A Plan for the Royals
Dec05

A Plan for the Royals

  The Kansas City Royals — the once proud franchise which shocked the sporting world by winning the 2015 World Series in Cinderella-story fashion — are at a crossroads. Dayton Moore and the gang can buckle up for one more run at a championship with the current roster, or begin the long and painful process of rebuilding. The current iteration of the Royals is not without its share of talents. Yet, the team...

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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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QUIZ:  How Many of the Royals All-Time World Series Roster can you Name?
Oct24

QUIZ: How Many of the Royals All-Time World Series Roster can you Name?

There have been 74 players in Kansas City Royals history who have played in the World Series for the Royals.  How many can you...

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Respect for the AL Central!
Oct20

Respect for the AL Central!

The American League Central has had six teams in the World Series since 2005 and have four of the last five.  When will they get the credit they deserve? While the 2016 season may have been disappointing for Royals fans, another division rival, the Cleveland Indians, won the American League Pennant over the hated Toronto Blue Jays, making it two years in a row the Blue Jays have lost the American League Championship Series....

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Top 10 Games in Royals Postseason History
Oct09

Top 10 Games in Royals Postseason History

Just because Royals season is over and there will be no October baseball this year doesn’t mean that we can’t take a look back at some of the best games in Royals postseason history.  There have been seventy-four postseason games played by the Royals in team history and we have seen everything from heartbreaks to thrilling come-from-behind victories.  In this article, we recap the top 10 games in Royals...

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The lights went out on 2016 Royals, but the Party is NOT over
Oct08

The lights went out on 2016 Royals, but the Party is NOT over

      Its been nine days since we saw the Kansas City Royals eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since September 26, 2013. What a ride it’s been. Eliminated from the playoffs right as Wade Davis closed out the Minnesota Twins, as the Orioles rallied to beat the Jays, went on to lose their final four games, and finish 81-81 – their second ever .500 season – and their first non-winning...

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Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident
Sep25

Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed in Boating Accident

It is truly with a heavy heart I write this piece on one of my favorite pitchers in the Major Leagues, and his passing Saturday Night.  Cuban Born Pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men were killed in what the Coast Guard is calling a boating accident.  Fernandez was scheduled to start today's game vs. the Atlanta Braves, but was pushed back one day for tomorrow's start before the incident occured. ...

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NFL Writer Continues Hating the Royals
Sep23

NFL Writer Continues Hating the Royals

La Canfora “la Canfora” translates from Italian to English as “camphor”  White…volatile…bitter…   In my lifetime, I’ve *hated* one team. The Denver Broncos. I still hate them. I hate them because they are good and often beat my team, the Kansas City Chiefs. They’ve been good for a long, long time. It is a hatred that has developed over years and years of games. They...

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What to Watch for in the Royals Final 12 Games
Sep20

What to Watch for in the Royals Final 12 Games

There are 12 games left in the 2016 season for the Kansas City Royals. Short of a miracle finish and a couple epic collapses by other teams, there will be no postseason baseball for this year’s squad. The reasons are many. But that’s for another article. So what keeps the players going after 150 games and seven grueling months of baseball activity when postseason baseball is beyond a long shot? What keeps us fans...

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Joakim Soria: Future Starter for the Royals?
Sep15

Joakim Soria: Future Starter for the Royals?

I don’t have to tell you how bad Joakim Soria’s 2016 has been. With a bullpen not nearly as loaded as previous years due to injuries and losses in free agency, this team has badly needed him to be a competent late inning reliever. In reality, he has been one of many reasons why the Royals players will be watching October baseball from their couches this year. This presents a certain amount of worry about the two years and...

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Billy Butler released by the Oakland Athletics
Sep12

Billy Butler released by the Oakland Athletics

UPDATE – 9-15-16: Butler has signed a major league deal with the New York Yankees to finish out the 2016 season. Whereas the Bronx is a logical fit for Billy's batting skillset, I had originally not included them in the "Where does he land?" part of this article due to the youth movement tendancies the Yankess have shown since mid-season. This opportunity should give him a chance to show something over the next...

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Royals expand Roster, and a baby Moose
Sep02

Royals expand Roster, and a baby Moose

It is officially roster expansion time in the MLB, and the Royals took full advantage by bringing up some young talent today.  Returning to the club are utility fielder Whit Merrifield, outfiled Terrance Gore and Catcher Tony Cruz.  But probably the biggest news is the much awaited call up of third baseman Hunter Dozier.  Dozier had a career year in the minors with a triple slash of .296/.366/.533 with 23...

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