Royals face long odds to win it all in 2017
Dec19

Royals face long odds to win it all in 2017

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 on the same motivation...

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Royals Roundtable: Has the Window to Win Closed?
Dec15

Royals Roundtable: Has the Window to Win Closed?

  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, riddled with injury after...

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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

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 begin paying luxury taxes...

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Computers Continue to Hate The Royals
Aug30

Computers Continue to Hate The Royals

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 got there. They use...

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Royals Add Veteran Nava For Playoff Push
Aug30

Royals Add Veteran Nava For Playoff Push

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 roster at this time, but he...

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Billy Butler Endures More Mob Mentality Attacks
Aug26

Billy Butler Endures More Mob Mentality Attacks

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 I saw that Billy and...

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Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer
Jul28

Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer

The Royals Rumor mill has had a busy 24 hours. It was announced by Jeff Passan on twitter that the Royals are looking to potentially deal Wade Davis as part of a package deal including starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.  Davis is under team control for the 2017 season with a $10 million club option, while Ian Kennedy is under contract at least through 2017. After the 2017 season, Kennedy has a 3 year player option that would pay...

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Royals Call Up Mondesi Jr, Option Merrifield
Jul26

Royals Call Up Mondesi Jr, Option Merrifield

The Royals announced that top prospect Raul Mondesi Jr has been called up to the big league club. In order to make room for Mondesi, it was announced that Whit Merrifield has been optioned to AAA Omaha. Mondesi will start 2b tonight and bat 9th. Mondesi is currently only 20 years old, and has been in the Royals organization since he was 16.  Mondesi missed a large part of the season when he was suspended for 50 games by Major...

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