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Royals Review 1 hour ago
Royals Rumblings - News for July 1, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for July 1, 2022

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via It’s Pasquantino Time. Royals Rumblings - News for July 1, 2022 Vahe Gregorian writes about the effect Zack Greinke has had on the rest of the pitching staff. “Every time I’ve seen him go out there, I feel like he executes his plan so well and (is) so calm, cool and collected …” said reliever Scott Barlow, who earned his 10th save on Wednesday. “That’s something I’ve picked up (from) him a lot: just how even he is at all times. And I think he’s never up or down. “And to do that over the amount of time...
Kings of Kauffman 15 hours ago

Kansas City Royals fans will love this Bobby Witt Jr. shirt

Kansas City Royals fans already knew that Bobby Witt Jr. could hit, but he make circus throws too? Yeah. That’s why you’re going to love BreakingT’s latest. The future of the Kansas City Royals is bright with Bobby Witt Jr. on the roster. The 22-year-old is already looking like a seasoned veteran, albeit with the […] Kansas City Royals fans will love this Bobby Witt Jr. shirt - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review 19 hours ago
Owner John Sherman: “Status quo is not acceptable”

Owner John Sherman: “Status quo is not acceptable”

Photo by Jamie Squire/ But he expects Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo to “be the architects of change and getting us on the right track.” It has been a tough season for the Royals, and the strain of losing has been evident from the players, coaches, and front office. Owner John Sherman discussed the frustrating season with Josh Vernier on 610 Sports today, acknowledging that this season was a step back, and that “the results are disappointing” and “status quo is not acceptable.” “There’s a first step to building a championship team and it’s competing....I...
Royals Review 21 hours ago
Mike Matheny is falling into the same habits that got him fired in St. Louis

Mike Matheny is falling into the same habits that got him fired in St. Louis

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ Is it time for a fresh voice? When the Royals initially hired Mike Matheny, fans had some reservations despite a glossy résumé that included six winning seasons, four playoff appearances, a .555 winning percentage, and a National League pennant with the Cardinals. The reasons for concern were how he had taken a very successful franchise and overseen its decline, with his winning percentage dropping in each of his final four seasons in St. Louis. Even more concerning were how things deteriorated in St. Louis. Matheny was resistant to...
Kings of Kauffman 23 hours ago

KC Royals: 3 reasons why July will be so uncertain

That the 2022 KC Royals have yet to enjoy a winning month helps explain why they’ll open a weekend series in Detroit Friday night 20 games under .500. The club went 7-12 in April, 9-20 in May, then beat Texas Wednesday to finish June 11-15. Few probably believed these Royals would get markedly better in […] KC Royals: 3 reasons why July will be so uncertain - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review 23 hours ago
Drafting an all-time Royals team, one pick per round since 1969

Drafting an all-time Royals team, one pick per round since 1969

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports One player from round one, one player from round two, and so on and so on. With the MLB Draft on the horizon, I wanted to write something fun about the Royals and the draft. I’ve had this idea in my head for a while, and finally put pen to paper regarding it. Here’s the idea: let’s build an all-time Royals team using just one player drafted by the Royals from each round of any and all amateur drafts. That last part, the part about “any and all amateur drafts,” means that I’m digging deep and not only researching the first-year...
Royals Review Jun 30, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for June 30, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for June 30, 2022

Photo by Kyle Rivas/ Is this a rebuild or just a bad team? Royals Rumblings - News for June 30, 2022 Salvador Perez doesn’t regret how he handled his thumb injury. “Every time we take that decision (for surgery), it’s going to suck, because we tried to do the last thing we can do to (not) have surgery,” Perez said. “At that point, it was completely torn, so I don’t have any choice.” The good news, Perez said, is that he believes this procedure will completely fix his thumb issue. His previous hope when coming back was to make it through the rest of 2022...
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
Sweep sidestepped in squeaker 2-1

Sweep sidestepped in squeaker 2-1

William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports A rare good day for Royals pitching The Royals managed to avoid the sweep with a nail-biting 2-1 win over the Rangers this afternoon. This was a low-scoring game with neither team putting together much in the way of a rally, but Kansas City prevailed. The Royals had a chance to break the game open early off Rangers starter Dane Dunning. After Whit Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi were retired in the first, Kansas City loaded the bases with a single by Bobby Witt Jr., a double by Hunter Dozier, and a walk by Vinnie Pasquantino - his...
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
Blue Jays interested in Andrew Benintendi, Royals bullpen arms

Blue Jays interested in Andrew Benintendi, Royals bullpen arms

Photo by Reed Hoffmann/ The Jays have been keeping an eye on the Royals. The Royals have already made one trade this summer, sending Carlos Santana to Seattle earlier this week. With one month before the trade deadline, you can expect the Royals to be busy looking for ways to get this rebuild project moving faster. General Manager JJ Picollo recently told Anne Rogers at MLB.com that the team would look to move players on expiring contracts, particularly left fielder Andrew Benintendi. “We’re going to be exploring everything we can possibly explore to make our team...
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
Game seventy-four: Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals

Game seventy-four: Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals

Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports Texas goes for the sweep Kansas City will take on Texas today, looking to avoid the sweep by salvaging the last game of this homestand. Following their first winning road trip of the season, the Royals have put together a lousy homestand, dropping four of five so far against Oakland and Texas. They have been outscored 33-20 in those five games. Zack Greinke draws the start for Kansas City. In his return from the IL against Oakland last Friday, he tossed six innings of one-run ball. That was his best start since May 2 in St. Louis. Dane...
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
Better know a draft prospect: Brock Porter

Better know a draft prospect: Brock Porter

Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK The Royals could get the top pitcher in the draft. The Royals have begun graduating several of their top prospects like Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez, and now Vinnie Pasquantino. They will have a chance to replace some of those players on their prospect lists this summer in the draft, where they hold the #9 pick in the first round. The consensus is that the top of the draft is hitter-heavy, but that could leave the Royals with their pick of any pitcher they want by the time they select. The most recent mock...
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
A look back at Gaylord Perry

A look back at Gaylord Perry

Photo by Rich Pilling/ MLB Photos via that ball slick Even though he only played for the Royals for a short time, Gaylord Perry had one of those classic baseball lives. There were plenty of funny stories surrounding Perry, some of which will be in this story. Perry, who grew up in Williamston, North Carolina, was a terrific high school athlete. He was all-state in football twice and in his senior season averaged 30 points and 20 rebounds per game for the basketball team. He turned down several college basketball scholarships to play baseball. On his high school team,...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 29, 2022

KC Royals: Why Michael Massey should get the next call

While the KC Royals further distanced themselves from a recent and successful 5-4, two-series-win road trip by losing their fourth game in five tries since returning home, their Triple-A farm club pounded St. Paul 11-2 Tuesday night. (For the record, the Royals lost 8-3). Playing no small part in the Storm Chasers’ victorious first game […] KC Royals: Why Michael Massey should get the next call - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for June 29, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for June 29, 2022

Mood, somehow. | Minda Haas Kuhlmann Today we will get up, and try again. In her newsletter, Royals beat writer Anne Rogers quotes GM JJ Picollo making it sound like the Royals will be busy this trade season: It’s becoming clearer, though, that the Royals will listen to offers on most of their players, outside of Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez and now Pasquantino. “We’re going to be exploring everything we can possibly explore to make our team better,” Picollo said. “Guys on expiring contracts tend to draw a little bit more interest than those that are not,...
Royals Review Jun 28, 2022
Royals pitch like poo again, ruining Vinnie’s debut in 8-3 loss to Rangers

Royals pitch like poo again, ruining Vinnie’s debut in 8-3 loss to Rangers

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Vinnie Pasquantino (9) comes to the home plate for his first Major League at bat during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium. | Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports It was not close In classic Kansas City Royals fashion, the team was already losing when Vinnie Pasquantino, top prospect and burgeoning fan favorite, stepped to the plate for the first time in the first game of his big league career. By the second time he came to the plate, the game was out of hand, the Rangers having chased Royals starting pitcher...

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