The 12-man Bullpen

The Royals have pretty much accomplished the wildest dreams of any franchise, as they have gone to two straight World Series, winning the latter of the two. However, what makes this stretch even more impressive is that they have done it with what is essentially a void of starting pitching. Lacking anything close to an ace from 2014 until the middle of 2015(James Shields was just...
Via Royals Blue
2 hours ago

Parsing The Playoff Odds

That was some kind of weekend. Tasked with traveling to Fenway Park, the Royals stood toe to toe with the best offense in the American League. The Royals bolted out of Boston in their best position for a playoff spot since they officially announced their postseason candidacy earlier this month. There is a serious ying and yang to this Wild Card race. Seven teams have between 72...
Via BP Kansas City
7 hours ago

Hosmer on Royals' success: 'We're getting the right time to get hot'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Aug. 6, the Kansas City Royals were seven games below .500, 11 games back of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central and 9 1/2 games out in the wild-card chase.The defending World Series champion Royals, however, have been the hottest team in the majors since then, winning 17 of 21 games and seven consecutive series.Kansas City has crept within...
Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

KC Royals Are Ready For Sprint To The Finish Line

Nineteen. After a historically bad 7-19 July, the Royals have rattled off 19 wins in the month of August with still three games to play. The hottest team in baseball this month, Kansas City is officially back in the playoff hunt for a fourth-consecutive season. Many things have changed since July 31, when Kansas City […] KC Royals Are Ready For Sprint To The Finish Line - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
8 hours ago

Will The Kansas City Royals Make The Playoffs?

The Royals entered the All Star break 45-43, seven games back of the Indians in the American League Central, and 4.5 games behind Toronto for the second wild-card spot. Certainly not the torrid start that the defending World Series champions were hoping for, but they also weren't out of it.Then they fell off a cliff.Kansas City began the second half of the season on a 6-15 run that...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals Return Home For Big Homestand With Yankees

Your KC Royals are back following a 4-2 trip through Miami and Boston this past week which keeps them firmly in the hunt for the division and wildcard. After struggling most of 2016 away from Kauffman Stadium our boys in blue have seemed to turn the corner. That said this is another big week as […] KC Royals Return Home For Big Homestand With Yankees - Kings of Kauffman - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
9 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 8-28-16

A 5-2 Sunday for the affiliates with big wins in Arkansas, Burlington and Arizona. HR Roll Call Jorge Bonifacio (18), Chase Vallot (14), Yeison Melo (5), Wander Franco (6), Joel Arias (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Joel Arias 3-4, HR, 2b, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Andres Machado 6 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 9 K 3-2 GO-FO 79p/57k Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Iowa Cubs 2 Royals prospect...
Via BP Kansas City
11 hours ago

Magic 8 ball: Royals stun Boston with monster inning

The surging Royals, who have thrived on the big stage in recent years, stunned the Red Sox with an eight-run sixth inning that fueled a 10-4 victory on Sunday night at Fenway Park.
18 hours ago

Mondesi's three-run triple highlights Royals' 10-4 win over Red Sox

BOSTON -- Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.Salvador Perez hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City, which took two of three at Fenway Park and got its 17th win in 21 games.David Ortiz hit his 534th...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals respond in Boston with 8-run inning

After center fielder Paulo Orlando committed a critical two-base error that led to a three-run fifth inning for the Red Sox, rookie Raul Mondesi whacked a three-run triple to highlight an eight-run sixth inning Sunday night for the Royals, who took control with a 10-4 lead.
19 hours ago

Salvador Perez makes Royals catcher history

With his blast on Sunday night, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez became the first catcher in franchise history to have multiple 20 home run seasons. The reigning World Series MVP has been at the heart of the Champions’ resurgence over the past month, as he’s clubbed five home runs this month, including three in […] The post Salvador Perez makes Royals catcher history...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

KC Royals: Sunday Night Game Good Test For Yordano Ventura

KC Royals starter Yordano Ventura will face a stiff test against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Not only does Boston have the best offense in baseball, ESPN selected the game as for their national broadcast. The face-off will tax Ventura’s developing ability to control his emotions. Gifted with a live fastball that averages over […] KC Royals: Sunday Night Game Good Test For Yordano...
Via Kings of Kauffman
22 hours ago

Royals fans are now dressing as the Rally Mantis

The Kansas City Royals have been the best team in baseball since a huge praying mantis joined the team in the dugout, and though Rally Mantis I didn't survive a road trip to Minnesota, a second Rally Mantis appeared during a road game in Detroit. The Royals dropped to 17-3 over the last 20 games Saturday night in Fenway Park with Rally Mantis Jr. watching from the dugout, and one...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Duffy's win streak ends as Royals fall 8-3 to Red Sox

BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.Pedroia's streak, which stretched over three games, ended in the eighth inning. The big league mark of hits in 12 straight official at-bats is shared...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Aren’t Making Elite Contact Anymore

We’d like to welcome Ryan Pollack to the staff as the newest contributor to FanGraphs. Ryan has written for Camden Chat in the past, and yes, we hired him just so Orioles fans would stop yelling at us about our projections. Please give Ryan a warm welcome. The Kansas City Royals have been a high-contact, low-strikeout team for several years. Very few people saw this approach when...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals’ Jarrod Dyson makes ridiculous catch to rob a homer

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson provided a catch of the year candidate on Thursday night when he became the first player to ever rob a homer at Marlins Park. Miami’s Christian Yelich crushed one to deep center field, and appeared to have his 16th dinger of the season, but Dyson ran 98 feet before climbing the wall to make this absurd catch: Just ridiculous, @mrzoombiya...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Are Having the Most Royals Month Ever

On July 31st, the Royals were basically dead in the water. On the day before the team had to make a final buy, sold, or hold decision, KC stood at 49-55, 12 games out of first place in the AL Central. They’d been outscored by 59 runs. And to top it off, Wade Davis had to go back on the DL with a flexor strain, signaling that he hadn’t been able to get past the arm problems that...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals' resurgence should frighten every other AL contender

The Royals won back-to-back American League pennants -- and the 2015 World Series -- largely on the strength of their relief pitching, strong defense and timely hitting. And those are the very things that suddenly have thrust them back into playoff contention.Kansas City has won nine consecutive games and 14 of its past 16 to move within four games of an AL wild-card berth. That’s...
Via FOX Sports
5 days 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
7 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
13 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
15 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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