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Kings of Kauffman 2 hours ago

KC Royals: David DeJesus, a bright spot in dark days

The 2000’s were not an ideal time for KC Royals fans. The team was futile, finishing below third place from 2004-2010, including three 100-loss seasons from 2004-2006. During that dark era of Royals baseball, one of the few bright spots was David DeJesus. He debuted in September 2003, became a starting outfielder when the Royals […] KC Royals: David DeJesus, a bright spot in dark days - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review 7 hours ago
Sporcle Friday: Hall of Fame hitters that faced the Royals

Sporcle Friday: Hall of Fame hitters that faced the Royals

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ From facing the Royals to Cooperstown In the week when Baseball Hall of Fame voting results were announced, it would be good to remember all the Hall of Famers we had a chance to watch here in Kansas City. In addition to our own George Brett, several Cooperstown-bound players sat in that opposing dugout. There were 23 Hall of Fame hitters who faced the Royals at least 500 times, can you name them all?
Kings of Kauffman 9 hours ago

Stars you may have forgotten were once KC Royals

Plenty of big-name stars will forever be remembered for being KC Royals. There’s Hall of Famer George Brett, of, course, but also Frank White, Amos Otis, Bret Saberhagen and Carlos Beltran, just to name a few. But there are other stars many may forget donned Royal Blue for a short time. For example, did you […] Stars you may have forgotten were once KC Royals - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
KC Kingdom 10 hours ago

Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen Deliver Greatness

In the immediate aftermath of the Chiefs and Bills Divisional matchup, I said to my wife, “That might be the best football game you’ll ever watch.” She was a little skeptical until she saw more respected NFL pundits than her husband saying the same thing. The only argument against it being the greatest game ever […] Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen Deliver Greatness - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Kings of Kauffman 11 hours ago

Did the KC Royals land another reclamation project?

It seems the KC Royals, known for securing the low-risk, potentially high-reward services of pitchers recovering from injuries or prolonged bad spells, are embarking on yet another of their familiar reclamation projects. They announced Thursday (Twitter link) that they’ve signed big league veteran reliever Sam Freeman, who last saw action with Washington in 2020, to a […] Did the KC Royals land another reclamation project? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review 11 hours ago
Royals Rumblings - News for January 28, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for January 28, 2022

Get it? Coral? | Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via MLB Owners Lockout: Day 57 Max already had us covered here, by Lynn Worthy at the Star wrote about the Royals signing former Jayhawk pitcher Sam Freeman to a minor-league contract. Before his surgery, he’d featured a sinking fastball between 93-95 mph. A Texas native, Freeman pitched one season for the Jayhawks (2008) after two at North Central Texas College. This winter, the Royals have signed veteran relievers Arodys Vizcaino, Colten Brewer and Freeman to minor-league deals. All three have major-league...
KC Kingdom 19 hours ago

Expectations for the Chiefs and Bengals in the AFC Championship?

The Kansas City Chiefs will be hosting their fourth consecutive AFC Championship, which has never been done in the history of the NFL. The Chiefs will be looking to go to back-to-back-to-back Super Bowls. First, they must take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Both these two teams met in Week 17 of the regular season, and […] Expectations for the Chiefs and Bengals in the AFC Championship? - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review Jan 27, 2022
Royals sign former Kansas Jayhawks pitcher Sam Freeman

Royals sign former Kansas Jayhawks pitcher Sam Freeman

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The lefty has 271 Major League appearances. The Royals announced they have signed 34-year old left-handed reliever Sam Freeman to a minor league contract. Teams can still sign players that did not end the season on the 40-man roster to minor league contracts during the transaction freeze. Freeman was originally a 32nd-round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008 out of the University of Kansas. The Texas native has pitched in parts of nine seasons in the big leagues, with 271 relief appearances and a 3.53 ERA in 233 2⁄3 innings with the...
Kings of Kauffman Jan 27, 2022

4 bad things the KC Royals can’t afford next season

The 2021 KC Royals weren’t playoff caliber last season, but they did improve. Discounting the 2020 campaign, a measure rendered less than reliable by the pandemic, last year’s 74-88 record proved the team was better than the 100-plus loss 2018 and 2019 clubs. Despite that improvement, the Royals won’t return to the World Series this […] 4 bad things the KC Royals can’t afford next season - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jan 27, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for January 27, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for January 27, 2022

Stick around and leave a comment! Royals Rumblings - News for January 27, 2022 Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors looks at how AL teams have addressed their weakest position. Kansas City didn’t get much from right field or the corner infield spots, as third base (-1.0 bwAR) and first base (-0.7 bWAR) were also sub-replacement level positions. Hunter Dozier is a key figure in this equation, as he dragged down all three positions with his rough showing in 2021. Carlos Santana also contributed to the first base woes with the worst season of his career, but the veteran slugger...
KC Kingdom Jan 26, 2022

The Heir to the Tight End Throne for the Kansas City Chiefs

Who could be the next TE1? Can Travis Kelce continue to play at an elite level throughout the rest of his contract, absolutely. Will Travis Kelce get younger throughout the rest of his contract, absolutely not! It goes without saying that Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce has been a huge contributor to the success […] The Heir to the Tight End Throne for the Kansas City Chiefs - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Kings of Kauffman Jan 26, 2022

KC Royals News: Hall of Fame, spring training, new signings

Some KC Royals news and musings while wondering when some fans will stop calling the MLB lockout a “strike”: A formidable former opponent of the KC Royals is now a Hall of Famer. David Ortiz, a 20-year major league veteran with superb credentials, has been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. The only player to […] KC Royals News: Hall of Fame, spring training, new signings - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Jan 26, 2022

KC Royals: The interesting history of the Number 4

When you think of the KC Royals and the Number 4, who comes to mind first? Likely, at least for more recent fans, it’s Alex Gordon. But did you know that the history of the Number 4 for the Royals includes a Rookie of the Year, two of the club’s all-time leading hitters and a […] KC Royals: The interesting history of the Number 4 - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jan 26, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for January 26, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for January 26, 2022

Akira resting her eyes mid-photo session | Minda Haas Kuhlmann The last day before New Comments The Royals signed the largest international free agent class in club history. The 28-player group included 16 pitchers (12 right-handers, four left-handers), four outfielders, four shortstops, two catchers and two corner infielders. Francisco lauded the depth of the class. The Royals see big potential in the skill set of outfielder Erick Torres, a right-handed hitter who trained at the same site as Ramos, as well as the hitting ability of shortstop Ivan Sosa. They’re very...
Royals Review Jan 25, 2022
2021 Season in Review: Salvador Perez

2021 Season in Review: Salvador Perez

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The season of a lifetime The face of this franchise, Salvador Perez, just put up by far the best offensive regular season of his career in 2021. The numbers he produced are up there with some of the greatest seasons ever by a catcher. His stats are shown below: In a Royals year full of ups and downs and players underperforming, the one constant was Salvador Perez. His batting average never dropped below the .260s in a full month, his OPS never below .778, and he had at least five home runs each month. He was the definition of consistent...

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