Royals fans need to cut Danny Duffy some slack
Sep16

Royals fans need to cut Danny Duffy some slack

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On Tuesday, September 15, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy missed his flight to Detroit. He was scheduled to start against the Tigers that night. Reports say Duffy was in some kind of car incident. Shortly after these reports came out, the team announced that Duffy was fine physically. Because of this issue, the Royals announced Jakob Junis would start against the Tigers that night. Before fans...

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Should the Royals trade Duffy?
Sep10

Should the Royals trade Duffy?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After being drafted by the Royals in the third round of the 2007 out of high school, Danny Duffy spent nearly three and a half years in the Royals minor league system. After the Royals called up Duffy, they never looked back. Before the Royals acquired Brad Keller from the Reds in 2017, The Royals signed Duffy to a 5-year contract extension worth $65 million dollars in 2017. This contract extension was rightly...

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Reclamation Project: Addison Reed
Sep08

Reclamation Project: Addison Reed

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals might bring in one or two relievers in 2021. I believe Addison Reed would fit the bill. Back in 2018, Reed signed a two-year deal worth $16.75 million with the Minnesota Twins. Before signing his deal with the Twins, Reed was a member of the New York Mets’ 2015 World Series team. During his time with the Twins, Reed posted a 4.50 ERA in 56 innings. Reed, in my opinion, had a decent season in 2018....

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A potential Hunter Dozier contract extension
Sep05

A potential Hunter Dozier contract extension

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Since being called up by the Royals in 2016, Hunter Dozier has been an offensive threat in the Royals batting order. In 2018, Hunter Dozier played in 102 games at third base after the Royals traded Mike Moustakas to the Brewers. After the 2018 season, the Royals signed utility player Chris Owings to a one-year deal worth $3 million. The Royals had hoped they could flip Owings at the trade deadline, but as we all...

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Reclamation Project: Kelvin Herrera
Sep03

Reclamation Project: Kelvin Herrera

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com If you have followed the Royals since at least 2011, you probably remember the name Kelvin Herrera.  During his seven years with the Royals, Herrera was one of the most dominant relievers in the league. Herrera’s most dominant years with the Royals were in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 he had somewhat of a bump in the road as he posted a 4.25 ERA in 59.1 innings pitched. The next season, he looked like his old...

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2021 is the year for Kelvin Gutiérrez to shine
Sep02

2021 is the year for Kelvin Gutiérrez to shine

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Kelvin Gutiérrez will miss the entire 2020 season due to an injury. Even with the injury, Gutiérrez endured the beginning of spring training. The Royals placed Gutiérrez on the 45-day injured list with a grade two UCL sprain. With the 2020 season being shortened to 60 games due to the coronavirus, he is technically out for the season. If this were a normal 162-game season, he wouldn’t have been out for the...

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Reclamation Project: Shelby Miller
Sep02

Reclamation Project: Shelby Miller

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In 2021, the Royals basically have a locked starting rotation with Brad Keller, Danny Duffy, Brady Singer, Jackson Kowar, and Mike Montgomery, with 2021 being Montgomery’s last year of arbitration; but the bullpen on the other hand is a different animal. With Ian Kennedy and Greg Holland both becoming free agents this upcoming offseason, that opens up two bullpen spots. Let’s just fill in one for now. The...

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Cut Kennedy some slack
Aug26

Cut Kennedy some slack

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After signing a $70 million, 5-year contract with the Royals in 2016, Kennedy has had an up and down career with the Royals. In 2016, Kennedy posted a 3.68 ERA in 33 starts. Yes, I remember the Royals had to give up a draft pick to sign Kennedy. Remember, the Royals considered signing Scott Kazmir as well before signing Kennedy. Kazmir was under consideration before he signed a $24 million, 3-year deal with the...

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Merrifield on the move?
Aug25

Merrifield on the move?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Fan favorite Whit Merrifield has been mentioned multiple times during the trade deadline. I am putting those rumors to rest. Back in 2018, Royals general manager Dayton Moore appeared on MLB Network’s MLB Central. On the program, he discussed the rumors on Whit Merrifield. Yes, I realize this was two years ago, but on the show Mr. Moore said “We’ve pretty much made it clear we want Whit...

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Too much hype surrounding Mondesi
Aug24

Too much hype surrounding Mondesi

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Do you remember back in 2011 when the Royals signed then Raul Mondesi Jr. out of the Dominican Republic? Mondesi signed a $2 million dollar signing bonus. After the Royals signed Mondesi, the Royals were saying he would be the next great Kansas City Royals shortstop. He was supposed to be Alcides Escobar but with more power at the plate. Other than that, I don’t see anything else Mondesi has to offer...

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Time to extend Dayton Moore
Aug19

Time to extend Dayton Moore

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com When the Glass family brought Dayton Moore to Kansas City from Atlanta, people were excited back in 2006. Now in 2020, some people want him out of Kansas City, but not me. Believe me, I am not the only one. When new owner John Sherman purchased the Royals, sources said Mr. Moore was, and is to receive a long-term extension under the new ownership group. I think it is well deserved, for many reasons. The first...

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Yankees gave up on something special
Aug17

Yankees gave up on something special

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, Ryan McBroom was shipped to the Yankees three years later.During his time with the Yankees organization, McBroom was hitting home runs left and right. Unfortunately for McBroom, he was never able to make it to the majors with the Yankees. It’s hard to see why he wouldn’t. My guess is that the Yankees were loaded...

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