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Royals Review

Max Rieper

The “He Played for the Royals???” Team

Not exactly #RaisedRoyal

Players have bounced from team to team since the very early days of professional baseball, when the first trade was executed in 1886. With the advent of free agency in 1976, players moved around even more. So fans can be forgiven a bit in forgetting some of the names paraded on the field in their hometown.

Joe Posnanski recently highlighted what he called “the best irony jerseys”. As he described them, “it's the jersey of a really good player who is known for...

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Surging Royals Look Ready to Buy

Sitting only 1.5 games out of first-place and only a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline, there is only one thing for the Royals to do, buy. Despite the horrid start to this season, the Royals are still in contention to make their third playoff appearance in four years and with all the looming free agents on the roster, this is the time to go for it. With the Indians failing to live up to expectations that had them running away with the AL Central, KC has managed to hang...

Royals Review

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Royals Rumblings - News for July 24, 2017

The Royals are rumbling, stumbling, and bumbling forward.

Even before seeing yesterday’s start, David Lesky at BPKC thinks the Royals need to replace Travis Wood in the rotation.

The Royals absolutely need another starter. Contending teams can’t have Travis Wood pitching every fifth day, that’s for certain. But I think if they can find the right fit, the rotation has a chance to look really good.

Chris Cwik at Big League Stew doesn’t think the return is worth selling for the...

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Whit’s World

The Royals have now won five in a row, just one off their season-best winning streak. The agony that filled the Kansas City baseball ether immediately following the All-Star Break has been replaced with euphoria. They’re losing! Sell! No. Wait… They’re winning! Buy! There have been so many new experiences as a Royals fan the last several years, let’s just chalk this season up to another arc in the learning curve. The Royals are a .500 team. They fell well off the pace early in the...

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-23-17

A 3-4 day with late wins at Double-A and Triple-A for the Royals affiliates. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (14), Dean Anna (5), Chris DeVito (19), Freddy Fermin (1), Seuly Matias (5) BPKC Hitter of the Day Seuly Matias 3-5 2R, HR, 5 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day A.J. Puckett 6 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 1 HBP 4 K 10-3 GO-FO 98p/65k Omaha Storm Chasers 6 El Paso Chihuahuas 5 F/11 Newcomer Andres Machado was outstanding for his first five innings, facing the minimum and striking out five of six...

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Hammel to duel Verlander for 2nd straight start

The Tigers will return home Monday for a six-game homestand, staring with a three-game set against the Royals. Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander will go opposite Kansas City righty Jason Hammel.

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Kansas City Royals Handle Business, Sweep White Sox

The Kansas City Royals finished off the weekend by sweeping the Chicago White Sox. This is exactly the weekend the team needed to have. Now one week from the trade deadline and 1.5 games out of the division lead, anything can happen. The win today makes it five in a row for the Kansas City […] Kansas City Royals Handle Business, Sweep White Sox - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

Hokius

Royals are still super heroes, walk off 5-4

The Royals used their newfound super strength to smash 4 more home runs in a formulaic last minute triumph.

The first three innings of this game were rather uneventful. Derek Holland was perfect had a no-hitter while Travis Wood had allowed three hits but also struck out 3 and caught Yolmer Sanchez trying to steal third.

That all changed in the fourth inning.

Whit Merrifield blasted a home run to lead off the inning, then Jorge Bonifacio followed up with one of his own. Eric Hosmer battled...

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Royals keep rolling, walk off for sweep of Sox

Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead single in the ninth to give the Royals a 5-4 walk-off win and a three-game sweep of the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals relievers rounding into shutdown 'pen

Kelvin Herrera said he feels the group the Royals has assembled this season is in the early stages of becoming that kind of shutdown bullpen. Lately, it has pitched like it.

Royals Review

Hokius

Game XCVII Thread: White Sox at Royals

Captain America is rooting for a Royals sweep!

The Royals came off the All-Star Break staring at a 10-game homestand against sub-.500 teams and their play-off hopes firmly revived by a hot June and decent July. The thinking went that this would be a great time to rack up some extra wins and maybe claim a playoff spot to defend.

Unfortunately they stumbled to a 1-4 start off the All-Star Game and things were once again looking dire.

Then the offense woke up again and the boys in blue are...

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Moose flips on power switch with 2 homers

One of Mike Moustakas' two home runs in a 7-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday night gave the Royals the lead. The other put an exclamation point on the team's 29th come-from-behind win.

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Wood looks to help deliver sweep against Sox

It will be a battle of left-handers when White Sox southpaw Derek Holland opposes Royals starter Travis Wood in Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals belt 5 HRs to power past White Sox

Salvador Perez hit a game-tying two-run homer, while Mike Moustakas and Brandon Moss also went deep in a five-run sixth inning that propelled the Royals to a 7-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Kansas City Royals Power Their Way to Another Vicorty

The Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight on Saturday night. The power was definitely on display for the Boys in Blue. They were able to knock off the Chicago White Sox 7-2. For the Kansas City Royals the night started off a bit rocky. After five innings the team was down 2-0 due to […] Kansas City Royals Power Their Way to Another Vicorty - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

Max Rieper

Royals enjoy a five-dong night in 7-2 win over Sox

The Royals wreck Chicago’s bullpen.

The Royals launched five home runs late in the game to storm back and beat the White Sox 7-2 on a sweltering Saturday evening. The storms came just after the game ended, but the Royals provided plenty of thunder and lightning of their own.

Old friend Melky Cabrera did the damage against Jason Vargas, with a four-hit game that left him just a triple-shy of the cycle. Cabrera homered in the third to put the White Sox on the board, then doubled home Tyler...

Royals Review

Max Rieper

Royals vs. White Sox Saturday Night Open thread

It’s hot out.

Sorry, the sun melted our brains. Here is your tardy game thread. No score in the third.

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Moss enjoys success with relaxed approach

During the first inning of the Royals' 4-3 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, designated hitter Brandon Moss hacked away in the batting cage behind the dugout. Moss, hitting .188 at the time, worked off a tee -- the simplest of hitting drills -- to try and find his swing. Not even that was going well.

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Royals recall right-hander Junis

The Royals on Saturday recalled right-hander Jake Junis and optioned outfielder Billy Burns to Triple-A Omaha.

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Did You Know They Were Royals?

The Royals have had many players who made names for themselves in Kansas City.  However, they've had many great players come through that made their names in other places.  Here are those players. MLB.com Executive Columnist and former Kansas City Star writer, Joe Posnanski, wrote an article named He Played Where?  Majors’ best ‘irony jerseys’ in which he listed players who were known for playing for one team and spent a part of their time with another team.  Players like Willie...

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