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Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2015

Local sports briefs for Nov. 20, 2015: Bubba Starling makes Royals' reserve list

The Kansas City Royals set their roster to 40 men for their offseason reserve list just before Friday’s deadline. Among the contracts selected from their minor league system were outfielders Bubba Starling and Brett Eibner, infielder Ramon Torres, left-handed pitcher Matthew Strahm and right-handed pitchers Alec Mills and Kyle Zimmer. To make room for the additions, right-handed pitcher Michael Mariot was designated for assignment. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 20, 2015

Local sports brief for Nov. 19: Royals, Mets to highlight Opening Day with night game

The champion Kansas City Royals will host the New York Mets in a World Series rematch when the 2016 Major League Baseball season starts in April with three Sunday openers. Next year’s schedule also includes two games in Puerto Rico between Pittsburgh and Miami the MLB announced Thursday. The season starts April 3 with three games: Cardinals at Pirates, followed by Toronto at Tampa Bay and then the Mets visiting Kansas City at night.
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 17, 2015

Rangers' Banister chosen as AL Manager of Year; Royals' Yost finishes sixth in voting

NEW YORK — Ned Yost won a world championship, but the Kansas City Royals manager wasn’t close to winning the American League’s Manager of the Year award. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 15, 2015

Hark! returns for 6th Christmas performance

Don’t act surprised when you hear Edward Letourneau describe the quality of music that will be featured at the sixth annual “Hark! Topeka’s Christmas Spectacular” — set for Dec. 19 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd. “It’s world-class,” Letourneau said of the 30 musicians who will take part in the event. “These are all very accomplished musicians.” The dinner and concert is a fundraiser for the Hayden High School music department and for TARC, a Topeka agency that helps people with developmental disabilities. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 10, 2015

Three Kansas City Royals players win Gold Gloves, but Alex Gordon's four-year reign ended by Yoenis Cespedes

The Kansas City Royals have three Gold Glove winners, with one very notable omission. Shortstop Alcides Escobar won his first Rawlings Gold Glove award Tuesday, joining teammates Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer, who both took home their third straight awards. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 10, 2015

At MLB general manager meetings, everyone wants to be the Royals

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Terry Ryan looked around the room where most of the major league general managers were gathered at Tuesday’s meetings. “There’s really no excuse for all us here,” the Minnesota Twins GM said, “not to be competitive.” Everyone wants to be the Kansas City Royals, who won the World Series with a young, athletic team that had a payroll of $128 million at the end of the regular season, 13th among the 30 big league teams. Kansas City won its first title since 1985 with a five-game victory over the New York Mets, who were 19th at just under $110 million. read more

Kevin Haskin: Ballpark not part of the downtown features in KC, which worked in Royals favor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Testing on a new streetcar rail line began Friday. The skyline adorns blue shirts commemorating a baseball championship claimed by the Kansas City Royals. The Power and Light District measured the city’s pulse as every swing and pitch was contested during a playoff run culminating in a five-game World Series romp over the New York Mets. A parade that began in the heart of town turned into a celebration far more massive than anyone expected. read more

Royals manager Ned Yost says Alex Gordon is a 'perfect player'

The Kansas City Royals typically aren’t big spenders when it comes to free agency. This offseason, however, might be a bit different as they will likely have to spend to keep left fielder Alex Gordon. Gordon, the face of the franchise for years, declined his player option and will be a free agent. Ben Zobrist, Chris Young and Ryan Madson also are free agents, but the Royals’ offseason essentially hinges on what happens with Gordon one way or the other. read more

Royals exercise options on Alcides Escobar, Wade Davis; Jonny Gomes declined

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The World Series champion Kansas City Royals have exercised their $8 million option on All-Star closer Wade Davis and a $5.25 million option on All-Star shortstop Alcides Escobar, while declining a $3 million option on outfielder Jonny Gomes. The moves Thursday came one day All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon declined his $13.75 million player option and the Royals declined options on outfielder Alex Rios and starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. read more
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer Nov 5, 2015

What will it take for the Cleveland Indians to unseat the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central? (video)

Indians beat reporter Paul Hoynes joined Thursday's Sports Insider to talk about the Royals' secret, the Indians' front office and the possibility of Ryan Raburn returning in 2016.

Brett still a big part of Royals' championship celebration

George Brett had one more mighty moment in baseball’s postseason center stage. The Hall of Famer expected to take a seat after the world champion Kansas City Royals completed their 2.3-mile parade route and were set to address hundreds of thousands of fans at a downtown Kansas City, Missouri rally. In a pinch, the Royals called on the franchise’s greatest player to take his cut with a celebratory speech. “What am I on stage for?” Brett said, laughing. “What am I doing with a microphone?” read more

Royals' Alex Gordon becomes free agent

Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon on Wednesday declined his player option and is now a free agent. Gordon can sign with any club beginning Friday at 11 p.m. Gordon, 31, was selected second overall by the Royals in the 2005 MLB Draft. He battled injuries early in his career before becoming a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. Gordon hit .271 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs this season. Gordon missed 48 games because of a severe groin strain. read more

Kevin Haskin: Series celebration not only a tribute to Kansas City, but the region

Parades never intrigued me much as a kid. Something to glance at on New Year’s before a bowl game started. While in New York on Thanksgiving a few years ago I stood 30-people deep alongside Radio City Music Hall, waited on Bullwinkle to float past, and saw modern cartoon characters I didn’t recognize. So I stayed home Tuesday. read more

Kansas City throws a party to celebrate Royals' championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The world champion Kansas City Royals basked in the adulation of thousands of ecstatic fans in a parade and rally Tuesday that nearly shut down downtown for hours. After driving a 2.3-mile route in a caravan, team owner David Glass, manager Ned Yost and several of the Royals returned the love by telling fans they could not have captured the World Series without their support and calling the turnout for Tuesday’s celebration “unbelievable” and “amazing.” VideoIcon:  off read more

Bruce Bochy congratulates Kansas City Royals -- and feels renewed gratitude for Madison Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO – As Giants manager Bruce Bochy watched the World Series come to a stirring conclusion Sunday night, he felt two overriding emotions: Happiness for the Kansas City Royals. And gratitude for Madison Bumgarner. “That’s what it took for… Continue Reading → The post Bruce Bochy congratulates Kansas City Royals -- and feels renewed gratitude for Madison Bumgarner appeared first on Giants Extra.

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