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Alex Gordon is getting better by going against the fly-ball revolution

Royals Review (Patrick Brennan) — He’s better to a degree. After a career-worst season last year, it looked like any hope of Alex Gordon ever returning to a respectable level of play was down the drain. He had taken his...
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What happened to Jakob Junis?

Royals Review (Sean Thornton) — The promising young pitcher has struggled recently. It’s hard to believe, but April was a simpler time when analyzing the Kansas City Royals . Everything was new, there weren’t any nine game...
  • New: 4 hr 33 min ago

Royals Rumblings - News for June 22, 2018

Royals Review (sterlingice) — Nine in a row, eh? That’s pretty bad. Old friend Craig Brown asks “ Now What? ” We remember the halcyon days of scoreboard watching and counting down the magic number to secure a spot in the...
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Does it matter if the Royals get the first pick in the 2019 draft?

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — Or will ‘almost’ be just fine? The 2018 Kansas City Royals season almost immediately took a turn for the worse and then fell into a sinkhole, but it’s taken until June for the true awfulness of...
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Trying to cut costs may be hurting the rebuild

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — David Glass is getting frugal at the wrong time. David Glass was once a reviled owner in town, and for good reason. The team was a laughingstock, mired in the cellar of the American League...
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Royals Rumblings - News for June 21, 2018

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Slow news day. At Royals Farm Report, Alex Duvall interviews brand new Royal Blake Perkins: Q: The scouting reports are out there for everyone to see, but tell me a little about yourself...
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Late Moustakas homer not enough to overcome Rangers; Royals lose 3-2

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — The ninth inning was fun! The rest, not so much. Tonight, the Texas Rangers completed a sweep of the Kansas City Royals , vanquishing them 3-2. It was not only a sweep of the series, but...
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Game 74 Thread: Rangers vs. Royals Finale

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — Exciting.... The Kansas City Royals have won an astonishing two games in the month of June so far. This is ridiculous and every bit as terrible as it seems; winning two out of your last 17...
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Royals/Tigers to kick off 2019 College World Series with game in Omaha

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Nice move by MLB. The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers will play a regular season game in Omaha in 2019, according to the Associated Press. The game will kick off the College World...
  • 2 days ago

Ashe Russell and 2018 draft picks headline rosters for Royals short-season affiliates

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Idaho Falls and Burlington have begun play Royals short-season affiliates have begun play, with the Idaho Falls Chukars starting Pioneer League last Friday, and the Burlington Royals beginning...
  • 2 days ago

A blueprint is already set for one of the Royals most valuable trade pieces

Royals Review (Alex Duvall) — The New York Yankees laid the groundwork for the Royals to get a nice return on their super-utility man. The Kansas City Royals have finally begun the fire sale that we all knew was coming. Jon...
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Royals Rumblings - News for June 20, 2018

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Was money a factor in the Herrera deal? Royals Rumblings - News for June 20, 2018 In his Mellinger Minutes, Sam Mellinger weighs in on the Kelvin Herrera trade . Moore and his assistants...
  • 2 days ago

Early runs and a bad offense lead to Royals loss

Royals Review (Patrick Brennan) — The Ham(m)el with one “m” won. In the second game of a series between two division dwellers, the Royals secured a series loss with a combination of bad hitting and two multi-run innings by the...
  • 2 days ago

Rangers vs. Royals Wednesday open thread

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — I feel a winning streak coming on. The Royals have had a miserable mont but there is no reason they can't turn things around by winning 70 of their next 90 other than the fact they are terrible...
  • 2 days ago

Mondesi to play some shortstop, says Ned Yost, Escobar to move around

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Could we see Esky in centerfield? With Jon Jay and Kelvin Herrera having already been traded, and Mike Moustakas almost certainly on the trade block, the season appears lost and in full rebuild...
  • 2 days ago

Royals call up Heath Fillmyer

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Get used to unfamiliar names. The Royals have called up pitcher Heath Fillmyer from AAA Omaha to replace Kelvin Herrera, who was traded on Monday to the Washington Nationals for three prospects....
  • 2 days ago

Who should close for the Royals now?

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Kelvin Herrera is gone, which officially marks the end of the “HDH” era. For years, Royals fans have been used to a dominant bullpen that shut the door with any kind of lead late in the game. ...
  • 3 days ago

Nick Pratto discusses hand separation and the future

Royals Review (Lance Brozdowski) — Pratto answers questions about his mechanical adjustments since high school and more from guest writer Lance Brozdowski. Special to Royals Review. Photo credit to Nick Pratto’s Twitter, ...
  • 3 days ago

Reactions to the Kelvin Herrera trade

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — The haul seems light to some. The rebuild is in full swing, as the Royals shipped reliever Kelvin Herrera to the Nationals for three minor leaguers. In return, the Royals receive outfielder...
  • 3 days ago

TWitM: Bonifacio off to strong start in rehab

Royals Review (Minda Haas Kuhlmann) — Jorge Bonifacio is rehabbing with Omaha for the last part of his 80-game PED suspension. ‘This Week in the Minors’ is our weekly look at notable performances from all over the system, from...
  • 3 days ago