Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer
Jul28

Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer

The Royals Rumor mill has had a busy 24 hours. It was announced by Jeff Passan on twitter that the Royals are looking to potentially deal Wade Davis as part of a package deal including starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.  Davis is under team control for the 2017 season with a $10 million club option, while Ian Kennedy is under contract at least through 2017. After the 2017 season, Kennedy has a 3 year player option that would pay...

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How Long Will The Royals Let Their Rotation Hold them Back?
Jul28

How Long Will The Royals Let Their Rotation Hold them Back?

Things are not looking good for the Kansas City Royals’ chances of repeating as pennant winners. In fact, at this juncture, they only have a 2.6 percent chance of making the playoffs at all according to Fangraphs. Part of the reason for the uninspiring 2016 has been the performance of the starting rotation. Royals’ fans have grown used to having a mediocre (at best) rotation and overcoming that with other strengths on the...

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Royals Call Up Mondesi Jr, Option Merrifield
Jul26

Royals Call Up Mondesi Jr, Option Merrifield

The Royals announced that top prospect Raul Mondesi Jr has been called up to the big league club. In order to make room for Mondesi, it was announced that Whit Merrifield has been optioned to AAA Omaha. Mondesi will start 2b tonight and bat 9th. Mondesi is currently only 20 years old, and has been in the Royals organization since he was 16.  Mondesi missed a large part of the season when he was suspended for 50 games by Major...

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Royals: Buyers, Sellers, or a Little of Both?
Jul25

Royals: Buyers, Sellers, or a Little of Both?

When talking about buying or selling, there are a lot of things to take into consideration: Current record, roster makeup, injuries to certain players, standings, holes that need to be filled, and whether or not your team has the pieces to compete down the road. With the Kansas City Royals at 48-49 and eight games back of the Cleveland Indians, there has been some discussion about whether the Royals should buy, sell, or stand pat...

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UPDATE – Ranking Royals (60% of the Season Down)
Jul25

UPDATE – Ranking Royals (60% of the Season Down)

RANK #300 – JIM YORK (#40) – Middle Relief Pitcher (1970-1971) PERFORMANCE INDEX: 362.04 50th Royals Player in Franchise History York was selected in the 16th round of the free-agent draft in 1969. He made his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals on September 21, 1970, becoming the first franchise player originally signed by the Royals in their first draft to actually play. By 1971, he was a major part of...

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The Ascent of Lorenzo Cain
Jul21

The Ascent of Lorenzo Cain

Once upon a time, Kansas City Royals centerfielder Lorenzo Cain was just one piece in a trade for Cy Young winner Zack Greinke. From there, it took a couple years, but Cain blossomed into one of the best players in the game today. Ironically, now Greinke would likely not be enough on his own to fetch Cain in a hypothetical deal. Cain came over to the Royals from the Milwaukee Brewers, who drafted him in the 17th round of the 2004...

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Royalty in the White House!
Jul21

Royalty in the White House!

Today (July 21st if you're reading this on another day) the White House officially welcomes true Royalty.  The Kansas City Royals will be recognized for their World Championship in 2015 by President Obama, and the rest of the White House Staff.  One staffer is especially excited to see the Royals!  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is a huge Royals fan.  Born in Kansas City, Earnest attended Barstow High...

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MLB Stadium Index – Royals are at #23
Jul19

MLB Stadium Index – Royals are at #23

Check out the COUPONBOX Major League Baseball Stadium Index infographic map to enjoy the national pastime without striking out. This infographic is a perfect all in one resource when it comes to Major League Baseball stadiums. This guide covers all the stadiums from highest to lowest price index. It even compiles a list of stadiums where you can hit the road and score at your team’s away games! Find out which stadium serves up...

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