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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: August 27

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 started a six-game road trip with a nice three-run first inning…and then the roof […]
Via Pine Tar Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking Royals Possible Playoff Foes

It’s August 27, and the Kansas City Royals are basically a lock to make the postseason, and heavy, heavy favorites to have the best record in the American League. That’s a sentence I never expected to write, so it’s pretty cool that I got the chance to today. So with all that in mind, there’s […]
Via Pine Tar Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Field Generals: It`s Ned Yost in a Box by Ian Frazer

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Via Baseball Prospectus
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Guthrie Has Earned Respect, Despite Rough Season

One of the niceties of rooting for a good team—the best team in the American League, if you haven’t checked the standings lately—is that there are so few problem spots. Whereas 10 years ago Royals fans had to look (hard) for the bright spots, now we can easily pinpoint the issues we’d like to see […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen helps Royals hold off Orioles 3-2 to win fourth straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer also drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals leaned on their bullpen to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night. Danny Duffy (7-6) dodged trouble for most of 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. The left-hander struck out five in a start that began in crisp efficiency...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals are so good, we’re bored …

Ho hum. Another night. Another Royals win. Another Salvador Perez cooler shower for the star of the game. Another collection of great defensive plays. Another dominant showing by the bullpen. More runs scored with two outs. Yawn, yawn, yawn. At this point, most of us probably watch from the comfort of our sofas, glancing occasionally at the TV from our tablets and a super scientific...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Medlen wins first start as Royals rally in sixth to beat O's 8-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Omar Infante led a seven-run charge in the sixth inning to support a strong start by Kris Medlen, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Monday night. Despite working on a pitch count, Medlen (2-0) lasted six innings in his first start since Sept. 27, 2013, with Atlanta. The right-hander allowed five hits -- one of them a two-run homer...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Home for Zobrist will be easy for the Royals

  In case you have been living under a rock, the time has come that we begin looking at the return of Alex Gordon sometime in the not so distant future. He has begun his rehab stint in Omaha and is looking like he is close to returning to form. The news is not so much that Alex is returning (although there will be much fanfare and twitter will be gloriously ablaze upon his return...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon homers in first rehab game for Triple-A Omaha

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon appeared in his first game action in 46 games on Sunday -- and he exceeded fans' expectations. Gordon, who is working his way back from a groin injury he suffered on July 8, hit a two-run homer as the designated hitter for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday. The four-time Gold Glove winner said he could play the field during Monday night's game...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s given his all: The Story of Jeremy Guthrie in Kansas City

  He’s a great teammate, a great person, and he’s had his best days in Kansas City. Here’s a look at Jeremy Guthrie’s time in Kansas City. Jonathan Sanchez was awful. Not at all what the Royals were looking for when they traded Melky Cabrera to San Francisco for the veteran lefty. Sanchez was 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA for the Royals in 12 starts. Melky Cabrera, meanwhile, had...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With postseason in mind, Royals ready to see what Medlen can do as a starter

The Kansas City Royals look poised to return to the AL Championship Series with the league's best record and a 12 1/2-game lead in the Central. The Baltimore Orioles have a much more difficult path to get back into position to play for the pennant. These teams meet for the first time since last year's playoffs when they open a four-game series Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paulo Orlando Continues to Boost the Royals Outfield

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 25: Paulo Orlando #16 of the Kansas City Royals crosses home as he scores the game-winning run in the 10th inning against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Paulo Orlando continues to help the Royals. He has seen much more playing time since Alex Gordon hurt his groin back on...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Best Royals in Opening Game of the Series

The Red Sox faced off against the AL leading Kansas City Royals last night.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Danny Duffy for the Royals.  Miley had himself a strong performance and got enough run support to give him and the team the win. The Sox got on the scoreboard first when Travis Shaw was issued a walk with the bases loaded to bring Betts to the plate.  Sox 1-0.  The...
Via Fenway West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto open to signing with Red Sox in free agency

This embed is invalid   " /> When Hanley Ramirez and Johnny Cueto were spotted chatting before Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, it was reasonable to wonder whether they discussed uniting for the Boston Red Sox in 2016. The Red Sox need a front-line starter and Cueto is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He also happens to be a free agent this offseason...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, and the 95+ MPH Cutter

The video here depicts the last pitch of Wednesday night’s game between Kansas City and Cincinnati, a contest won 4-3 by the Royals. What else the video depicts is a cutter thrown by Wade Davis at 96 mph — for a swinging strike to one of the major leagues’ most talented hitters. Though the author failed to seek Votto’s opinion of the pitch, the following image might provide...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals the best team in the AL?

With still 43 games left to play in the 2015 MLB season, the Kansas City Royals have managed to meet and pass their expected win total for this season. They have proven that their 2014 World Series run was no fluke, and that this may be their best shot at bringing a title back to Kansas City for the first time since 1985. One question that the Royals face is, are they the best team...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Acquisitions Continue Strong Impressions with the Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 15: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Reaching the 2 million fan plateau for the first time in the 21st century on Friday, the Kansas City Royals are on pace to break a franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer returns home to Cincinnati: ‘He’s freaking King Kong around here’

Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals are headed to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The road trip offers a rare opportunity for Hosmer to return to his old stomping grounds where he dominated his peers at the high school level. For two summers, Hosmer played for Midland High School, earning a reputation as a man amongst boys. “He’s freaking King Kong around here,” Hiler said...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ post season run might have caused baby boom

The red hot Kansas City Royals have another post season run in their sights, and local hospitals should plan accordingly. Not to treat rally wounds or pre-game alcohol poisoning, but to deliver lots of little “souvenirs” into the world. Because according to a recent feature in the Kansas City Star, one metropolitan hospital saw a record-breaking number of births–about nine...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Kruk texted with George Brett about KC ribs for two years and had no idea

John Kruk had been communicating with Kansas City Royals legend George Brett about BBQ ribs for over two years and, until Sunday, he had no idea. At least that’s what he says. It goes without saying that Kruk loves his food. Whenever he’s in Kansas City, he arranges specially to get some ribs delivered to him via Meat Mitch. Kruk even scarfed them down on national TV during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Kruk unknowingly texted with George Brett about ribs

One of the most appealing things about John Kruk as a broadcaster is his willingness to make fun of himself and to tell self-deprecating stories on the air that nicely fill the gaps between action during a ballgame. The analyst provided a funny example of that on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast between the Angels and Royals. During the bottom of the fourth inning, play-by-play...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Royals' playoff run lead to a Kansas City baby boom?

    The Kansas City Royals reignited their fan base last season with a surprise run to the World Series. They may have inspired an increase in the local population while they were at it. According to a recent feature story in the Kansas City Star, the Royals’ success may have coincided with a baby boom. One area hospital, Shawnee Mission Birth Center, noticed a significant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals keeping window of opportunity open

After an exciting postseason run followed by a devastating loss in game seven of last year's fall classic, many expected the Kansas City Royals to regress in 2015.  If the heartbreak of falling one win shy of clinching a World Series title in front our their home crowd wasn't enough to haunt the Royals, other teams across the league began to stockpile talent this past winter to...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus thinks Johnny Cueto's windup is illegal

    Kansas City Royals righty Johnny Cueto dazzled in a complete-game shutout of the Tigers on Monday night, and Detroit manager Brad Ausmus proceeded to react with Kikkoman-levels of saltiness. Speaking with reporters after his team’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Cueto, Ausmus openly questioned the legality of the Dominican’s delivery to the plate. “Really, the way the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable baby Royals fan does best Johnny Cueto impression (photo)

To say that Kansas City Royals fans were awaiting Johnny Cueto’s first start at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night with eager anticipation would be a drastic understatement. Cueto didn’t disappoint, either, dazzling the hometown crowd with a four-hit, eight-strikeout, complete-game shutout to lead the Royals to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. But even before he toed the rubber...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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