ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals announce start times for 2017 regular season schedule

As Opening Day grows closer, the Kansas City Royals are making the final touches to their schedules for the 2017 MLB regular season.On Thursday, the Royals announced their 2017 regular season schedule with times.  Opening Day is scheduled for Monday, April 3 at 3:10 p.m. in Minnesota, while the club’s home opener will be the following Monday (April 10) vs. the Oakland Athletics...
Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Royals announce start times for home games

The Royals will open the season with a 3:10 p.m. CT start against the Twins at Target Field on April 3, the club announced Thursday.
Via Royals.com
11 hours ago

Schilling lashed out at fake Twitter account of ex-MLB pitcher?

Curt Schilling got into his latest Twitter beef on Wednesday night, and this time he went back and forth with what many insist is a very fake account run by someone pretending to be former MLB pitcher Sidney Ponson. Just don’t tell Curt that. It all started when the Ponson account — which says in its bio “Not really sid” — tweeted at Schilling congratulating him on making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Duffman Signeth (BP Kansas City Episode 42)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/19/the-duffman-signeth-bp-kansas-city-episode-42.mp3Don your finest bear suit, put on some sweet jams, and have a gnar time listening to Jeff and Mike talk about Danny Duffy and his new contract. We spent time on this show to talk about Danny Duffy’s career to this point, his commitment to the Royals, and what might lie...
Via BP Kansas City
11 hours ago

Rotation Depth Bodes Well For Royals

While this has been a quiet offseason for the Royals, I feel good about the rotation headed into the 2017 season. This is no small feat, because as we chronicled plenty here last season, the rotation was a big reason the 2016 Royals missed the playoffs and limped home with a .500 record. That excitement is not because I think the Royals have the best starting pitchers in the division...
Via BP Kansas City
15 hours ago

Prospect Mills aiming to stick with Royals

Royals rookie right-hander Alec Mills was at the recent MLB/MLBPA Rookie Career Development Program and talked about his Major League debut last season, among other topics.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

KC Royals: Edinson Volquez Loses Brother To Stabbing

Former KC Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez lost his 25-year-old brother Brandy after he was stabbed in the Dominican Republic at 3 AM. A suspect is in custody after Brandy’s brawl with two brothers in the city of Santo Domingo Oeste.  A second suspect is getting treatment in a local hospital. Edinson Volquez told CDN […] KC Royals: Edinson Volquez Loses Brother To Stabbing...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

Is Re-signing Danny Duffy Just the First Step?

Following consecutive World Series appearances (and one championship), not much went right for the Kansas City Royals in 2016. More appropriately, nearly everything went wrong. The Royals finished 81-81, well out of contention. Their offense ranked 23rd in runs scored, and, just 17th in ERA (4.21). Within the AL, they ranked 13th in OBP (.312). Only the Rays and Athletics struggled...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals ink Danny Duffy to five-year contract extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and Danny Duffy have agreed to a $65 million, five-year contract that will keep the popular left-hander in Kansas City.Duffy will make $5 million this year, $14 million in 2018, $15.25 million each in 2019 and 2020 and $15.5 million in 2021.Duffy was eligible for arbitration this offseason and would have been eligible for free agency after the World...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Royals avoid arbitration by agreeing to one-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and All-Star first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed on a $12.25 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration with a deal that could take him to free agency.General manager Dayton Moore has long been optimistic that the Royals will be able to sign their homegrown star to a long-term deal, but the price has risen considerably.The 27-year-old...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Kansas City Royals

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Kansas City Royals. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies have offered Greg Holland multi-year deal

The Colorado Rockies were the worst team in baseball last year in terms of bullpen ERA, and they’re looking to address that problem this offseason. According to a report by Drew Creasman of BSN Denver, the Rockies have approached free agent reliever Greg Holland with a multi-year deal. General manager Jeff Bridich also acknowledged on Wednesday that the team has “checked in”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 20 Prospects: Kansas City Royals

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Kansas City Royals farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Welcome Jorge Soler

The Kansas City Royals acquired right fielder Jorge Soler from the Chicago Cubs this past week for closer Wade Davis. Soler appeared in 86 games this past season for the World Series Champions and batted .238 with 12 home runs and 31 RBIs. Soler did not see much playing time this postseason, receiving just 13 plate appearances in eight games but he is set to see extended action...
Via isportsweb.com
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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