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Royals: Eric Hosmer Finally Realizing Potential

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is finally realizing his potential in his age 26 season. Sure, aging curves say that position players peak in their age-26 season. But, it’s been a long slog for Kansas City Royals star Eric Hosmer after he burst on the scene with a strong .293/.334/.465 debut season in 2011 at […] Royals: Eric Hosmer Finally Realizing Potential - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
39 minutes ago

On the Farm: Who’s hot in the Royals minor league ranks?

  The Kansas City Royals went 12-11 in the month of April 2016. 2013 and before, we would be very encouraged by a start like that. Hey, it’s May and we’re not out of it yet! Pop the bubbly. I mean, not the good-good stuff. But you know. That extra bottle we stole from your cousin’s wedding.     Coming off a World Series championship and back to back October...
Via Royals Blue
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Shoutout from Local Drummer

Just wanted to share a tribute video with you guys that I created for the greatest baseball team on the planet. #ForeverRoyal   My name is Justin Amos and I'm a professional drummer that lives near Kansas City. #ForeverRoyal      
Via Royals Blue
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Hochevar once again showing how valuable he can be

At 32 years old and with a surgically reconstructed right elbow, Kansas City reliever Luke Hochevar likely has plenty of tread left on his baseball tires. That bodes well for him and the Royals, whose window of opportunity is a constant reminder of how their core group will shift and move in the next few seasons. Hochevar is already a bridge to some rough years for the franchise...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

KC Royals: Alcides Escobar And The Lineup

The KC Royals are losing, which means second guessing from their fans goes hand in hand. In light of the Kansas City Royals five game losing streak, it’s time once again to take a look at the lineup. So far, the 2016 lineup has been similar to the lineup the KC Royals featured in the 2015 […] KC Royals: Alcides Escobar And The Lineup - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman ...
Via Kings of Kauffman
6 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 5-1-16

After rainouts in both Omaha and Wilmington, the Royals affiliates split the only games on the docket. HR Roll Call: Bubba Starling (5), Mike Hill (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day: Bubba Starling 3-4 HR, 2b, 2R, RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day: Matt Strahm 5 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 BB 8 K   NW Arkansas Naturals 7 Tulsa Drillers 5 The Naturals used big-named prospects Raul Mondesi and Bubba Starling...
Via BP Kansas City
8 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 4, Mariners 1; Yes

The scoreless innings streak ended at 27. Long live the scoreless innings streak. The losing streak ended at five. Long live the losing streak. You know what? Screw those streaks. They’re over. Forget it and move on. Scoring runs are more fun. So are wins. The Royals did both Sunday afternoon in Seattle. Finally. It Had To Be OmaRBI I’m kind of kicking myself for not setting...
Via BP Kansas City
18 hours ago

Hoz, Royals get back to business of winning

The Royals had been waiting so long to be the Royals again. Five games is a lot when you're the defending World Series champions. And five games seems like a lot more when you're not scoring runs.
Via Royals.com
19 hours ago

KC Royals Slide A Reminder Of Recent Past

KC Royals fans should never take winning for granted. The Royals, with their first five-game losing streak since May 2014, are proving back-to-back World Series appearances and the championship in 2015 mean little in 2016. That we care so much about a five-game skid is a testament to what the Kansas City Royals have done […] KC Royals Slide A Reminder Of Recent Past - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
20 hours ago

Hochevar dealing with tightness in right elbow

Sunday's 4-1 win over the Mariners presented a situation where Royals reliever Luke Hochevar might have been called upon to help protect a lead, but manager Ned Yost said Hochevar has "a little bit of tightness" in his right elbow and was not available.
Via Royals.com
20 hours ago

Royals halt skid with 4-1 win over Mariners

SEATTLE -- Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alcides Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this series...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals snap losing streak with 4-1 win against Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alex Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' bats awaken to end skid vs. Mariners

The Royals looked a lot more like themselves on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Via Royals.com
21 hours ago

5 reasons Royals fans shouldn’t panic

The Royals have struggled at the plate early in the season.  However, there is no reason to panic. The Royals have struggled early on, especially at the plate and with runners in scoring position.  Hitters seem to be pressing too much at the plate and trying to be “the guy” to get the Royals out of their slump.  In the process, the Royals have lost five straight for...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals run into first dry spell of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been the talk of baseball the past two seasons; winning the World Series last season and finishing runner-up the year before. But the boys in blue have hit a rough patch as of late, falling to third place in the AL Central. If tonight’s game against the Mariners goes south, that would push the Royals losing streak to five straight; which would be the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals April report

The Kansas City Royals were one of the teams with the highest odds at winning the American League and also winning the World Series in 2016. Currently going through a four-game losing streak during the end of April and having a record of 12-10, the Royals have been dethroned in the American League Central during the month of April. Dethroned to a surprising Chicago White Sox club...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

As far as we know, every member of the Kansas City Royals has been accounted for. A life-sized Royals figure reminiscent of the old Starting Lineup figures, on the other hand, is a completely different story. A billboard located on Interstate 435 advertising the defending World Series champions featured a life-sized Royals player popping out of the billboard advertising Hy-Vee...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stolen 14-foot outfielder from Royals billboard located (pics)

Police were able to quickly the close the investigative portion of a case involving the theft of a 14-foot, 150-pound outfielder from a Kansas City Royals billboard after it was discovered nearby the location from where it originally was stolen. BEFORE & AFTER: the stolen $7,500 @royals outfielder from this @LamarOOH billboard was handmade in @TheCityofBR. pic.twitter.com/ZK1ZaY07mD...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slider Moves Differently to Different Locations

I gave Royals’ right-hander Chris Young a bit of an incredulous look — “You’re throwing the slider a ton this year!” He shrugged. Sure. “It’s okay, you can throw it inside and out, and it’s been good. But it moves a little differently depending on where you throw it.” Young then mimicked the release point when trying to throw a slider inside to a right-handed hitter...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Goods and Bads of Lorenzo Cain’s Struggles

Lorenzo Cain has had a rough go of it so far. That much we can say with absolute certainty. Cain’s coming off a seven-win season in which he finished second runner-up — behind Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout — for the American League MVP, and there was also that whole world championship thing. The Royals weren’t — and aren’t — a team built around stars, but if there was...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura puts shaky first behind him in Royals' 6-1 win over O's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals veteran Chris Young tosses first win of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been on an absolute tear this season, living up to their World Series hype. The defending champs sit atop the AL Central, a half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. But with all of this success early on in the year, the Royals were missing something; a win from 36-year-old starter Chris Young. Well that changed Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: MLB and Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett Named Grand Marshal for Go Bowling 400

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 18, 2016) – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Kansas City Royal George Brett has been named Grand Marshal for the May 7 Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Brett was also one of the first people in line to purchase Kansas Speedway season tickets when tickets went on sale before the facility opened. “George Brett is an iconic figure not just...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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