Friday Notes

In a strange way, I think this season is more indicative of the change in the Royals franchise over the last few years than even winning in 2014 and 2015. That might seem ridiculous, but I see a team that is 81-78 and has clinched their fourth straight .500 season that has done that with injuries, ineffectiveness and everything else. And the reaction from the fanbase is disappointment...
Via BP Kansas City
4 hours ago

Twins get away with rare win against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Minnesota Twins closer Brandon Kintzler was concentrating on Terrance Gore, the Kansas City Royals' pinch-runner, not Paulo Orlando, the hitter.After Salvador Perez's pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning pulled the Royals within a run, Gore ran for him. With Orlando, who had four hits to match his career high, at bat, Kintzler picked Gore off...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Royals 6, Twins 7; Well That Was Unexpected

The final meeting between the Royals and the Twins in the 2016 season did not go quite like the 18 games that preceded it. By that, I mean the Twins played pretty well, and the Royals did not, as the visitors picked up the 7-6 win. Kansas City got off to a fast start with a pair of runs in the second inning, and had to answer a four-run top of the seventh with another pair of runs...
Via BP Kansas City
13 hours ago

Royals denied sweep with Twins' late surge

After nine straight losses at Kauffman Stadium, the Twins rallied for three runs in the ninth off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera to secure a 7-6 win in the series finale on Thursday night.
13 hours ago

The derailment of the Royals season

Despite a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night, the Kansas City Royals were eliminated from postseason contention. As the Royals were defeating the Twins at the K, Hyun-Soo Kim was concurrently homering off phenom closer Roberto Osuna at Rogers Centre to help the O’s steal a 3-2 road win […] The post The derailment of the Royals season appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Ventura, Royals welcome Indians for final series

The Indians will roll into Kansas City on Friday as the new owners of the American League Central crown. They will be aiming to gain ground on the Red Sox, as rookie Ryan Merritt makes his first career start against Royals righty Yordano Ventura.
16 hours ago

Will Royals employ Moylan for 2017 season?

One of the pleasant surprises for Royals manager Ned Yost in 2016 has been the emergence of right-hander Peter Moylan.
17 hours ago

Royals Winning Model Hurt By Year Of The Dinger

The Royals loaded up on fly ball pitchers to take advantage of playing in a home park with the largest outfield area in baseball. That strategy backfired in 2016 when major-league hitters blasted home runs at a record rate. The roster construction strategy made sense. Not only does Kauffman Stadium have the biggest outfield in […] Royals Winning Model Hurt By Year Of The Dinger...
Via Kings of Kauffman
18 hours ago

KC Royals: Is Danny Duffy Suffering From Fatigue?

KC Royals starter Danny Duffy laid claim to the “ace” role with a fantastic three month run from June to August. However, beginning with an awful seven-run outing against the Red Sox on August 28, he collapsed with a 6.49 ERA in his next six starts. The drastic decline in Danny Duffy‘s performance, combined with […] KC Royals: Is Danny Duffy Suffering From Fatigue? - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
21 hours ago

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals weren’t a terrible team this year, but it’s impossible to look at their likely third-place finish in the AL Central as a positive after winning the World Series in 2015. As in 2015, the Royals had a tremendous defense and bullpen, but their starting pitching and offense lagged behind while the Cleveland Indians took the next step forward and the Detroit...
Via The Comeback
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Royals continue a disturbing trend for defending World Series champions

For the 16th consecutive year, Major League Baseball won't have a repeat World Series winner. But a surprising new trend further demonstrates just how tough it is to go back to back.The defending champion Royals were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night, but they aren't alone in their misery. Check out how the past four World Series champions have fared...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 5, Twins 2; Vargy Pitched A Great Game

There’s not shame to admitting skepticism when the Royals announced that Jason Vargas would begin his rehab assignment close to a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The urban myth timetable is usually around a year of recovery. As in, “Oh yeah, that pitcher had the Tommy John in April, so he should be good to go at the start of next season.” Or something like that. The...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Gee done for season after being hospitalized with blood clots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals.Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game. He returned Tuesday to Kansas City."Dillon developed some shortness of breath after the game when we were packing up," Royals manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday's game...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrance Gore Is Human After All

This is not how a catcher reacts to your typical regular-season caught stealing: And this is not the sort of enthusiasm with which a catcher is typically met in the post-game high-five line: If you missed what happened in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals, I’ve already spoiled the surprise. Terrance Gore, pinch-runner...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Postings: Kansas City Royals Baseball Systems Developer & Lead Developer

To be clear, there are two postings here. Position: Kansas City Royals Baseball Systems Developer Location: Kansas City Description: The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated developer to support baseball operations. The ideal applicant will be able to manage multiple concurrent projects that facilitate enhanced communications, reporting, and other interactions...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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