How Many All Stars Do the Royals DESERVE?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     Yesterday, just four days before All-Star balloting ends and seven days before the All-Star starters are named, the Royals had five would-be starters, if that voting ended now. This is two weeks after the Royals peaked with EIGHT leaders. Last week, Miguel Cabrera passed Eris Hosmer at first base, joining Mike Trout as the only non-Royals leading the fan voting. Seven is still an insane number. It...

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Royals Say Out With the Old, In With the Pulled Pork

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Since May 1st, Billy Butler has hit .230/.289/.298 over the span of 47 games for the Oakland Athletics.  He has played a grand total of 2 games this season at first base, meaning he has had one priority, and that is to hit the baseball. He has under whelmed. There was much scuttle  after the 2014 season when General Manager Dayton Moore chose to opt out of the contract that would have paid Billy...

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Mondesi, Cuthbert Chosen to Represent Royals in Futures Game

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com It was announced today that Royals prospects Raul Mondesi and Cheslor Cuthbert have been chosen to represent the Royals in the Futures Game during the All-Star break on July 12th. Mondesi has been a hot prospect in the Royals minor league system since 2012 when he began playing for the organization at the very young age of 16. At only 19 years of age, he is currently hitting .270/.289/.426 at AA...

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Duffy Returns; Offense Leads the Way in 8-2 Series Win

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Wednesday night marked the return of Danny Duffy, who was activating from the disabled list before the contest. He was sharp early, but was on a limited pitch count so only managed to go four and two-thirds innings while striking out four and issuing one earned run. Part of the reason Duffy has had struggles in the past was in the control department, so it was positive to see him give up zero walks in his...

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Royals Solved by Former Farmhand

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Hey, how do we get a pitcher like Mike Mont— Oh…. Wait a minute!   Former Royals’ farmhand, Mike Montgomery, pitched a complete game shut-out against the Royals, sending them to the showers with a 7-0 loss hanging over their heads.   There were plenty of chances against Mike Montgomery. Kansas City had the bases loaded in the first inning with no outs, and got no runs. They had two...

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The King Out-dueled by Joe Blanton

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Raise your hand if you had Joe Blanton out-pitching Felix Hernandez. Nobody? Okay.   When Nelson Cruz belted a solo homer in the first inning, it was looking to be a long night for Joe Blanton and the Kansas City Royals. He then sat down the next sixteen batters. In his six innings of work, Blanton allowed just two hits, and struck out seven batters. Blanton went back out for the seventh, but was quickly...

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After Win 411, Royals Fans are Lucky to Have Ned Yost

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals record on May 13th, 2010 stood at 11-23 and they were mired in a stretch where they had lost 9 out of 11 games. In what had become a standard joke, the Royals were already looking at a season in which "next year" was going to be the phrase of the day. To stem the growing unrest of fans, General Manager Dayton Moore mercifully fired then head coach Trey Hillman. Hillman was a hot ticket...

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Never in Doubt: HDH Closes Out the Sweep; Yost Makes History

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals got things going early in this one, starting with a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar. He was eventually driven in on a sacrifice fly from Lorenzo Cain. They weren’t done in the 1st yet, however, because after a Hosmer double and Morales single with two outs, KC found themselves ahead 2-0. The Royals tacked on one more in the 2nd on a Moustakas two-out single, and that is all the run production...

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