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Butler not talking to media but Yost says his attitude remains great

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most affable and talkative player on the Royals isn't speaking much these days, at least not to the media. Billy Butler, whose role has been significantly reduced since Eric Hosmer returned from injury Sept. 1, normally has always seemed more than willing to share his thoughts with reporters. But in the past week, Butler has politely declined requests...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Suck Me Right Back In

Ever since you've all known me, you probably have thought I was a pretty pessimistic fan. When it comes to the Kansas City Royals, more often than not, I expect the worst to happen. I expect that because the Royals typically do the worst thing possible. They don't lose, they rip your heart out. I come by it honestly, but there are times when I look back on my pessimism and...
Via Pine Tar Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson Scores From Second On Wild Pitch vs. White Sox

The Kansas City Royals’ Jarrod Dyson may be the fastest player in the MLB. Down a run to the Chicago White Sox in the 9th inning on Monday night, Dyson, who was pinch running for Mike Moustakas, scored from second base after Jake Petricka’s wild pitch to tie the game. Kansas City wound up winning in […] The post Jarrod Dyson Scores From Second On Wild Pitch vs. White Sox appeared...
Via Diehardsport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost Is The Worst Manager, Except For All The Other Managers

If you looked at Twitter for even half a second on Sunday, you probably already know that Ned Yost is doing it again. Nearly six years to the day after the Brewers took the nearly unprecedented step of firing a first-place manager in September, at least in part due to some extreme bullpen mismanagement, Yost’s decisions […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gross Negligence

Credit: Rick Osentoski We may have just reached critical mass on the Fire Ned Yost movement!   Evidence #1: Clinging to the slimest of leads in the 6th inning today, Ned could not deviate from his normal protocol to adapt to a situation.  With runners at 2nd and 3rd and 1 out Ned desperately needed a strikeout.  And coming up was a strikeout candidate Yoenis Cespedes.  Since...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Guthrie, Infante Lead Royals Over Sox

Believe it or not, Ned Yost’s lineup of desperation worked, and Yost made me eat my words (http://royalsblue.com/?p=1704). I am completely okay with that. The offense tonight exploded for seven runs, and left the Kansas City fan base with a little bit of hope. Alcides Escobar wasted no time in the bottom of the first with a leadoff double. Nori Aoki then singled him in, and later...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Josh Willingham out with strained groin

The Kansas City Royals enter Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox with a record of 80-66, a half game behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. With 16 games remaining, the Royals have an excellent chance at making the playoffs. There is some concern on the injury front, as Josh Willingham is out with a strained groin.Willingham has battled injuries all...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH:Garth Brooks takes batting practice in Chicago

Garth Brooks just started his latest world tour…but that didn’t mean the country superstar couldn’t take a break from his unprecedented seven-night, eleven-night stint in Chicago to take in a little batting practice. That’s right, the full-time country crooner-turned-part-time spring training sideshow (he’s played with the San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Kansas City...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Fall out of first

Yordano Ventura and the Royals were unable to hang onto first place in the division Friday night (cbssports.com). The Kansas City Royals fell to the Boston Red Sox Friday night 4-2, and with that the Royals fall out of first place for the first time since August 11th. The Royals are now 0-5 this season against the Red Sox, but have two more chances to try and right the ship Saturday...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Greg Holland, Danny Duffy

In the midst of a tight AL Central playoff race, the Associated Press reports that Kansas City Royals All-Star closer Greg Holland could be available for the weekend.  Additionally, the Royals are waiting to hear from doctors about the status of starting pitcher Danny Duffy due to tightness in his arm.#455163310 / gettyimages.comBlair Kerkhoff reports that Duffy, who has been...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Makes The Trade An Ace Move

Numerous articles, posts and commentaries have been written about THE trade. When talking about Dayton Moore’s legacy in Kansas City, or what will define him the most, all signs will point back to THE trade. Shipping off pieces of the future for job security in the present. That is what THE trade was all about.Fast-forward 21 months from December 2012. The Royals are on the verge...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Dazzles Again, Leads Royals to 3-0 Win in Detroit

“If you’re going to win consistently in the major leagues, you’re going to need a rotation that gives you innings, competes, and helps you win. When you can acquire a pitcher like James Shields, we have to do it, because that’s what we’ve committed to our team.” Those were the words spoken by Royals general manager Dayton Moore during a press conference on December 10...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Attempt to remain in first

“Big Game” James toes the rubber tonight as the Royals look to remain in first place against the Detroit Tigers (usatoday.com). The Kansas City Royals remain in first place by merely percentage points despite the fact that their offense continues to struggle and their starting pitching, although strong all year, has not been able to overcome it against the Detroit Tigers. Good...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Infante is a sad, sinking ship

There is really no sugar-coating it or a fun way to poke fun at it: Omar Infante is in a freefall and is turning in a disastrous season.  How does Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost celebrate such a thing?  Bat him second in the lineup.  EVERY.  SINGLE.  GAME.Just how bad has it been?  Here are O.I.'s numbers for the year: .254 Batting Average/.290 On Base Percentage/...
Via Pine Tar Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yost: Royals may have caved under pressure of large crowds

Less than a week after Ned Yost ripped Kansas City fans for not showing up to games when their team is in a pennant race, the Royals manager wondered over the weekend if playing in front of such a large crowd was an issue for his players. The Royals lost a couple of crucial games […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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