6:51 AM EDT, Thu October 19, 2017

How playing in Kauffman Stadium helps and hurts Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain is 31 years old and on most days during a baseball season, if you ask him how his legs feel, he’ll say they’re tired. Lorenzo plays center field …
Grand Rapids Press Oct 10, 2017
Tigers manager search: Would Al Avila consider surprise candidate?

Tigers manager search: Would Al Avila consider surprise candidate?

Royals catching coach Pedro Grifol and others like him have resumes totally unlike that of former manager Brad Ausmus, which is one reason not to discount them. DETROIT -- There aren't many big names on the managerial free-agent market right now, but if you're a baseball fan you've probably heard of most coaches on the Tigers' candidate list. But there are also a few wild cards, candidates largely unknown outside of baseball circles. MLB Network's Jon Morosi floated one such name this week when he reported that Kansas City Royals catching instructor Pedro...

If Mike Moustakas decides to play elsewhere, which ballparks bring out his best performances?

One morning, this past spring, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and I stood around the Royals’ clubhouse in Surprise, Ariz., talking about pitchers’ release points and seeing the ball out of …

Girardied? Why Yankees manager is getting the “Yosted” treatment after playoff loss

If you follow this blog, you know I write about the Royals almost exclusively. But this offseason we’ve decided I should continue writing at least a couple times a week …

If Eric Hosmer leaves the Royals, which ballpark favors his hitting style?

NBA baskets are supposed to be 10 feet off the ground. Imagine what would happen if NBA teams were allowed to arbitrarily set the height of their hoops and in …

Ned Yost says he’s not great at ‘running the game,’ so is he still a good manager?

On Monday the Royals held a news conference and before it was over, Ned Yost said this: “My greatest strength isn’t running the game. I’m OK at it. But I’m …

How this group of Royals brought baseball back to Kansas City

In 2010 I started covering the Kansas City Royals and back then if you said you saw a light at the end of the tunnel, longtime Royals fans would assure …

How about some Mike Moustakas stories you haven’t heard before?

It’s Saturday afternoon and there are two games left in the 2017 season. After that, nobody knows for sure who’s coming back and who’s gone for good, so there’s been …
Washington Times Sep 30, 2017

Kennedy gets home win as Royals top Arizona 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ian Kennedy is finally in the win column at Kauffman Stadium. Kennedy picked up his first home victory in more than a year as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Friday night. Kennedy (5-13) snapped a franchise record of 18 winless ...

Whit Merrifield and how stopping stolen bases might lead to more home runs

A few days ago Whit Merrifield walked past Royals base running coach Rusty Kuntz and asked a question. According to Rusty, Whit asked: “Is it something to do with his …
Washington Times Sep 28, 2017

Tigers snap 9-game losing skid, top Royals 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Daniel Norris and the Detroit Tigers ended losing skids. Norris threw five scoreless innings to pick up his first victory in more than three months as the Tigers snapped a season-high nine-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Thursday night. Norris ...

What Eric Hosmer wishes he knew as a rookie

Eric Hosmer sat by his locker, surrounded by cardboard boxes, on Wednesday afternoon. During the season players collect stuff — clothing, shoes and memorabilia. At the end of the season, …
Washington Times Sep 27, 2017

Royals win 7-4, extend Tigers' skid to 9 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer, his first of the season, as the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Detroit 7-4 on Wednesday night, the Tigers' ninth straight loss. The Tigers are 4-22 in September and have been outscored 68-30 in ...

The Royals are eliminated, but they’re still competing: Here’s how

On Tuesday night the Twins won and, even though the Royals beat the Tigers, the Royals were eliminated from the playoffs. Afterwards, when Ned Yost was asked to reflect on …

If the Royals don’t make the playoffs, does being competitive matter?

On Sunday the White Sox beat the Royals 8-1 and on Monday the Yankees beat the Royals 11-3. Unless you really liked baseball, really liked the Royals or bet an …

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