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Royals Review 9 hours ago
Royals Rumblings - News for April 23, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for April 23, 2018

Is it Salvy day? Royals Rumblings - News for April 23, 2018 Abraham Almonte talks about his big day on Sunday. “I’m getting more confident, seeing the ball better,” said Almonte, whom the Royals claimed off waivers from the Indians at the beginning of April and brought into the fold when Alex Gordon was placed on the disabled list a week on April 10. “I feel like I stay more focused in the approach that I take to the plate every at-bat.” It sounds like Salvador Perez is on his way. Salvy drove in two with a double, then scored on a Gordo double. Now he has hugged everyone in the...
Kings of Kauffman 20 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: The Battle for the Fourth Outfielder

The Kansas City Royals will have a dilemma once Alex Gordon gets back from his rehab assignment. Some guys are shining brighter than others, but could the choice may be harder than we as fans think? Right now the outfield for the Kansas City Royals consists of Abraham Almonte, Jon Jay, Paulo Orlando, and Jorge […] Kansas City Royals: The Battle for the Fourth Outfielder - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Apr 22, 2018
Game 19: Royals at Tigers

Game 19: Royals at Tigers

TODAY’S MATCHUP: Royals at Tigers. Erik Skoglund vs. Francisco Liriano. REASON TO SULK: The Royals are 4-16. REASON TO NOT SULK: Today is probably going to be Blaine Boyer’s last day in a Royals uniform! A lot should change in the time between the end of today’s game and the start of Tuesday’s series against Milwaukee. Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon should return to the big-league club following their rehab assignments, and at some point this week, Clay Buchholz will probably be called up to the big-league squad before Saturday’s double-header. The corresponding moves? Both Paulo...
Kings of Kauffman Apr 14, 2018

Kansas City Royals: The Alex Gordon Story Takes Another Turn

Since signing his long-term contract with the Kansas City Royals, Alex Gordon has puzzled everyone. What looked like a bright career quickly turned into a frustrating career. Alex Gordon has had an interesting career since being drafted No.2 overall in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. The Nebraska Cornhusker was going to […] Kansas City Royals: The Alex Gordon Story Takes Another Turn - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Apr 13, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for April 13, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for April 13, 2018

Friday the 13th! KCStar’s Sam McDowell has the less-than-optimal headline “Alex Gordon says hip pain is similar to discomfort that required surgery in 2009”. Although it’s the opposite hip that required surgery in 2009, the injury is nearly identical, he acknowledged Thursday, his first time speaking with the media since the injury. But rather than going through another operation, Gordon is hopeful a medical injection will solve the discomfort. “Honestly, kinda the same,” Gordon said when comparing the feeling of the two hip injuries. “But I feel like I’m in a...
Royals Review Apr 12, 2018
Ok but seriously what did Hunter Dozier do to deserve this

Ok but seriously what did Hunter Dozier do to deserve this

Ugggghhh By this point, you’ve probably heard the news: Alex Gordon is injured. He tore his left hib labrum, and it will keep him out of action for at least two weeks. He tore the same cartilage in 2009 and missed three months of the season. It’s not good. You’ve probably also heard that the Kansas City Royals called up Abraham Almonte, who they inexplicably signed last week for no apparent reason. Almonte has a career .680 OPS and 1.7 WAR over 302 games spent with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, and Cleveland Indians. He’s almost 29 and pretty much the definition of a...
Royals Review Apr 12, 2018
For Alex Gordon, age came for him

For Alex Gordon, age came for him

Long and sad was the fall for Alex Gordon, who turned from bonafide star to replacement level seemingly one morning when he woke up. No one at the time regretted signing Gordon to a franchise record deal (even hard to be impressed and perpetually skeptical me liked the deal), but it’s as if Gordon lost half his talent after he put pen to paper (like when the basketball players touched the ball in Space Jam). Alex GordonExit velocity2015: 88 MPH2016: 87.8 MPH2017: 85.8 MPHBatted ball distance:2015: 190ft2016: 189ft2017: 173ftLaunch angle:2015: 15.4 °2016: 15.3 °2017:...
KC Kingdom Apr 11, 2018

KC Royals: Alex Gordon contract shaping up to be worst in team history

The KC Royals announced on Tuesday that they were placing Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a left hip labral tear. It’s another strike against Gordon’s hefty contract. When Alex Gordon hit the game tying home run in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series, he cemented his legacy for the Kansas City Royals. […] KC Royals: Alex Gordon contract shaping up to be worst in team history - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review Apr 11, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for April 11, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for April 11, 2018

The Royals are getting the ball into the air. Royals Rumblings - News for April 11, 2018 Maria Torres has more on the Alex Gordon injury. For now, surgery doesn’t seem likely. The news of the hip injury caught manager Ned Yost by surprise. The first time he said he heard of any discomfort was in Monday’s text message, which arrived the morning after a weeklong road trip that saw the Royals play five games in frigid conditions. But Yost is encouraged by the early prognosis, which does not include a month-long recovery. “I was thinking a month, six weeks. I was relieved to hear that it...
Call to the Pen Apr 11, 2018

Kansas City Royals place Alex Gordon on disabled list

The Kansas City Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a labral tear in his left hip. There are some players whose value is not entirely measured by how they produce at the plate. Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is one of those players, an superlative defensive left fielder whose […] Kansas City Royals place Alex Gordon on disabled list - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Apr 10, 2018
Alex Gordon to the disabled list with a left hip labral tear

Alex Gordon to the disabled list with a left hip labral tear

Huzzah, the Abraham Almonte era begins The Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip labral tear, according to beat writer Maria Torres. They have recalled outfielder Abraham Almonte from Omaha to take his place. A hip labral tear “involves the ring of cartilage (labrum) that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint”, according to the Mayo Clinic. Gordon had surgery on his right hip labrum back in 2009 that caused him to miss three months. Devin Mesoraco missed most of the 2015 season with a labrum injury in his hip that he...
Royals Review Apr 10, 2018
The Royals have been awful at drafting for a surprising amount of time

The Royals have been awful at drafting for a surprising amount of time

It sure doesn’t jive with their reputation. The Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 2015, and were a model Major League Baseball organization. The more recent World Series victors, the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, shared many similarities to that Royals team. The biggest shared similarity was a strength in player development. Most of the 2015 Royals stars—Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez, Greg Holland, Kelvin Herrera, Jarrod Dyson, Danny Duffy, and Yordano Ventura—were direct products of the Royals minor league system, either selected in the MLB...
Royals Review Mar 31, 2018
One game in and Jorge Soler is already sitting

One game in and Jorge Soler is already sitting

What happened to getting him 500 at-bats? After a disastrous Opening Day and a Friday off-day, the Royals are ready to get back at it against the White Sox tonight with Ian Kennedy facing off against Lucas Giolito. Already the lineup has been posted, and Ned has tinkered with the outfield alignment. Royals lineup. pic.twitter.com/QeOUZdjPBI— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) March 31, 2018 Ned Yost has decided to sit Jorge Soler after one game, in favor of getting Paulo Orlando in the lineup. Orlando plays center, with Alex Gordon moving back to left field and Jon Jay in right. Soler...
Royals Review Mar 30, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for March 30, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for March 30, 2018

The Royals get ready to start the season today! Everyone ready for Opening Day?!? I had this strange dream that baseball did something silly like have Opening Day on Thursday - you know, the middle of the week. And the Royals first four batters all scored. But then James Shields shut them down the rest of the way. Duffy gave up the lead and the bullpen did far worse. Something called a “Matt Davidson” pulled a Tuffy Rhodes, Alex Gordon got a double the opposite way, and Alcides Escobar walked en route to the Royals losing by a touchdown. Yeesh. I need to watch what I eat before...
Royals Review Mar 28, 2018
Royals set Opening Day lineup

Royals set Opening Day lineup

Alex Gordon in center is a thing that will happen. Ned Yost announced his Opening Day lineup for Thursday against the White Sox, with the big news being that Salvador Perez will not start, due to an MCL tear he suffered while carrying his luggage. Drew Butera will start in his place, the first time Salvy will miss Opening Day since 2012, when Brayan Pena started in his place when Salvy missed the beginning of the season with a knee injury. Interestingly, Alex Gordon will begin the year in centerfield, a position he has excelled at in very limited time, but in which he does not have much...

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