4:13 AM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
Royals Review 7 hours ago
Spring Training Game 29: Giants vs. Royals

Spring Training Game 29: Giants vs. Royals

Bumgarner. Again. San Francisco Giants (11-12) @ Kansas City Royals (16-12) Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 5.79 ERA) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 4.91 ERA) First Pitch- 8:05 CT Surprise Stadium, Surprise Stadium Quick Hits: - Royals signed 1B Lucas Duda to a minor league deal per the Royals earlier today - Danny Duffy is open to pitching out of the bullpen once he returns according to Jeffrey Flanagan - Royals optioned C Meibrys Viloria to Double-A Northwest Arkansas per Rustin Dodd - Maldonado makes his second start of the spring, batting 8th - SP Jon Perrin suspended 50 games for violating the...
Royals Review 11 hours ago
Royals sign Lucas Duda to a minor league deal

Royals sign Lucas Duda to a minor league deal

This was not the old friend I expected to return. The Royals announced they have signed first baseman Lucas Duda to a minor league deal. Duda had been in camp with the Minnesota Twins but opted out of his contract when he was told he would not be on the Opening Day roster. In 13 spring training games, Duda hit .258/.395/.355 with three doubles and seven walks. The 33-year old was signed by the Royals to a one-year deal last year and hit .242/.310/.413 with 13 home runs in 87 games before he was sold to the Atlanta Braves. The signing is a curious one since the Royals are in a rebuild and...
Royals Review 15 hours ago
Fanpost Friday: The Week Before Baseball Edition

Fanpost Friday: The Week Before Baseball Edition

Lots of good stuff over the past two weeks! It’s almost baseball! Woohoo! And you guys have been killing it with the Fanposts. Lots of great stuff. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what was written. A Roster Based on Spring Training OBP posted March 17 by gprescott Who ought to make the last few roster spots for the 2019 Royals? gprescott examines who, indeed, should get those spots by looking at everyone’s favorite offensive statistic, on base percentage. Former Teammates Praise Maldonado posted March 14 by bgparks When Salvador Perez went down with an injury, the...
Royals Review 16 hours ago
OOTP 20 Simulates the 2019 Royals

OOTP 20 Simulates the 2019 Royals

Michael Augustine gives us a glimpse into the possible outcome of the 2019 Royals season with the newly-released Out of the Park Baseball 20. Today marks the official release date of Out of the Park Baseball 20. As an assistant on the game, I get access to all beta versions. I decided release day was a perfect time to run an ‘official’ simulation for Royals fans to see what the team might have in store for them this season. Anyone familiar with probability understands that you need more than one sample to make any serious assessments. This is purely for fun and entertainment, something...
KC Kingdom 16 hours ago

Kansas City Chiefs: Colts good landing spot for Justin Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs made a financial decision when they opted to move on from Justin Houston last week. Houston signed a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts and should flourish in Indy. The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t move on from Justin Houston because he wasn’t talented anymore. They had to release him because A) […] Kansas City Chiefs: Colts good landing spot for Justin Houston - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
KC Kingdom 17 hours ago

Kansas City Chiefs: Ndamukong Suh worth bringing in for visit

The Kansas City Chiefs have experienced a busy free agency so far. Now they should keep it going and bring in Ndamukong Suh for a visit, at the very least. Some of the top names are off the market in free agency, but Ndamukong Suh is still waiting for a team to sign him. The […] Kansas City Chiefs: Ndamukong Suh worth bringing in for visit - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
KC Kingdom 18 hours ago

Kansas Basketball: Lawson brothers key to deep run for Jayhawks

Kansas basketball blew out the Northeastern Huskies in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Dedric Lawson and K.J. Lawson took over in that one, and they’ll both be key for the Jayhawks in March Madness. The Lawson brothers transferring to the Kansas basketball program was a big deal. Dedric Lawson has been a star […] Kansas Basketball: Lawson brothers key to deep run for Jayhawks - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review 19 hours ago
Royals Rumblings for March 22, 2019

Royals Rumblings for March 22, 2019

It’s Friday, here, too. Some errors happenMaybe robots are betterWhatevs. Go Royals! Your song of the day is Weight of the World from NieR: Automata. Some day I’m going to write up a massive post or make a long video about how amazing this song is and how it all works within the themes of the game. But I don’t have time for today. So just enjoy the music.
KC Kingdom 20 hours ago

Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes sees Browns as competition in 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes did an interview with Men’s Health and made it clear that he knows the Chiefs have their work cut out for them in the 2019 season. In this interview, Patrick Mahomes discussed fellow competition for the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC, wanting to be better than […] Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes sees Browns as competition in 2019 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Red Reporter Mar 21, 2019
Spring Training Games 26 & 27: Royals at Reds, Reds at Mariners

Spring Training Games 26 & 27: Royals at Reds, Reds at Mariners

Split-squad action on a busy, busy Thursday. With exactly one week - one week! - remaining between now and Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds are looking to cram as much baseball as physically possible into their final days in Arizona. That means split-squad action today, with a matinee against the Kansas City Royals at home in Goodyear followed by an evening tussle with the Seattle Mariners at their complex in Peoria. Yes, that’s the same Seattle Mariners who just played regular season ball in Tokyo the last two days, depending upon on which side of the international date line you reside....
KC Kingdom Mar 21, 2019

Kansas Basketball: Four Jayhawks who need to step up in March Madness

Kansas basketball is entering the NCAA National Tournament as the number four seed, facing 13-seed Northeastern in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The Kansas Jayhawks have gathered their fair share of doubters regarding a long run in the Big Dance—Scott Gleeson of USA Today believes the team’s identity isn’t solid, Zach Braziller of the New […] Kansas Basketball: Four Jayhawks who need to step up in March Madness - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Call to the Pen Mar 21, 2019

Kansas City Royals: Turning Ian Kennedy into a Fireman

Look closer at Kansas City Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy’s advanced metrics and you’ll find that the former starter could make a resurgence as a relief ace. Amidst the flurry of extensions handed out to young stars over the past few days, you probably missed that Ian Kennedy will no longer be pitching out of the […] Kansas City Royals: Turning Ian Kennedy into a Fireman - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Mar 21, 2019
The Whit-erfly Effect

The Whit-erfly Effect

The 26 man roster rule would have made the Royals AT LEAST back-to-back World Series Champs. The Butterfly Effect is the idea that small things have an effect on bigger things far away. Like Forrest Gump losing the feather from his book as a child leading to the tornado that killed Helen Hunt’s parents in Twister. Before you dig too deep into that scenario, just trust me that it’s correct. The Butterfly Effect came to mind when I saw the below interview with Whit Merrifield the other day. In it, he talks about the new rule coming to baseball that will expand rosters to 26 in...
KC Kingdom Mar 21, 2019

KC Royals: Ian Kennedy to bullpen right move for rebuilding Royals

The KC Royals made the decision to move Ian Kennedy to the bullpen. While Kennedy is expensive, this is still the right move for the Royals to make. Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals wanted to continue to stay competitive and why not? They had just won the World Series and were making a […] KC Royals: Ian Kennedy to bullpen right move for rebuilding Royals - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review Mar 21, 2019
Who will grab the last bench spot?

Who will grab the last bench spot?

Who wants to grab some pine? The Royals made a number of demotions this week, assigning outfielders Brett Phillips, Jorge Bonifacio, and Bubba Starling to minor league camp, among others. The moves give us a better idea who will be on the roster for the season opener on March 28 against the White Sox. Ned Yost says he is leaning towards keeping 12 pitchers, which would give him room for 13 position players. Most of these spots are secure - Martin Maldonado and Cam Gallagher will be behind the plate, Ryan O’Hearn, Whit Merrifield, Adalberto Mondesi, and Hunter Dozier will man the infield,...

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