Kansas City Royals

Central Notes: Tribe, Cubs, Brewers, Royals

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and second baseman Jason Kipnis will open the season on the 10-day injured list, per Paul Hoynes of cleveland.com. It’s disappointing but not surprising news for Lindor, who’s working back from the...
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Spring Training Gamethread Xxx - Royals At Brewers (split Squad)

Dayton Moore would not approve of the headline Real baseball starts next week and the Royals are nearly ready. There are still a couple roster spots to hammer out but the rotation and lineup, at least, seem to be set. Today will be Brad Keller’s...
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Could Ian Kennedy Be A Dominant Reliever?

The Royals have a sunk cost in Kennedy, and while paying a reliever $16.5 million isn’t ideal, things could be worse. The Royals made it official that Ian Kennedy would pitch from the bullpen this year, making him—at $16.5 million— a very...

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Hok Talk: The Royals Won’t Miss Salvador Perez, This Year

And it’s not just because they’re going to be terrible with or without him Salvador Perez has been the Royals’ starting catcher almost from the day he was called up in 2011. He’s been an award machine for the last six years of that time. He...

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Royals Sign Lucas Duda To A Minor League Deal

This was not the old friend I expected to return. The Royals announced they have signed first baseman Lucas Duda to a minor league deal. Duda had been in camp with the Minnesota Twins but opted out of his contract when he was told he would not be on...

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Ootp 20 Simulates The 2019 Royals

Michael Augustine gives us a glimpse into the possible outcome of the 2019 Royals season with the newly-released Out of the Park Baseball 20. Today marks the official release date of Out of the Park Baseball 20. As an assistant on the game, I get...

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Who Will Grab The Last Bench Spot?

Who wants to grab some pine? The Royals made a number of demotions this week, assigning outfielders Brett Phillips, Jorge Bonifacio, and Bubba Starling to minor league camp, among others. The moves give us a better idea who will be on the roster for...

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The Whit-erfly Effect

The 26 man roster rule would have made the Royals AT LEAST back-to-back World Series Champs. The Butterfly Effect is the idea that small things have an effect on bigger things far away. Like Forrest Gump losing the feather from his book as a child...

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Royals Rumblings - News For March 21, 2019

Can Soler play the field? Royals Rumblings - News for March 21, 2019 Ned Yost says you could see Jorge Soler in the field this year. “I will say this, he has made tremendous improvements in the last two years defensively,” Yost said. “He’s...

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Wednesday Night Baseball: Royals Vs. Rockies

It’s Wednesday night Spring Training ball in Surprise tonight, as the Royals take on the Rockies at 8:40pm CDT. You can catch the contest on FSKC. Lineup: Merrifield 4, Mondesi 6, Gordon 7, Soler 9, Schwindel DH, Owings 5, Dozier 3, Gallagher 2,...
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What The Rays’ Deal With Brandon Lowe Could Mean For The Royals

Brandon Lowe got a deal very similar to Whit Merrifield, and now I’m wondering how that could affect the Royals going forward. In case you missed it, the Tampa Bay Rays gave utility man Brandon Lowe a 6-year, $24M contract extension on Tuesday...

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Bonifacio, Phillips, And Starling Sent Down As Roster Takes Shape

It looks like Brian Goodwin has the right field job for now. The Royals assigned outfielders Jorge Bonifacio, Brett Phillips, and Bubba Starling to minor league camp, among a number of roster cuts today. Those moves likely mean Brian Goodwin will...

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Can The Royals Afford High On-base Hitters?

What would Moneyball say now? Dayton Moore has been talking a lot about The Process 2.0, a term coined by Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger to describe how the Royals will improve upon their 104-loss performance in 2018. Matthew LaMar and...

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Al Central Notes: Adrianza, Twins, Salazar, Royals, Beckham

With eight games until the end of Spring Training, infielder Ehire Adrianza isn’t assured of a spot on the Twins’ Opening Day roster, writes LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Adrianza is out of minor league options, so...

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Royals Rumblings - News For March 18, 2019

Ryan O’Yea! Royals Rumblings - News for March 18, 2019 Lynn Worthy takes a look at the state of the farm system with Assistant GM J.J. Picollo. Picollo downplayed the prospect rankings, both past and present. In fact, he’s used the 2011...

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Why I’m Joining Royals Review

How one fan rediscovered his love of baseball Darryl Motley. I carried that name around like a passport—a sign that no matter where I went, I was still a Royals fan. Darryl Motley, because that’s the name of the right fielder who caught the...

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Royals Trade Pitcher Jason Adam To The Blue Jays

Please welcome, cash considerations The Royals have traded right-handed pitcher Jason Adam to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. The 27-year old native of nearby Overland Park, Kansas pitched in 32 1⁄3 innings for the Royals last year...
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Sunday St Thread: Royals Vs. Giants

Royals. Giants. It’s Sunday Spring Training baseball from Surprise. The lineup: Hamilton CF, Mondesi SS, Merrifield 1B, Gordon LF, Maldonado DH, Owings 2B, Arteaga 3B, Goodwin RF, Viloria C. Opening Day starter Brad Keller will take the mound...
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Adalberto Mondesi’s Adjustments Toward Stardom

He had an excellent 2018, but has a lot of room to grow. That growth may have showed itself in Arizona. The Kansas City Royals are in a rebuild, of that there is no doubt. Now that their one recognizable face is out for the year in Salvador Perez,...

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Spring Training Gamethred Xxiii And Xxiv - Brewers At Royals And Royals At Padres

Is it almost time for real baseball? The Royals play host to the Milwaukee Brewers in yet another meaningless spring matchup, today. Corbin Burnes will get the start for the Brewers while Homer Bailey will be pitching for the Royals. Bailey is...

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