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Royals Mourn Passing of David Glass

The Kansas City Royals today mourn the passing of former Owner and Chairman, David Glass, who passed away last week. He owned the ball club for 20 seasons after officially acquiring the franchise in April, 2000. “Like so many Kansas Citians, I am deeply saddened by the news of David’s passing,” said John Sherman, the new owner of the Royals after purchasing the club from the Glass family in November. “His voice among other owners was so respected; he served on and led several Major...

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Former Royals owner David Glass dies at age 85

The Royals announced today that David Glass, who owned the franchise from 2000 to 2019, passed away last week at the age of 85. "Mr. Glass loved this game, this team, and our city with all his heart,” GM Dayton Moore said in a statement. “He cared deeply for our fans and for the future of baseball. But above all, Mr. Glass placed an emphasis on putting family first which is what he stressed to our entire organization. We are forever grateful for his humble and supportive leadership, and...

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Former Royals owner David Glass dies at the age of 85

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Rest in peace, Mr. Glass.

David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals from 2000 until last November, died at the age of 85 last week.

The team has released a statement.

It is with great sadness that we announce former Royals Owner and Chairman David Glass passed away last week at the age of 85. pic.twitter.com/Z5wNrz41xC

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) January 17, 2020

Glass became interim CEO of the Royals in 1993 following the death of team founder...

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Flashback Friday: KC Royals closer Jeff Montgomery

The KC Royals have a history of decent bullpen arms and great closers, but one stands above the rest in terms of team record-holding. The name Montgomery has its place among KC Royals fans, currently and in the past. Interestingly enough, both former pitcher Jeff Montgomery and current pitcher Mike Montgomery both used number 21 […] Flashback Friday: KC Royals closer Jeff Montgomery - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Royals Review Radio: The “Quit stealing our signs” episode

Plus we talk about the sports team on the other side of the Truman Sports Complex.

Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew LaMar aren’t cheaters, but the Houston Astros are! We discuss their sign-stealing scandal, plus we talk about the success of the Chiefs and how it compares to the Royals’ run in 2015. Among the topics we discuss:

Were the Astros adequately punished?

How widespread is sign-stealing?

What can be done about it?

Should Alex Gordon return to the Royals this year?

Should...

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David Lesky

Friday Notes - January 17, 2020

Sep 3, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) hits his 39th home run of the season to set the single season club record against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff | Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

No sign stealing here. Just talk about punishments, non-roster invites, the Royals next window and just dudes being dudes and trying to get better.

It had been two months since the accusations...

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KC Royals’ AL Central rival White Sox will win the division

As the KC Royals have spent the offseason twiddling their thumbs, their AL Central Division foe in Chicago has done the opposite. For we KC Royals fans wondering what a team should look like after a three-year rebuild, it is worth our time to analyze what the Chicago White Sox have done. Chicago lost 284 […] KC Royals’ AL Central rival White Sox will win the division - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Royals Rumblings - News for January 17, 2020

I was saying “BOOOO-urns” | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

This is what the Royals media landscape looks like right now

Winterize that phone.#WallpaperWednesday pic.twitter.com/hDVLnUjZ1w

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) January 15, 2020

Royal Blue landed a Q&A with Spring Training invitee Tyler Zuber

Q: Who has been some of your favorites teammates?

A: Some of my favorites would have to be Travis Jones, Daniel Tillo AKA Big Tilly and honestly I’ve...

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Jesse A Anderson

The Royals’ All-Decade team

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The best single seasons by the best Royals together at last.

With last decade now ever, we’ve seen a spate of “best of the decade” lists. MLB.com had an all-decade best MLB team (two, actually), and it got me to wondering who would be on the team for a Royals All-Decade team.

To create this, I’m taking the best single season per player per position, and taking a full 25 men (13 pitchers and 12 position players, as per the standard Royals...

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Jorge Soler is making a huge bet on himself in 2020

  In accepting a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, KC Royals slugger Jorge Soler is banking on being able to repeat his 2019 performance this season. 2019 was a season to remember for Royals slugger Jorge Soler. Acquired in the infamous Wade Davis trade years ago, the Cuban-born outfielder/designated hitter’s tenure with the team got […] Jorge Soler is making a huge bet on himself in 2020 - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Club is a bystander as AL Central improves

While some other AL Central teams are making moves to improve, the KC Royals seem content with playing the wait-and-see game. The American League Central division has undergone a complete and utter makeover since the 2015 season ended. Long gone are the days of the KC Royals winning 90-plus games (and also the World Series). […] KC Royals: Club is a bystander as AL Central improves - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Looking at the best pitches among Royals prospects

Ryan Griffith

With Spring Training right around the corner, here’s a look at some of the best pitches that Royals prospects have to offer.

Before we get started, I wanted to give a quick tip of the hat to Lookout Landing, our sister site covering the Seattle Mariners for SB Nation. Joe E. Doyle of Lookout Landing recently wrote an article detailing the “filthiest pitches in the Mariners organization” and I thought it would be a fun idea to go through a similar process for Royals...

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Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for January 16, 2020

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Jorge Soler is a strong man.

Royals Rumblings - News for January 16, 2020

Jeffrey Flanagan contributes to a Central Division round-up of middle infields.

If all goes according to plan, the talented Adalberto Mondesi will be back at the shortstop position come Opening Day, teaming with second baseman Nicky Lopez to patrol the Royals’ middle infield. Mondesi had shoulder surgery last fall after twice sustaining a separated shoulder while making plays in the...

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Royals Announce 2020 Spring Training Game Times

The first workout date for pitchers and catchers is Wednesday, February 12 In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced game times for their entire 2020 Spring Training schedule. Home game times were announced in October. The first workout date for pitchers and catchers is Wednesday, February 12, followed by position players on Monday, February 17. The Royals have added the annual charity game for the City of Surprise to its schedule, to be played on...

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The greatest shortstops in Royals history

Where does Freddie the Flea rank?

Shortstop. Considered by most, including myself, to be the toughest position to play. The position is physically and mentally demanding. In addition to having an excellent glove, the shortstop must be able to move to his right or left, direct cutoff throw traffic and have a strong arm. The shortstop is often considered the point guard of the baseball team. In modern times, we have been fortunate to have witnessed some of the best shortstops to ever play the...

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It’s not necessary for the team to break the bank right now

In the midst of the slow KC Royals offseason, some fans may be wondering what is the plan and why the team hasn’t spent more money on quality free agents. For some, more optimistic KC Royals fans (like myself), every offseason brings along the thought of another chance for the team to sign some big […] KC Royals: It’s not necessary for the team to break the bank right now - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Did the Houston Astros cheat against the KC Royals?

Major League Baseball’s recently concluded investigation reveals that the 2017 World Series champions employed technology to steal opponents’ signs throughout their title season. Did they cheat the KC Royals? The 2017 Houston Astros, a supremely talented team that won 101 regular season games and a World Series championship, cheated. Pure and simple, they cheated, stealing […] Did the Houston Astros cheat against the KC Royals? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City...

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Matthew LaMar

Integrity is important

Manager Ned Yost #3 of the Kansas City Royals stands with general manager Dayton Moore during a ceremony honoring his career in baseball prior to a game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Yost will retire as manager following the final game of the season. | Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

The Royals and Astros followed different paths in more ways than one

The Houston Astros have been the team I have most wished the Kansas City...

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KC Royals should find the money for Collin McHugh

Collin McHugh would be an inexpensive and experienced arm the KC Royals should consider adding to their pitching staff in 2020. The management of the KC Royals has shown very little signs of life this offseason. Which, frankly, lines up with their in-season performance in 2019 as well. They have added basically nothing to a […] KC Royals should find the money for Collin McHugh - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Royals Rumblings - News for January 15, 2020

Baseball Dog o’ the Week | Minda Haas Kuhlmann

I’m still writing 2019 sometimes

Maikel Franco started working out with his new Royals teammates right away, reports Alec Lewis at The Athletic:

In late December, after the Royals announced Franco’s signing, Franco wanted to kick-start the improvement process. The best way to do that, he thought, was to work out with new teammates and coaches this offseason. Hit with them. Field with them. A baseball player needs his equipment to do...

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