ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hosmer, Davis Named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month For April

Kansas City Royals Release The Kansas City Royals announced that first baseman Eric Hosmer has been named Royals Majestic Player of the Month for April, while right-handed pitcher Wade Davis is the club’s Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media. Hosmer led the club in hits (29), batting...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Double Plays Have Been Doubly Painful For Royals

One of the most aesthetically-pleasing plays in baseball, in my opinion, is the 4-6-3 double play. There’s just something almost majestic about the artistry middle infielders display. The footwork and creativity needed to get the ball to the bag. The lightning-quick hands to get the ball from glove to hand. The arm strength to fire the ball another 90 feet. And it’s all happening...
Via BP Kansas City
2 hours ago

Royals Time Machine: All-Time Defensive Team

The Royals are now in their 48th season since the franchise was founded in 1969. Here is my pick for a defense lineup created from the greatest single seasons compiled at all nine positions. The Kansas City Royals teams that won the last two American League pennants are known for their defensive prowess. Both teams […] Royals Time Machine: All-Time Defensive Team - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 hours ago

Royals Pitchers Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

A few trends have begun to emerge during this young baseball season. Some are good. Some are not so good. All have time to change. But for now, one of the most disturbing trends for the Royals isn’t actually about the sputtering offense but rather the pitching staff and their inability to keep runners off base. They’re limiting hits quite well (they entered play yesterday with...
Via BP Kansas City
5 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 5-2-16

The affiliates split their day with wins at the two upper levels and losses below. HR Roll Call Cheslor Cuthbert (6), Hunter Dozier (7) BP KC Hitter of the Day Hunter Dozier 2-4 Hr (7), 2b (8), R, 2 RBI, BB BP KC Pitcher of the Day Brian Flynn 5 IP 4 H 0 R 1 BB 6 K 5-1 GO-FO 66 P/40 K Ryan O’Hearn – Credit Jake Rose Photography The Royals have promoted Ryan O’Hearn to AA...
Via BP Kansas City
6 hours ago

Royals Report: Toothless KC Hitters Flail Way To 2-0 Loss

The Royals bats immediately went back into hibernation after breaking their a 27-inning scoreless streak on Sunday, getting shut out in a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday. The Kansas City Royals offense is running so bad that they’ve been shut out three out of their last four games, and have scored a […] Royals Report: Toothless KC Hitters Flail Way To 2-0 Loss...
Via Kings of Kauffman
13 hours ago

Young looking to get Royals back on track vs. Nats

The Nationals and Royals play the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday night. Washington has won four straight games, while Kansas City is looking for its second win in its last eight.
Via Royals.com
13 hours ago

Royals shrug off lackluster April

Coming into the three-game series with the Nationals, the Royals, thanks to the recent five-game skid, are slightly below last year's pace. The Royals, 13-11, were 16-8 a year ago through 24 games.
Via Royals.com
17 hours ago

KC Royals: Luke Hochevar Has Sore Elbow

KC Royals reliever Luke Hochevar was not available on Sunday in Seattle due to a “tight” pitching elbow. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost indicated on Sunday that Hochevar’s rest was a day-to-day thing and the team doesn’t seem that concerned. However, given Hochevar’s Ulnar Collateral Ligament injury history which forced him to miss the […] KC Royals: Luke Hochevar...
Via Kings of Kauffman
17 hours ago

On the Farm: Who’s hot in the Royals minor league ranks?

  The Kansas City Royals went 12-11 in the month of April 2016. 2013 and before, we would be very encouraged by a start like that. Hey, it’s May and we’re not out of it yet! Pop the bubbly. I mean, not the good-good stuff. But you know. That extra bottle we stole from your cousin’s wedding.     Coming off a World Series championship and back to back October...
Via Royals Blue
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Have Their Lead-off Man

  Danville, Kentucky — Folks, it didn't take long, but the spreadsheet gazers of the world are already questioning the wisdom of World Series Champion™  Ned Yost. Overreacting to a couple of games of lukewarm offensive production in April, folks are calling for ALCS MVP Alcides Escobar to be demoted from the lead-off spot of the batting order. The calls are growing...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luke Hochevar once again showing how valuable he can be

At 32 years old and with a surgically reconstructed right elbow, Kansas City reliever Luke Hochevar likely has plenty of tread left on his baseball tires. That bodes well for him and the Royals, whose window of opportunity is a constant reminder of how their core group will shift and move in the next few seasons. Hochevar is already a bridge to some rough years for the franchise...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Hochevar dealing with tightness in right elbow

Sunday's 4-1 win over the Mariners presented a situation where Royals reliever Luke Hochevar might have been called upon to help protect a lead, but manager Ned Yost said Hochevar has "a little bit of tightness" in his right elbow and was not available.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Royals halt skid with 4-1 win over Mariners

SEATTLE -- Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alcides Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this series...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals snap losing streak with 4-1 win against Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alex Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons Royals fans shouldn’t panic

The Royals have struggled at the plate early in the season.  However, there is no reason to panic. The Royals have struggled early on, especially at the plate and with runners in scoring position.  Hitters seem to be pressing too much at the plate and trying to be “the guy” to get the Royals out of their slump.  In the process, the Royals have lost five straight for...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals run into first dry spell of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been the talk of baseball the past two seasons; winning the World Series last season and finishing runner-up the year before. But the boys in blue have hit a rough patch as of late, falling to third place in the AL Central. If tonight’s game against the Mariners goes south, that would push the Royals losing streak to five straight; which would be the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals April report

The Kansas City Royals were one of the teams with the highest odds at winning the American League and also winning the World Series in 2016. Currently going through a four-game losing streak during the end of April and having a record of 12-10, the Royals have been dethroned in the American League Central during the month of April. Dethroned to a surprising Chicago White Sox club...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

As far as we know, every member of the Kansas City Royals has been accounted for. A life-sized Royals figure reminiscent of the old Starting Lineup figures, on the other hand, is a completely different story. A billboard located on Interstate 435 advertising the defending World Series champions featured a life-sized Royals player popping out of the billboard advertising Hy-Vee...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stolen 14-foot outfielder from Royals billboard located (pics)

Police were able to quickly the close the investigative portion of a case involving the theft of a 14-foot, 150-pound outfielder from a Kansas City Royals billboard after it was discovered nearby the location from where it originally was stolen. BEFORE & AFTER: the stolen $7,500 @royals outfielder from this @LamarOOH billboard was handmade in @TheCityofBR. pic.twitter.com/ZK1ZaY07mD...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slider Moves Differently to Different Locations

I gave Royals’ right-hander Chris Young a bit of an incredulous look — “You’re throwing the slider a ton this year!” He shrugged. Sure. “It’s okay, you can throw it inside and out, and it’s been good. But it moves a little differently depending on where you throw it.” Young then mimicked the release point when trying to throw a slider inside to a right-handed hitter...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Goods and Bads of Lorenzo Cain’s Struggles

Lorenzo Cain has had a rough go of it so far. That much we can say with absolute certainty. Cain’s coming off a seven-win season in which he finished second runner-up — behind Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout — for the American League MVP, and there was also that whole world championship thing. The Royals weren’t — and aren’t — a team built around stars, but if there was...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura puts shaky first behind him in Royals' 6-1 win over O's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals veteran Chris Young tosses first win of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been on an absolute tear this season, living up to their World Series hype. The defending champs sit atop the AL Central, a half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. But with all of this success early on in the year, the Royals were missing something; a win from 36-year-old starter Chris Young. Well that changed Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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