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Max Rieper

Omaha manager Brian Poldberg to retire

Minda Haas Kuhlmann

The skipper has been with the Royals organization since 1987

Omaha manager Brian Poldberg announced he will retire after the season ends on October 3. The 64-year old Poldberg had managed the Storm Chasers since 2014, winning a Triple-A championship that season, and originally began his coaching career with the Royals in 1987.

A native of Omaha, Poldberg has won 475 games in his seven seasons with the Storm Chasers, and has won 1,350 games in 21 seasons as a minor...

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Max Rieper Alex Duvall Hokius

Royals Review Radio: A new GM, 2022 outlook, and your questions

Readers ask about downtown baseball and making a big splash this off-season.

Alex Duvall and Jeremy “Hokius” Greco are joined by Max Rieper of Royals Review and Jordan Foote of Inside the Royals to discuss the front office shuffle with J.J. Picollo taking over as GM, and whether that means more of the same. They also take reader questions on downtown baseball and whether the Royals will need to make a big splash in the off-season.

You can follow Alex Duvall on Twitter at...

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Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for September 23, 2021

Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Congrats to Prospect of the Year Bobby Witt, Jr.!

Royals Rumblings - News for September 23, 2021

Keith Law names Bobby Witt, Jr. his prospect of the year.

The second pick in 2019, Witt has already answered a lot of the questions surrounding him in high school — notably how he’d fare against a consistent stream of better pitching his own age, since the competition he faced as an amateur was not great — and all three of those Royals prospects are ready to take...

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Max Rieper

The Royals’ payroll situation going into the 2021 off-season

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Will ownership spend some scratch?

A promising start by the Royals in 2021 raised hopes that perhaps the timeline for contention was accelerated. A dreadful summer added a dose of reality, but the club has played better down the stretch. With the season winding down, Royals fans will begin to look towards next year with some hope as prospects like Bobby Witt, Jr., MJ Melendez, and Nick Pratto should make their big league debuts. Let’s take a look at...

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Matthew LaMar

These features are must-haves for a new downtown ballpark

An internal view of the stadium fountains during the MLB regular season game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals, on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. | Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gotta have em.

The possibility of a downtown ballpark has always been around here in Kansas City. But thanks to a new owner and the Kauffman Stadium lease ending in less than a decade, we’re closer to a downtown baseball stadium...

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Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Royals Rumblings - News for September 22, 2021

The fan who ended up with Salvy’s 46th home run ball refused to give it up:

Whit Merrifield told #CodyandGold that the entire team is angry about how a Cleveland fan wouldn’t be reasonable in talks to get Salvy’s 46th HR ball yesterday pic.twitter.com/vZrlypeBBN

— 610SportsKC (@610SportsKC) September 21, 2021

Obviously we’re all going to read Joe Posnanski on Salvador Pérez:

But if you watched him play every day … you couldn’t help but love him. The joy that pushed the...

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Ryan Landreth

Indians ride early barrage to 4-1 win over Royals

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Daniel Lynch takes the loss.

This is going to be one of the shortest recaps of the season, and it’s because there just isn’t very much to report.

The Indians beat the Royals, 4-1, on Tuesday night in a game that was over around the time games typically start here.

Daniel Lynch was done in by a three-run first, when he opened his outing with two walks and a single. He got a strikeout, but Yu Chang hit a bases-clearing triple to left field, and it came with plenty...

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Ryan Landreth

Tuesday Thread: Royals at Indians

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

5:10 pm start time today.

Daniel Lynch gets the ball. 5:10 pm.

Salvador Perez has 12 games left to hit four home runs. Let’s roll!

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Max Rieper

Salvador Perez now has the most home runs in one year by a catcher in MLB history....kind of

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

It depends on how you define the record.

Salvador Perez blasted his 46th home run of the season, tying Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. for the most in baseball, and putting him just two shy of the Royals’ single-season home run record of 48 set by Jorge Soler in 2019.

The blast also set an MLB record for the most home runs hit by a catcher, topping the mark set by Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench in 1970 - kind of. It all depends on how you define the...

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Salvador Perez sets MLB record for most home runs in a season by a catcher

Heading into the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season, I was disturbed beyond belief. The reason? I was extremely close of drafting Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the third pick in the 11th round of my MLB pool, but a fellow commissioner selected Perez with the eighth pick in the 10th round.

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Minda Haas Kuhlmann

TWitM: Ryan McBroom aka McBOOM

Ryan McBroom and Emmanuel Rivera both mashed for Omaha this week, and share a hug in the dugout. | Minda Haas Kuhlmann

This Week in the Minors: dingers everywhere for Omaha, Northwest Arkansas and Quad Cities head to the five-game playoff series.

‘This Week in the Minors’ is our weekly look at notable performances from all over the system, from big-name prospects and less-heralded guys alike. The mission is to answer this simple question: “Who had a good week?”

Today, we’ll cover...

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Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for September 21, 2021

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Congrats to Salvy for his home run record!

Royals Rumblings - News for September 21, 2021

Salvador Perez was humble after hitting his 46th home run, passing Johnny Bench for the most in a season by a player who primarily played catcher.

“When you see a guy, a Hall of Fame catcher, you just try to be like him,” Perez said. “[I’m] going to compete and prepare myself. I don’t know what’s going to happen ... but I’m going to try my best to be one of...

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Matthew LaMar

Royals secure 68th, 69th wins on the season with nice doubleheader sweep of Cleveland

Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians - Game 1 | Getty Images

Revenge!

April 5. That was the last day that the Kansas City Royals defeated Cleveland, against whom they had lost 11 consecutive games over a span of five months. But tonight, the Royals managed to get not one, but two wins against Cleveland. Kansas City won the first 7-2 behind a nice Brady Singer start and a flurry of home runs, and won the second 4-2 with some sharp bullpen pitching and timely plate discipline.

The MVPs for...

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Royals' Salvador Perez Breaks Johnny Bench's Single-Season HR Record for Catcher

Welcome to the history books, Salvador Perez. The Kansas City Royals catcher launched his 46th home run of the season in the fifth inning of Monday's game...

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Matthew LaMar

Games 150 & 151 Doubleheader Thread: Royals vs. Cleveland

Brady Singer #51 of the Kansas City Royals looks on after giving up a solo home run to Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of the game at Target Field on September 11, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. | Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

Brady Singer returns!

In his series preview, David Lesky did not bury the lede: the Kansas City Royals have not won a baseball game against Cleveland since April 5, a period of 168 days. In fact, that game on April 5 is the...

Yardbarker: Kansas City Royals

Royals Select Dylan Coleman

The Royals have selected the contract of righty Dylan Coleman and reinstated right-hander Brady Singer from the injured list, per a club announcement. Kansas City moved fellow righties Brad Keller and Wade Davis from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL in a pair of corresponding 40-man roster moves.

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Max Rieper

Royals call up Dylan Coleman

Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Brady Singer also returns as the Royals make a flurry of moves.

The Royals have called up reliever Dylan Coleman and have activated Brady Singer from the Injured List to start game one of today’s doubleheader in Cleveland. To make room on the roster, the Royals optioned Tyler Zuber and Scott Blewett to Omaha, and placed Brad Keller and Wade Davis on the 60-day Injured List to make room on the 40-man roster. The team also called up outfielder Edward Olivares to...

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David Lesky

Cleveland Indians Series Preview: It’s been 168 days since the Royals beat them

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The next time the Royals come to Cleveland after this, they’ll face the Guardians. For now, they’ll try to beat the Indians for the first time since April.

April 5 was a simpler time. The Royals offense looked like it might be a positive. Their young pitching was all promise and basically no fail. And the Royals beat the Indians 3-0 behind a good performance from Danny Duffy. Since then, the Indians have beaten the Royals 11 times in a row and done it...

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Matthew LaMar

Why we should temper our expectations about the 2018 draft class of pitchers

Jackson Kowar #37 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. | Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Succeeding in the big leagues is hard!

As they say, hope springs eternal. Fans, players, coaches, and front office staff alike have an infinite capacity for hope. Some of these hopes are not realistic: no team can win a World Series every year, but we can hope for it. Not every prospect...

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Bradford Lee

The long walk

Baseball and life

How many times have I walked these paths? 100? 200? If I had known that I’d still be walking them 35 years later, I might have taken the long view and kept track. Baseball people, it seems, often forget about the long view. They almost willingly mortgage their future for what they think might be immediate success. Do you think the White Sox would like to take back the trade that sent a young prospect named Fernando Tatis, Jr. to the Padres for the barely...

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