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Royals Review

Josh Duggan

Royals lose to also bad Rangers 6-3

Kennedy touched up for five runs in six innings, more than enough to sink these Royals

So the Royals lost again. This loss was against the Texas Rangers. The Rangers were 15 games under .500 to start action tonight.

Ian Kennedy served up two dongs, one in the first and one in the third, the last one putting the Rangers up 5-0. It should go without saying that the 2018 Royals did not storm back from a five-run deficit to steal one away from Texas.

Bartolo Colon let the Royals back into it a...

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Kennedy, KC can't overcome Rangers HRs

Ian Kennedy gave up five runs and four hits in the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. It was the Royals' seventh loss in a row, and their 13th in 14 games.

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Kelvin Herrera posts farewell note after trade to Nationals

Kelvin Herrera posted a farewell note on Twitter Monday following a trade to the Washington Nationals.Herrera, 28, was signed by Kansas City in 2006 and had been exclusively a part of their organization until today. He made note of that in thanking the Royals. The relationship goes two ways, as Royals GM Dayton Moore said he considers Herrera family and that they wanted to put him in a situation where he could succeed. Herrera made two All-Star teams with the Royals and helped them win the...

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Ryan Heffernon

Royals trade Kelvin Herrera for three Nationals prospects

HDH is officially over

The days of HDH are officially over.

On Monday, the Kansas City Royals dealt Kelvin Herrera to the Washington Nationals for minor league players Kelvin Gutierrez, Blake Perkins, and Yohanse Morel.

Herrera, coming off of arguably his worst season as a pro in 2017, has a fantastic 1.05 ERA in his 27 appearances this season and has converted 14 of his 16 save opportunities.

Gutierrez and Perkins are the 10th and 11th prospects in the Nats system, respectively, with early...

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MLB Trade: Nationals acquire veteran reliever Kelvin Herrera from Royals

The veteran reliever has been dealt from Kansas City to Washington

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Royals Trade Kelvin Herrera for Three Nationals Prospects

After a 22-49 start to the season, the Royals are in sell-off mode, flipping Jon Jay two weeks ago and today moving the last remaining HDH member for three Washington Nationals prospects. The three players acquired are 23-year-old third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez, 21-year-old centerfielder Blake Perkins and 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Yohanse Morel. In Gutierrez, the Royals are getting a 6’3 215 lbs third baseman that played shortstop in his younger days before moving to the hot corner...

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Royals, Nats reportedly close on Herrera trade

The Nationals are on the verge of acquiring closer Kelvin Herrera from the Royals for a couple of Minor League prospects, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

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Royals aren't tabbing Mondesi as full-time SS

Royals manager Ned Yost said on Monday that he is not making any commitments to starting infielder Adalberto Mondesi, presumably a big part of the team's future, at shortstop anytime soon.

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Nats make first move, solidify bullpen with trade for Kelvin Herrera

The Nationals struck well before the trade deadline, picking up reliever Kelvin Herrera from the Royals.

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Report: Royals closer Kelvin Herrera traded to Nationals

One of baseball’s best relievers is on the move. According to a report, the Washington Nationals have acquired Kansas City Royals closer Kelvin Herrera. Jon Heyman of FRS noted that Kansas City will receive top prospects. Although Juan Soto and Victor Robles will remain in the Washington organization. Herrera is having a stellar year for Kansas City. He’s made 14 saves, and has a 1.05 ERA and 0.82 WHIP.Washington’s bullpen is better than we’ve seen in recent years. Nats relievers...

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MLB Trade: Nationals reportedly acquire Kelvin Herrera from Royals

The veteran reliever has reportedly been dealt from Kansas City to Washington

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Nationals acquire closer Kelvin Herrera in trade with Royals

The Washington Nationals’ bullpen just got a lot better.As if having Sean Doolittle closing things out weren’t good enough, the Nats have now acquired Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals.The Royals officially announced the trade on Monday and said they were receiving outfielder Blake Perkins, third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez, and pitcher Yohanse Morel in return. Herrera, 28, is having a fantastic season. He has a 1.05 ERA and 0.82 WHIP this season with 14 saves. He’s only walked...

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Royals trade Herrera to Nats for 3 prospects

The Royals continued their quest to restock the farm system as they traded closer Kelvin Herrera to the Nationals prior to Monday night's game against the Rangers. In exchange, the Royals acquired three Minor Leaguers: infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, who was ranked as the Nationals' No. 10 prospect by MLB Pipeline, outfielder Blake Perkins, the No. 11 prospect, and pitcher Yohanse Morel.

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Nationals acquire closer Herrera from Royals

The Nationals have acquired the Royals' star reliever Kelvin Herrera in exchange for three prospects.

Royals Review

Josh Duggan

Game LXXII Thread: The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City

The Royals will continue their quest for the first overall pick of the 2019 draft tonight, beginning a three-game set with the fourth-worst team in the American League, the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers get their hip-gyrating shortstop Elvis Andrus back from the disabled list, having been without him since April 11th, when he suffered an elbow injury that landed him on the 60-day DL.

The Royals will trot Ian Kennedy out to the mound in the hopes that they get “All Right” Ian, not...

Royals Review

Josh Duggan

Texas Rangers series preview: Cellar dwellers collide

The worst in the west comes to the K

Just five games better than the Royals, the Texas Rangers have been a complete disaster this season. Coming into action with a 29-44 record, they are already 19 games out of first in the American League West, and own the fourth-worst record in the AL. Put succinctly, prepare yourselves for some bad baseball this week.

Game times and pitching matchups are as follows:

Monday, June 18 — 7:15 PM CDT — Bartolo Colon versus Ian Kennedy Tuesday, June 19 —...

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Max Rieper

Market for Moustakas could be slow, says Ken Rosenthal

Moose could be hurting his trade value this month.

The summer is heating up and so are the trade rumors, with Mike Moustakas expected to be a hot name this trade season. Moose could be a target of the Braves, the Phillies could become players, and an injury to Evan Longoria could make the Giants bidders if they become more competitive.

But as Mike Moustakas found out last winter, the market for his services may still be slow. MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal gave a pessimistic account of the...

Royals Review

Matthew LaMar

Why on earth would you watch a Kansas City Royals game this year?

The team is almost completely unwatchable.

On March 28, the Royals Review staff published our 2018 season predictions. We tackled who we thought would win MVP, Cy Young, the World Series—all that good stuff.

Of course, the most important prediction we made was how many wins the 2018 Kansas City Royals would accrue. None of our 10 staff members predicted the Royals to win more than 80 games because it was pretty clear why the Royals wouldn’t be as good as they were last year. Our staff...

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Kansas City Royals: Don’t count Adalberto Mondesi out yet

The Kansas City Royals fan base seems to be counting a player out before he can truly show what he can do. Don’t count Adalberto Mondesi out just yet, though. When the Kansas City Royals signed Adalberto Mondesi, expectations were high. He was thought to be the next superstar that the Royals had within the […] Kansas City Royals: Don’t count Adalberto Mondesi out yet - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for June 18, 2018

Are frustrations boiling over?

Royals Rumblings - News for June 18, 2018

Rustin Dodd talks about how the Royals will handle Adalberto Mondesi.

“I’m going to start him out kind of easy, three or four days a week,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “And then kind of go from there.”

To juxtapose how the Royals dealt with Mondesi in the past with how they are handling him now offers a decent helping of cognitive dissonance. When he was barely 21 and had a mixed track record in the minors...

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