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Jan 22, 2022

KC Royals could market these 4 as NL DH candidates

Like it or not, extension of the designated hitter to the National League is no longer a matter of “if,” but of “when.” The notion that the DH is a meaningful bargaining chip in baseball’s current labor negotiations is illusory only—little serious belief remains that the owners, including the KC Royals, or the players will […] KC Royals could market these 4 as NL DH candidates - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 21, 2022

KC Royals: 6 great and unbreakable franchise records

When Salvador Perez slammed the first pitch he saw from Cleveland’s Zach Plesac out of the park Sept. 29, the three-run, first-inning blast did more than give the KC Royals almost all they needed for an easy 10-5 victory. It tied Jorge Soler’s single-season club home run record and heightened expectations that he’d break the […] KC Royals: 6 great and unbreakable franchise records - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 20, 2022

Superstitions, anyone? The KC Royals have had many

Superstitions and baseball are impossible to separate. Many ballplayers have their own personal routines they must perform before each game, and even during games, and KC Royals players are no exception. Just last season, Manager Mike Matheny famously had his own superstition about the lineup card. If the Royals won, he kept sending out the […] Superstitions, anyone? The KC Royals have had many - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 19, 2022

What can Miami’s free agents offer the KC Royals?

Other than the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, when they finished two games over .500 and made it to, but lost, the National League Division Series, the Miami Marlins haven’t had a winning campaign since 2009. The Marlins suffer from insufficient talent, making it unlikely the KC Royals, who need pitching and a reliable right fielder, can […] What can Miami’s free agents offer the KC Royals? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 18, 2022

This pitcher could be a perfect choice for the KC Royals

One look at a list of Tampa Bay free agents reveals a lot, at least as far as the KC Royals should be concerned. There isn’t much there to get excited about. Starter Michael Wacha already signed with Boston. The only big bat is Nelson Cruz, but the Royals don’t need a 41-year old designated […] This pitcher could be a perfect choice for the KC Royals - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 17, 2022

The KC Royals should hope 2022 isn’t as unusual as 1981

The KC Royals opened up the 1981 season as defending American League Champions, having defeated the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series the season before to earn their first trip to the World Series. The Yankees’ ALCS loss, which the Royals administered in the minimum three games, was enough for the team […] The KC Royals should hope 2022 isn’t as unusual as 1981 - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 16, 2022

The 4 worst pitcher contracts in KC Royals club history

Mega-money baseball contracts don’t guarantee success. Because they reward past, and incentivize future, performance, they’re bets on the come for clubs like the KC Royals and rarely risky for players, who usually reap the benefits of their bargains regardless of how (or sometimes if) they perform. Teams bear the immediate costs of underperformance—not until bad […] The 4 worst pitcher contracts in KC Royals club history - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 15, 2022

KC Royals News: New managers, retirements, signings

The MLB lockout drags on, increasing with each passing unproductive day the chances of a delayed spring training, maybe even a late-starting regular season. What information about labor negotiations there is dominates baseball news. But the KC Royals, and some who played or may play for them, recently made news of their own. The KC […] KC Royals News: New managers, retirements, signings - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 15, 2022

Jon Lester just retired, and the KC Royals won’t miss him

Longtime star pitcher Jon Lester announced his retirement Wednesday. The 38-year-old lefthander spent 16 seasons in the major leagues and pitched for three World Series champions. The KC Royals, however, won’t miss him. Lester was terrific whenever he played the Royals, compiling a superb record of 10-3 with a 2.18 ERA against them during his career. […] Jon Lester just retired, and the KC Royals won’t miss him - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 14, 2022

Why Cincinnati’s free agents won’t help the KC Royals

Welcome back to Kings of Kauffman’s continuing series analyzing how the major league free agent market might impact the KC Royals. Today we focus on Cincinnati’s free agents. Together with their signing of Taylor Clarke just before the MLB lockout started, Thursday’s news that the KC Royals just brought Arodys Vizcaíno aboard suggests they might be […] Why Cincinnati’s free agents won’t help the KC Royals - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 14, 2022

Can the KC Royals use this former World Series foe?

Welcome back to Kings of Kauffman’s continuing series analyzing how the free agent market could impact the KC Royals. Today we focus on Arizona’s free agents. Think back to better times, in fact some of the best times, for the Royals. Allow your mind’s eye to recapture key moments of the 2015 World Series, especially […] Can the KC Royals use this former World Series foe? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 13, 2022

What you need to know about the newest KC Royals pitcher

The major league free agent market has been dead for over a month thanks to the MLB lockout. Until the lockout ends, however, teams can continue to make minor league signings like the KC Royals just did with Arodys Vizcaíno (Twitter Link). The Royals announced late this morning that they signed Vizcaíno to a minor league contract. […] What you need to know about the newest KC Royals pitcher - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 13, 2022

The 3 best hitting KC Royals pitchers before the DH

Assuming recent reporting holds, Major League Baseball will make new economic proposals to the Major League Baseball Players Association today. The two sides—clubs (including the KC Royals) and players—will presumably chat a few minutes, then withdraw into the cloak of secrecy that’s enveloped their mutual combat for months. How the union reacts remains to be […] The 3 best hitting KC Royals pitchers before the DH - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 12, 2022

The 1971 day the KC Royals became first-time winners

Expansion teams aren’t supposed to be good, or even much more than curious novelties, during their first few seasons. Fortunately for Kansas City fans still smarting from the Athletics’ departure after the 1967 season, the KC Royals were interesting from the start. The club won its first-ever game, a riveting 12-inning affair at old Municipal […] The 1971 day the KC Royals became first-time winners - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 12, 2022

Jeremy Guthrie helped the 2012 KC Royals forget a bad deal

Looking back, the 2012 KC Royals season doesn’t appear to have been very good. But a closer look shows the club was better than you might think. The Royals finished third in the American League Central at 72-90, marking the first time since 2003 they finished above fourth. Not to mention there were good young […] Jeremy Guthrie helped the 2012 KC Royals forget a bad deal - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community