1:07 PM EDT, Sun May 26, 2019
Royals Review 1 hour ago
Why the Royals’ defense is not converting as many outs as you might think.

Why the Royals’ defense is not converting as many outs as you might think.

All this speed and they’re just running into walls, I guess. Living outside of the Kansas City area, my Royals fandom is a bit of a novelty to my friends and coworkers. I proudly sport a KC hat around town and bring a Royals coffee mug to every morning meeting at the office. Every once in a while, someone will feign interest and ask, “How are the Royals doing this year?” My stock answer lately has been that they’re not doing well at all, but they’re better than their record would indicate. They seem like they should be closer to .500 than .300, I say. They could have the dubious...
KC Kingdom 1 hour ago

Kansas City Royals: Time to move Jorge Lopez to the bullpen

After another rough start for Jorge Lopez, it’s time for the Kansas City Royals to move him to the bullpen. He’s made one relief appearance this season and did well, which is more than we can say about his starts in 2019. The Kansas City Royals acquired Jorge Lopez via a trade with the Milwaukee […] Kansas City Royals: Time to move Jorge Lopez to the bullpen - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
KC Kingdom 3 hours ago

KC Royals: Demoting Richard Lovelady sends poor message to fans

The KC Royals made the decision to demote relief pitcher Richard Lovelady to Triple-A and that shows the team isn’t wanting to put the best possible players on the field. That’s not a good message for the fans who back this team. The Kansas City Royals have been playing a lot of doubleheaders recently and […] KC Royals: Demoting Richard Lovelady sends poor message to fans - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
KC Kingdom 6 hours ago

KC Chiefs: Four position battles to watch for in 2019

There’s no question that the KC Chiefs are one of the NFL’s top-tier teams. On a top-tier team like the Chiefs, position battles only become more intense. Let’s take a look at the most significant position battles heading into the 2019 season. The Kansas City Chiefs began organized team activities this week. In a season […] KC Chiefs: Four position battles to watch for in 2019 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review 13 hours ago
Yankees sweep Royals in Saturday doubleheader

Yankees sweep Royals in Saturday doubleheader

Royals pitching fails the team, again. The first game It was something of a pitchers’ duel through the first five innings. For that time period Jakob Junis had allowed only two runs on a two-out double to Clint Frazier in the first inning. He’d walked two, allowed five hits, and struck out seven. J.A. Happ, starting for the Yankees, hadn’t yet allowed a single run. He’d only given up one hit - a Whit Merrifield flare into right in the first, he hadn’t walked anyone, and he’d struck out eight. Junis, in the sixth inning, got an amazing defensive play from Billy Hamilton. Billy...
Royals Review 23 hours ago
Saturday Doubleheader Thread - Yankees at Royals

Saturday Doubleheader Thread - Yankees at Royals

Double the Yankee hate The Royals are playing back-to-back double headers for the first time in as long as I can imagine. They had Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday off this week. They played a double header Wednesday and intend to do so again, today, should the weather cooperate. The first game will be played at 1:15, the other at 7:15. Jakob Junis, who has kind of fallen off a cliff, this year, will start the first game. J.A. Happ will oppose him. Happ isn’t having a particularly good season, either. He’s a lefty so Ryan O’Hearn will be forced to sit in the first game to allow...
Royals Review May 25, 2019
Hok Talk: What can Royals fans learn from Game of Thrones?

Hok Talk: What can Royals fans learn from Game of Thrones?

At least in the Game of baseball there are alternatives between “winning” and “dying” The HBO smash-hit TV show Game of Thrones ended earlier this week. Even if you don’t watch the show you probably are aware that the final season was not exactly celebrated by fans. In fact, season eight was the only season of Game of Thrones to receive a lower than 90% composite score on review aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes. Only a single episode in the entire seven-season run prior to this had been deemed “Rotten”. This season saw half the episodes reach that mark for a composite total of...
KC Kingdom May 25, 2019

Kansas City Royals: Young pitchers need to show progress for future

The Kansas City Royals aren’t a good team in 2019, but their starting pitching has especially hit a wall as of late. In order for the rebuild to be considered a success, fans need to see more out of this starting pitching staff. When looking at the future of the Kansas City Royals, the starting […] Kansas City Royals: Young pitchers need to show progress for future - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review May 25, 2019
Weekend Rumblings - News for May 25, 2019

Weekend Rumblings - News for May 25, 2019

Will the Royals make changes to the rotation? Weekend Rumblings - News for May 25, 2019 David Cone has a new book out and he talks about how he was traded out of Kansas City. “I was completely floored by it,” Cone said of the trade. “I was the hometown kid, about to crack the rotation. ... I went to my locker, packed up my bag and left as quickly as I could. I didn’t know how to act. You just feel rejected.” Cone had an idea why he was traded, and that day more than three decades ago is never far from his mind. “To this day still,” Cone said. “The best I can tell, it’s a...
KC Kingdom May 25, 2019

Kansas City Royals: What to expect in the 2019 MLB Draft

On Monday, June 3rd, Major League Baseball will hold its 55th annual amateur draft. In it, the Kansas City Royals have the number two overall draft pick, drafting behind only the Baltimore Orioles. This is the highest the Kansas City Royals have selected since taking Mike Moustakas second overall back in 2007. Last draft, the […] Kansas City Royals: What to expect in the 2019 MLB Draft - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Yankees-Royals rained out, day-night doubleheader Saturday

The game between the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals scheduled for Friday night was postponed because of heavy rain in the forecast.
Royals Review May 24, 2019
New York Yankees Series Preview: Leaving New York was never easy

New York Yankees Series Preview: Leaving New York was never easy

The Yankees have 14 players on the IL and are still leading their division. Not great for the Royals this weekend. The New York Yankees have 14 players on the injured list currently, and if you could wave a magic wand to make them all healthy, those 14 players would make up the core of a team that could challenge for a division title. Names like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, James Paxton and Luis Severino make up a portion of the list. And yet, they’re still in first place without any of them. They may carry a very high payroll still, but they’re doing it with guys...
Royals Review May 24, 2019
Royals fans split on whether the Royals will make a good draft pick next month

Royals fans split on whether the Royals will make a good draft pick next month

The Royals will have the #2 pick this June. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. In just a few weeks, the Royals will have the #2 overall pick in the, their highest pick since 2007, when they took Mike Moustakas. The Royals hit on early drafts in the Dayton Moore era, landing players like Moustakas and Eric Hosmer. But the team has largely had a dry spell in the first round in recent years, which has caused doubts about the team’s ability to land a good pick in...
KC Kingdom May 24, 2019

Kansas City Royals: Imagine Salvador Perez in this lineup

The Kansas City Royals were dealt with a terrible blow prior to the 2019 season when it was announced that Salvador Perez would miss the entire year. Imagine how even more lethal the top half of the lineup would be with Perez in it. While the Kansas City Royals aren’t exactly going places in 2019, […] Kansas City Royals: Imagine Salvador Perez in this lineup - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review May 24, 2019
The Royals are the best really bad team ever

The Royals are the best really bad team ever

Kansas City has four of the best players in the league and they can’t buy a win In 2014, the Royals won the American League pennant. In 2015, they bested that by winning the World Series. Over those two seasons, the Royals won 89 and 95 games respectively, including a pretty much wire-to-wire dominance over the AL in 2015. Cumulatively, those squads put together a 22-9 record in the postseason. Those were two very good teams. In 2019, the Royals have won .347% of their games. They are currently pacing for 106 losses, which would tie a franchise record. It should be noted that their...

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    Jakob Junis

    Yankees sweep Royals in Saturday doubleheader

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    Whit Merrifield

    Yankees sweep Royals in Saturday doubleheader

  • 1 Danny Duffy

    Danny Duffy

    New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals announce lineups for Sunday

  • 1 Jorge Lopez

    Jorge Lopez

    Kansas City Royals: Time to move Jorge Lopez to the bullpen

  • 1 Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton

    Yankees sweep Royals in Saturday doubleheader

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