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Kansas City Royals: Above .500 and Going for a Series Sweep

The Kansas City Royals finished Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.  With the W the Boys in Blue are above .500 for the first time this season.  They play for a series sweep tomorrow. Jason Vargas notched his league leading 11th victory, for those who care about that sort of thing, […] Kansas City Royals: Above .500 and Going for a Series Sweep - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
8 hours ago

Escobar, Gordon surging along with Royals

When the Royals were struggling at the start of the season, shortstop Alcides Escobar and left fielder Alex Gordon were as well, at least offensively. As Kansas City has won 11 of its past 13 games -- the latest a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday -- Escobar and Gordon's production has improved. Manager Ned Yost said the correlation is no coincidence.
Via Royals.com
14 hours ago

Gordon's 3B helps Vargas to MLB-best 11th W

Left-hander Jason Vargas outdueled right-hander Marco Estrada for his MLB-leading 11th win as the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Royals.com
16 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Does Eric Hosmer Deserve All-Star Game Start?

Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Conversations with Clayton: Scott Alexander

Host of Prime Time Sports on WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In this week’s edition of “Conversations with Clayton,” I catch up with Scott Alexander, one of the genuine bards of New Orleans sports media. Alexander is currently the host of Prime Time Sports on WLAE-TV, which airs every Tuesday at 11 p.m. Among other things, Scott and I discuss breaking into the sports media, Pierre...

Young's tenure in KC ends on good terms

This was not the ending that Chris Young and Royals general manager Dayton Moore wanted, although the right-hander appreciated that the news came in person. Young was designated for assignment on Friday, capping a 2 1/2-year stint with the club, which was highlighted by a 2015 World Series championship and an unforgettable parade through downtown Kansas City.
Via Royals.com
22 hours ago

Jason Vargas is resurgent Royals unlikely rotation leader

Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Contenders or pretenders as trade deadline nears?

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Diamonds in the Rough 6-23-17

A rough day of pitching for the Royals affiliates with pair of pitchers unable to finish off two innings and a few other less than stellar starts leading to a HR Roll Call None BPKC Hitter of the Day Cody Jones 4-4 R, 2-2b BPKC Pitcher of the Day Eric Stout 3.2 Ip 2 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 K 58p/38k 3-4 GO-FO Memphis Redbirds 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 The struggles for Josh Staumont continued...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Vargas earns 11th win as Royals top Blue Jays 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday. The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved over .500 for the first time this season at 37-36. Vargas (11-3) allowed two runs on eight hits, walked none and striking out two...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Kansas City Royals walk-off to get back to .500

The Kansas City Royals were playing awful. J.A. Happ looked like Sandy Koufax. And this recap looked a lot different 25 minutes ago. For eight and a half innings, the Kansas City Royals played like crap, wasted a fine Jake Junis outing and generally looked disinterested in the proceedings at Kauffman Stadium in Friday night’s […] Kansas City Royals walk-off to get back to .500...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Chris Young cut by Royals, who sign Neftali Feliz

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons to Believe in the 2017 Kansas City Royals

It’s no secret that the Kansas City Royals have been playing significantly better baseball as of late, but how much faith should we really put into this team? Here are three big reasons why we should put all our eggs in the basket with the 2017 Kansas City Royals. 2014 Hey, remember way back in […] Three Reasons to Believe in the 2017 Kansas City Royals - Kings of Kauffman -...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Royals beat Blue Jays, at .500 for first time since April

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals had been 0-29 when trailing after eight innings. That changed Friday night. Whit Merrifield hit a two-run, two-out double that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night to reach .500 for the first time since April. “You always want to be up with the game on the line...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Why your vote for the All-Star game may have long term effects

**The aim of this article is not to sway votes, but instead to inform you the voter! (Insert Russia joke here) The Kansas City Royals are on the down hill stretch of their annual #VOTEKC campaign.  A campaign that we all know to have been run flawlessly in years passed.  But this year, a more realistic approach has taken over, and they have modified the hashtag to #VOTEHOS...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago

Let’s Get Crazy (BP Kansas City Episode 61)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/22/lets-get-crazy-bp-kansas-city-episode-61.mp3Hours after Salvador Perez hit a game-winning grand slam against Boston, Jeff and Mike talked about the Royals’ improved play since the start of May and if it’s too crazy to buy into a potential playoff run. We discussed home run paces, the next couple months of schedules...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

Royals are putting the band back together

If Jake and Elwood Blues taught us anything, it is that no matter what, a group of guys can always come back together and acheive great things.  The Royals most likely will not be saving any Catholic Orphanages down the stretch in their bid for the playoffs, but they can still conjure up one last great run just like in the old days.  The Royals are putting the band back...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago

Are the Royals All-Star candidates worthy?

Today, Eric Hosmer moved into a first-place lead in the American League All-Star balloting, 50,000 votes ahead of second place Yonder Alonso and joining teammate Salvador Perez as those positioned to be voted into the 2017 All-Star Game. While it is certainly safe to say that All-Star and deserving is always a subjective thing, without looking into any stats, I think a case...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while making sure our agent has all the proper trade clauses (including demands for travel pizza and beer) in our contract. Happy birthday today to Richard Jefferson, Merlakia Jones, Derrick Coleman and Rick Sutcliffe. On...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals credit espresso machine for fueling turnaround

Is it time to add caffeine to the list of performance-enhancing drugs? After a brutal first two months of the 2017 season, the Royals are on a tear in June. They’ve won seven of their last eight games to pull themselves to two games under .500 and 3.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. And they are crediting an espresso machine as their secret weapon. Taking a page out...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals credit espresso machine for helping with turnaround

After they were essentially left for dead early on in the season, the Kansas City Royals have showed plenty of life as of late. The team has won seven of its last eight games and is now 11-5 in the month of June, and caffeine has played a big role in the newfound success.Relief pitcher Peter Moylan has an espresso machine in his locker, and Royals players have slowly begun to rely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Draft: Breaking down the Kansas City Royals’ day one selections

The Kansas City Royals selected three individuals during day one of the first-year player draft on June 12. Each of these players has a plethora of talent and the potential to blossom into a major leaguer. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each draftee?   Nick Pratto, first baseman, Huntington Beach High School, CA (No. 14 pick) Strengths: Pratto’s main strength is being...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen will make or break Kansas City Royals’ season

The Kansas City Royals’ bullpen has been dreadful all season in close games. The relief pitchers for the Royals have totaled a record of 8-12. Only two current relievers maintain an ERA under 3.50 (Mike Minor and Scott Alexander). This area is in desperate need of improvement and will determine whether the Royals will be a contender in the American League Central. Kelvin Herrera...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Swings for the Fences

Currently 5.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, it’s still unclear whether the Royals will go for it one last time with a number of the same pieces from their championship season, or if they’ll perform a massive sell-off of multiple potential free agents. Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Jason Vargas are among those who could be moved. Perhaps Kelvin Herrera, just another...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mike Moustakas break the Kansas City Royals’ home run record?

Kansas City Royals’ third baseman Mike Moustakas currently has 15 homers and is on track to have a grand total of 42 by season’s end. Steve Balboni currently holds the Royals’ franchise record for home runs in a season when he put 36 into the outfield seats in 1985. Breaking this record will be no easy task for Moustakas, who is on pace to claim this accolade. Moose’s career...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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