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Edinson Volquez might have just made the worst start in MLB history

A pitcher's career is filled with unforgettable highs and very forgettable lows.Take right-hander Edinson Volquez, for example. Last October, he shined in the decisive Game 5 of the World Series that clinched the Kansas City Royals' first championship since 1985. On Friday night, however, nothing went right.Volquez allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on eight hits and three walks in one...
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Diamonds in the Rough 6-24-16

The Royals affiliates went 5-4 with wins at the three highest levels thanks to solid pitching at each. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel 2 (11), Jack Lopez (5), Zane Evans (3), Chris DeVito (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Frank Schwindel 3-4 3R, 2b, 2 HR, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Eric Skoglund 7 IP 4 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 5 K 11-4 GO-FO 87p/63k  Omaha Storm Chasers 6 New Orleans...
Via BP Kansas City
1 hour ago

Young looking to cool off Astros' red-hot bats

As Royals right-hander Chris Young takes the mound against the Astros on Saturday, all eyes will be on left field. After injuring his right wrist just over a month ago, left fielder Alex Gordon will likely make his return in the middle game of the set at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Royals.com
6 hours ago

Flynn, Gee combine to save Royals' bullpen

Starting a stretch of 17 games in 17 days, the Royals' pitching staff was up against it on Friday night. Right-hander Edinson Volquez was only able to record three outs before being lifted in a 13-4 loss to the Astros, putting the team in danger of burning through its bullpen on the first day of the stretch.
Via Royals.com
6 hours ago

Gordon likely to return on Saturday vs. Astros

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon likely will be back in the starting lineup on Saturday night against the Astros.
Via Royals.com
12 hours ago

KC Royals: Raul Mondesi Return Might Heat Up Trade Talks

KC Royals no. 1 prospect Raul Mondesi, Jr. will return from his 50-game PEDs suspension with a rehab assignment at High-A Wilmington. Mondesi could become a deadline deal bargaining chip. Still just 20 years old, top KC Royals prospect Raul Mondesi, Jr. will get back into the swing of baseball by playing at High A, […] KC Royals: Raul Mondesi Return Might Heat Up Trade Talks -...
Via Kings of Kauffman
16 hours ago

Suspended Royals prospect Mondesi begins rehab assignment

The Royals traded several of their top prospects last season for the right to acquire Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist, but Raul Mondesi Jr. was one of the few high-ceiling talents that remained in the farm system. However, Mondesi’s positive test for performance-enhancing drugs hijacked his 2016 season — one that’s featured the big-league club forced to rely on multiple backups...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

KC Royals Series Preview: Streaking Astros pay a visit

The KC Royals return home to Kauffman Stadium to host Houston after two losses in Queens as the Astros return to Kauffman Stadium for the first time since last October’s ALDS. The ‘Stros are 8-2 over their last 10 games entering this series. The Kansas City Royals currently hold the best home record in Major […] KC Royals Series Preview: Streaking Astros pay a visit - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
22 hours ago

And Gone! The Ian Kennedy Story So Far

As you may recall from Tuesday’s recap, Ian Kennedy has a home run problem. He’s allowed 18 dingers already this season. Ten of them have come in a barrage in his last four starts. If you’re sitting in the bleachers for a Kennedy start, bring a glove. Or a helmet. Safety first, you know. Fun Home Run Fact #1: Of Kennedy’s 18 home runs, 11 of them have been solo shots. Seven...
Via BP Kansas City
22 hours ago

Royals Straight Dope: All National MLB Writers Please Read

Are the KC Royals a good baseball team? How good? Why? How long has this been going on? What about their starting pitchers? How did the local KC radio jockeys miss it? If you don’t ask the right questions, you’ll never find the answers. You will learn more about the Kansas City Royals in this article than has […] Royals Straight Dope: All National MLB Writers Please Read...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Royals’ Outfielder Alex Gordon Close to Return

Kansas City Royals’ outfielder is expected to return to the club on Saturday after being sidelined with a broken bone in his right hand. Before returning, Gordon will finish a rehab assignment with the organizations’ Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Gordon started his assignment rehab on Sunday, playing with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In two games, the 23-year-old...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Kansas City Royals Expect from Alex Gordon Upon Return?

Alex Gordon‘s 2016 campaign has been anything but representative of the 4 year, $72 million contract he signed with the Kansas City Royals last January. But there’s reason to believe it could turn around sooner than later. Gordon, who landed on the disabled list with a fractured right wrist on May 23, is expected to return to the Royals’ lineup during the team’s upcoming...
Via The Sports Journal
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It's official: Infante clears waivers, becomes free agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veteran infielder Omar Infante cleared waivers Thursday and became a free agent.Infante was designated for assignment June 15 by the Kansas City Royals, who chose to pay him the nearly $14 million remaining on his contract rather than let him ride the bench as a utility player.Infante spent his first six seasons in Detroit. He later played for Atlanta, earning...
Via Associated Press
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Waiting For Gordon, and Clint Scoles Discusses the Royals Draft (BP Kansas City Episode 14)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/06/23/waiting-for-gordon-and-clint-scoles-discusses-the-royals-draft.mp3We caught up with BP Kansas City’s Clint Scoles to talk about the Royals draft and the players selected and how they reflect a shift in the Royals draft approach. Clint’s writeups are available here and here. Follow Clint at @ClintScoles. We also discussed...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Let’s Talk About Eric Hosmer’s Defense

There’s another disagreement regarding the Kansas City Royals and advanced metrics. If you’re still standing, you may take another drink. This time, it’s Eric Hosmer and the defensive metrics. The Kansas City Star‘s Rustin Dodd penned a column over the weekend regarding the disconnect between the perception of Hosmer’s defense and the evaluation of Hosmer’s defense. It’s...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Miracle of Whit Merrifield

Throughout his baseball career, Whit Merrifield has found that he has many homes. Rotating through essentially every position, he has established himself as a Ned Yost-style player, one that would be similar to Ben Zobrist. However, what he lacked that Ben Zobrist had was a world-class batter’s eye, and a professional level skill set. Thus, as a 9th round pick in 2010, Whit Merrifield...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fans rescued a puppy from a hot car outside Kauffman Stadium

After leaving Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, a group of Kansas City Royals fans made an important assist when they heard whimpering and discovered a puppy locked inside a hot car.The temperature in Kansas City touched the low nineties and inside the vehicle the puppy, an estimated 16 weeks old, had no food or water.Fans including a man named Josh Lee made the discovery in the eighth...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuthbert's walk-off single leads Royals to third straight victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cheslor Cuthbert singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 13th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.The Royals won six of seven on their homestand and have the best home record in the American League at 25-8.Salvador Perez led off the 13th with a single to right off left-hander Kyle Ryan (1-2), who was just promoted from...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eibner’s back, but for how long?

Rookie outfielder Brett Eibner, just four games into his first big league stint, went down with an ankle injury running down a ball in the left-center gap, which looked much worse than it was (sprained ankle), with some speculation initially that it was a possible Achilles injury. He hit the DL, but the Royals really dodged the bullet, as he started a rehab stint just eight...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Infante Contract Goes from Bad to Worse

  The inevitable happened. The Royals finally parted ways with Omar Infante, designating him for assignment this afternoon. The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Infante had seen a drastic decline in his playing time of late, as his last start and at bat came June 2, where he cost the Royals at least one run with a brutal defensive game that ended up as a...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee on Going from Met to Royals Reliever

Dillon Gee isn’t a Met anymore. Nor is he a starter (at least not as his primary role). The 30-year-old right-hander is working out of the bullpen in his first season with the Royals. No longer needed in New York, he inked a free-agent deal with Kansas City over the winter. Gee was a solid, albeit unremarkable, starter for the Mets from 2011 to -14. Then the deGroms, Harveys and...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A.J. Puckett can make an immediate impact

With the 67th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals select right-handed pitcher A.J. Puckett. The Pepperdine University alum isn’t your average righty though; this kid has been through something hopefully none of us will ever experience. During the summer of Puckett’s junior year of high school, he suffered an accident that placed him in a coma for three...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Developing Ace of the Royals

Let’s make one thing absolutely clear: The Royals don’t have an ace, not by major-league standards. By whichever measure you pick, the Royals have had one of the worst starting rotations in the game, and the closest thing they have to an ace starter is probably their group of pitchers who aren’t starters at all. Each and every game is almost like a race to the bullpen, and...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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