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Chemistry in baseball is completely overrated and underrated

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — All the Kevins get along great. Bob Nightengale of USA Today recently wrote about the importance of clubhouse chemistry , but his article wasn't very illuminating on how exactly it is that...
  • 2 days ago

Royals Rumblings - News for August 26, 2015

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Hard to write the Rumblings with a "cranky arm." Royals Rumblings - News for August 26, 2015 David Schoenfield of ESPN writes the Royals  have been kind of lucky in building the...
  • 3 days ago

Danny Duffy and the Royals eke out 3-2 win over the Orioles

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Miguel Gonzalez should have avoided The Cubanoid. The pressure was on Danny Duffy to start making his case for the postseason rotation following a solid start from Kris Medlen on Monday. Of...
  • 3 days ago

Mental Ward: Five hours in the jewel of the crown

Royals Review (J.K. Ward) — Wherein I shill for the Crown Club experience, in spite of myself. I was standing outside of the stadium with three of my friends, waiting for five o'clock to roll around so we could gain...
  • 3 days ago

This Week in the Minors: Alex Gordon rehabs; Jose Martinez earns awards

Royals Review (Minda Haas) — Jose Martinez got a month's worth of hits and earned league honors; Alex Gordon returned to the field for the first time since his July 8 injury; Terrance Gore steals all the bases. This is our...
  • 3 days ago
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Royals Rumblings - News for August 25, 2015

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Infante/Rios in '16! Royals Rumblings - News for August 25, 2015 Sam Mellinger is intrigued by Kris Medlen. They wanted an audition. They did not use that word, but that’s what this...
  • 4 days ago

Royals rally big behind Kris Medlen in the sixth en route to 8-3 win over Orioles

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Medlen puts forth strong six inning start in first major-league start since September 27, 2013, striking out six and walking none on 69 pitches. Royals rally for seven runs with two outs in the...
  • 4 days ago

Starting pitching plagues Orioles, says Camden Chat's Mark Brown

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Not even Buck Showalter could fix this rotation. The Orioles come into town for the first time this year (thanks, unbalanced scheduling!) in a re-match of last year's American League...
  • 4 days ago

Orioles Series Preview: An ALCS re-match

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — But these O's ain't Royal. The Orioles and Royals matched up in October in the American League Championship Series and while there may have been some bad blood due to  comments from...
  • 4 days ago

The worst starting players on post-season teams

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Will Alex Rios or Omar Infante make this list? There are 264 players in Major League Baseball with at least 250 plate appearances this season. Out of all of them, Alex Rios ranks 249th in OPS. ...
  • 4 days ago

The top ten hits of Alex Gordon's career

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — One of the greatest players in Royals history. Yesterday, Alex Gordon began his rehab assignment in Omaha. He has been recovering from a groin injury suffered in early July, and his presence has...
  • 4 days ago

Royals Rumblings - News for August 24, 2015

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Mike Jirschele says go on home. You can make it. Royals Rumblings - News for August 24, 2015 Ned Yost says that  time is running out for Alex Rios and Omar Infante . As the Royals...
  • 5 days ago

Mike Moustakas Surges Royals Past Red Sox 8-6

Royals Review (Ryan Landreth) — Suck on that, Boston. And screw your stupid "Sweet Caroline" crap too. I've edited this recap so many times that I don't have an amusing introductory hook. I don't have anything cute to say. I'll...
  • 5 days ago

Salvador Perez powers the Royals past Boston 6-3

Royals Review (J.K. Ward) — Yordano Ventura was solid through six innings. If there is one thing that Salvador Perez does well offensively, it is hitting home runs. Tonight, he did that thing, giving the Royals a three-run...
  • 6 days ago

Cueto Shelled in Boston; Royals Fall 7-2

Royals Review (Ryan Landreth) — But it's okay, Steve Physioc says the Red Sox are really hot right now, despite their last-place status. Why the hell can't they beat the freaking Red Sox ? Johnny Cueto (2-2) had his worst...
  • 7 days ago

Kris Medlen to enter rotation in place of Jeremy Guthrie

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Time to stop meddlin' with the rotation. The Royals have announced Kris Medlen will start Monday at home against Baltimore in place of Jeremy Guthrie . The move comes after Guthrie allowed...
  • 7 days ago

Community OT: Crowdsourcing random thoughts

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Ask away, reader. While a treatise on the pacing problems of  Trainwreck or reflection on the deeper meanings of the Nicolas Cage raptureganda star-vehicle Left Behind could just as...
  • 7 days ago

Royals Rumblings - News for August 21, 2015

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — When do we raise the "outperformed PECOTA" flag? Royals Rumblings - News for August 21, 2015 Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus explains to Andy McCullough  why the Royals outperformed...
  • 8 days ago

Duffy, Royals show lackadaisy in 4-1 loss to Red Sox

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — Danny Duffy's starts this year have been decidedly Jekyll and Hyde. He'll turn in an excellent start, peripherals be damned, and then he'll turn in an actually brilliant start. The other half of...
  • 8 days ago

Red Sox Series Preview: Who are the Red Sox?

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Its a very different team that won it all in 2013, with more change coming. The Red Sox won their seventh World Championship just 22 months ago, their third in less than a decade. Since then,...
  • 8 days ago