Royals Trade Hendriks for Minor League Catcher

Royals Trade Hendriks for Minor League Catcher

(Photo Minna Haas) It didn't take long for Dayton Moore to get his offseason started, trading the Royals starting pitcher Liam Hendriks for a Toronto Blue Jays minor league catcher ...

A Thank You To the 2014 Kansas City Royals

A Thank You To the 2014 Kansas City Royals

Dear Kansas City Royals of 2014, Thank you. Words cannot describe what you did this season for Kansas City and baseball fans across the country. In a small way, you exemplified the ...

Oh, What a Ride It Was.. Building a playoff team

Oh, What a Ride It Was.. Building a playoff team

I'm not a writer... In fact, I sometimes have trouble putting my feet on the floor in the morning to start my day and have trouble tying my shoelaces, but I am a die-hard Royals fa ...

The Heart-land’s Call

The Heart-land’s Call

The former baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti once famously said about the game of Baseball that it "breaks your heart. It's designed to break your heart." For decades thos ...

A Little Heartbreak, A Lot of Hope

A Little Heartbreak, A Lot of Hope

By now you've assuredly heard the news that the Kansas City Royals did not win their first World Series since 1985. Instead, they ran into the buzz saw that was Madison Bumgarner a ...

This Date In Royals History–October 29

This Date In Royals History–October 29

Well, I'll be honest: nothing of significance has happened on this date in Royals history. Some minor transactions, but nothing of note. Let's hope that changes tonight. Go Royals! ...

Game Seven

Game Seven

So this is what it comes down to, huh? After more than eight months, 206 games an countless swings in performance, it all comes down to one game to determine whether the Kansas Cit ...

The Ride Continues

The Ride Continues

Don’t doubt this team. If you haven’t learned that lesson by now then it’s too late for you to enjoy the magical ride the 2014 Kansas City Royals have carried us on. With the seaso ...

Zimmer has shoulder surgery

Zimmer has shoulder surgery

The Royals got about as good of news as they could've hoped for on Tuesday for their prized prospect, Kyle Zimmer. It appears he had no structural damage to his shoulder and instea ...

This Date In Royals History–October 28, 1996

This Date In Royals History–October 28, 1996

1996: The Royals ended an era by dealing pitcher Mark Gubicza (and pitcher Mike Bovee) to the California Angels for designated hitter Chili Davis. Gubicza was the last remaining me ...

Bumgarner Beats Royals, But They Don’t Help Themselves

Bumgarner Beats Royals, But They Don’t Help Themselves

Before I get into anything about this game, let it be said that Madison Bumgarner deserves more credit for the San Francisco Giants defeating the Kansas City Royals in game five of ...

Royals Trade Hendriks for Minor League Catcher

(Photo Minna Haas) It didn't take long for Dayton Moore to get his offseason started, trading the Royals starting pitcher Liam Hendriks for a Toronto Blue Jays minor league catcher. On the surface the trade almost appears like the Royals had a deal worked out with the Blue Jays during the season to just rent Hendriks during the 2014 season before acquiring Santiago Nessy in the Danny Valencia deal down the ...

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A Thank You To the 2014 Kansas City Royals

Dear Kansas City Royals of 2014, Thank you. Words cannot describe what you did this season for Kansas City and baseball fans across the country. In a small way, you exemplified the “American dream.” The small guy to whom nobody gives a chance, you became the small market team to root for throughout the regular season, and even more so in the postseason. You revitalized an organization that had become the bu ...

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Oh, What a Ride It Was.. Building a playoff team

I'm not a writer... In fact, I sometimes have trouble putting my feet on the floor in the morning to start my day and have trouble tying my shoelaces, but I am a die-hard Royals fan. Instead of sitting in the back room working on this website, I decided I needed to finally come out and attempt to put into words the last season of Baseball for my beloved Royals. This was not supposed to be the year that the ...

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The Heart-land’s Call

The former baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti once famously said about the game of Baseball that it "breaks your heart. It's designed to break your heart." For decades those who witnessed it either in person or the 83% of Kansas City households tuned to the game or millions around the world will wonder what if. They'll wonder what if Alex Gordon had kept going. They'll wonder what if Salvador Perez ...

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A Little Heartbreak, A Lot of Hope

By now you've assuredly heard the news that the Kansas City Royals did not win their first World Series since 1985. Instead, they ran into the buzz saw that was Madison Bumgarner and just didn't have enough in them for one more miracle. But you know what? The tying run in Game Seven of the World Series was 90 feet from scoring when the final out was recorded. There are 28 other teams in baseball who would l ...

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Game Seven

So this is what it comes down to, huh? After more than eight months, 206 games an countless swings in performance, it all comes down to one game to determine whether the Kansas City Royals raise a flag in left field that merely says "American League Champions" or if they get to raise a flag that says "World Series Champions." No matter what happens in this one, the 2014 season can't be concerned anything bu ...

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The Ride Continues

Don’t doubt this team. If you haven’t learned that lesson by now then it’s too late for you to enjoy the magical ride the 2014 Kansas City Royals have carried us on. With the season hanging in the balance Tuesday night the Royals took command early in front of a raucous Kauffman crowd to coast to a 10-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants and familiar starter Jake Peavy. Royals All Star Alex Gordon got th ...

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Zimmer has shoulder surgery

The Royals got about as good of news as they could've hoped for on Tuesday for their prized prospect, Kyle Zimmer. It appears he had no structural damage to his shoulder and instead the right-handed starter had a debridement procedure to remove infected/or damage tissue in the shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York, the same doctor that repaired Mariano Rivera's injured knee an ...

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This Date In Royals History–October 28, 1996

1996: The Royals ended an era by dealing pitcher Mark Gubicza (and pitcher Mike Bovee) to the California Angels for designated hitter Chili Davis. Gubicza was the last remaining member of the 1985 World Series champions to suit up for the Royals. However, he had struggled in the 1996 season, going 4-12 with a 5.13 ERA in 119 1/3 innings before suffering a broken leg from a Paul Molitor line drive during a J ...

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Bumgarner Beats Royals, But They Don’t Help Themselves

Before I get into anything about this game, let it be said that Madison Bumgarner deserves more credit for the San Francisco Giants defeating the Kansas City Royals in game five of the World Series than anybody deserves blame for the Royals loss. He was outstanding, as he's been in every one of his World Series starts in his career. He threw nine shutout innings and allowed just four base runners. The Royal ...

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This Date In Royals History: October 26, 1985

1985: Dane Iorg’s pinch-hit single drove in the winning run as the Royals came from behind for a 2-1 win over the Cardinals in Game Six of the World Series at Royals Stadium. With the Royals trailing 1-0 and facing elimination in the ninth inning, pinch-hitter Jorge Orta led off with an infield single that is disputed to this day, as replays showed Orta should have been called out. Steve Balboni, after hitt ...

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This Date In Royals History–October 25, 1972

1972: The Royals have never played a game on this date. But in 1972, Kansas City traded starting pitcher Jim Rooker to Pittsburgh for reliever Gene Garber. The Royals had selected Rooker with the sixth pick in the 1968 expansion draft. The right-hander was part of the rotation for the inaugural 1969 season. Although he posted a discouraging 4-16 record that year, he actually pitched much better, with a 3.75 ...

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This Date In Royals History–October 24, 1985

1985: Danny Jackson’s complete-game five-hitter helped the Royals send the World Series back to Kansas City with a 6-1 victory in Game 5 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Jackson surrendered consecutive doubles to Tom Herr and Jack Clark with two outs in the first, then allowed just three singles and three walks the rest of the way, striking out five in the process. The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the first agai ...

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Mixed Bag 10.24.14

In Dayton We Trust - The move by the Braves to make John Hart their new president of baseball operations yesterday effectively ends the Dayton Moore Atlanta Braves GM candidacy. This is a good thing for the fans of Royals baseball even if they haven't been fans of Moore in the past because no matter what your feelings of the job GMDM has done you must admit he's got the Glass family invested in the team. Th ...

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No DH? No Problem As Royals Head to San Francisco

As the Royals head into Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco, the obvious change is the difference in lineup rules in an NL park. That means no Billy Butler as DH to start the game. ESPN's Jayson Stark suggested that this was a major sticking point for the Royals and puts them at a steep disadvantage, citing history as his evidence. And the numbers alone do give cause for concern, as AL teams haven't ...

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The Reason For The Season

In a small way, a baseball fan donated over $2,500 to a homeless food pantry, traveling over 6,500 miles across 11 time zones to do so because of a sick day, a chant by a rabid group of soccer fans , narcissism and ESPN2. Let me try to explain. It was January, 2012 and I took a sick day off of work. I probably wasn’t sick or just sick enough to write down in my office while watching television. It was a wee ...

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Friday Notes

The Kansas City Royals won a World Series game. This is not a drill. How freaking cool is that? I mean think back to just three months ago after the Royals had lost their fourth straight game and fell to 48-50. And now think to today as the Royals are in San Francisco ready to play the third game of the World Series with the chance to actually take an advantage in the series. Is that not about the craziest ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Chicken Tortilla Soup”

The World Series is heating up. Keep that warmth going strong with a big pot of this chicken tortilla soup to sustain you through the evening and Game 3. Pasilla chiles give this broth a rich depth, but don’t add as much spicy heat as you’d imagine. If you like a little more kick consider adding chili flakes along with the other spices or slicing up some fresh jalapenos for a garnish. Chicken Tortilla Soup ...

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League’s Best Defense Earns Four Gold Glove Finalist

Rawlings announced their Gold Glove Finalist on Thursday and with little surprise the Kansas City Royals were among the top teams in the league with four finalist. 2013 winners Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez were again nominated for the Rawlings Gold Glove and should all be heavy favorites to take home the award at their positions. Joining the Gold threesome is shortstop Alcides Escobar, who wa ...

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