An Open Letter to Jason La Canfora …
Aug31

An Open Letter to Jason La Canfora …

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Dear Mr. La Canfora Wow. This is still going, huh? Like most asinine Twitter fights, I fully expected it would blow over. We should be metaphorically yucking it up over a few cold ones by now. Hell, even T-Swift and Kanye Kardashian eventually got over their beef. This post is not a jab at you. Plenty of Royals fans have been sucked into the Twitter garbage fire exercise of vomiting insults your way. It clearly...

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Computers Continue to Hate The Royals
Aug30

Computers Continue to Hate The Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Its that time of year again. When we all sit back and digest our teams chances of making the playoffs. The only problem is, there are dozens of varying opinions on just how legitimate of a shot any given team has.  The saber driven websites such as Baseball Prospectus and Fangraphs base their percentages on a more scientific approach geared towards an objective interpretation of what a team is and how they...

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Royals Add Veteran Nava For Playoff Push
Aug30

Royals Add Veteran Nava For Playoff Push

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On Monday, the Royals announced they have traded for outfielder Daniel Nava. The Royals will send either cash or a player to be named later to the Los Angeles Angels for the 33 year old left handed switch hitter.   Nava hit .235/.309/.303 in 45 games with the Angels in 2016, and his best season at the plate came in 2013 when he hit .303/.385/.445.  Nava does not count against the 40 man...

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The 12-man Bullpen
Aug29

The 12-man Bullpen

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals have pretty much accomplished the wildest dreams of any franchise, as they have gone to two straight World Series, winning the latter of the two. However, what makes this stretch even more impressive is that they have done it with what is essentially a void of starting pitching. Lacking anything close to an ace from 2014 until the middle of 2015(James Shields was just not that good), the Royals still...

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Billy Butler Endures More Mob Mentality Attacks
Aug26

Billy Butler Endures More Mob Mentality Attacks

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com When it rains, it pours for Billy Butler.  After enduring a week of criticism and backlash regarding the thumping he took at the hands of Danny Valencia, Butler finds himself in an ongoing battle in the media and with fans a like. A number of former teammates have come to the defense of Danny Valencia and today Mike Sweeney was added to the list of those going on the offense towards Billy.  “When...

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Ranking the Royals: 1-0 Victories in Franchise History
Aug24

Ranking the Royals: 1-0 Victories in Franchise History

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com 1-0 Victories Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On August 23, 2016, the Royals played their first game of a three-game series against the Marlins in Miami. The Royals won the game, their ninth in a row, by the score of 1-0. This game was the 7,602nd game in franchise history and the result of this game was quite a rare event. A victory by a score of 1-0 has only occurred 62 times in franchise history, less than 1% of the...

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The Royals CAN make the playoffs…but…Mellinger’s not wrong!
Aug24

The Royals CAN make the playoffs…but…Mellinger’s not wrong!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Royals fans are up in arms over an article from Sam Mellinger of The Kansas City Star.  Should they be? Sam Mellinger wrote an article on Monday giving his reasoning for why the Royals will not make the playoffs, basically boiling his arguments down to math and July.  The thing is, he’s not wrong.  The Royals begin their most important stretch of games this season Tuesday night in Miami....

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From an Ice Cold July to a Red-Hot August, Royals Are Back in the Hunt
Aug23

From an Ice Cold July to a Red-Hot August, Royals Are Back in the Hunt

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com One month ago, the Kansas City Royals sat at 48-48, eight full games back of Cleveland, and five games back from Toronto for the second Wildcard spot. They were fading fast, and the feeling around Kansas City was that of a season from the 2000s, though the Royals were still over .500. Exactly one month later, Kansas City is 64-60, and four games over .500 for the first time since late June, and suddenly, the...

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