ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals' bats slowed by Tribe rookie in opener

In a game with postseason implications, and ace Corey Kluber temporarily out of the rotation, the Indians handed the ball to a rookie. Lefty Ryan Merritt was up for the challenge, turning in a strong effort that fueled a 7-2 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Via Royals.com
3 hours ago

KC Royals and the Final Series of 2016

This season started with a banner being raised for the first time since 1985 for our KC Royals. They’ll end this weekend with nothing to play for except finishing strong and spoiling Cleveland’s bid for homefield advantage. It’ll likely also be an opportunity to see some players who might help in 2017 or an opportunity […] KC Royals and the Final Series of 2016 - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 hours ago

Royals Legend George Brett Stroked His 3,000th Hit 24 Years Ago

Royals icon George Brett earned hit no. 3000 23-years ago today on September 30, 1992. The landmark hit came against California Angels pitcher Tim Fortuno on a night when he went four for five. The lined a single up the middle past Angels second baseman Ken Oberkfell. The Angels were apparently prepared to honor George […] Royals Legend George Brett Stroked His 3,000th Hit 24 Years...
Via Kings of Kauffman
6 hours ago

Royals may have ascending player in Orlando

When the Royals were holding their organizational meetings last winter and trying to construct the 2016 team, outfielder Paulo Orlando wasn't a prime conversation topic.
Via Royals.com
6 hours ago

Royals’ Dillon Gee has one blood clot removed

The Royals ended Dillon Gee’s season prematurely earlier this week because the pitcher was dealing with multiple blood clots. On Friday, Gee posted on his Instagram account one of the blood clots — the one that resided in his shoulder — has been successfully removed. Gee, though, noted another surgical procedure was in the works […] The post Royals’ Dillon Gee has one blood...
Via Today's Knuckleball
11 hours ago

Feels Like The First Time (BP Kansas City Episode 27)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/09/30/feels-like-the-first-time-bp-kansas-city-episode-27.mp3The Royals were officially eliminated from playoff contention this week, so we tried to put the 2016 season in perspective as it approaches its end. In the second segment, Jeff and Mike shared their memories of the first Royals game they attended (or, at least, the...
Via BP Kansas City
13 hours ago

Friday Notes

In a strange way, I think this season is more indicative of the change in the Royals franchise over the last few years than even winning in 2014 and 2015. That might seem ridiculous, but I see a team that is 81-78 and has clinched their fourth straight .500 season that has done that with injuries, ineffectiveness and everything else. And the reaction from the fanbase is disappointment...
Via BP Kansas City
18 hours ago

Twins get away with rare win against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Minnesota Twins closer Brandon Kintzler was concentrating on Terrance Gore, the Kansas City Royals' pinch-runner, not Paulo Orlando, the hitter.After Salvador Perez's pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning pulled the Royals within a run, Gore ran for him. With Orlando, who had four hits to match his career high, at bat, Kintzler picked Gore off...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Royals continue a disturbing trend for defending World Series champions

For the 16th consecutive year, Major League Baseball won't have a repeat World Series winner. But a surprising new trend further demonstrates just how tough it is to go back to back.The defending champion Royals were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night, but they aren't alone in their misery. Check out how the past four World Series champions have fared...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

RECAP: Royals 5, Twins 2; Vargy Pitched A Great Game

There’s not shame to admitting skepticism when the Royals announced that Jason Vargas would begin his rehab assignment close to a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The urban myth timetable is usually around a year of recovery. As in, “Oh yeah, that pitcher had the Tommy John in April, so he should be good to go at the start of next season.” Or something like that. The...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

Gee done for season after being hospitalized with blood clots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals.Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game. He returned Tuesday to Kansas City."Dillon developed some shortness of breath after the game when we were packing up," Royals manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday's game...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrance Gore Is Human After All

This is not how a catcher reacts to your typical regular-season caught stealing: And this is not the sort of enthusiasm with which a catcher is typically met in the post-game high-five line: If you missed what happened in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals, I’ve already spoiled the surprise. Terrance Gore, pinch-runner...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Postings: Kansas City Royals Baseball Systems Developer & Lead Developer

To be clear, there are two postings here. Position: Kansas City Royals Baseball Systems Developer Location: Kansas City Description: The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated developer to support baseball operations. The ideal applicant will be able to manage multiple concurrent projects that facilitate enhanced communications, reporting, and other interactions...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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