7:39 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
Royals Review 7 hours ago
It’s time for Ian Kennedy to ditch the 4-seam fastball

It’s time for Ian Kennedy to ditch the 4-seam fastball

Hitters are teeing off on Kennedy’s fastball, and it’s about time for a change. Ian Kennedy has one of the better spin rates in baseball on his 4-seam fastball. Before his start against the St. Louis Cardinals last night, Kennedy’s 4-seam fastball was spinning at a rate of 2,411 RPMs. That’s good for 5th among 34 pitchers who have thrown at least 400 4-seam fastballs in the MLB this season. In case you’re unfamiliar, here’s what a 4-seam fastball grip looks like: The idea of a 4-seam fastball is to put as little resistance as possible on the pitch. 4-seam...
Redbird Rants 6 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Mikolas shines in dominant win

The St. Louis Cardinals started off their series with the Royals with a bang and then some. The St. Louis Cardinals faced off against the cross state Kansas CIty Royals last night in the first of a three game set. Miles Mikolas took the mound for the Redbirds...
Call to the Pen 11 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Miles Mikolas joins in on the record-setting fun

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas joins in on the Redbirds record-setting fun, with a performance of a lifetime against the Kansas City Royals. Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, provided fans with another magical night in the Arch...
KC Kingdom 10 hours ago
Kansas Jayhawks: Parting ways with Sheahon Zenger was right decision

Kansas Jayhawks: Parting ways with Sheahon Zenger was right decision

The Kansas Jayhawks relieved Sheahon Zenger of his duties on Monday morning. Zenger’s shortcomings hiring coaches elsewhere in the athletic department ultimately required a change to be made. The University of Kansas is uniquely positioned in the world of college sports. Rarely does a university’s athletic success, perception and revenue rely so heavily on one […] Kansas Jayhawks: Parting ways with Sheahon Zenger was right decision - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

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KC Kingdom 9 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Series with Yankees brought back bad memories

The Kansas City Royals played the New York Yankees in a three-game series this past weekend and the result wasn’t the prettiest. Not only did the Kansas City Royals lose yet another series this past weekend, but they got blown out in both of those losses. Yes, they won the Friday evening game, but Saturday […] Kansas City Royals: Series with Yankees brought back bad memories - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review 9 hours ago
TWitM: Melendez goes deep four times

TWitM: Melendez goes deep four times

This Week in the Minors, catching prospect MJ Melendez socked four dingers for Lexington. ‘This Week in the Minors’ is our weekly look at notable performances from all over the system, from big-name prospects and less heralded guys alike. The mission is to answer this simple question: “Who had a good week?” Today, we’ll cover results from Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20. AAA Omaha Storm Chasers (16-27) schedule | roster Reliever Justin Grimm made three rehab appearances with the Storm Chasers this week. He gave up one run in 2⁄3 innings the first time, and came up with a...
KC Kingdom 13 hours ago

KC Chiefs: Five unfamiliar players who could make the active roster

The KC Chiefs have a lot of players trying to make their roster for the 2018 season. Who are some of the lesser known guys who could end up making the final cut? Usually when it comes to the summer months for the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs fans keep their attention locked on the more […] KC Chiefs: Five unfamiliar players who could make the active roster - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
19 hours ago
Gordo: Pitching woes plague Royals

Gordo: Pitching woes plague Royals

Before heading across the state to play the Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals noted Jordan Hicks’ powerful relief performance Sunday afternoon.
Royals Review 20 hours ago
Miles to go before they sleep, the Royals smarting after 6-0 loss in St. Louis

Miles to go before they sleep, the Royals smarting after 6-0 loss in St. Louis

Mikolas shuts down anemic Royals offense while Ian Kennedy Ian Kennedies If the Royals wanted to make gains on their fanbase in Missouri, tonight’s game would not be one to show prospective converts. After two-and-a-half quiet innings, the Cardinals strung together a two-out rally, recalling the Royals days of yore, getting back-to-back-to-back singles from Matt Carpenter, José Martínez, and Marcell Ozuna. The Ozuna single was augmented by a Jorge Soler boner in right, plating Carpenter. The Soler gaffe proved immaterial with the next batter, as Ian Kennedy left a 2-1 four-seamer just a...
Royals Review May 21, 2018
Game XLVII Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Cardinals of St. Louis

Game XLVII Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Cardinals of St. Louis

Tonight, the Kansas City Royals kick off a three-game tilt against their cross-state pseudo-rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. Mike Moustakas hopes to set off an intra-Hellenic WAR by hanging dong off the man, the myth, the Mikolas, whose nickname is apparently the “Lizard King.” Miles Mikolas and Ian Kennedy will be this evening’s starting pitchers. Hold onto yer butts. The Royals will field the following starting lineup: Here is tonight's lineup as the #Royals visit the Cardinals. #RaisedRoyal pic.twitter.com/GZjPMVD5MQ— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 21, 2018 These will be...
Royals Review May 21, 2018
St. Louis Cardinals series preview: Provel in polyester

St. Louis Cardinals series preview: Provel in polyester

The Kansas City Royals travel east—at least theoretically on I-70—to face the odious St. Louis Cardinals on the Redbirds’ home turf. A one-way rivalry if ever there were one, many Royals fans care deeply about beating the nearly always better Cardinals—a franchise whose success owes itself to some unknowable alchemy of dark arts, bad barbecue, worse pizza, scrap-heap Lazarus action, and soul-selling to the Devil. The Cardinals fans care not about the Royals. They’re too busy looking terrible on Twitter. Game times and pitching matchups are as follows: Monday, May 21 — 7:15 PM...
Royals Review May 21, 2018
What story from Royals history would have broken Twitter?

What story from Royals history would have broken Twitter?

What events from Royals history would you “like”? Twitter has been around for over a decade, and while it originally began as a way for people to let the world know what they had for breakfast, it has morphed into an important mode of communication that allows the world to know what the President of the United States is thinking at any given moment. The effects of Twitter has been both positive and negative, but it is clear the impact has become humongous. With society perhaps more fragmented than ever before, Twitter has allowed sports fans to all share big moments together. So it...
Royals Review May 21, 2018
MLB Trade Rumor: Could Mike Moustakas end up in Atlanta?

MLB Trade Rumor: Could Mike Moustakas end up in Atlanta?

Can you find Moose in the South? The Royals are 14-32 and I think it is fairly safe to say they won’t have a pennant-chasing run in them as they have in past seasons. The Royals have suggested they are rebuilding, but so far the reconstruction has taken place on the fringes. This summer, they have a chance to really begin building towards the future in earnest, with an important draft, a ripe international market, and the opportunity to add prospects at the July trade deadline. You can expect a summer of swirling trade rumors, and perhaps the first one began over the weekend when the...
KC Kingdom May 21, 2018

Kansas City Royals News: The losing continues in 2018

Kansas City Royals news consists of just how rough of a season it’s been so far for the Royals. At least we expected it, right? When Kansas City Royals fans waved good-bye to the core group from the prominent runs, everyone knew that meant it was time for the organization to rebuild. It wasn’t going […] Kansas City Royals News: The losing continues in 2018 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Kings of Kauffman May 21, 2018

Kansas City Royals: Is a Four-Man Rotation in the Future for KC, MLB

The hot talk around the world of Major League Baseball has centered around the idea of teams going with a six-man rotation. In fact, the notion is nothing new. The Texas Rangers have discussed it internally over the last couple of years. What would be the benefits for the Kansas City Royals and baseball you […] Kansas City Royals: Is a Four-Man Rotation in the Future for KC, MLB - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review May 21, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for May 21, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for May 21, 2018

What should the Royals do about Danny Duffy? Royals Rumblings - News for May 21, 2018 Dayton Moore is not satisfied with the record, but that doesn’t mean there will be a firesale. How active will Moore be at the Deadline? ”It all depends on where we’re at when that time comes,” Moore said. “Honestly, we’ve never been a team that has traded many guys off the 25-man roster. We’ll see where we are. There’s no reason to make advance decisions on that.” Rustin Dodd writes that Whit Merrifield wants to prove last season was no fluke. Merrifield, the Royals’ 29-year-old...
KC Kingdom May 21, 2018

Kansas Jayhawks Basketball: Top five recruiting targets for 2019

The recruiting process never ends for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks. Since the 2018 class is now in place, the attention now turns to the 2019 class. Bill Self already has a major commitment from Markese Jacobs for 2019, so he’s on the right track to bringing in yet another top recruiting class. Next season’s […] Kansas Jayhawks Basketball: Top five recruiting targets for 2019 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Royals Player News

  • 3 Ian Kennedy

    Ian Kennedy

    It’s time for Ian Kennedy to ditch the 4-seam fastball

  • 1 Jorge Soler

    Jorge Soler

    Miles to go before they sleep, the Royals smarting after 6-0 loss in St. Louis

  • 1 Justin Grimm

    Justin Grimm

    TWitM: Melendez goes deep four times

  • 1 Brad Keller

    Brad Keller

    Royals Rumblings - News for May 22, 2018

  • Salvador Perez

    Salvador Perez

    Merrifield, Perez power Royals to 5-2 win over Yankees

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