ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

KC Royals: Brian Flynn Has Been Big Find In Bullpen

KC Royals fans mostly know that the bullpen enjoyed a 42.1 inning scoreless streak in August. Yet most credit rookie Matt Strahm or they reinvigorated Joakim Soria without considering lefty Brian Flynn. No serious Kansas City Royals fan should over-look Flynn’s contributions. He’s riding an 10.0 inning scoreless streak and hasn’t a allowed a run […] KC Royals: Brian Flynn...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 hours ago

Yankees-Royals delayed by rain in 6th inning

The Yankees-Royals game on Tuesday night was delayed by rain heading into the top of the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Royals.com
2 hours ago

Royals selling Rally Mantis mask at Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals have been absolutely hot since they adopted the Rally Mantis. The boys in blue and white have won 18 of their 22 games since it first appeared, and while the first Rally Mantis died, the streak has continued with the second version of the Rally Mantis. The team is finally catching up in the AL Central, after a relatively slow start to the season. The team...
Via The Comeback
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: KC Will Not Make Offer To Tim Tebow

The Royals attended former Heisman trophy winner, and NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow’s baseball workout on Tuesday. Representatives from 20 MLB organizations attended. Early word indicated that the KC Royals will not offer the former football star a contract. Bob Fescoe of 610 AM radio in Kansas City tweeted this early report: I am being told […] Royals Rumors: KC Will Not Make Offer...
Via Kings of Kauffman
4 hours ago

Royals' playoff push rewarding Moore's faith

Royals infielder Christian Colon sat at his locker before Tuesday's game against the Yankees and began chatting about the team's amazing surge back into postseason contention.
Via Royals.com
5 hours ago

KC Royals: 5 Reasons KC WILL Make The 2016 Playoffs

The KC Royals have thrilled their fans by forcing their way back into the American League playoff picture. Their post-season chances have gone from remote to significant in the last three weeks in which they’ve reeled off 18 wins in 22 games. I now believe they will make the playoffs. Yes, I’ve become a full-fledged […] KC Royals: 5 Reasons KC WILL Make The 2016 Playoffs -...
Via Kings of Kauffman
6 hours ago

Computers Continue to Hate The Royals

Its that time of year again. When we all sit back and digest our teams chances of making the playoffs. The only problem is, there are dozens of varying opinions on just how legitimate of a shot any given team has.  The saber driven websites such as Baseball Prospectus and Fangraphs base their percentages on a more scientific approach geared towards an objective interpretation...
Via Royals Blue
11 hours ago

Royals Add Veteran Nava For Playoff Push

On Monday, the Royals announced they have traded for outfielder Daniel Nava. The Royals will send either cash or a player to be named later to the Los Angeles Angels for the 33 year old lefty.  Nava hit .235/.309/.303 in 45 games with the Angels in 2016, and his best season at the plate came in 2013 when he hit .303/.385/.445.  Nava does not count against the 40 man roster...
Via Royals Blue
15 hours ago

Riding the Playoff Odds Royalcoaster

The Royals haven’t had what you’d call a dominating season. It started hot, then got cold, then got hot, then got cold and then got hot and then got ice cold and now? Red hot. Meanwhile, the Royals playoff chances have ranged from a pretty decent possibility to not a chance to “okay, let’s do this.” It’s been a pretty wild ride. Let’s take a look at where it’s been...
Via BP Kansas City
16 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 8-29-16

The Arizona Royals clinched their division while a pair of other Royals affiliates in playoff races lost during a 2-2 for the affiliates. HR Roll Call Kort Peterson (5) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Angelo Castellano 4-4 2R, 3b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Jason Freeman 3.2 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 6 K 2-1 GO-FO 26p/26k Arkansas Travelers 5 NW Arkansas Naturals 1 The Naturals bullpen...
Via BP Kansas City
18 hours ago

Gee delivering stability as Royals' fifth starter

In a crucial series opener against the Yankees, Royals right-hander Dillon Gee delivered.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Gee, Escobar lead red-hot Royals to 8-5 win over Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Dillon Gee kept the Royals' momentum going with six sharp innings, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run homer and Kansas City beat the New York Yankees 8-5 on Monday night to open their three-game set. Gee (6-7) allowed only four hits and a run in the latest impressive start by the Royals' staff, helping the reigning World Series champions win for the 18th time...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals continue to tap the power of the Rally Mantis

The Angels once had a Rally Monkey. The Cardinals had a Rally Squirrel. The defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals now have a Rally Mantis, which is definitely the creepiest of the rally mascots to date. While it was casually mentioned earlier today in The Cheat Sheet, this required a little bit of an extra look. How did the Rally Mantis come to be an honored guest...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 12-man Bullpen

The Royals have pretty much accomplished the wildest dreams of any franchise, as they have gone to two straight World Series, winning the latter of the two. However, what makes this stretch even more impressive is that they have done it with what is essentially a void of starting pitching. Lacking anything close to an ace from 2014 until the middle of 2015(James Shields was just...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago

Mondesi's three-run triple highlights Royals' 10-4 win over Red Sox

BOSTON -- Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.Salvador Perez hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City, which took two of three at Fenway Park and got its 17th win in 21 games.David Ortiz hit his 534th...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez makes Royals catcher history

With his blast on Sunday night, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez became the first catcher in franchise history to have multiple 20 home run seasons. The reigning World Series MVP has been at the heart of the Champions’ resurgence over the past month, as he’s clubbed five home runs this month, including three in […] The post Salvador Perez makes Royals catcher history...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Duffy's win streak ends as Royals fall 8-3 to Red Sox

BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.Pedroia's streak, which stretched over three games, ended in the eighth inning. The big league mark of hits in 12 straight official at-bats is shared...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Aren’t Making Elite Contact Anymore

We’d like to welcome Ryan Pollack to the staff as the newest contributor to FanGraphs. Ryan has written for Camden Chat in the past, and yes, we hired him just so Orioles fans would stop yelling at us about our projections. Please give Ryan a warm welcome. The Kansas City Royals have been a high-contact, low-strikeout team for several years. Very few people saw this approach when...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals’ Jarrod Dyson makes ridiculous catch to rob a homer

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson provided a catch of the year candidate on Thursday night when he became the first player to ever rob a homer at Marlins Park. Miami’s Christian Yelich crushed one to deep center field, and appeared to have his 16th dinger of the season, but Dyson ran 98 feet before climbing the wall to make this absurd catch: Just ridiculous, @mrzoombiya...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Are Having the Most Royals Month Ever

On July 31st, the Royals were basically dead in the water. On the day before the team had to make a final buy, sold, or hold decision, KC stood at 49-55, 12 games out of first place in the AL Central. They’d been outscored by 59 runs. And to top it off, Wade Davis had to go back on the DL with a flexor strain, signaling that he hadn’t been able to get past the arm problems that...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Making a playoff push

The Kansas City Royals are currently on an eight game winning streak and are playing some of their best baseball of the season. The starting pitching for the Royals has struggled all season long, but has improved drastically as of late led by both Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy. The team’s bullpen has struggled more this season than the last two combined, but with the help of long...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have new 'Rally Mantis' after death of previous one

As the baseball world continues to mourn the untimely death of the Kansas City Royals' dearly departed good luck charm, the so-called “Rally Mantis," another insect talisman has emerged to take its place. The original “Praying Mantis” perished in Minnesota days ago, despite the top-notch care Royals players were providing. But during Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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