Kansas City Royals

Jim Marshall - May 9, 2022

To start the 2022 season, the Kansas City Royals are waiting on their offense. Simply put, too many of their key hitters aren’t hitting. That has led them to just nine wins in the first 25 games of the season. 2022 Expectation Expectations for the 2022 Royals were high, saying they could be a .500 […]

White Sox Royals
Lewis Masella - Mar 1, 2022

White Sox 4, Royals 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Kansas City Royals All-Time Team against the Chicago White Sox All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Ted Lyons was brilliant in a complete-game effort, surrendering a single unearned run as the Chicago […]

Lewis Masella - Feb 22, 2022

The Kansas City Royals have a colorful 52-season history. After some early struggles, they had an impressive run of success in the late-’70s and early ’80s, reached the mountaintop in 1985, entered a long stretch of losing, then finally reached the heights of the sport again in the mid-2010s. Their fortunes have run the full […]

Award Finalists
Jeremy Breland - Nov 9, 2021

The 2021 awards season is upon us. The three finalists for each of the four major awards in each league were announced Monday evening. As usual, there are quite a few surprises within the 24 MLB award finalists. One thing that fans should be reminded of is that award voting by the BBWAA takes place […]

Danny Duffy
Chris Gray - Jul 29, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to trade for Danny Duffy in exchange for a player to be named later and cash. The former starter of the Kansas City Royals is currently on the injured list due to a flexor strain in his left forearm. The southpaw pitcher seems to have regained his old form […]

Mike Shildt

Ejection Inspection, Week Eight: Mike Shildt Dumped after Pitcher Is Asked to Change His Hat Welcome to Week Eight of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes […]

Royals Ejected

Three Kansas City Royals Ejected after Epic Meltdown Welcome to Week Five of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment […]

Benjamin Sabin - May 2, 2021

We’ve all seen the video of an irate George Brett of the Kansas City Royals charging out of the dugout and confronting umpire Tim McClelland (and if you haven’t it’s worth a YouTube search). Brett had just hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. Yankees manager, the […]

2021 Kansas City Royals

The 2021 Kansas City Royals are in the back end of their rebuild process. The Royals have made some great additions to their roster during their rebuild. Some are flourishing already, and some are on the rise still. This includes the acquisition of their new manager (second year) Mike Matheny. Most people do not expect […]

Andrew Benintendi
Doug Winkey - Feb 11, 2021

The Kansas City Royals have made an aggressive move by trading for outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Boston Red Sox. The deal involves those two teams as well as the New York Mets. This is one of the offseason’s largest deals in terms of volume with seven total players changing organizations. Jon Heyman was among […]

first baseman mitt
Richard Daniels - Dec 16, 2020

A baseball glove has fingers. A mitt doesn’t. By rule only catchers and first basemen are permitted to wear a mitt, while all other players must wear a glove. According to the Baseball Rules Academy, a first baseman’s mitt may be no longer than thirteen inches. It can also be no wider than eight inches […]

Greg Holland
Steve Drumwright - Dec 14, 2020

Greg Holland, who established himself as one of baseball’s top closers with the Kansas City Royals early in his career, has re-signed with the Royals, the team announced Monday. Guess who’s back, back again. Greg’s back, tell a friend. pic.twitter.com/V1hAuGbcfG — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) December 14, 2020 According to reports, the right-hander received a […]

Carlos Santana
Doug Winkey - Dec 8, 2020

The Kansas City Royals have signed first baseman Carlos Santana. The deal is for two years and will earn Santana $17 million. This is the third signing for Kansas City since late November after Michael A. Taylor and Mike Minor. The team announced the signing Tuesday afternoon. We have signed 1B Carlos Santana to a […]

Mike Minor
Doug Winkey - Nov 30, 2020

The Kansas City Royals have bolstered their rotation going into 2021. They have added left-hander Mike Minor to the roster pending a physical. The deal is for multiple years, but the financial terms are not known at this time. Jeff Passan of ESPN first broke the news late Sunday evening. Left-handed starter Mike Minor and […]

Chris Larson - Nov 5, 2020

Royals 2020 Season In Review The Kansas City Royals concluded the regular season with a 26-34 record. That was good enough for fourth place in the American League Central. In contrast, the Minnesota Twins won the division with Kansas City ten games back of first place. Among the rest of the division, the Royals finished […]

Relief Pitchers
Chris Larson - Aug 26, 2020

Trade Deadline Preview: Relief Pitchers Last time around, the focus was on starting pitching. This time the focus is on everything bullpen related. With the Trade Deadline quickly approaching this coming Monday, teams are deep in conversations regarding a number of players at the moment. As is the case with every Trade Deadline, a large […]

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Nate Miller - May 9, 2022

Rangers 7, Red Sox 1   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 15 — The Texas Rangers were able to avoid the sweep on Sunday afternoon, by defeating the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 7–1. Everything went right for the Rangers in the series finale. Adolis Garcia and Kole Calhoun hit back-to-back Jacks in the […]

Scoreless Outing

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Joe Rini - May 9, 2022

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Rangers Red Sox
Nate Miller - May 9, 2022

Red Sox 11, Rangers 3   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 14 — The Texas Rangers dropped their second straight game on Saturday, as they lost to the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 11–3. It has been a rough couple of nights for the Rangers and their fans. It has been quite the opposite, […]

Braden Herb - May 9, 2022

The Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal may be well in the rear-view mirror, but not everyone has moved past it. In the spring, New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman made some comments about his team’s World Series drought having to do with the Astros’ sign-stealing in 2017. These comments have led to a back and […]

Diamondbacks Cubs

Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3 PHOENIX, May 13 — The Arizona Diamondbacks socked 12 hits to rally from a 3–0 deficit and defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4–3, Friday night at Chase Field. Second baseman Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 on the evening with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. First baseman Christian Walker went 2-for-4 […]

Rangers Red Sox
Nate Miller - May 9, 2022

Red Sox 7, Rangers 1   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 13 — The Texas Rangers lost to the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 7–1 on Friday evening. Alex Verdugo and Franchy Cordero were big contributors in this one for Boston. They each had RBI doubles to lift the Red Sox to the win. […]