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The Royals Need Hosmer to be Hosmer Again

I’ve said it once. I’ve said it twice. Now I will say it thrice. The Kansas City Royals go as far as the bat of Eric Hosmer takes them. When the grand story of the 2014 postseason run is told, people often wax poetically about the emergence of Mike Moustakas, the clutch hitting of Salvador Perez (other than that last out of the World Series thing), the fearless Runnin’...
Via Royals Blue
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Astros the new Royals?

Did you hear the news? Last postseason, the Royals made quite a name for themselves. In the midst of their first playoff run in 30 years, Kansas City carved out their own brand of baseball. For the first time in a long time, “Royals baseball” meant something positive, something exciting, something worth watching. The Royals captured our hearts until the final out of Game 7, with...
Via Fangraphs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cueto Now Pitching A Must Win Game

  Typically, with the doom and gloom from the Royals faithful following each loss is a swell of optimism and clear thinking from the level headed amongst the blogging and social media community. They usually explain how it is just "one game" and that it doesn't really matter. Win tomorrow, and all will be forgotten. It becomes minimized that any single game is ever anything...
Via Royals Blue
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: October 9

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. The Royals dropped a heartbreaking loss, blowing an early 3-0 lead; then, after scoring a run […]
Via Pine Tar Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

How this Royals grounds crew member didn't lose his leg is a miracle

Kansas City Royals grounds crew boy misses getting sucked in by the tarp by ... this much.[h/t Carrabis]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Lorenzo Cain had the most egregious "I'll attempt to get hit" move you'll see

Fugazi.[Andrew Doughty]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Prospectus: The Royals` Unforced Error: ALDS Game 1 by Matthew Trueblood

Lineup decisions rarely matter much, but this one might.
Via Baseball Prospectus
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Poor Royals grounds crew member gets eaten by tarp

Game 1 of the Astros-Royals ALDS is in a rain delay. When putting the tarp on the field, an unfortunate member of Kauffman Stadium’s ground crew was swallowed up by the tarp. Poor grounds crew… — Joe Lucia (@Joe_TOC) October 9, 2015   OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!! (It’s 3-1 Astros in the top of the third) The post Poor Royals grounds crew member...
Via The Outside Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals and Darth Vader

When I was a VERY small child, I had some pretty vague memories of going to the drive in with my parents, my brother, and sister.  We went to see a movie called “Star Wars” and I honestly couldn’t have told you what the movie was about when it was over.  I saw bits and […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five questions about the Astros-Royals ALDS

Last season, the Royals were the most unexpected team in the playoffs and used that momentum to win the Wild Card game and eventually find their way into the World Series. This year, that role has been taken on by the Astros, as they barely hung on to a Wild Card in a year they were expected to finish third in the West at best. Then, they shut out the much more expensive and experienced...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals go with speed (Gore) over power (Gomes) for ALDS roster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals are going with a speedy roster for their AL Division Series against Houston, including pinch runner Terrance Gore at the expense of outfielder Jonny Gomes. The Royals acquired Gomes from the Atlanta Braves late in the season. But while Gomes excels against left-handed pitchers, and the Astros are starting lefty Scott Kazmir on Friday, Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Announce ALDS Roster

The Kansas City Royals have officially announced their 2015 ALDS roster today.  Where there are no real surprises, some notable names will not be making the field in Jermey Guthrie and Johnny Gomes. Pitchers: 1. Johnny Cueto 2. Yordano Ventura 3. Edinson Volquez 4. Danny Duffy 5. Chris Young 6. Wade Davis 7. Kelvin Herrera 8. Ryan Madson 9. Franklin...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Kansas City Royals will win World Series

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Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will start Ventura - not Cueto- in Game 1 of ALDS

  The Royals will start hard-throwing youngster Yordano Ventura in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, regardless of whether Kansas City plays the Yankees or Astros on Thursday night. Royals manager Ned Yost announced his starter before Tuesday's workout at Kauffman Stadium. Johnny Cueto will pitch the second game and Edinson Volquez will start Game 3, with the rest of the rotation...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales, Ventura named Royals player, pitcher of the month

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales has been named the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for September/October, while right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura has been named the club's Pitcher of the Month, the team announced Tuesday. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, while the pitcher award is voted on by local media. Morales is the Royals Majestic Player...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals ratings up 90 percent, leading local MLB surge in 2015

The final local MLB ratings numbers are in for the 2015 season, and the reigning AL champion Kansas City Royals are at the top of the mountain. Fresh off of their first Postseason appearance since 1985, Royals ratings were up a whopping 90% this season, checking in at a robust 12.33 on Fox Sports Kansas City. The club earned the AL Central title, the first ever in team history...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Enter the Playoffs with a Strong Offense

Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, right, celebrates with Alcides Escobar after he scored on a double by Ben Zobrist to break the tie in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Minneapolis. The Royals won 3-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) In 2014, the Kansas City Royals made a magical run to the World Series on the backs of their pitching and some clutch hitting, but...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' revamped bullpen may be deeper, more dynamic than a year ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- By the time the Kansas City Royals had run roughshod through the American League playoffs last year, everyone in baseball knew exactly what H-D-H meant. Herrera, Davis, Holland. The big three relievers at the back of their bullpen. With the dominance of Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning, Wade Davis in the eighth and Greg Holland closing out, the Royals effectively...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto, Royals secure home-field with 6-1 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Salvador Perez added to his career-best home run total, Johnny Cueto tossed five solid innings and the Kansas City Royals secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Sunday. Perez hit his 21st homer in the third inning, one behind Kendrys Morales and Mike Moustakas for the team lead. Cueto (4-7 with Royals, 11-13 overall...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Davis Set Up for Success as Royals' Closer

A little over a week ago, Wade Davis officially took over as closer for the Kansas City Royals after spending most of his time with the club as Greg Holland's set-up man.Last season, as the Royals made their famous run through the wild card to the World Series, one of the biggest pieces that kept them going was the back-end of the bullpen. The 7-8-9 combination of Kelvin Herrera...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Young, coming off no-hit stint, is dominating right-handed batters

In his last start, Kansas City Royals right-hander Chris Young pitched five innings of no-hit ball just hours after his father passed away. He gets the start again tonight as the Royals open their final regular-season series of 2015 at Minnesota. Young has been tough to hit all season, holding opposing batters to a .203 batting average. And he has been lights-out against right-handers...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Royals’ Division-Winning Celebration

We live in the age of multiple playoff levels and one of the results of this is we get many different playoff winners, and each playoff winner has to have a playoff winner celebration. Celebrations used to be more sedate than they are now, but things have changed since Don Larsen struck out Bill Mitchell and jogged solemnly off the mound after having thrown the first and to date...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals clinch first division title since 1985, celebrate by popping bottles (video)

MLB’s longest drought between division titles is officially over. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 10-4, in front of a packed house at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night. With the victory, the Royals clinched their first division title since 1985, and it’s the first time they’ve won the AL Central in franchise history (they had won the AL West in the past...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland has ‘significant’ tear in UCL, will miss rest of season

The Kansas City Royals will have to do without reliever Greg Holland for the rest of 2015, and possibly even longer as the former closer has been shut down due to an ongoing sore elbow. As Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star notes, Holland has a significant tear in his UCL and will be seen by doctors next week in L.A. It’s possible he may need the dreaded Tommy John surgery...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals are basically the best contact team ever

A funny thing about doing a job like this is that you’re expected to write all the time. Which means you’re expected to write early in seasons, and you’re expected to write analytically, and when you write analytically early in seasons, you can end up looking like a moron. Earlier this season, for example, I remember writing reasonably positive things about Carlos Peguero....
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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