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Royals Name Yordano Ventura Opening Day Starter

The defending American League Champions have named 23-year-old Yordano Ventura their Opening Day starter against the Chicago White Sox, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Yordano Ventura will start Opening Day. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 25, 2015 McCullough also announced how the Royals’ rotation will stack up after Ventura gets the ball on...
Via Baseball Essential
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Some Royals Observations From Last Night

I was like a kid in a candy store last night when I got to walk into Surprise Stadium for the first time of the year. Outside of the playoffs, there’s nothing quite as fun for me as the first game I get to go of the season, whether that’s in Arizona or Kansas City […]
Via Pine Tar Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should You Buy Alex Rios?

If you’re drafting this weekend, get the tools your leaguemates don’t have: our Custom Rankings Generator and All-in-One Draft Buddy, two great tools with the BaseballProf 100% Money Back Guarantee! Rios is having a great spring and isn’t done yet (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) New year, new team. Alex Rios is off to a hot start in 2015 spring training as he seems to be putting...
Via Baseball Professor
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Game Recap of the Season! Royals Bested by Sox, 6-0

With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Royals aired their first of four Spring Training games on Wednesday in efforts to prepare for the regular season. The Boys in Blue come in at 13-8, which is good enough for second in the Cactus League standings. They face American League Central foe, the Chicago White Sox, who are just 7-11, and not showing any improvement thus far...
Via Royals Blue
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ventura selected to start Royals' opener against White Sox

  Yordano Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed seven scoreless innings to beat San Francisco in Game 6 of the World Series. The announcement was made by Royals manager Ned Yost on Wednesday. James Shields, the...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Terrance Gore’s Upside

In their most recent round of roster cuts, the Kansas City Royals optioned outfielder Terrance Gore to High-A Wilmington. Gore was one of seven players the Royals cut this week, and one of hundreds who have been cut from their respective teams this spring. However, Gore differs from most of these guys in that he was a player of some significance […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Blue 2015 Home Opener Watch Party at Walsh’s Corner Cocktail!!!

Didn’t get a ticket to the 2015 Kansas City Royals home opener? Join us at Walsh’s Corner Cocktail for the second annual Royals Blue home opener watch party! Walsh’s is located at 304 West 85th street (a half block east of Wornall on 85th street) in south Kansas City. Traditionally, the great people at Walsh’s serve up hot dogs, hamburgers and brauts with all the fixings...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Not-So-Prospects Make Some Noise in Royals Camp

One of the best parts of spring training is getting to hear the hyperbole thrown around about what every player is doing throughout the spring. This pitcher’s new pitch looks like it could actually be his best already and that player’s new swing is going to turn him from dud to stud this year and […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals News: Finnegan Sent Down

The Royals announced that Brandon Finnegan would be heading down to the minors to work as a starter. There had been some discussions that he may be able to make the club to work as a left handed reliever out of the pen, and when Tim Collins went down with an elbow injury, the talk intensified. Finnegan was never able to seize that opportunity however, and had a poor showing...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

To-Do List Items Remaining for Royals

After 20 spring training games, the Kansas City Royals are probably more than ready to end these exhibition games and get to KC to take on the White Sox to start their American League championship defense. The Royals should know that the fans are pretty much ready as well, but unfortunately, their work in Arizona […]
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Dozier or Urshela?

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Then take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. Hunter Dozier or Giovanni Urshela for a 20 team dynasty 5X5 but 5th...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals demote Brandon Finnegan, who pitched in World Series

  The Kanas City Royals have optioned Brandon Finnegan, who became the first player to play in the College World Series and the World Series the same year, to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday. The Royals' first-round pick out of TCU last year, will be used as a starter in the minors after pitching out of the Kansas City bullpen last September and in the postseason. The left...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Young sharp in first start for Royals

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Chris Young pitched three effective innings in his first start with Kansas City since signing two weeks ago, helping the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Young, the 2014 AL comeback player of the year with Seattle, allowed one run and two hits and struck out three. Justin Upton narrowly missed a home run with a shot off the wall...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Kansas City Royals

No, it wasn’t a dream (or nightmare depending on your perspective). The Kansas City Royals are the defending AL pennant winners. Was their 2014 run a Cinderella story or is this team finally ready to be a power in the AL Central? Depth Chart (as of 3/20) C: Salvador Perez 1B: Eric Hosmer 2B: Omar Infante 3B: Mike Moustakas SS: Alcides Escobar LF: Alex Gordon CF: Lorenzo...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview — The Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals were the feel good story of the 2014 season. It took three decades, but the Royals, behind a young lineup and three-headed monster of a bullpen, took the American League Pennant before dropping the World Series to the San Francisco Giants. They head into 2015 with a target on their back for the first time in awhile. The question is, is this team ready to repeat...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

Teammates Alex Gordon (#4) and Eric Hosmer (#35) celebrate after Gordon’s three run blast in early April of last season. The Kansas City Royals had a magical run in 2014 with their first trip to the playoffs since their 1985 World Series title. They began the 2014 postseason winning eight consecutive games before losing in a thrilling seven game series to the World Champion San...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Don’t Count Out Rios

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Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals Are For Real

The Kansas City Royals made their first postseason appearance in 29 years in 2014. They became the first team to win eight straight games to start a postseason and went all the way to game seven of the World Series with the tying run 90 feet away. Metrics are not exceedingly optimistic about the defending American League Champions in 2015. PECOTA projects the Royals to finish in...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals affiliate unveils hot dog/bacon gutbomb on Krispy Kreme ‘bun’ (pic)

  Move over, Churro Dog. There’s a new leader in the clubhouse for craziest culinary concession item that will be available this summer at America’s ballparks. Outrageous ballpark fare obviously is not limited to the major league level, as evidenced by a brand new monstrosity being rolled out by a minor league team affiliated with...Read More The post Royals affiliate unveils...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Krispy Kreme ‘Donut Dog’ Is The Best Way To Die At A Baseball Game This Year

  Is it your lifelong dream to die of a heart attack while watching a baseball game? Well, a minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals has got the tasty new treat for you. The Wilmington BlueRocks, an Advanced-A affiliate (whatever the hell that means) of the Royals, has unveiled The Krispy Kreme Donut Dog, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals manager Ned Yost laments ‘mass bee genocide’ during game

Ned Yost either understands the significant role bees play in our ecosystem or simply is a lover of all of Earth’s creatures great and small, because the Kansas City Royals manager was greatly affected by the extermination of the insects that delayed the team’s spring training game on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. While Yost understood...Read More The post Royals manager Ned Yost laments...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Swarm of bees delay Royals-Angels game

Your browser does not support iframes. The Royals and Angels got together for a spring training game Sunday afternoon. However, a swarm of bees did their best to see to it the contest didn’t start on time. After the Angels took the field, bees gathered in left field, causing the Angels to gravitate to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Spring Player Rankings

Every year various websites, sports groups, writers and networks come out with player rankings for the upcoming season. The Kansas City Royals are coming off a World Series defeat in 7 games, essentially doing everything in their power to play until the very last day of the season. Coming into the 2015 season, here at the players ranked in top 10 of their respective positions.  CBS...
Via i70baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Bullpen battle

Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar will look to make the Royals’ bullpen the best in the league in 2015 ( The Kansas City Royals began their 2015 season this past week as they opened camp at Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona. With their first playoff appearance since 1985 last season which ended in their magical World Series run, there are high expectations for this...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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