Three Ways to ‘Improve’ the All-Star Game: How does USA vs. the World sound?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com         There was a lot of chatter, including from national writers, about the All-Star’s Game’s selection process, ways to fix it, so on and so forth, mainly because of the voting of Royals fans. Royals fans, who at one point were on pace to vote in EIGHT starters into the All-Star Game, used the “don’t hate the player, hate the game” rally cry. And, we’re...

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More Mid-Season Grades for the Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com By: Conrad McGorkin and Brian Graham   After yesterday’s double-header sweep of Tampa Bay, the Royals finished the first 81 games with a 48-33 record, good for a 96-66 pace. It’s the second best 81-game start to the season (51-30, 1976). Defense: 43 E, .986 FPCT, 784 A, 2151 PO, 2978 TC The Royals defense has once again been outstanding, again. Ranked fourth in the A.L. in fewest errors (43) and...

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Dusty’s unforgettable debut and ensuing social media hypocrisy

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   JOHN SLEEZER – KC Star By: Conrad McGorkin   On Friday night we saw a player that many probably didn’t even realize was in the Royals organization, on the same day he was promoted from Omaha, make a base running error that could have cost the Royals a win. But, it was much more than that. Dusty Coleman, who was called up to take the place of Christian Colon as the team’s utility...

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How Many All Stars Do the Royals DESERVE?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     Yesterday, just four days before All-Star balloting ends and seven days before the All-Star starters are named, the Royals had five would-be starters, if that voting ended now. This is two weeks after the Royals peaked with EIGHT leaders. Last week, Miguel Cabrera passed Eris Hosmer at first base, joining Mike Trout as the only non-Royals leading the fan voting. Seven is still an insane number. It...

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Nation Criticizes While Royals Fans Keep On Voting

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Kansas City Royals fans, apparently, are the only ones with internet access? How else can you explain EIGHT, count them: 1 (Salvador Perez), 2 (Eric Hosmer), 3 (Omar Infante !!!), 4 (Mike Moustakas), 5 (Alcides Escobar), 6 (Alex Gordon), 7 (Lorenzo Cain), 8 (Kendrys Morales) Royals voted in as All-Star starters by the fans in the today’s fourth balloting results update? CHkGOXOUkAImFO_ And, instead of...

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Blanton a Blow to Royals Hope of Improving Rotation

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com         Who envisioned a rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Chris Young, Edinson Volquez, Joe Blanton and Yordano Ventura in mid-June? Dayton Moore, maybe? Anyone else who imagined it considered it a scary notion. You can never have enough pitching. They say a team needs eight starters to make it through a season. But, I never imagined a scenario that featured Joe Blanton in the rotation this early...

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The Royals Return to Winning, but it’s in Spite of Weak Offense

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals swept the Twins and secured a two game lead in the AL Central. I’ve been preaching that the Twins (and Astros) aren’t for real and that they’ll fall off. Losing for the seventh time in 10 games, maybe this is the beginning of the end for the Minnesota (33-26)? They started the season 1-6, but came out of nowhere with a 20-7 May as part of a torrid 24-11 stretch, while...

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Fluke? What the Numbers Say About the Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Fluky things can happen in April. Now, it’s we’re passed Memorial Day and one series until June and it’s a safe time to take a look at the standings and the league leaders and really get a serious feel about things. While, I think there are a couple American League teams – the Houston Astros (30-18) and Minnesota Twins (28-18), who oh by the way are tied for first in the AL...

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