Royals News and Notes

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Today the Royals welcomed back an OLD friend to the team.  Raul Ibanez was signed after being released by the Angels earlier this month.  Ibanez brings in a Royal slash line of .157/.258/.265 with 3 homers in just under 200 plate appearances.  Not exactly staggering numbers, but the career body of work makes me somewhat hopeful that the return to friendly confines will wake up the bat.  He projects to be a...

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Royals at Twins: Series Preview

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   The Royals escaped Kauffman Stadium by the skin of their teeth. After a 3-6 home stand, the team will look to bounce back on the road against Minnesota. To aid in their quest up north, they have added the likes of 2003 Royals alum Raul Ibanez as well as called up infielder Christian Colon, former first round pick. To make room for these two, the Royals announced they have designated Justin Maxwell and...

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Number Munchers: Guys, We’re Just Not THAT Good …

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     It is almost July and people are still talking with purpose about the Kansas City Royals.  For many years, by this point we’d be deep in hypothetical deliberation about what the haul would be for selling off our one diamond in the rough prospect that actually turned into an exceptional ball player.  In a non fair market system, we never had the means to provide fair market value.  Combined with...

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Kansas City Royals First Half Breakdown

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     The Kansas City Royals have reached the halfway point at 42-39. The season thus far has been a let down, for me at least. The Royals headed into May at 14-12, but things would head south. Kansas City would saunter through the month winning a mere twelve games. They would need to have a miraculous turn around if they were going to fulfill the expectations of the fans. Just like last year, Kansas...

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Cain, Infante Lead The Royals Over Angels 5-4

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Things got off to a roaring start today… For the Angels. A lead off homerun to Cole Kalhoun was not the least of our problems. A fielding error by Lorenzo Cain would lead the Angels second run of the game. More errors would cost the Royals as Cole Kalhoun reached base on an Eric Hosmer throwing error. Later that inning, doubled in Kalhoun to give the Los Angeles a 3-0 lead. After what seemed to be an...

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Fire and Rain Don’t mix: Royals fall miserably 6-2

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     This game was absolutely miserable. There were so many things wrong with this game. Where do I begin? First of all, The Kansas City Royals are the worst at managing rain delays. After a four-hour rain delay, there might have been 1,000 people left in what started out as a 21,000+ crowd. Secondly, after the team was already down 2-0 at the end of the second rain delay, it almost seems like they did...

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Infante’s Slam and Dominant Bullpen Propel Royals past Angels 8-6

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Back off the ledge, Royals fans. At least for one night. Omar Infante hit his first career grand slam, Ned Yost pulled his starter before it was too late, and the Royals’ bullpen dominated in an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. In front of over 35,000 people, Kansas City’s bats came alive in a huge third inning that propelled the Royals to a series-opening victory. Just minutes into the game,...

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Selective Endpoints, Small Sample Sizes and Cherry Picked Stats

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com A few of the more interesting stats in the Royals world right now, cherry picked and hand selected for your reading pleasure:   Moose–Last 10 games .226/.314/.419 .734 OPS — Since June 1st (return from AAA) .233/.291/.438 .729 OPS Hosmer— Since May 10th .190/.230/.285 .515 OPS James Shields— Since End of April (!) 4.77ERA BA Against .314 Alex Gordon–Since May 8th .310/.408/.513...

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