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ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals’ Kendrys Morales Baffles Catcher With Incredibly Crafty Slide (Video)

There are ninja slides, and then there’s what Kendrys Morales did Friday night. The Kansas City Royals designated hitter took deception to a whole different level in the first inning of his team’s contest against the Blue Jays at Toronto. After Ben Zobrist slapped a grounder through the right side, Morales tried to score from second base, and a strong throw from right fielder...
Via NESN.com
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: August 1

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. Today was an off-day for the Royals after their quick three-game trip to Detroit. The Royals […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto gets no decision in first start for Royals

This was the start we were all anticipating since Johnny Cueto was dealt to the Kansas City Royals. We all wanted to see if the right-handed flame thrower could handle the American League style of pitching, of course we didn’t know that Troy Tulowitzki would be involved in this game, when Cueto was scheduled to pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals started hot scoring...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales scores with incredible slide (Video)

Kendrys Morales pulled out the phantom slide move on Russell Martin Friday, and it worked to perfection. During the top of the first inning of the Royals’ game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, new KC acquisition Ben Zobrist laced a single to right field. It scored Eric Hosmer easily, but Morales looked like he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Offense is Quiet in Loss

TORONTO, CANADA – JULY 30: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after being called out on strikes in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 30, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) After a promising top half of the first inning, the Kansas City Royals bats became silent....
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Big Dance: The 1738 Kansas City Royals

I love music. I love good music. I love bad music. I love all types of music. But I’ve also come to the realization that now, as a man in..... The post The Big Dance: The 1738 Kansas City Royals appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remember, remember the 1st week of October

So, Kansas City Royals fans……..Johnny Cueto!  Johnny!!!  Cueto!!!  JOHNNY CUETO!!! JOHNNY F’ING CUETO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Oh, and you’ve heard of Ben Zobrist, too, right?   You heard all the talk about the Royals the past few weeks……  Starting pitching would hold them back from locking the division away, would make them vulnerable against good lineups in […]
Via Pine Tar Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Royals can’t stop quoting Fetty *** in their interviews

Apparently the Kansas City Royals are done with the bad guy attitude they were exuding at the beginning of the season. And they have replaced that surly demeanor with something light, fun and down-right silly. Members of the AL Central leading team had a little fun with the media this week when they started inserting references to summer tune “Trap Queen” by Fetty *** into their...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young Should Be Odd Man Out of Royals Rotation

  Royals new hired gun Johnny Cueto officially joined the Royals last night. To clear roster space, Joe Blanton, one day after recording his second save (this one the rare 3-inning variety) in three appearances (only two career saves), was shipped out, designated for assignment. Blanton, gave us more than we ever expected this season, producing a 3.89 ERA over 41 2/3...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

(sportsonearth.com) The Kansas City Royals already made their big move in acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Red’s on Sunday, but weren’t done as they went out and shipped two more minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics in return for outfielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist. Zobrist spent nearly a decade in Tampa Bay before playing the first half of this season with Oakland...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WOW! Defense shines as Royals win 2-1

Johnny Cueto has the second best ERA since 2011 while pitching in a hitter’s ballpark in Cincinnati.  He now pitches in Kansas City and, with this defense, he may never allow another run. Eric Hosmer collected 3 hits while driving in 2, including the game winning home run with two outs in the top of the 9th, as the Royals took game two in Cleveland, 2-1.  With the win, the...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto dons a Royal crown upon joining Kansas City

As you might expect, Johnny Cueto is pretty happy about going from a fourth-place Cincinnati Reds club to a division leader and World Series favorite in the Kansas City Royals. Naturally, Royals fans are also thrilled about the right-hander joining their rotation and a drive toward the championship Kansas City was so close to winning last year. You could say Cueto received a… Royal...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s successful in Ben Zobrist trade

The rebuild continues for the Oakland A’s. The KC Royals don’t want to come up short this year This time it’s Ben Zobrist leaving. Zobrist goes to the AL leading Royals, where he will replace a struggling Omar Infante at second base. In return, the A’s receive minor league pitchers, LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks. Brooks was drafted in the ninth round of the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Tuesday be Young's last start for Royals before move to pen?

The Kansas City Royals are looking for Johnny Cueto to make an impact in the postseason but his presence will first be felt in the starting rotation. Chris Young makes his case to remain among the starters Tuesday night when the Royals attempt to send the Cleveland Indians to their longest home losing streak in 40 years. Kansas City (60-38) has matched the best start in franchise...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: are they done?

With the biggest trade of this year’s trade deadline under their belt, a case can be made that the Kansas City Royals are done making moves. The long sought after ace that the Royals were looking to acquire is now here in the form of Johnny Cueto. With the rotation mostly sorted out, is this the team that Dayton Moore will depend on to make it over the hump and bring a championship...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Joe Blanton picks up second career save

When the Kansas City Royals signed Joe Blanton in the offseason this year, they were getting a career starting pitcher. Blanton retired after a disastrous 2013 season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in which he posted a 6.04 earned run average and a dreadful 2-14 record. Despite his retirement, Blanton was persuaded to join the Royals this year in hopes of helping them win...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are seeking second base upgrades

The Kansas City Royals traded for Johnny Cueto on Sunday, but they don’t appear to be done yet. The team needs at least one more bat, and right now, it looks like they’re focusing on replacing Omar Infante at second base. The targets? Reportedly, Martin Prado and Ben Zobrist. #Royals showing interest in #Marlins infielder Martin Prado, sources say. Miami would need to include...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals add Johnny Cueto, relief for relievers

Here’s all the proof you need that the Royals didn’t need Johnny Cueto: up until this point, the Royals didn’t have Johnny Cueto. The Royals didn’t really have much of anyone in the rotation, and yet they have the best record in the American League, by a surprisingly comfortable margin. If Cueto were necessary, maybe […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals acquire Johnny Cueto from Reds

The Kansas City Royals are already the best team in the American League, and they are about to get even better with the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto. The Royals were on the verge of trading for Cueto on Saturday night when discussions hit a snag. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Weighing Options at Trade Deadline

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 22: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Kauffman Stadium on July 22, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) With the All-Star festivities in the rear-view mirror of the MLB season, postseason races will heat up, and the contenders will begin to separate from the...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clock is Ticking: The Royals need for Starting Pitching

  Jason Vargas is done for the year, Yordano Ventura is struggling, and Chris Young is wearing down.  What will Dayton Moore and Ned Yost do?   I was sitting in the left field bleachers of Busch Stadium watching Chris Young and Salvador Perez do long toss prior to Thursday’s make-up game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  I noticed, on more than one occasion, that...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals connected to several top-flight pitchers as the trade deadline approaches

The Kansas City Royals are likely the best team the American League has to offer. A solid offense and a terrific bullpen have led the Royals to a 57-36 record, tops in the AL and second best in all of baseball. Despite this great record, there is one crucial element of the Royals roster that just might hold them back when the playoffs come around. Their starting pitchers are mediocre...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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