Are the Royals really a .500 team?

The Royals are starting to give everyone in the Fandom that old familiar feeling in their guts when the 7th inning hits.  It's that feeling like something is about to happen.  After some late inning magic against the A.L. East leading Boston Red Sox, and then again against the ever dangerous Toronto B.J.s, the Royals are again becoming Kings of the Comeback.  Going into Wednesday...
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2 hours ago

Salvy, Hosmer need final AS polling push

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez continued to lead in the voting for their positions in the latest Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update, with four days left.
4 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Reinforcements are Not Far Away

TD Ameritrade Park, home of the Kansas City Royals’ AAA affiliate Omaha Storm Chasers, is 195 miles north of Kauffman Stadium. It could contain the Royals’ keys to an American League Central title in 2017. The Kansas City Royals appear to be ready to make another run at the playoffs in 2017. With most of their […] Kansas City Royals: Reinforcements are Not Far Away - Kings...
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7 hours ago

BPKC Updated Prospect Rankings

With the 2017 draft in the books, it’s time to revisit the Royals prospect list. There’s a new name at the top of the organization. Preseason List Post-Draft Matt Strahm 1 Nick Pratto 2017 1st Rd pick w/ advanced approach at dish Josh Staumont 2 Hunter Dozier Season lost to injury Hunter Dozier 3 Khalil Lee Big Power, needs to cut K-rate Khalil Lee 4 Nicky Lopez A solid defensive...
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8 hours ago

Instant Royals

On Sunday, May 7, the Royals closed a disastrous 3-6 homestead by losing to the Cleveland Indians by a scoreline of 1-0. Danny Duffy started and pitched a fine game, but the home side could only muster a single hit against a parade of four Cleveland pitchers. The loss, a familiar refrain, dropped the team to 10-20 on the year. It was, as far as 2017 gone so far, rock bottom for the...
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11 hours ago

No sweep for Kansas City Royals in Sunday’s finale

Just when a sweep—and a little bit of breathing room between themselves and .500—seemed within the Kansas City Royals grasp, it was snatched away by Jose Bautista. After a dozen outs in Sunday’s finale between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays, the home team led 2-0 at Kauffman Stadium. A sweep seemed like […] No sweep for Kansas City Royals in Sunday’s finale...
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21 hours ago

Moylan, Royals deal with tough calls vs. Jays

As right-hander Peter Moylan walked off the pitcher's mound in the midst of the Blue Jays' five-run sixth inning on Sunday, he began to tell home-plate umpire John Tumpane his thoughts on the size of his strike zone. Tumpane quickly ejected Moylan, who continued to express his displeasure as he walked off the field.
23 hours ago

Duffy makes first Triple-A rehab start

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday as he works to return from a right oblique strain.
1 day ago

Kansas City Royals: Above .500 and Going for a Series Sweep

The Kansas City Royals finished Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.  With the W the Boys in Blue are above .500 for the first time this season.  They play for a series sweep tomorrow. Jason Vargas notched his league leading 11th victory, for those who care about that sort of thing, […] Kansas City Royals: Above .500 and Going for a Series Sweep - Kings...
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1 day ago

Kansas City Royals: Does Eric Hosmer Deserve All-Star Game Start?

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2 days ago

Conversations with Clayton: Scott Alexander

Host of Prime Time Sports on WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In this week’s edition of “Conversations with Clayton,” I catch up with Scott Alexander, one of the genuine bards of New Orleans sports media. Alexander is currently the host of Prime Time Sports on WLAE-TV, which airs every Tuesday at 11 p.m. Among other things, Scott and I discuss breaking into the sports media, Pierre...

Jason Vargas is resurgent Royals unlikely rotation leader

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2 days ago

Kansas City Royals: Contenders or pretenders as trade deadline nears?

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2 days ago

Diamonds in the Rough 6-23-17

A rough day of pitching for the Royals affiliates with pair of pitchers unable to finish off two innings and a few other less than stellar starts leading to a HR Roll Call None BPKC Hitter of the Day Cody Jones 4-4 R, 2-2b BPKC Pitcher of the Day Eric Stout 3.2 Ip 2 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 K 58p/38k 3-4 GO-FO Memphis Redbirds 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 The struggles for Josh Staumont continued...
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2 days ago

Chris Young cut by Royals, who sign Neftali Feliz

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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why your vote for the All-Star game may have long term effects

**The aim of this article is not to sway votes, but instead to inform you the voter! (Insert Russia joke here) The Kansas City Royals are on the down hill stretch of their annual #VOTEKC campaign.  A campaign that we all know to have been run flawlessly in years passed.  But this year, a more realistic approach has taken over, and they have modified the hashtag to #VOTEHOS...
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3 days ago

Royals are putting the band back together

If Jake and Elwood Blues taught us anything, it is that no matter what, a group of guys can always come back together and acheive great things.  The Royals most likely will not be saving any Catholic Orphanages down the stretch in their bid for the playoffs, but they can still conjure up one last great run just like in the old days.  The Royals are putting the band back...
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4 days ago

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while making sure our agent has all the proper trade clauses (including demands for travel pizza and beer) in our contract. Happy birthday today to Richard Jefferson, Merlakia Jones, Derrick Coleman and Rick Sutcliffe. On...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals credit espresso machine for fueling turnaround

Is it time to add caffeine to the list of performance-enhancing drugs? After a brutal first two months of the 2017 season, the Royals are on a tear in June. They’ve won seven of their last eight games to pull themselves to two games under .500 and 3.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. And they are crediting an espresso machine as their secret weapon. Taking a page out...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals credit espresso machine for helping with turnaround

After they were essentially left for dead early on in the season, the Kansas City Royals have showed plenty of life as of late. The team has won seven of its last eight games and is now 11-5 in the month of June, and caffeine has played a big role in the newfound success.Relief pitcher Peter Moylan has an espresso machine in his locker, and Royals players have slowly begun to rely...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Draft: Breaking down the Kansas City Royals’ day one selections

The Kansas City Royals selected three individuals during day one of the first-year player draft on June 12. Each of these players has a plethora of talent and the potential to blossom into a major leaguer. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each draftee?   Nick Pratto, first baseman, Huntington Beach High School, CA (No. 14 pick) Strengths: Pratto’s main strength is being...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen will make or break Kansas City Royals’ season

The Kansas City Royals’ bullpen has been dreadful all season in close games. The relief pitchers for the Royals have totaled a record of 8-12. Only two current relievers maintain an ERA under 3.50 (Mike Minor and Scott Alexander). This area is in desperate need of improvement and will determine whether the Royals will be a contender in the American League Central. Kelvin Herrera...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Swings for the Fences

Currently 5.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, it’s still unclear whether the Royals will go for it one last time with a number of the same pieces from their championship season, or if they’ll perform a massive sell-off of multiple potential free agents. Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Jason Vargas are among those who could be moved. Perhaps Kelvin Herrera, just another...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mike Moustakas break the Kansas City Royals’ home run record?

Kansas City Royals’ third baseman Mike Moustakas currently has 15 homers and is on track to have a grand total of 42 by season’s end. Steve Balboni currently holds the Royals’ franchise record for home runs in a season when he put 36 into the outfield seats in 1985. Breaking this record will be no easy task for Moustakas, who is on pace to claim this accolade. Moose’s career...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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