ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

KC Royals: Johnny Cueto Feels Insulted By Royals

Ex KC Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto felt insulted by his former team’s failure to invite him along for their visit to the White House on Thursday. After his start against the New York Yankees on Saturday night, Cueto told ESPN.com reporters through a translator: “I believe that I earned it,” he said of the White […] KC Royals: Johnny Cueto Feels Insulted By Royals - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
32 minutes ago

Volquez aiming to help Royals claim rubber game

Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will square off against Rangers righty A.J. Griffin in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Royals.com
9 hours ago

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura day to day with rib contusion

After being struck in the ribs by a ground ball, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was removed from Saturday's game against the Rangers. The club announced Ventura is day to day with a rib contusion and X-rays were negative.
Via Royals.com
11 hours ago

Vargas progressing with sim game for Royals

Royals left-hander Jason Vargas threw a simulated game on Saturday, as he continues to build up after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2015.
Via Royals.com
13 hours ago

Royals MiLB: Raul Mondesi Thriving At AAA

Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi is thriving after his promotion to AAA Omaha. Mondesi looks ready for a September trial and could challenge for a starting middle infield job in 2017. Raul Mondesi is slashing a quite respectable .277/.306/.511 through 52 plate appearances at AAA Omaha after the KC Royals promoted him early in July. […] Royals MiLB: Raul Mondesi Thriving At AAA...
Via Kings of Kauffman
14 hours ago

Report: Teams asked about Wade Davis, asking price very high

With the Kansas City Royals treading water, teams have begun to wonder if they’d be willing to sell some of their prime assets, and that includes Wade Davis. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, teams have inquired about the Royals’ closer, but came away finding that the asking price is extremely high. In fact, the Royals are asking for more in return for Davis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals hoping Gordon's Friday performance is sign of things to come

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When designated hitter Kendrys Morales started the season slowly, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost stuck with him.The patience paid off. Morales is hitting .342 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in his past 31 games.Yost said he is "absolutely" showing the same perseverance with Alex Gordon, who was hitting .200 after going 0-for-4 on Tuesday, striking out twice...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Duffy thrives again as Royals beat Rangers 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy scattered four hits while pitching into the seventh inning, the Royals scratched out three runs off the Rangers' Yu Darvish, and Kansas City beat Texas 3-1 on Friday night to open their three-game series.The only run Duffy (6-1) allowed came on Rougned Odor's homer in the fourth inning. The left-hander struck out four and walked two on a steamy evening...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Could Consider Selling

The Royals are at least preparing for the possibility that they’ll need to take a selling posture at the trade deadline, according to a report from Jon Heyman of Fan Rag and as suggested yesterday by Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star. Though GM Dayton Moore recently indicated that the defending World Series champs were firmly in the buyer’s camp, a source tells Heyman...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Defending-champion Royals considering selling pieces at deadline

Nine months after winning their first World Series since 1985, the Kansas City Royals may suddenly find themselves in a position to sell this trade deadline. As one person connected to the situation described it, the Royals “have to prepare on both fronts,” this deadline. That could mean selling off pieces such as bullpen stalwarts […] The post Defending-champion Royals considering...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

The All-Star Game brought so much hope to Kansas City. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez drove in all four runs for the American League and maybe it was time for the Royals to go on one of their runs we’ve gotten so used to over the last few seasons. They promptly went 2-4 to open the second half, with the last game of that stretch looking like the biggest thud of the bunch. So now...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

A Little Help? (BP Kansas City Episode 18)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/07/21/a-little-help-bp-kansas-city-episode-18.mp3The Royals have opened the second half with a stumble, losing two winnable games in Detroit, then getting hammered in two losses back home against Cleveland. They sit at .500 as of this recording and are nine games out of first. There’s still time, but the Royals are going...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

Royals come to White House, press secretary gets jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) A dream came true for one long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan in the White House when the reigning World Series champion team paid a visit. President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Missouri, native and longtime Royals fan. It's been more than three decades since the team won the World Series and came to the White House. Earnest grinned...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Buyers or sellers?

The Kansas City Royals have struggled this season to kind a consistent rhythm, and with that they find themselves barely staying above .500 halfway through July. However, the Royals are still in position to overtake a wild card spot and still have two and a half months of baseball in order to try and defend their American League Central title. General Dayton Moore has to make the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals and Cubs Dominate Jersey Sales

When it comes to jersey sales…the Kansas City Royals are kings. Major League Baseball released a list of its best-selling jerseys for the first half of 2016 and four Royals (Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon) cracked the top 20. Last year, no Royals were among the league’s hottest sellers. Now, as exciting as it is that the defending World Series Champs...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Royals have discussed Carlos Beltran deal

After losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox to open the unofficial second half of the season, the New York Yankees may very well find themselves out of contention in the American League. Now sitting one game under .500 and 5.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League, it might be time for New York to throw in the towel on what has been a disappointing season...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes is mad the Royals didn’t invite him to the White House

Jonny Gomes signed to play in Japan in 2016, but he is still upset that he wasn’t invited to the White House for his role in the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series championship. Gomes was acquired by Kansas City on August 31 of 2015, but didn’t play for the Royals for any of Kansas City’s three playoff series. However, he said that he isn’t happy that he wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes is crushed that Royals aren't inviting him to the White House

The Royals did not invite Jonny Gomes for their visit to the White House on Thursday. And Gomes, who makes no secret of his patriotism, is crushed. "I've been sent down. I've been non-tendered, whatever," Gomes said. "But this is probably the worst news of my professional baseball career." Gomes, though, is hardly the only person affiliated with last year's Royals who will be excluded...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Release Joe Beimel

The Royals have released veteran left-handed reliever Joe Beimel from their Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, according to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan (Twitter link). Beimel had signed a minors pact with Kansas City in late May. Beimel posted a 4.30 ERA in 14 2/3 innings with Omaha, issuing eight walks against six strikeouts in his fairly brief stint with the Royals. Prior to that, he...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals are stuck squarely between contender and pretender

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The World Series champion Royals are stuck in no-man's land, close enough to contention to keep fighting, yet far enough behind the race that going all-in at the trade deadline would be a fool's gambit.The Royals entered the All-Star break at 45-43, seven games out of first place in the AL Central. They are also on the outside for the final wild-card spot, leaving...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will visit White House on July 21

The Kansas City Royals have an off day on July 21. Still, the defending champions will be busy. In a humorous video posted on the team’s Twitter page, it was revealed that the Royals will have their White House visit on July 21. Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN — Kansas City...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The dynamic duo shines in All-Star Game

No matter who is on what team, it seems as if the American League always dominates the All-Star game; this year was no different. The American League defeated the National League by a score of 4-2, with the help of none other than Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. If you’re a Kansas City Royals fan, this is a great sign as to what the second half of the season holds for the defending...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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