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KC Royals Make Rare Trip to Miami

Our surging KC Royals take their eight game winning streak to the beaches of South Florida and site formally known as the Orange Bowl. Kansas City makes a rare trip to Miami where they’ll face a tough Marlins team on this six-game road trip. The Marlins are in a similar situation as KC, they trail […] KC Royals Make Rare Trip to Miami - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman ...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 hour ago

Royals Providing Relief Once Again

When pressed about what has made the Royals so good the last couple seasons, there are a lot of answers people can give. You can mention the aggressiveness, both in the batter’s box and on the bases. You can talk about the amazing defense. You can talk about the never-say-die attitude. But, to me, what has allowed the Royals to be two-time AL pennant winners and the defending World...
Via BP Kansas City
5 hours ago

From an Ice Cold July to a Red-Hot August, Royals Are Back in the Hunt

One month ago, the Kansas City Royals sat at 48-48, eight full games back of Cleveland, and five games back from Toronto for the second Wildcard spot. They were fading fast, and the feeling around Kansas City was that of a season from the 2000s, though the Royals were still over .500. Exactly one month later, Kansas City is 64-60, and four games over .500 for the first time since...
Via Royals Blue
6 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 8-22-16

Only a Naturals victory kept the Royals’ affiliates from a winless Saturday. HR Roll Call – Chris DeVito (8), Gabriel Cancel (4)BP Kansas City Hitter of the Day – Chris DeVito: 2-3, HR, BB, 3 R, 2 RBIBP Kansas City Pitcher of the Day – Randy Acevedo: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K Nashville Sounds 12 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Jason Vargas moved up to Triple-A to continue...
Via BP Kansas City
8 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Making a playoff push

The Kansas City Royals are currently on an eight game winning streak and are playing some of their best baseball of the season. The starting pitching for the Royals has struggled all season long, but has improved drastically as of late led by both Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy. The team’s bullpen has struggled more this season than the last two combined, but with the help of long...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals: Sam Mellinger Succumbs To Gambler’s Fallacy

The KC Royals have pulled themselves back into contention with their eight-game winning streak. However, Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger threw cold water on their playoff hopes in a piece published Monday. Mellinger’s logic fell prey to a classic mistake: the gambler’s fallacy. So, just what did Sam Mellinger say that compelled me to […] KC Royals: Sam Mellinger Succumbs...
Via Kings of Kauffman
21 hours ago

KC Royals: Ex-OF Lonnie Smith Planned To Shoot GM John Schuerholz

Former KC Royals OF Lonnie Smith didn’t exactly have a happy stay with the team. In 1988, Smith decided to murder then general manager John Schuerholz because Smith thought he had black-listed him with other league executives. Though former Kansas City Star reporter Kent Babb broke the news 10 years ago, I must confess I […] KC Royals: Ex-OF Lonnie Smith Planned To Shoot GM John...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Duffy’s Daffy Ascension! …And The Top 100 Starting Pitchers, Week 21

This weekend, I went to an Ikea for the first time. First of all - you are herded through the store on a specific path like you're being herded alongside other furniture-buying sheep. Bahhhhhh! That bottom left frame of Buster is about how I handle crowds like that... Anywho, at the end when you pick your furniture to buy, it's in this giant warehouse that makes the end...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings: The Royals are rising

Welcome to week 20 of the Major League Baseball Power Rankings at Today’s Knuckleball. The New York Yankees are surprisingly sticking around in the wild card chase, the Kansas City Royals are rising fast, and the Chicago Cubs continue their dominating grasp on the number-one spot. Here are this week’s rankings, and if you need […] The post MLB Power Rankings: The Royals are...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Late-season charges nothing new to Royals

On Aug. 5, the Royals dropped their third straight game, falling, 4-3, to the Blue Jays. At that point, the 2015 World Series champions were just 51-58 and sat 11 games back of the first-place Indians and 9 1/2 games back of an American League Wild Card spot. Any hopes of a playoff run seemed to be dwindling. But marginal odds have never stopped the Royals before.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

It’s Happening

On July 18, 2013, Dayton Moore made this comment to the Kansas City Star: “There’s no reason where this team can’t go on a run where they win 15 out of 20.” Up to that point in his tenure as the Royals general manager, Moore could say some outlandish things. Fifteen wins out of 20 games? The Royals? He couldn’t possibly be serious. When Moore said the above you know when the...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Impact Of Having Lorenzo Cain Back

Each team has a player that is their spark plug. It may not always be the best player and most certainly is rarely it’s highest paid player. For the Kansas City Royals that player is none other than outfielder Lorenzo Cain.   Cain missed 25 games in July with a hamstring injury, coming off the disabled list on July 29th. In the 25 games Cain missed, the Royals went 9-14...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago

Duffy wins 10th straight as Royals beat Twins 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Danny Duffy keeps winning and so do the Kansas City Royals. Duffy won his 10th straight decision, Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday for their eighth consecutive win. The Royals swept a four-game series from the Twins for the first time since 1999 and have their longest winning streak since...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor exits rehab start with shoulder stiffness

Royals left-hander Mike Minor left a rehab start with Triple-A Omaha on Friday with what club officials described as "shoulder stiffness."
Via Royals.com
2 days ago

LEADING OFF: Gurriel debuts; Royals, Duffy on a roll

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday: --- CUBAN COMING Yulieski Gurriel will join the Astros prior to a game at Baltimore. The Cuban defector signed a five-year contract in July, and after some time shaking rust in the minors, the 32-year-old third baseman joins the club a day after it found out Luis Valbuena might be done for the season following a setback in...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rally Mantis Jr. is fueling the Royals' late playoff push

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals didn't have a postseason prayer. Until, that is, a praying mantis showed up in their dugout.Since then, the defending World Series champions are playing like world beaters.Perhaps the Royals can thank Billy Burns for their hot streak. He's a spare outfielder, stuck on the bench almost all the time since being traded over from Oakland last...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have new 'Rally Mantis' after death of previous one

As the baseball world continues to mourn the untimely death of the Kansas City Royals' dearly departed good luck charm, the so-called “Rally Mantis," another insect talisman has emerged to take its place. The original “Praying Mantis” perished in Minnesota days ago, despite the top-notch care Royals players were providing. But during Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals rally mantis passes away at the age of a few months

Baseball has a very long season, with plenty of downtime. Players find various ways to amuse themselves, and the Royals struck gold this week when they found a praying mantis in their dugout. They rescued it and as they began to win games, realized they had a rally mantis on their hands. They decided to take the mantis on the road with them, because of course they did. From the...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals players pay tribute to fallen Rally Mantis

The Kansas City Royals were very excited to find that they had their very own Rally Mantis. Unfortunately, the experience was short lived, and Kansas City players are paying tribute to their fallen comrade. The mantis first appeared at Kauffman Stadium last Saturday, and with the Royals immediately going on a winning streak, the players immediately boxed it up and took it with them...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with the Kansas City Royals?

The latest victims of a World Series hangover, the Kansas City Royals are 55-59 — third place in the American League Central. The distance between themselves and the division-leading Cleveland Indians is 9.5 games, while four teams and 6.5 games separate K.C. from a Wild Card spot. To put it in a much clearer perspective, there won’t be a second straight championship. Even more...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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