Salvy in the clear
Mar15

Salvy in the clear

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals breathed a sigh of relief this morning when the results of the second MRI on the knee of All-Star catcher Salvador Perez showed no structural damage to his knee. The initial MRI following the injury was also clean, but club officials and fans alike were still awaiting the results of these most recent tests. Tweet Rustin Dodd later tweeted that Perez believes he will be ready for opening...

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Are the Royals REALLY interested in Brett Lawrie?
Mar06

Are the Royals REALLY interested in Brett Lawrie?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com According to ESPN Analyst Jim Bowden, the Royals are one of a handful of teams to express interest in free agent second baseman Brett Lawrie.    Royals fans most notably remember Lawrie from his brush with the team in 2015 when he slid hard into second base and took out Alcides Escobar. Yordano Ventura then retaliated the next day by drilling Lawrie with a fastball. Lawrie then went on to...

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Royals face long odds to win it all in 2017
Dec19

Royals face long odds to win it all in 2017

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After a disappointing 2016 campaign that saw the Royals finish a mediocre 81-81, fans in Kansas City have tempered hopes that 2017 might be the season that gets this team back on track.  Much of the thinking is the Royals were simply out of gas after two straight seasons of reaching and eventually winning the World Series. With the goal having been achieved, it would be natural to find it hard to carry...

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Royals Roundtable: Has the Window to Win Closed?
Dec15

Royals Roundtable: Has the Window to Win Closed?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   We’ve heard over the last year or two that the Royals “window to win” is open through 2017, then it will suddenly close as most of the current core leaves and Dayton Moore tears it down, to build it back up, again. Awe, the life of small market baseball. But, after an 81-81 2016 – a year in which the Royals were unable to cash in on their highest payroll in franchise history,...

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How the New CBA Affects the Royals – new QO Rules, International Cap
Dec01

How the New CBA Affects the Royals – new QO Rules, International Cap

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com It was announced late Wednesday that Major League Baseball and the Players Union have agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Amid several rumors and speculations leading up to the final product, it remains mostly in tact from the previous CBA.  Some changes of note include the increasing of the Luxury cap and a restructure in the penalties for going over the cap. Beginning in 2017, teams will...

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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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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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