Has success made the Royals less aggressive?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Before a nationally televised audience in Detroit on Sunday evening, with the Royals locked in a 1-1 game in the top of the ninth inning, Ned Yost found himself facing a bit of a quandary. Having finally rid themselves of Tigers pitcher Shane Greene, who after giving up twenty runs in his previous 11 innings pitched had put on a masterful Cy Young impersonation through eight innings, Kansas City found...

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Loss of Volquez demonstrates Royals strength

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   According to multiple reports, including Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Royals pitcher Edison Volquez has fallen on the sword and accepted his five game suspension.   Volquez' decision comes only one day after taking the loss of a 5-3 defeat in the rubber game of a discombobulated series against the Chicago White Sox.    The bad news is that this loss of the pitcher who is...

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Kansas City, it’s about priorities

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   It has been an interesting few days for the Kansas City Royals and their fan-base.  Over the course of the past week we have witnessed fights, hit batters, ejections, suspensions, and according to A's reporter Susan Slusser, a murder attempt by Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera.  In the midst of all the extra-curricular activities that have taken place the Royals have gained a...

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Retaliating against Brett Lawrie would be a mistake for Ventura and the Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Two.  This is the number of starting position playersj that the Royals have lost to injury in the past three games due to the carelessness or negligence (intentional or otherwise) of opposing players.   Three days ago in Minnesota, Right Fielder Alex Rios went down with a broken hand as a result of a pitch that was no where near the plate but was way too close to his face and last night, in front...

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Keeping Perspective: How will the Royals respond to their first two losses?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Perspective. "A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view."    If, at the beginning of this season, a wizard would have been able to gaze into a crystal ball and predict that the Kansas City Royals would be 7-2 after their first nine games (including a sweep of the White Sox and the Angels) most sensible Royals fans would have snatched that prediction up...

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Royals Call up Speedster Gore

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Next Man Up.   The sign of a good (and well constructed) team is the ability to make personnel adjustments as injuries and performance necessitates.  With the injury to starting Right Fielder Alex Rios, the Royals are faced with their first real quandary of the season; how will they replace (even for a few weeks) a player that they banked $11 million on being a stable presence in the outfield and in...

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12 HBP for Royals batters this season. How should the Royals respond?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   If you are keeping track at home, the Royals do not only lead the league in wins, but also in the number of times they have reached first base as a result of being hit by baseballs.  Here in the early going of the 2015 season the Royals have stepped up to the plate 291 times and out of those 291 plate appearances Royals batters have been hit by twelve different baseballs.  Is this...

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What Do We Know About These Royals?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     We are now six games (seven days) into the odyssey of the 2015 season and everywhere you look throughout Royals nation, heads are spinning, heart-rates are increasing, and productivity is decreasing as we all try to reorder our lives as we live into the glorious and beautiful reality that baseball is back.  And after the first week of the regular season, the Kansas City Royals are one of two...

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