Royals Option Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After Yordano Ventura had a lackluster outing against the Pirates, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings it was immediately speculated that his time in the rotation may be in danger. In order to make room for Jason Vargas, coming off of the disabled list, the Royals have optioned Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha. Ventura finished 6th in the 2014 Rookie of the Year Voting after finishing the season with a 3.20 ERA in 31...

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Royals Have Decision to Make with Ventura

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Well now what? I wrote yesterday about keeping Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation, and if there was to be an odd man out, it should most likely be Yordano Ventura. The question then becomes, "but what do you do with him?" Ventura does still have options left, so it is POSSIBLE for the Royals to option him to the minors. Considering how unwilling they were to send down one of the worst everyday players in...

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Royals Drop Wild Opener Against the Pirates

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Kansas City has played some wild, whacky, and long ballgames in the last week. On Friday, they played a day-night doubleheader, and on Saturday they played a thirteen inning marathon. Today’s game was wild, whacky, and long, but the Royals would not come out on top in a match that would last three-and-a-half hours.   Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Yordano Ventura started this game way back in the first...

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Royals Better Suited with Guthrie in the Rotation

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star has noted that the three candidates most likely to find themselves odd man out in the starting rotation once Jason Vargas returns are Yordano Ventura, Danny Duffy and Jeremy Guthrie. Danny Duffy has had a 2.27 ERA in his last 5 starts since returning from the DL, averaging well over 6 innings a start, so for all intents and purposes, lets just rule him out for demotion. It...

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Royals at White Sox: Weekend Recap

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com It seems like 2014 and 2015 for the Kansas City Royals have been compared an infinite amount of times, so what’s the harm in a few more?   Coming out of the break last year, the Royals were swept by the lowly Houston Astros in a three game set. They went into the All-Star Break at 48-46, and after the first series, it appeared that the so-called “second-half team” had already been done in...

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Is Celebrating that bad?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Some people love it, some people don’t.  Whether fans like it or not, it’s here to stay. With the score tied at 6-6 in the Top of the 13th in Chicago, Lorenzo Cain drove a ball into the left field stands to give the Royals a 7-6 lead.  After the homer Cain looked into the Royals dugout and shouted in celebration or possibly to motivate his team after surrendering two leads prior to this...

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On the Farm: Royals Affiliate Starting Rotation is Rockin’

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Something exciting is happening at Class A Wilmington right now. Not only are our Wilmington Blue Rocks in first place in the Carolina League North division, but the starting pitching has been statistically dominant. As a lifelong Royals fan, I have unfortunately trained myself to keep one eye on the majors and one eye on what is coming from the pipeline. Even as the big league club is enjoying success at a...

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And We Are Back!!! Royals Blue Podcast Episode SIX!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals Blue Podcast has triumphantly returned for their 6th installment!  Oh wait, you thought I was talking about Baseball starting back up…pish-posh.  We cover way more exciting stuff in this weeks episode than a double header in Chicago!  So come take a listen to Zach, John, and Walker as they discuss the future of this team without Alex Gordon, What the second half rotation may end...

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