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Kings of Kauffman Feb 24, 2021

KC Royals News: “Ace” honored; Division prepares

Our KC Royals news roundup covers numbers, Division developments, and more. Some midweek musings about the KC Royals while wondering if Alex Gordon misses spring training: Danny Duffy honors Yordano Ventura, Andrew Benintendi has famous number New Kansas City first baseman Carlos Santana wore No. 41 with Cleveland and gets it again this season with […] KC Royals News: “Ace” honored; Division prepares - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Feb 24, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for February 24, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for February 24, 2021

Is it coat weather where you are today? | Minda Haas Kuhlmann Anne Rogers provides some notes from Spring Training, including that Royals players are happy to have Carlos Santana on board: And it’s safe to say the Royals aren’t mad about having him on their team instead of facing him with Cleveland: Duffy: “He’s a tough out. I feel like I just learned how to get him out last year after nine seasons. And here we are, now he’s on my team. He’s a really good hitter.” Right-hander Brady Singer: “I faced Santana I don’t know how many times. ... I’m happy...
Royals Review Feb 23, 2021
What should the Royals lineup look like in 2021?

What should the Royals lineup look like in 2021?

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Well for one, it should be on a lineup card. The Royals made some upgrades this off-season to a lineup that finished with the third-fewest runs scored in the American League last year, by adding first baseman Carlos Santana and outfielders Andrew Benintendi and Michael Taylor. While all three are very likely to be in the starting lineup, we don’t know how they will fit into the lineup yet. We know Dayton Moore stressed on-base percentage and adding a left-handed bat to a lineup that was very right-handed heavy last year....
Royals Review Feb 23, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for February 23, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for February 23, 2021

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Hunter Dozier could be on the verge of a breakout. Royals Rumblings - News for February 23, 2021 Mike Matheny likes the addition of veteran reliever Brad Brach, writes Anne Rogers. “I was talking with Brad, telling him that there’s opportunity to come in here and compete for a spot, and we absolutely appreciate players who’ve had some experience and had success,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “I remember watching him. That was nasty stuff.” The skipper also likes his new veterans Carlos Santana and Andrew...
KC Kingdom Feb 18, 2021

KC Royals: Carlos Santana could be the best free agent signing of the offseason

The KC Royals made a big splash when they signed Carlos Santana to a two-year deal and this really could be one of the best deals made over the offseason.  Dayton Moore was aggressive this offseason and one of the first big moves he made for the Kansas City Royals was signing Carlos Santana to […] KC Royals: Carlos Santana could be the best free agent signing of the offseason - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Kings of Kauffman Feb 16, 2021

KC Royals: 3 players who must not fail this season

The KC Royals can’t afford three critical players having poor seasons. The KC Royals lost 104 games in 2018, 103 in 2019, and were on pace to lose 92 if they’d played a full schedule last year. Now, an aggressive winter puts the club on the path of more improvement; signing Mike Minor, Carlos Santana, […] KC Royals: 3 players who must not fail this season - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Feb 11, 2021
Reactions to the Andrew Benintendi trade

Reactions to the Andrew Benintendi trade

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via The fans are excited. The Royals have had a fairly active off-season, adding Mike Minor, Carlos Santana, Michael Taylor, and re-signing Greg Holland. They continued that aggressiveness by acquiring outfielder Andrew Benintendi in a three-team trade with the Mets late Wednesday evening. Benintendi is a 26-year old left-handed hitting outfielder who has hit .273/.353/.435 hitter in parts of five seasons with the Red Sox. Here are the reactions to the trade. Dayton Moore likes what Andrew Benintendi brings to the table, writes...
Royals Review Feb 10, 2021
Five battles to watch in spring training

Five battles to watch in spring training

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports The Royals will have some competition for spots on the 26-man roster. In a few weeks, the Kansas City Royals will head to Surprise, Arizona, for a highly anticipated spring training. Names such as Bobby Witt Jr., Asa Lacy, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Khalil Lee will have their opportunity to compete against major league talent. Carlos Santana will be wearing Royals uniform for the first time after spending 10 years blasting baseballs into the Kauffman Stadium fountains as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Brad Keller, Brady Singer,...
Royals Review Feb 9, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for February 9, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for February 9, 2021

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Is baseball getting a deader ball? Royals Rumblings - News for February 9, 2021 The writers at MLB.com have a roundtable discussion on the Central Division. Footer: Let’s wrap this up with predictions. Rank the AL Central teams, 1-5. Feinsand: Twins-White Sox-Royals-Indians-Tigers (Hot take alert!) I like what the Royals have done. I’m not saying they’ll make the playoffs, but I think they’ll surprise some people this season. Salvador Perez, Carlos Santana, Adalberto Mondesi, Whit Merrifield, Michael A. Taylor, Jorge Soler...
KC Kingdom Jan 31, 2021

Kansas City Royals: Carlos Santana provides stability at first base

Signing Carlos Santana was a smart move for the Kansas City Royals, as it gives them a dependable first baseman for the next two years.  No offense to the likes of Ryan McBroom or Ryan O’Hearn, but Carlos Santana is definitely an upgrade at first base. The Kansas City Royals signed Santana to a two-year […] Kansas City Royals: Carlos Santana provides stability at first base - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Kings of Kauffman Jan 29, 2021

KC Royals: Dayton Moore will be judged on winter moves

KC Royals general manager Dayton Moore will be judged on how his offseason moves pan out. Perhaps it’s General Manager Dayton Moore’s more aggressive approach to free agency, one so far responsible for this winter’s additions of Mike Minor, Carlos Santana and Michael A. Taylor, and the return of Greg Holland, to a KC Royals […] KC Royals: Dayton Moore will be judged on winter moves - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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