A Royal Second Half Ahead for Kansas City
Jul13

A Royal Second Half Ahead for Kansas City

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On the most recent episode of the RoyalsBlue.com Podcast, I used the word “average” to describe the 2016 Kansas City Royals. Modern sports fans have a hard time accepting "average". Be great and win it all, be terrible and build for the future, but heavens to Murgatroyd please don't end up in the middle. Take a poll of the Twitterverse (ya know, the most logical community of people...

Read More
What It’s Going To Take For The Royals To Get There
Jul13

What It’s Going To Take For The Royals To Get There

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   The Kansas City Royals enter the All-Star break with a record of 45-43. Though they have been somewhat underwhelming, that keeps them right in line with Detroit and Chicago in the AL Central. Of course, the main problem with this is the fact that the Cleveland Indians played out of their minds in the first half of the MLB season and have a clear 6.5-game lead on the rest of the division. So what can...

Read More
Ranking the Royals: All-Star Game History for the Royals
Jul13

Ranking the Royals: All-Star Game History for the Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On July 12, 2016, the Royals sent representatives to play on the American League All-Star team for the 48th time in franchise history. There have been some great moments from Royals players at the Midsummer Classic. Here are some facts about the Royals in All-Star history: There have been 48 Royals players selected to the All-Star Team 18 of the 48 have been pitchers 10 of the 18 pitchers have been starters Only...

Read More
Now that Chris Young is out of the rotation, what (or who) are the Royals options going forward?
Jul12

Now that Chris Young is out of the rotation, what (or who) are the Royals options going forward?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Despite a lack of options as the No. 5 starter, Royals manager Ned Yost removed Chris Young from that role for the second time – and hopefully last time. The decision came after Young allowed four home runs and six runs while getting just five outs in Tuesday’s 8-3 loss at Toronto, and he's now served up 26 long balls this season. That's the most homers any pitcher has allowed in his first 15...

Read More
IT’S THE ROYALS BLUE . COM PODCAST #18!!!!!!!!!
Jul11

IT’S THE ROYALS BLUE . COM PODCAST #18!!!!!!!!!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In this episode, we take at the many injuries of the first half and how they've affected our slightly over .500 record at the All Star break. We give our thoughts on whether the Royals should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. In Host Brawl, Zach fills the air with incredible laughter with a new "Terrible Baseball Jokes" category and John gets the chance of a lifetime with the first ever...

Read More
Give Up On the Royals? Please…..
Jul08

Give Up On the Royals? Please…..

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Most Royals fans have felt disappointment with the 2016 season thus far. There has been good reason, but please, just sit back for a moment…and think about perspective. Imagine, if you will, the Royals are a team together pulling a sled in a race. The sum of all the parts being the speed they are capable of reaching. Only the fastest teams move on to the next leg of the race. Last season they almost to a...

Read More
There’s No Place Like Home
Jul07

There’s No Place Like Home

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After a road trip that started off with a two game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Royals finished up a disappointing 3-5 after visits to Philadelphia and Toronto.  The Royals are an abysmal 16-30 on the road this season.  A road winning percentage of .348 is good for third to last in the MLB behind only the Twins, and Reds.  To put this in perspective the Atlanta Braves, who are widely...

Read More
Ranking the Royals: Home Runs from Both Sides of the Plate
Jul04

Ranking the Royals: Home Runs from Both Sides of the Plate

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On July 2, 2016, Kendrys Morales made history by becoming only the sixth player in franchise history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a single game, helping the Royals win 6-2 over the Phillies in Philadelphia. The following are all of the times a Royals player has hit from both sides of the plate in a single game: Willie Wilson – June 15, 1979 @ Milwaukee 1st – Right Side off Mike...

Read More