ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

RECAP: Royals 5, Twins 7; A Sweep Denied

This was one that got away from the Royals. An offensive outburst couldn’t overcome a struggling starter and a slow hook by the manager. Still, not all is lost. We’re talking about four consecutive series wins. That’s something. Yet you couldn’t help but think this was a winnable game against the worst team in the American League. Bombs Away Dillon Gee didn’t get off...
Via BP Kansas City
16 minutes ago

KC Royals Lighter Shade Of Blue: Whit Merrifield’s Granddad

KC Royals fans are having fun watching the best team in Major League Baseball over the last two and one quarter seasons. Being hot is good too. Since the Royals have been the best team in the bigs there have been quite a few super-hot teams. In 2014, Oakland, Seattle, St Louis, Baltimore, and Pittsburg […] KC Royals Lighter Shade Of Blue: Whit Merrifield’s Granddad - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 hours ago

Royals still on signature path to success

The Kansas City Royals are in a good place, and we're not talking about third in the AL Central.
Via Royals.com
2 hours ago

Royals Report: KC Drops Broom In Sloppy Loss To Twins

The Royals failed to close out the sweep against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon, suffering a disappointing 7-5 loss at Target Field. The KC Royals lost despite hanging a five run rally on Twins starter Tyler Duffey in the third inning that allowed them to take a 5-3 lead. Unfortunately, Kansas City Royals starter […] Royals Report: KC Drops Broom In Sloppy Loss To Twins...
Via Kings of Kauffman
3 hours ago

Former Royals clubhouse maniac Jonny Gomes announces retirement

Chris Cotillo of SN Nation reports that recent Kansas City Royals outfielder Jonny Gomes has announced his retirement after briefly appearing in the Japanese league this season. An 18th-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay then-Devil Rays in 2001, Gomes had one of the more unique careers in recent memory, as he was frequently traded for by stat-savvy teams in part because of his magnetic...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 hours ago

Moustakas sits out vs. Twins to rest knee

Third baseman Mike Moustakas (knee) did not start for the third straight game on Wednesday against the Twins.
Via Royals.com
8 hours ago

Royals look to sweep after dominating Twins in first two games

Continued dominance over the Minnesota Twins has allowed the Kansas City Royals to extend their resurgence.The Royals can sweep the three-game set Wednesday by beating the Twins for a ninth straight time overall and in Minnesota.Lorenzo Cain had four hits and Salvador Perez clubbed a two-run homer to help Kansas City (24-21) win for the seventh time in nine games, 7-4 on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 5-24-16

A 3-1 day for the affiliates HR Roll Call: Christian Colon (1), Logan Moon (1), Travis Maezes (4) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Travis Maezes 2-2, HR, 2R, BB BP KC Pitcher of the Day – John Lannan 8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 14-2 GO-FO, 97p/73k   Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Alburquerque Isotopes 1 For the third consecutive game, the Chasers got an outstanding performance from their starting...
Via BP Kansas City
14 hours ago

KC Royals: Expect Cheslor Cuthbert To Get Sent Back Down

KC Royals third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert barely had to time to check in at AAA Omaha before he was recalled to Kansas City due to Mike Moustakas‘ injury on Sunday. Expect him to go back down when Moustakas knee contusion heals. Cuthbert returned to the Kansas City Royals lineup Tuesday night, racking up a single […] KC Royals: Expect Cheslor Cuthbert To Get Sent Back Down - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
14 hours ago

Perez, surging Royals take down Twins 7-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before while beating the tumbling Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday. Wade Davis worked a wobbly ninth inning for his 12th save in 13 attempts, preserving the seventh win for the Royals in their last nine contests. They...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Alex Gordon’s wrist break the Royals’ chances?

Heading into the 2016 season, many were down on the Kansas City Royals’ chances. Despite winning the World Series and two straight AL pennants, improvements made by the Tigers, White Sox and Indians during the off-season matched with expected regression and the expected loss of free agents largely lead to the Royals being expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the AL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Royals’ Pitchers Have Limited the Damage

While I was doing research for another article, I noticed a surprising statistic. Currently, the Royals have allowed the third-fewest runs per game in the league. Perhaps that statistic doesn’t surprise you, but with all of the concern over the starting rotation (most of it deserved), I assumed the run prevention was closer to average than elite. Considering the pitchers have walked...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals place Gordon (broken wrist) on DL, recall Cuthbert

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while chasing a foul ball on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals gasped at the prospects of losing two All-Stars on one play.A day later, the news could have been much worse.Gordon was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a fractured right wrist, but will not need surgery. Moustakas was held out of the series opener...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Headed to Disabled List

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is headed to the disabled list after finding out he has a broken scaphoid bone in his hand. He will likely be out 3-4 weeks. To take his place on the roster, the recently sent down Cheslor Cuthbert will return to the big league club. Cuthbert is expected to arrive with the club around 6pm at Target Field.  Whit Merrifield, Jarrod Dyson and...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals welcome back Mike Moustakas from DL

With the Kansas City Royals lineup struggling to find their offense as of late, the return of Mike Moustakas from the disabled list couldn’t have come at a more prominent time. Moose returning to third base and batting in the two hole is what every Royals fan wants to hear. With a career-high of 22 home runs last season, his powerful bat has what it takes to jumpstart the Royals...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Moose is back! Royals activate Moustakas, demote Cuthbert

CHICAGO -- The Kansas City Royals have activated third baseman Mike Moustakas off the 15-day disabled list.The Royals optioned Cheslor Cuthbert to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday after he hit .255 in 13 starts in place of Moustakas.Moustakas was hitting .258 with seven home runs before a left thumb injury sidelined him this month. He went 2 for 8 with three strikeouts in two rehab games...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Royals Pitcher Dillon Gee Throws Quite Possibly the Worst Pitch in Baseball History

Even Randy Johnson, one of the best pitchers in major league baseball history, has thrown a wild pitch over the head of his catcher all the way to the backstop. But whatever pitch Kansas City Royals starter Dillion Gee was trying to throw takes the cake for the worst thing we've ever seen. Not only does Gee throw the baseball straight down into the pitcher's mound while facing...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Are they the same team from last year?

Opening Day seems like it was just yesterday; fans piling into stadiums across the country, eager to see their team play for the first time in 2016. Now, with a blink of an eye, it’s already a quarter of the way over. Teams are starting to emerge as unstoppable forces, while on the other hand, there are teams that have shown they belong in the basement of their divisions. So where...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals are expected to have Moustakas back against White Sox

No pressure, Miguel Gonzalez, just go out there and follow up the numbers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana are putting up.If the Chicago White Sox can get anywhere near that from the former Baltimore starter signed to a minor league deal April 3, they should be in good shape for his home debut Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.Gonzalez (0-0, 5.17 ERA) is making his fourth start...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Should Bring Back an Old Friend

Danville, Kentucky — Folks, few experiences are as magical as reuniting with a childhood friend. In 1999, the stars aligned for a chance meeting between myself and my childhood best friend, Rhett.  Rhett was the best 3rd baseman a pitcher like myself could ask for. I could rack up Ks by reaching back for 89 miles-per-hour in a pinch, but more often than not I trusted Rhett...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer wants DH in the National League

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wants to see the designated hitter in the National League. Not only does he want to see it, but it’s something that he sees as a pressing issue. In the most recent “What the Blank?” section of The Players’ Tribune, Hosmer was asked what he’d do if he were Major League Baseball’s Commissioner for a day? He simply responded...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Royals – Player Ranking #45-31

We would like to welcome you to a new series here at Royals Blue. We will continue to post segments breaking down the 300 best players to ever play for Kansas City. There will be some familiar names, some not so familiar, and probably a few surprises along the way. These are the Top 300 Kansas City Royals Players ranked in descending order. Each player's ranking is based on...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Permanently mixing up the rotation?

The Kansas City Royals starting rotation has struggled in the early part of the 2016 season. With injuries to both Chris Young and Kris Medlen, they were forced to land on the disabled list. Both Danny Duffy and Dillon Gee will get a chance to prove that they belong in the rotation in the absence of both Young and Medlen. Duffy has spent time going back and forth between the rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals’ Missing Magic

Over the last couple of years, we’ve talked a lot about the Kansas City Royals and the ability of certain teams to sustainably beat estimates like the BaseRuns expected records we publish on our standings page. Famously, the Royals have won far more games than our numbers thought they would — over the last three years, they’ve won 25 more games than their BaseRuns Win% would...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Royals hot dog race ends with hilarious photo finish

The Kansas City Royals may have just given fans the greatest hot dog race of all time. Between innings of today’s game against the Atlanta Braves at Kauffman Stadium, the hot dog race had one of the most epic endings you will ever see. Honestly, it’s going to be tough to top this. Down the final stretch, poor Mustard face-planted a few yards from the finish line. With Mustard...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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