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ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Drive an electric car? Charge it up while watching the Royals

On Monday, he Kansas City Royals, along with the KCP&L Clean Charge Network, announced the addition of five electric car charging stations in the parking lot of the Truman Sports Complex.  Located in Lot M between Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium, each station offers two slots allowing up to 10 vehicles to "park and plug." Fans will be directed by a parking attendant to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon getting closer to return

Alex Gordon is making strides towards his return, as the Royals outfielder has progressed to hitting off of a tee and participating in agility drills. "It was fine," Gordon told reporters in Toronto over the weekend. "Very, very standard. We were going to do tee work either tomorrow or the next day. So it wasn't anything out of the ordinary." Gordon, who is working his way back from...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Davis named top Royals player, pitcher of the month

The Kansas City Royals announced today that center fielder Lorenzo Cain has been named the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for July, while right-handed pitcher Wade Davis has been named the club's Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote. The pitcher is selected in a vote by local media. Cain hit .367 in July with eight doubles, two...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura threatened Jose Bautista on Twitter

The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays treated fans to an eventful Sunday afternoon, as pitchers from either side threw at hitters like they were a bunch of college bros playing Wiffle ball in the quad. And get this -- Yordano Ventura wasn't even on the mound. Ventura, who seems to be at the center of every controversy involving the Royals, did not pitch in the game. But...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wade Davis Deserves Better Than Some Footnote

On August 24, 2013, the most popular movie at the box office was Iron Man 3. The troublesome pop song Blurred Lines was all over our radios. The Boston Red Sox had the best record in the American League, and the Atlanta Professional Baseball Club led the National League. Were we ever so young? Also on that date, Wade Davis had a start against the Washington Nationals. He ended up...
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bats and the Jays the latest to be alienated by Royals

The Kansas City Royals continue to be a mogwai fed after midnight — previously cute and cuddly, but now a gremlin that voraciously terrorizes everything in its path. The Royals were involved in their umpteenth bench-clearing incident this season on Sunday in Toronto, although this time the far more interesting action took place after the game. The escalator on Sunday was when...
Via Rumors and Rants
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches clear during Royals-Blue Jays game

It’s a day that ends in -Y. The Kansas City Royals are pissing teams off by throwing at players once again. Sunday’s situation in Toronto started in the first inning when Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson with the first pitch of his at bat. (video here because MLBAM is stupid) Note that home plate umpire Jim Wolf warns both benches after the plunking, which would seemingly...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: August 2

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. The Royals scored two runs in the ninth to tie the game, then captured a walkoff […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Slugger Jose Bautista Hits First Home Run Off Of Royals Pitcher Wade Davis in Close to Two Years

Fantasy owners and maybe some Kansas City Royals fans that are really in to stats probably knew this, but heading in to Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Wade Davis had not given up a home run in close to two years--August 24. 2013 to be exact.That is, until he faced Jose Bautistavia Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Win Back-And-Forth Affair Against Toronto

You’re not officially a Royal until Salvador Perez poors something on you. Well, welcome to the team, Ben Zobrist. Before Yordano Ventura had a chance to take the mound, Zobrist hammered one to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.   For three innings, it looked like the final would be 1-0, and Yordano Ventura would get his sixth win of the year. Part of that is true. Ventura did...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto gets no decision in first start for Royals

This was the start we were all anticipating since Johnny Cueto was dealt to the Kansas City Royals. We all wanted to see if the right-handed flame thrower could handle the American League style of pitching, of course we didn’t know that Troy Tulowitzki would be involved in this game, when Cueto was scheduled to pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals started hot scoring...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales scores with incredible slide (Video)

Kendrys Morales pulled out the phantom slide move on Russell Martin Friday, and it worked to perfection. During the top of the first inning of the Royals’ game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, new KC acquisition Ben Zobrist laced a single to right field. It scored Eric Hosmer easily, but Morales looked like he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Offense is Quiet in Loss

TORONTO, CANADA – JULY 30: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after being called out on strikes in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 30, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) After a promising top half of the first inning, the Kansas City Royals bats became silent....
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Dance: The 1738 Kansas City Royals

I love music. I love good music. I love bad music. I love all types of music. But I’ve also come to the realization that now, as a man in..... The post The Big Dance: The 1738 Kansas City Royals appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals can’t stop quoting Fetty *** in their interviews

Apparently the Kansas City Royals are done with the bad guy attitude they were exuding at the beginning of the season. And they have replaced that surly demeanor with something light, fun and down-right silly. Members of the AL Central leading team had a little fun with the media this week when they started inserting references to summer tune “Trap Queen” by Fetty *** into their...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young Should Be Odd Man Out of Royals Rotation

  Royals new hired gun Johnny Cueto officially joined the Royals last night. To clear roster space, Joe Blanton, one day after recording his second save (this one the rare 3-inning variety) in three appearances (only two career saves), was shipped out, designated for assignment. Blanton, gave us more than we ever expected this season, producing a 3.89 ERA over 41 2/3...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WOW! Defense shines as Royals win 2-1

Johnny Cueto has the second best ERA since 2011 while pitching in a hitter’s ballpark in Cincinnati.  He now pitches in Kansas City and, with this defense, he may never allow another run. Eric Hosmer collected 3 hits while driving in 2, including the game winning home run with two outs in the top of the 9th, as the Royals took game two in Cleveland, 2-1.  With the win, the...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto dons a Royal crown upon joining Kansas City

As you might expect, Johnny Cueto is pretty happy about going from a fourth-place Cincinnati Reds club to a division leader and World Series favorite in the Kansas City Royals. Naturally, Royals fans are also thrilled about the right-hander joining their rotation and a drive toward the championship Kansas City was so close to winning last year. You could say Cueto received a… Royal...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s successful in Ben Zobrist trade

The rebuild continues for the Oakland A’s. The KC Royals don’t want to come up short this year This time it’s Ben Zobrist leaving. Zobrist goes to the AL leading Royals, where he will replace a struggling Omar Infante at second base. In return, the A’s receive minor league pitchers, LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks. Brooks was drafted in the ninth round of the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: are they done?

With the biggest trade of this year’s trade deadline under their belt, a case can be made that the Kansas City Royals are done making moves. The long sought after ace that the Royals were looking to acquire is now here in the form of Johnny Cueto. With the rotation mostly sorted out, is this the team that Dayton Moore will depend on to make it over the hump and bring a championship...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Joe Blanton picks up second career save

When the Kansas City Royals signed Joe Blanton in the offseason this year, they were getting a career starting pitcher. Blanton retired after a disastrous 2013 season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in which he posted a 6.04 earned run average and a dreadful 2-14 record. Despite his retirement, Blanton was persuaded to join the Royals this year in hopes of helping them win...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals add Johnny Cueto, relief for relievers

Here’s all the proof you need that the Royals didn’t need Johnny Cueto: up until this point, the Royals didn’t have Johnny Cueto. The Royals didn’t really have much of anyone in the rotation, and yet they have the best record in the American League, by a surprisingly comfortable margin. If Cueto were necessary, maybe […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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