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ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals Moves Make For An Even Braver New World

Well, this is fun, isn’t it? Everything I wrote on Sunday about the Johnny Cueto trade is also true about yesterday’s trade for Ben Zobrist. This is really uncharted territory for the vast majority of Royals fans. I’m almost 40, and I have no conscious memory of a Royals team that is almost certainly the […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals fining each other for not using 'Trap Queen' lyric

The Kansas City Royals have solidified Trap Queen by Fetty *** as the song of the summer.Apparently, some Royals players, including Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain, have taken it upon themselves to make sure that the lyric "1738" makes it into their postgame interviews:My only question is why stop there? 1738 is like the first line of the song. Expand it a little bit...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: July 29

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. A sterling outing from Bret Saberhagen and two RBIs apiece from Hal McRae and Steve Balboni […]
Via Pine Tar Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Alcides Escobar & Omar Infante's sick flip play

Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante fields Cleveland Indian Roberto Perez's grounder and backhand flips to SS Alcides Escobar.....who barehands and throws to first for the out.Bam!Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

(sportsonearth.com) The Kansas City Royals already made their big move in acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Red’s on Sunday, but weren’t done as they went out and shipped two more minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics in return for outfielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist. Zobrist spent nearly a decade in Tampa Bay before playing the first half of this season with Oakland...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via The Outside Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WOW! Defense shines as Royals win 2-1

Johnny Cueto has the second best ERA since 2011 while pitching in a hitter’s ballpark in Cincinnati.  He now pitches in Kansas City and, with this defense, he may never allow another run. Eric Hosmer collected 3 hits while driving in 2, including the game winning home run with two outs in the top of the 9th, as the Royals took game two in Cleveland, 2-1.  With the win, the...
Via Royals Blue
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto dons a Royal crown upon joining Kansas City

As you might expect, Johnny Cueto is pretty happy about going from a fourth-place Cincinnati Reds club to a division leader and World Series favorite in the Kansas City Royals. Naturally, Royals fans are also thrilled about the right-hander joining their rotation and a drive toward the championship Kansas City was so close to winning last year. You could say Cueto received a… Royal...
Via The Outside Corner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s successful in Ben Zobrist trade

The rebuild continues for the Oakland A’s. The KC Royals don’t want to come up short this year This time it’s Ben Zobrist leaving. Zobrist goes to the AL leading Royals, where he will replace a struggling Omar Infante at second base. In return, the A’s receive minor league pitchers, LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks. Brooks was drafted in the ninth round of the...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Tuesday be Young's last start for Royals before move to pen?

The Kansas City Royals are looking for Johnny Cueto to make an impact in the postseason but his presence will first be felt in the starting rotation. Chris Young makes his case to remain among the starters Tuesday night when the Royals attempt to send the Cleveland Indians to their longest home losing streak in 40 years. Kansas City (60-38) has matched the best start in franchise...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: are they done?

With the biggest trade of this year’s trade deadline under their belt, a case can be made that the Kansas City Royals are done making moves. The long sought after ace that the Royals were looking to acquire is now here in the form of Johnny Cueto. With the rotation mostly sorted out, is this the team that Dayton Moore will depend on to make it over the hump and bring a championship...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Joe Blanton picks up second career save

When the Kansas City Royals signed Joe Blanton in the offseason this year, they were getting a career starting pitcher. Blanton retired after a disastrous 2013 season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in which he posted a 6.04 earned run average and a dreadful 2-14 record. Despite his retirement, Blanton was persuaded to join the Royals this year in hopes of helping them win...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' 10-game road trip kicks off with visit to Sixth City

The last eight games between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians have been about as even as it can get. Both teams have won four contests and no team has won more than one game in a row. The Royals, however, have won five of their nine matchups overall with the Indians so far this season, including two of the three meetings in Cleveland. And if you are looking at one particular...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are seeking second base upgrades

The Kansas City Royals traded for Johnny Cueto on Sunday, but they don’t appear to be done yet. The team needs at least one more bat, and right now, it looks like they’re focusing on replacing Omar Infante at second base. The targets? Reportedly, Martin Prado and Ben Zobrist. #Royals showing interest in #Marlins infielder Martin Prado, sources say. Miami would need to include...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Cueto, Royals instantly become the team to beat

The Royals were searching for help for their rotation.  On Sunday, the Royals got it in the shape of Johnny Cueto Prior to Sunday, the biggest trade deadline acquisition in Royals history was (arguably) getting Jeremy Guthrie from Colorado in exchange for Jonathan Sanchez.  That all changed when the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto and cash from the Reds in exchange for Brandon...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Strike Early in Sunday’s Confidence-Building Victory

Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando (16) Lorenzo Cain (6) and Alex Rios (15) celebrate their 5-1 win over the Houston Astros at the end of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) Looking to capture their fifth series win of July, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros by a score of 5-1 on Sunday and...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals add Johnny Cueto, relief for relievers

Here’s all the proof you need that the Royals didn’t need Johnny Cueto: up until this point, the Royals didn’t have Johnny Cueto. The Royals didn’t really have much of anyone in the rotation, and yet they have the best record in the American League, by a surprisingly comfortable margin. If Cueto were necessary, maybe […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals acquire Johnny Cueto from Reds

The Kansas City Royals are already the best team in the American League, and they are about to get even better with the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto. The Royals were on the verge of trading for Cueto on Saturday night when discussions hit a snag. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Weighing Options at Trade Deadline

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 22: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Kauffman Stadium on July 22, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) With the All-Star festivities in the rear-view mirror of the MLB season, postseason races will heat up, and the contenders will begin to separate from the...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clock is Ticking: The Royals need for Starting Pitching

  Jason Vargas is done for the year, Yordano Ventura is struggling, and Chris Young is wearing down.  What will Dayton Moore and Ned Yost do?   I was sitting in the left field bleachers of Busch Stadium watching Chris Young and Salvador Perez do long toss prior to Thursday’s make-up game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  I noticed, on more than one occasion, that...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals connected to several top-flight pitchers as the trade deadline approaches

The Kansas City Royals are likely the best team the American League has to offer. A solid offense and a terrific bullpen have led the Royals to a 57-36 record, tops in the AL and second best in all of baseball. Despite this great record, there is one crucial element of the Royals roster that just might hold them back when the playoffs come around. Their starting pitchers are mediocre...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals put Jason Vargas back on disabled list, recall struggling Yordano Ventura

If you blinked between yesterday and today, you might have missed Jason Vargas come off the disabled list for the Kansas City Royals and Yordano Ventura get sent down to Triple-A Omaha. As of Wednesday, both players were back where they started at the beginning of Tuesday. Vargas was placed on the 15-day DL with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow and Ventura was recalled...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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