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Return of the James Shields Changeup

The Royals made a trade for James Shields and evaluators had things to say about it. The Royals, for their part, were confident in their belief that Shields could help push the team to its intended destination, and on Tuesday, before a partisan audience, Shields will start the Royals’ biggest game in decades. It’s fitting […]
Via Fangraphs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Christian Colon activated

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox in the regular season finale by the score of 6-4. The Royals finish the season with a record of 89-73 and advance to the first round of the playoffs against the Oakland A's tomorrow night. Christian Colon was activated in time for the final game and went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI.#454585176 / gettyimages.comI reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

I Was Wrong

I said Ned Yost would never be the manager of a playoff team.I said Dayton Moore would never build a playoff team.I said the James Shields trade was understandable, but it was silly because he didn't make the team good enough to make the playoffs.I said this particular Royals team was done about 14 different times.I said Danny Duffy was probably better suited as a reliever.I...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Wild Card preview

The Royals look to move past the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, to move on to the American League Divisional Series (rantsports.com). The Kansas City Royals finish out the regular season with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox and with an overall record of 89-73. The Royals will take on the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night in the American League Wild Card Game. The winner will...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Back To the Dance

Well, here we are. The day every Royals fan has been dreaming about for almost thirty years. The day where you could finally look at the box scores and see a little “z” next to our teams name indicating that The Royals have clinched a playoff spot. I suspect today is somewhat challenging and confusing for most Royals fans. We are in unfamiliar place with an uncertain future lying...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Guthrie Gives Rousing Postgame Speech To Playoff-Bound Royals

Jeremy Guthrie gave a rousing postgame speech to his playoff-bound Royals teammates on Friday.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Something to cheer about

After 29 years, the Kansas City Royals finally get to celebrate (kmbc.com). The Kansas City Royals clinched their first playoff appearance in 29 years Friday night with a 3-1 victory against the Chicago White Sox! The Royals currently lead the Wild Card race, but still have the opportunity to win the division and edge out the Detroit Tigers in the final two games of the regular season...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Royals clinch first playoff berth since 1985

Think back to 1985.  Ronald Reagan was president, a gallon of gas was $1.09, a postage stamp was 22 cents, and a movie ticket was $2.75.  Amadeus won the Best Picture Oscar, Tina Turner won Song of the Year, and Cindy Lauper was Best New Artist.  And the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs.  For the first time since then, the Royals will be playing in October, check out the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals make the playoffs for first time since 1985

We have learned playoff team number nine – the Kansas City Royals. The Royals beat the White Sox 3-1 on Friday night to clinch at least a Wild Card spot in the American League. It’s the first playoff berth for the Royals since 1985, when they defeated the Cardinals in seven games to win the World Series. Since that year, it’s been nothing but mediocrity in Kansas City. The...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dismissed Early, Duffy Proving Doubters Wrong Late

He wasn’t good enough.Out of spring training, the pitching staff was set, and Danny Duffy ended up in Omaha. In what was supposed to be a heated competition for the fifth slot, Yordano Ventura took the bull by the horns, and made it anything but that.Danny Duffy wasn’t in the starting rotation. Drafted in the third round of the 2007 draft, Duffy was supposed to be that power...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Has a team like the Royals ever made the playoffs?

Late last night after dropping a second consecutive game to the Kansas City Royals, the Cleveland Indians’ playoff odds slipped to 0.0% for the first time this season. That means two things. For starters, the Cleveland Indians will not be making the playoffs. But also the Kansas City Royals, barring a complete collapse and miraculous […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals To Sell Tiebreaker Tickets Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 23, 2014) – With a tiebreaker scenario in which the Royals host a game to determine the American League Wild Card winners still plausible, the Kansas City Royals have announced that tickets for a potential tiebreaker game at Kauffman Stadium will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, September 24.  If a tiebreaker is necessary between the Royals...
Via i70baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can’t Take No Moore

  The Royals and their fans wake up with few games remaining in the 2014 season, and are listed by ESPN has having a 98% chance to make the playoffs. They have achieved 85 wins for the second season in a row, and now there are some rumors that General Manager Dayton Moore has shown enough during his tenure as the Kansas City General Manager to be considered a candidate in the...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Final push

Starting pitcher Danny Duffy looks to lead the Royals to victory tonight against the Cleveland Indians (rantsports.com). The Kansas City Royals walked away from the weekend series against the Detroit Tigers earning  only one victory which came on the Sunday afternoon contest. After a poor performance on Friday night and a disappointing loss on Saturday, it was fortunate the team...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Find a Way to Win, Inspite of More Nedulence.

    Ned Yost Dreams   Some how, some way, I sit here this Monday morning reflecting on what transpired this weekend, and still find myself optimistic about the playoffs. The Royals still have a grasp of a wildcard spot as we entire the last week of the season!  In other words with only 7 (and 1/2 inning) games to go, the Royals are in control of their own destiny to PLAYOFF...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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