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Royals Review 7 hours ago
A’s look more focused than the Royals, win 9-7

A’s look more focused than the Royals, win 9-7

No, I don’t know what this face is, either. | Photo by Jamie Squire/ Today was NOT Edward Olivares’ day. One thing people love to talk about when it comes to baseball is how things always even out. Typically, this comes up when a batter smokes a ball but a fielder makes the play or when a pitcher makes a perfect pitch and the ball just goes to no-man’s-land and the batter ends up safe. But, logically, it must work the other way as well. Edward Olivares banged two home runs in a win last night but today he wore the golden sombrero awarded to batters who strike out...
Royals Review 12 hours ago
Game thread LXX: A’s at Royals

Game thread LXX: A’s at Royals

Edward Olivares needed to be cooled off after a red-hot return to the lineup | Photo by Kyle Rivas/ Olivares’ two-homer night seems to have earned him two starts in a row Don’t look now but after ensuring they were well and truly eliminated from playoff contention the Royals have won six of their last eight games. It’s the middle-of-the-season resurgence that keeps foolish Royals fans ever hoping that next year might somehow be different. But at least it’s more fun to watch than what came before. Hoping to keep things going in a positive direction tonight is...
Royals Review 15 hours ago
Carlos Santana’s sudden resurgence doesn’t change anything

Carlos Santana’s sudden resurgence doesn’t change anything

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ The benefits do not come close to offsetting the costs of keeping the veteran slugger on the roster this long. If you haven’t been paying close attention to the Royals lately - and who could blame you - you might not have noticed that Carlos Santana has been magma hot in the month of June and raised his season wRC+ all the way up to 98. Still below average, but for a hot minute he had it above average before enduring another oh-fer game. His batting average is now over the Mendoza line and both FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference now show him...
Royals Review 17 hours ago
Weekend Rumblings - News for June 25, 2022

Weekend Rumblings - News for June 25, 2022

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Are the Royals motivated to trade Whit Merrifield? Weekend Rumblings - News for June 25, 2022 Manager Mike Matheny reacts to Salvador Perez’s thumb surgery. “Salvy was wrecked,” Matheny said of Perez’s reaction to the setback. “I don’t need to convince anybody about how passionate this guy is about playing the game of baseball. Any time an injury like that happens, you just don’t know. He was on such a good track, coming back and getting strong, watching the ball jump out of the park and carry, everything seemed to be going...
Royals Review Jun 24, 2022
Return of the Kings: Greinke and Olivares shine in 3-1 win over Oakland

Return of the Kings: Greinke and Olivares shine in 3-1 win over Oakland

Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports Edward Olivares homers twice in his first game back. Zack Greinke and Edward Olivares were the stars of the show in the their first appearances since coming off the Injured List as the Royals topped the Athletics in the series opener 3-1 on Friday night. Greinke, who had missed nearly a month with a flexor strain, tossed six innings, allowing just three hits and one run with four strikeouts and no walks. He retired the first nine hitters he faced and threw a first-pitch strike to 17 of the 21 batters he faced. Edward Olivares, who missed...
Royals Review Jun 24, 2022
Salvador Perez to have thumb surgery, miss eight weeks

Salvador Perez to have thumb surgery, miss eight weeks

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The Royals will be without their All-Star catcher. The Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez on the Injured List on Friday, after the All-Star catcher underwent surgery on his thumb to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. Salvy had missed time with an Injured List stint back in May for a thumb injury, and appeared to reaggravate it in a game on Tuesday against the Angels, causing him to leave the game. Manager Mike Matheny told reporters today that the timeline would require Salvy be out at least eight weeks. Matheny provides an update on Salvy...
Royals Review Jun 24, 2022
Royals vs. Athletics Friday game thread

Royals vs. Athletics Friday game thread

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Let’s get Slick. The Royals return home tonight with some famous friends in town. The Big Slick charity weekend starts tonight with Kansas City natives Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, David Koechner, and Rob Riggle (Jason Sudeikis had to back out) hosting other celebs with a charity softball game at the K to raise money for Children’s Mercy. Adam Scott, Heidi Gardner, James Van Der Beek, Kevin Pollak, and Sheryl Crow are just some of the famous faces you may see in town this weekend. Hey, can we swap TV’s Richard Kind for Cal Eldred tonight? As...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 24, 2022

KC Royals: 3 silver linings to the Salvador Perez cloud

In a future season, but certainly not this one, Friday’s news that Salvador Perez is headed for surgery (Twitter link) might spell doom for the KC Royals. The club will likely contend in the next few years and will need team backbone Perez when they do, but this is a season long ago lost, meaning […] KC Royals: 3 silver linings to the Salvador Perez cloud - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 24, 2022
Oakland A’s Series Preview: Let’s do it again

Oakland A’s Series Preview: Let’s do it again

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Royals have won a few games recently. The A’s...have not. The Royals just saw the A’s during their long trip to the West Coast and now they’re being hospitable by inviting them over for a stay at their place. The two teams will match up this weekend with nothing more than a draft lottery spot on the line, if we’re being honest. Since these two teams just met and the series is about as interesting as watching Two Broke Girls, I won’t spend too much time on what they can do and what they can’t. They’re bad at hitting....
Kings of Kauffman Jun 24, 2022

KC Royals: Onix Concepcion had some big Royal moments

Onix Concepción’s place in KC Royals history is often overshadowed by other players’ accomplishments. Kansas City fans remember the moment Dane Iorg, pinch hitting for Dan Quisenberry, lined a bases loaded single to right field with the Royals trailing by a run in the bottom of the controversial ninth inning of Game 6 of the […] KC Royals: Onix Concepcion had some big Royal moments - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 24, 2022
Lesky’s Notes: An actual winning road trip? Now I’ve seen everything

Lesky’s Notes: An actual winning road trip? Now I’ve seen everything

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Royals are playing better baseball lately. Probably because they’ve been playing bad teams. But hey, we’ll take it. Yes, friends, we’ve reached the point in a lost season where mere competence is inviting. The Royals have won five of seven games and, over a longer period, eight out of 14. I think a lot about the fact that good teams have bad stretches and bad teams have good stretches. The definition of those good stretches and bad stretches are very different. Good teams having a bad stretch go 5-7 or 7-10. Bad teams on a...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 24, 2022

KC Royals: 3 big things to watch for against Oakland

Home from a rare winning road trip, the KC Royals enjoyed a day off Thursday before beginning their final homestand of the month tonight against Oakland. Kansas City went 5-4 and won two of three series during their 10 days on the West Coast, taking two of three from the A’s and Angels after beating […] KC Royals: 3 big things to watch for against Oakland - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 24, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for June 24, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for June 24, 2022

A general view during the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California. | Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Leaving beautiful Los Angeles and the West Coast Royals Rumblings - News for June 24, 2022 With Salvador Perez’s injury, there’s some uncertainty in how the Royals will handle their catching squad, but Matheny praises his leadership injury or no injury. Salvador Perez was out of the lineup on Wednesday after aggravating a left thumb injury on a swing the day before. He...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 23, 2022

KC Royals: How 12 team Hall of Famers fared elsewhere

The 18 players who have places in the KC Royals team Hall of Fame had great success during their days wearing the blue Kansas City cap. Although a few experienced success with other clubs either before or after their time with the Royals, none matched the success they enjoyed with KC. Royals Hall of Fame […] KC Royals: How 12 team Hall of Famers fared elsewhere - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 23, 2022
Royals trade candidate: Michael A. Taylor

Royals trade candidate: Michael A. Taylor

Photo by Tim Heitman/ Known for his glove, Taylor is having a career year with the bat. The Royals brought in Michael A. Taylor in 2021 and made him a starter despite him sliding into a reserve role in Washington at that point in his career. It was a low-cost option, and the Royals liked what he could do defensively as they were trying to develop a pitching staff and could use a ballhawk in the outfield. On that front, Taylor has been worth every penny. He led all outfielders in Ultimate Zone Rating and tied Adam Duvall for the lead in Defensive Runs Saved last year....

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