at 10-3, with the second best record in the American League behind only the 11-2 Detroit Tigers. Even finishing a game over .500 the rest […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Naturals Claim Series with 5-0 Win Over Midland

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas (4-5) picked up their second consecutive victory over the Midland RockHounds (3-6) on Saturday night, defeating them by the score of 5-0 to take the 3-game series. LHP Brandon Finnegan andRHP Andy Ferguson combined for the shutout by throwing 9 innings of four-hit baseball. Finnegan, in his 2015 home debut, made the start and went 4 scoreless...
Via i70baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Elected to Naturals Hall of Fame

SPRINGDALE, AR – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals proudly announce that Mike Moustakas, a member of the 2010 Naturals and current Kansas City Royals third baseman, has been elected as the third inductee into the Naturals Hall of Fame. Moustakas, the second overall pick in the 2007 June Amateur Draft joins fellow 2010 teammate Clint Robinson and former Manager Brian Poldberg as...
Via i70baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain Hints at the Next Step

With certain players, you just don’t get the usual questions. Lorenzo Cain is one of them. By our numbers, last year, Cain was just about a five-win center fielder. In large part, this was powered by a Defense rating close to +20. UZR and DRS both absolutely loved him, and frequently that magnitude of statistical […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Were we all wrong about the Kansas City Royals?

Rushing to judgement about the success of a particular player or a specific team after only a week of the Major League Baseball season is always a rather questionable endeavor. This is particularly true in the event of declaring a team to be a contender or otherwise after such a limited sample size of games. However, in the case of the Kansas City Royals, that may not necessarily...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Picking up where they left off

Alex Rios and teammates celebrate Monday afternoon during at 12-3 victory at Target Field (kansascity.com). The Kansas City Royals began the postseason last year after their Wild Card matchup with the Oakland Athletics with an 8-0 record and two series sweeps against the Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles. Fast forward six months and the Royals are doing it again. The...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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