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Royals Review Nov 30, 2021
Royals non-tender Richard Lovelady, tender contracts to Ryan O’Hearn and six others

Royals non-tender Richard Lovelady, tender contracts to Ryan O’Hearn and six others

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Today is the non-tender deadline. The Royals non-tendered pitcher Richard Lovelady but tendered contracts to their seven arbitration-eligible players - catcher Cam Gallagher, infielders Nicky Lopez, Adalberto Mondesi and Ryan O’Hearn, outfielder Andrew Benintendi, and pitchers Scott Barlow and Brad Keller. The 40-man roster now stands at 39. The decision to let Lovelady go was not too surprising considering he underwent Tommy John surgery this fall and will likely miss most of next year. The 26-year old left-hander pitched in parts of three...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 26, 2021

Seiya Suzuki might not be an answer for the KC Royals

The KC Royals entered last winter needing to stabilize an uncertain outfield. Alex Gordon’s retirement made left field available, no one won the centerfield job in 2020, and strong speculation that Whit Merrifield was moving to right field was just that—speculation. Fortunately, the Royals filled two of those outfield spots by trading for Andrew Benintendi […] Seiya Suzuki might not be an answer for the KC Royals - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Nov 24, 2021

KC Royals: Salvador Perez makes 2021 All-MLB Team

The KC Royals may have had a losing record this season, but they haven’t fallen short on postseason awards. Michael A. Taylor and Andrew Benintendi became first-time Gold Glove winners, and Salvador Perez has won the Luis Aparicio Award and a Silver Slugger, was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award, the Hank Aaron Award, the […] KC Royals: Salvador Perez makes 2021 All-MLB Team - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Nov 16, 2021
2021 Season in Review: Kyle Isbel

2021 Season in Review: Kyle Isbel

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The rookie could be part of the future. The speedy, contact-hitting outfielder, Kyle Isbel had a very eventful season in 2021, where he was able to experience much adversity across Triple-A and the Majors. His season (much like Andrew Benintendi’s) can be split into four separate parts. He started off with the big-league team before being quickly shipped out of town. Once the Triple-A season started, he struggled with his swing, but eventually found great success and finally made his way back up to the Majors by September. He showed...
Royals Review Nov 10, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for November 10, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for November 10, 2021

MJ Melendez was awarded a the “Top Offensive Player” MiLBY for his 2021 season, with 33% of the vote. Bobby Witt, Jr. received 20% of the vote, good for third place. At The Athletic, Alec Lewis digs into what extension talks with Andrew Benintendi might look like: As these dollar figures show, players similar to Benintendi typically receive an average annual value of about $10 million over five years. For an extension to occur, the Royals would likely have to go above this mark. On one hand, this could make sense for the club. The Royals’ payroll is projected to drop...
Royals Review Nov 9, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for November 9, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for November 9, 2021

Michael A. Taylor #2 celebrates with Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Kansas City Royals after a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 24, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan. | Photo by Duane Burleson/ Congratulations to the Gold Glovers! Royals Rumblings - News for November 9, 2021 Hello, and welcome to another Royals Rumblings. Why isn’t Max writing this for today? Well, it’s simple. Max is currently very busy as the mastermind behind the annual SB Nation Offseason Simulation, which is wrapping up today. In the simulation, 30 real people try to improve...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 8, 2021

KC Royals: Did 2 metrics cost Salvador Perez Gold?

In case you missed it, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced Sunday night. Even without Nicky Lopez, whose notorious omission from the list of nominees will long be debated, four KC Royals were up for the honor. And two won their very first Gold Glove. Kansas City left fielder Andrew Benintendi and center fielder Michael […] KC Royals: Did 2 metrics cost Salvador Perez Gold? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Nov 8, 2021
What would you do this off-season if you ran the Royals?

What would you do this off-season if you ran the Royals?

Photo by Ed Zurga/ You make the call! The Royals are shuffling their front office again, and it’s you who are now in charge! What would you do if you ran the Royals this off-season? You have seven players eligible for arbitration. They are listed here with the projected salary from MLB Trade Rumors: Andrew Benintendi – $9.3MM Adalberto Mondesi – $3.2MM Brad Keller – $5.2MM Cam Gallagher – $900K Scott Barlow – $2.4MM Ryan O’Hearn – $1.4MM Nicky Lopez – $2.0MM Do you non-tender anyone? Here is what the club payroll looks like for 2022: Here is a list...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 7, 2021

KC Royals: Half of club’s nominees grab Gold Gloves

KC Royals shortstop Nicky Lopez, stunningly and inexplicably left out of the Gold Glove race this year, couldn’t win the award for the best American League defensive player at his position Sunday night. That left four other Royals—Whit Merrifield, Andrew Benintendi, and Michael A. Taylor, none of whom had ever won a Gold Glove, and […] KC Royals: Half of club’s nominees grab Gold Gloves - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Nov 7, 2021
Andrew Benintendi and Michael A. Taylor win Gold Glove Awards

Andrew Benintendi and Michael A. Taylor win Gold Glove Awards

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez are snubbed. Andrew Benintendi and Michael A. Taylor each won their first Gold Glove Award on Sunday night as Rawlings Sporting Goods announced its winners on ESPN. Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez were also up for Gold Glove Awards, but fell short. Marcus Semien of the Blue Jays won the award at second base and Sean Murphy of the Athletics won it at catcher. Benintendi and Taylor were each in their first season with the Royals. A Kansas City Royals player has won a Gold Glove Award in each of the last 11...

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