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Billy Butler needs to hit to stay in Royals lineup, Ned Yost says

For the 105th game of the Royals season, manager Ned Yost crafted a lineup as if the preceding 104 games had essentially not occurred. The batting order was an almost exact replica of the one sketched out for opening day, with little concession given to the subsequent events. Nori Aoki entered the day with a .661 on-base plus slugging percentage, which ranked eighth among the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dayton Blows Up Team

  I don’t get it. Dayton Moore, try as he may, just cant seem to please everyone. On Monday, he traded Danny Valencia for an old backup catcher and a project AAA pitcher. I like the trade. Don’t love it…but its so minor, honestly who cares? Many feel that losing Danny Valencia means losing a good right handed hitter, which is true. There are always two sides to a coin however...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Does Danny Valencia Bring To The Toronto Blue Jays?

Danny Valencia and his career .333 batting average against left handers is an excellent pickup by the Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays have made a trade! The Blue Jays have acquired third basemen Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals. Valencia has been with the Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and until today, the Royals. In exchange for Valencia, the Blue Jays sent catcher Erik...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals trade Valencia, designate Hayes for assignment

BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night. The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'PG' version of Danny Duffy is still pretty nasty to opposing hitters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals left-hander Danny Duffy fully admits there was a time when he was a little out of control on the mound. When he got mad, he showed it -- especially vocally. And everyone could hear it. These days, Duffy still gets mad. He just hides it better, thanks to a trick he learned from James Shields. Shields is legendary for barking obscenities into his glove. Now...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Trade Deadline Primer

As things stand at this very moment, the Kansas City Royals are 53-51 and five games out of first place in the AL Central and two games back of the second wild card. All personal opinions aside, we know that the Royals are on the lookout for help to supplement a flawed roster. Whatever your feelings are about the second wild card position and all that, the fact is that the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Royals Should Move James Shields

The July 31st trade deadline is coming up this week, and so far there has been a paucity of big deals. With the second Wild Card allowing more teams to stay in contention, teams have been reluctant to deal away star players. The pitching market is especially thin. Earlier the Oakland Athletics sprung big for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. However, the Philadelphia...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hottest Hitters In July

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been the hottest hitter in the majors since the month of July. He started this month off with a 15 game hit streak, going 25-59 (.423 avg). Unfortunately he has missed the last 4 games with a hand injury after being hit by a pitch.Jayson Werth has been destroying opposing pitching in July. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler bashes, Jeremy Guthrie battles as Royals beat Indians 7-5

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie was laboring. The Indians played merry-go-round on the bases in the second inning and didn’t stop until they reached five runs. Even Guthrie appeared to be getting dizzy. He didn’t cover the bag after an impressive diving stop by first baseman Billy Butler, and upon reaching the dugout Guthrie was close to his boiling point. “About 97 percent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals roar back from 5-0 down, whip Tribe again for fifth straight

Billy Butler had a sense the Royals weren't intimidated in the least after falling behind 5-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. "We didn't care," Butler said. "We knew we could come back ... "If you have the slightest inkling that you can't come back, you won't. But not one single guy in that dugout felt that way." And with that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 26, 1974

1974: The Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth for a comeback 3-2 win over California at the Angels’ home park, Anaheim Stadium.Kansas City entered the top of the ninth down 1-0. Richie Scheinblum and Jim Wohlford started the inning with singles. Kurt Bevacqua’s sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a bunt single, loading the bases. George Brett singled to right, scoring...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler willing to rework contract to remain with Royals

The 2014 season has not gone the way that Billy Butler had imagined. Owed a $12.5 million club option for 2015 there is no guarantee he will remain with the Kansas City Royals beyond this season. That of course does not mean that the 28-year-old Butler wants out of Kansas City. “If the option doesn’t work, I’d be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I’ve always...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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