You Are Here: Home » Baseball » Baseball Chatter

Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins: July 29-31

The Kansas City Royals close out July with another series against a division rival as they welcome the Minnesota Twins to Kansas City for a three-game set. The Royals are just 4-5 against the last place Twins this season, which is largely due to getting swept in Minnesota during a particularly bad series very early in the year. The Royals have taken two of three in each of the last two series between the te ...

Read more

Kansas City Royals Trade Deadline Primer

As things stand at this very moment, the Kansas City Royals are 53-51 and five games out of first place in the AL Central and two games back of the second wild card. All personal opinions aside, we know that the Royals are on the lookout for help to supplement a flawed roster. Whatever your feelings are about the second wild card position and all that, the fact is that the Royals are a good three game serie ...

Read more

Mixed Bag 7/25/14

    Polishing the Prospects - Good weeks for Christian Colon and Bubba Starling as the former Top 5 draft picks are trying to polish up there prospect stock after watching it plummet the past few years. For Colon, he's suddenly packed some pop in his bat over his last 37 games hitting .358/.414/.526 during that time with 9 doubles, a triple and 4 home runs (includes major lg games). It's an extrem ...

Read more

Friday Notes

Dizzy yet? This Royals team has gone from 4-7 to 14-12 to 24-28 to 39-32 to 48-50 and now they're working on clawing their way back from their latest downturn. Contrary to popular belief, the chances for the Royals to make the playoffs are not over. I'm a fan of keeping my money, so I wouldn't exactly bet on them to make it, but the chances still exist. What's crazy is just a few weeks ago, they were in the ...

Read more

Series Preview: Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, July 24-27

The Kansas City Royals return home to face their division rivals, the Cleveland Indians in a four-game set that could help to bury the Royals more in the American League Central standings or it could be a springboard to a renaissance that leads to a renewed presence in the playoff race for both a wild card and even a division title. The Royals are just 4-5 against the Indians this season, but they are 2-0 a ...

Read more

Gotta Walk Before You Can Win

For many years we've heard reasons to why the Royals aren't winning. Whether it be they need to "become more fundamentally sound", "do the small things" or "be taught how to win". It seems that there is always something that seems to be getting in the way of the team's ability to win games. This year the narrative that Dayton Moore and Ned Yost have chosen is that the "Royals need to get better at hitting w ...

Read more

Series Preview: Royals at Chicago White Sox, July 21-23

The Royals continue their tour of Sox as they had to Chicago to take on their division rival, the White Sox. The two teams have matched up nine times this season, and the Royals have gotten the better of them in six of those matchups. Part of that is due to the good fortune of only facing Chris Sale once during those nine games, but wins are wins and this is a big series for the Royals who are hoping to re- ...

Read more

Royals Should Sell, But History Means They Probably Won’t

After the fears of many have been realized, the Kansas City Royals are now in the home stretch of July and under the .500 mark. This may seem familiar. Just last year the Royals didn't reach the .500 mark to stay until they beat the White Sox to win their sixth straight and got to 51-51. They'd fall back to exactly .500 once more before finishing the season on a strong note and getting to 86-76. At that tim ...

Read more

Mixed Bag

Bowden Blowing Trade Rumors - Jim Bowden of ESPN tossed out a trade rumor of Marlon Byrd for Sam Selman today. If that's the case and the Royals haven't already pulled the trigger then I have to question their sanity. Lefty Selman has some upside as witnessed in his 2nd round pick selection and dominance of the Pioneer League when he arrived in the organization but the bugaboos in control have resurfaced. T ...

Read more

Series Preview: Royals at Boston Red Sox, July 18-20

If you looked before the season at the Kansas City Royals schedule for what they'd face after the All-Star break, your first thought would be that it was a tough draw. They have to go to Boston to face the defending world champion Red Sox after a tough end to the first half against the Detroit Tigers. Now look again. The Red Sox are well under .500 and 9.5 games out of first place in the AL East, tied for l ...

Read more

Friday Notes

After four days off to celebrate baseball's finest, the Kansas City Royals return to action tonight in Boston to face off with the disappointing Red Sox. Based on last year's records and the expected improvement in each team, I have a feeling that a lot of people looked at this series following the break and thought it would be a pretty good one to kick of baseball's unofficial second half. And yet, here we ...

Read more

3 Reasons the Royals Will Make the Playoffs in 2014

Yesterday, we looked at the three reasons why the Kansas City Royals won't make the playoffs in 2014, but on this, the day before baseball resumes, we turn the tables. The Royalcoaster has made for some very tense times this season, but through it all, the team is still within shouting distance of both the first place Detroit Tigers and the second wild card. We always hear talk that it's a long season, a ma ...

Read more

3 Reasons the Royals Won’t Make the Playoffs in 2014

With 68 games to go, it's crunch time for the Kansas City Royals, who are 2.5 games out of the second wild card and 6.5 games behind the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers. This team has been up and down, maybe even more than they were last season when we were introduced to the Royalcoaster, and that's led to some swings in emotion when it comes to being a fan of this team. For a stretch of three days, they ...

Read more

Royals Down But Somehow Not Yet Out

For the second consecutive season, the Kansas City Royals limp into the All-Star break during a season in which there were high hopes that a now decades long playoff drought could be snapped. The good news is that this team has overcome a bad end to the unofficial first half to put together a solid season. Unfortunately, there's two pieces of overriding bad news here. The first is that there's every chance ...

Read more

Friday Notes

The first half of the season has come and gone, and now we're staring down the barrel of the end of the unofficial first half. With three games left before four days off, it's hard to look at this Royals season and say it's been a failure and it's hard to say it's been a success. They've just kind of been there. In my opinion, they're pretty clearly not one of the most talented teams in the league, and a bi ...

Read more

Series Preview: Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, July 10-13

This is how the season's unofficial first half ends. The Kansas City Royals take on the Detroit Tigers in an effort to get a bit closer to first place before the All-Star break in the hopes that they can make a second half push similar to last season. The Royals lost the first five games of the year they played against the Tigers, but took three of four from them a couple weeks ago in Detroit. They're 0-3 a ...

Read more

Royals Need Every Edge and Don’t Help Themselves

Coming into the season, the 2014 Kansas City Royals were the best team on paper that this city has seen for at least 20 years. We talked about this before the season, but even with that title and honor, this version of the Royals was still probably not one of the five best teams in the American League. Things do change, however, and we've learned in the first half (plus a bit more) that the American League ...

Read more

Series Preview: Royals at Tampa Bay Rays, July 7-9

The Royals travel to the last leg on their nine game road trip and take on the hot Tampa Bay Rays. They were 10-10 early in the season, and that's when things began to fall apart for them. They went 14-32 in their next 46 games, which you may recognize as a bad record and they fell to the basement in the American League East. As the Toronto Blue Jays were hot, they extended their lead over the last place Ra ...

Read more

Series Preview: Royals at Cleveland Indians, July 4-6

The Kansas City Royals celebrate Independence Day in style, by playing some baseball games. This set of games will be played against the Indians of Cleveland, a division rival that the Royals swept in a short series a couple weeks ago. The Royals did lose three of four when traveling to Cleveland early in the season and would like very much to avenge that loss. The Indians are in third place in the AL Centr ...

Read more

Friday Notes

I think it's safe to say that the next ten games for the Royals are the biggest ten games they've played since...well...I guess a couple weeks ago. But still, the Royals have a chance to head into the All-Star break at or near the top of the American League Central, and the path is pretty clear. They have to beat up on two teams that are currently below .500 before they face the class of the division for a ...

Read more

© 2011 Powered By Wordpress, Goodnews Theme By Momizat Team

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

Scroll to top