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Mariners notebook: Ibanez, Maddon among finalists to be Rays’ manager

Two of the three finalists to replace Joe Maddon as Tampa Bay’s manager have deep Mariners ties: Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu. The Rays identified Cleveland bullpen coach Kevin Cash as the other finalist Friday in a trimming a field of 10 candidates. The job became open when Maddon exercised a departure clause in his contract after the season and subsequently agreed to a five-year deal to manage the Chicago Cubs. Ibanez and Wakamatsu each finished this season with Kansas City — Ibanez as a player in his 19th season, and Wakamatsu as the bench coach to Royals manager Ned Yost. … ...
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2014 Fansided Faux-Winter Meetings Padres Day 4 Recap

Well, a LOT more has certainly gone on in the Fansided Faux Winter Meetings than the real ones so far. Quick recap? Andrew Cashner and Alex Torres were traded on Day 1 in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, on Day 2 salary cramp Carlos Quentin was offloaded to the Royals for two left-handed pitching prospects,...

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KC's Ibanez among eight candidates to manage Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kansas City’s Raul Ibanez and Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez are among eight candidates the Rays are considering to be their next manager. Ibanez’s playing career spans 19 years, including stints with the Angels and Royals in 2014. Ibanez played in 33 games this past season for the Royals, hitting .188 with two home runs and five RBIs. Ibanez was active for the Royals’ wild-card game against the A’s, but did not play. He wasn’t active for the ALDS, ALCS or World Series. read more

Royals' Yost finalist for A.L. manager of the year honor

Ned Yost said he isn’t expecting to win this one, but then again no one expected the Kansas City Royals to go as far as they did this past season, so maybe he has a shot after all. Yost will find out Tuesday if he is named American League manager the year. Baltimore’s Buck Showalter and Mike Scioscia of the Angels are the other two finalists. read more

Royals' Gordon, Perez, Hosmer win Gold Gloves for second straight year

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and first baseman Eric Hosmer are gold again. For the second straight year, the trio has been awarded Gold Gloves at their respective positions, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. The Royals’ three Gold Glove winners were tied for the MLB lead with Baltimore. read more

Local sports briefs for Nov. 4: WU's Moore named MIAA offensive athlete of the week

Washburn senior running back Vershon Moore was named MIAA offensive athlete of the week Monday after compiling a school-record 331 all-purpose yards in the Ichabods’ 36-10 win over Emporia State this past Saturday. Moore rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries, caught five passes for 65 yards and had an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown. read more

Royals decline 2015 option on DH Billy Butler

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hopes to be playing for the Kansas City Royals again next season. Of course, the business of baseball could change all of that. The Royals declined their option on Butler for next season Saturday, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free agent for the first time in his eight-year major league career. read more

Kevin Haskin: Hope for Royals was not left stranded on third

Kauffman Stadium is empty. Every peanut shell swept away. The infield covered and cleared of bases. Yet in our minds we still imagine the park filled with people. Bunting draped from the façade. World Series stenciled into foul ground. And Alex Gordon standing on third. The question still lingers. Always will. Many, if not all, who were reintroduced to baseball by the Kansas City Royals’ magical postseason ride say the same thing, in slightly different ways. Should have sent him. Should have gone home. Should have tried something. read more
Baltimore Sun Nov 1, 2014

Royals DH Butler becomes free agent

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is a free agent after the team declined its $12.5 million option for next year.
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 30, 2014

Royals look toward next season after dream run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction. They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after 29 years was just the beginning, their 3-2 loss on Wednesday night hardly the end. The same team that swept through the playoffs before falling to the San Francisco Giants has brighter days ahead. read more

Playoff surge puts swagger back in Kansas City Royals, wins over fans

One of Bud Selig’s biggest accomplishments as commissioner of baseball was restoring what he likes to call “hope and faith” to franchises throughout the major leagues via the game’s new-found competitive balance.
Plain Dealer Oct 30, 2014

World Series 2014: Bumgarner stellar again as Giants take home crown with 3-2 win over Royals in Game 7

The Giants win Game 7 on the road to claim their third World Series title in five years.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 30, 2014

Royals have become big part of AL Central revival

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When we last saw the White Sox, they were losing three of four games at home to the Kansas City Royals to close the 2014 season. Retiring captain Paul Konerko paused during a farewell speech that weekend to wish the Sox’ American League Central rivals well. ‘‘You guys can do it,’’ he said. ‘‘Represent.’’ Did they ever. The Royals qualified for the postseason for the first time in 29 years, then won eight consecutive playoff...
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 29, 2014

Royal Rundown: Bumgarner, Giants deny KC world championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ninety feet. Ninety measly, lousy feet was the only thing standing between the Royals and a new ballgame in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Ninety feet, and a man on the mound trying to stake his claim as the greatest performer in a single World Series in history, that is. Probably felt more like 90 miles. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 29, 2014

Kevin Haskin: Bumgarner just too good against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The liner seemed oh so promising. It was laced by Omar Infante, the No. 9 hitter in the Kansas City Royals lineup, to begin the fifth inning Wednesday in Kauffman Stadium. You do not need to be informed who threw the pitch. You know. The guy Joe Buck dines with by candlelight. The guy who, this year, pitched more postseason innings than anyone in big-league history. The guy they call MadBum. Yeah, that guy, who came on in the fifth and won his third World Series game as San Francisco nipped Kansas City, 3-2. read more
San Jose Mercury News Oct 29, 2014

Giants postseason history

baseballGiants postseason history The postseason history of the New York and San Francisco Giants: World Series (Won 8, Lost 12) 2014 -- Beat Kansas City Royals, 4-3 2012 -- Beat Detroit Tigers, 4-0 2010 -- Beat Texas Rangers, 4-1 2002 -- Lost to Anaheim Angels, 4-3 1989 -- Lost to Oakland

Royals Player News

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  • Jeremy Guthrie

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