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Fox Sports hires Raul Ibanez for MLB coverage

It’s been a whirlwind year for long-time MLB outfielder Raul Ibanez. After signing with the Angels last winter, he was released in June and caught on with the Kansas City Royals. Ibanez played sparingly with Kansas City, but was on the team’s bench (though not their active roster) during their magical World Series run. As the offseason began, Ibanez received very little attention...
Via Awful Announcing
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flipping through the SI 2015 Preview…

Some thoughts as I flip through this weeks Sports Illustrated MLB Preview ’15… (projections by Rotowire.com) - Salvador Perez and Greg Holland are on the cover for my regional issue. SI picks the Royals to finish 4th in the AL Central. Says a lot about the state of baseball in Texas. - SI is choosing Cleveland to win it all. Last time SI did that it was 1997 and the Indians finished...
Via Tigers Weblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals come back to win 10-5 over Diamondbacks

Another good matchup aired on FSKC. Though our broadcasters were not on today, baseball was still shown, and we all should have been blessed. Kansas City came into the day looking to win their third straight spring contest. Danny Duffy, the Royals number two starter, was on the bump for today’s game. Duffy came into today with a 4.05 ERA in four games. Jeremy Hellickson was...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All Righty Then – Ace Ventura Dazzles

It’s tough to have watched last night’s Royals game and not seen the future flash before your eyes. Coming off a very good rookie season, Yordano Ventura was expected to take the next step in 2015. After pitching fantastically in Game Six of the 2014 World Series, Ventura had pretty much arrived on the national […]
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Kansas City Royals Haiku

You know, nothing gets the blood of a baseball fan pumping like good old-fashioned (like really f’ing old, CENTURIES old, type of old-fashioned) Haiku.  Yes, I’m aware that there is @RoyalsHaiku on Twitter but they haven’t tweeted in nearly 2 years from that account so I’m here to celebrate our Kansas City Royals players with their […]
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Announcer Dave Sims Thinks Ryan Madson Logged 32 Saves Last Year

This embed is invalid" /> Baseball fans often clamor about how unnecessarily long spring training is. However, people forget it’s not just the players who need to put in work, but the play-by-play guys too! For instance, Mariners announcer Dave Sims had a bit of a brain fart calling today’s Royals-Mariners game. His gaff? Stating that Royals pitcher Ryan...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Name Yordano Ventura Opening Day Starter

The defending American League Champions have named 23-year-old Yordano Ventura their Opening Day starter against the Chicago White Sox, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Yordano Ventura will start Opening Day. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 25, 2015 McCullough also announced how the Royals’ rotation will stack up after Ventura gets the ball on...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should You Buy Alex Rios?

If you’re drafting this weekend, get the tools your leaguemates don’t have: our Custom Rankings Generator and All-in-One Draft Buddy, two great tools with the BaseballProf 100% Money Back Guarantee! Rios is having a great spring and isn’t done yet (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) New year, new team. Alex Rios is off to a hot start in 2015 spring training as he seems to be putting...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

First Game Recap of the Season! Royals Bested by Sox, 6-0

With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Royals aired their first of four Spring Training games on Wednesday in efforts to prepare for the regular season. The Boys in Blue come in at 13-8, which is good enough for second in the Cactus League standings. They face American League Central foe, the Chicago White Sox, who are just 7-11, and not showing any improvement thus far...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura selected to start Royals' opener against White Sox

  Yordano Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed seven scoreless innings to beat San Francisco in Game 6 of the World Series. The announcement was made by Royals manager Ned Yost on Wednesday. James Shields, the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On Terrance Gore’s Upside

In their most recent round of roster cuts, the Kansas City Royals optioned outfielder Terrance Gore to High-A Wilmington. Gore was one of seven players the Royals cut this week, and one of hundreds who have been cut from their respective teams this spring. However, Gore differs from most of these guys in that he was a player of some significance […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Blue 2015 Home Opener Watch Party at Walsh’s Corner Cocktail!!!

Didn’t get a ticket to the 2015 Kansas City Royals home opener? Join us at Walsh’s Corner Cocktail for the second annual Royals Blue home opener watch party! Walsh’s is located at 304 West 85th street (a half block east of Wornall on 85th street) in south Kansas City. Traditionally, the great people at Walsh’s serve up hot dogs, hamburgers and brauts with all the fixings...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Not-So-Prospects Make Some Noise in Royals Camp

One of the best parts of spring training is getting to hear the hyperbole thrown around about what every player is doing throughout the spring. This pitcher’s new pitch looks like it could actually be his best already and that player’s new swing is going to turn him from dud to stud this year and […]
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Dozier or Urshela?

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Then take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. Hunter Dozier or Giovanni Urshela for a 20 team dynasty 5X5 but 5th...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals demote Brandon Finnegan, who pitched in World Series

  The Kanas City Royals have optioned Brandon Finnegan, who became the first player to play in the College World Series and the World Series the same year, to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday. The Royals' first-round pick out of TCU last year, will be used as a starter in the minors after pitching out of the Kansas City bullpen last September and in the postseason. The left...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Young sharp in first start for Royals

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Chris Young pitched three effective innings in his first start with Kansas City since signing two weeks ago, helping the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Young, the 2014 AL comeback player of the year with Seattle, allowed one run and two hits and struck out three. Justin Upton narrowly missed a home run with a shot off the wall...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Kansas City Royals

No, it wasn’t a dream (or nightmare depending on your perspective). The Kansas City Royals are the defending AL pennant winners. Was their 2014 run a Cinderella story or is this team finally ready to be a power in the AL Central? Depth Chart (as of 3/20) C: Salvador Perez 1B: Eric Hosmer 2B: Omar Infante 3B: Mike Moustakas SS: Alcides Escobar LF: Alex Gordon CF: Lorenzo...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview — The Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals were the feel good story of the 2014 season. It took three decades, but the Royals, behind a young lineup and three-headed monster of a bullpen, took the American League Pennant before dropping the World Series to the San Francisco Giants. They head into 2015 with a target on their back for the first time in awhile. The question is, is this team ready to repeat...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

Teammates Alex Gordon (#4) and Eric Hosmer (#35) celebrate after Gordon’s three run blast in early April of last season. The Kansas City Royals had a magical run in 2014 with their first trip to the playoffs since their 1985 World Series title. They began the 2014 postseason winning eight consecutive games before losing in a thrilling seven game series to the World Champion San...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Don’t Count Out Rios

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to contact@baseballprof.com.Step 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals affiliate unveils hot dog/bacon gutbomb on Krispy Kreme ‘bun’ (pic)

  Move over, Churro Dog. There’s a new leader in the clubhouse for craziest culinary concession item that will be available this summer at America’s ballparks. Outrageous ballpark fare obviously is not limited to the major league level, as evidenced by a brand new monstrosity being rolled out by a minor league team affiliated with...Read More The post Royals affiliate unveils...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals manager Ned Yost laments ‘mass bee genocide’ during game

Ned Yost either understands the significant role bees play in our ecosystem or simply is a lover of all of Earth’s creatures great and small, because the Kansas City Royals manager was greatly affected by the extermination of the insects that delayed the team’s spring training game on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. While Yost understood...Read More The post Royals manager Ned Yost laments...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Swarm of bees delay Royals-Angels game

Your browser does not support iframes. The Royals and Angels got together for a spring training game Sunday afternoon. However, a swarm of bees did their best to see to it the contest didn’t start on time. After the Angels took the field, bees gathered in left field, causing the Angels to gravitate to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Spring Player Rankings

Every year various websites, sports groups, writers and networks come out with player rankings for the upcoming season. The Kansas City Royals are coming off a World Series defeat in 7 games, essentially doing everything in their power to play until the very last day of the season. Coming into the 2015 season, here at the players ranked in top 10 of their respective positions.  CBS...
Via i70baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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