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Help us rank Royals prospects

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — We value your opinion. We have seen a lot of prospect lists so far this off-season, and many of the top lists have omitted any Royals. The few write-ups we have seen on the Royals organization...
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Why is Salvador Perez a bad pitch framer?

Royals Review (Shaun Newkirk) — A catcher not named Salvador Perez hasn’t won a gold glove at catcher since 2012 ( Matt Wieters ). That makes four-straight gold gloves for Perez, 40% the way to the probably unbreakable record...
  • 3 days ago

Royals Rumblings - News for February 20, 2017

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Who will ambush opponents from leadoff? Royals Rumblings - News for February 20, 2017 Who will lead off for the Royals this year ? The most likely candidates would appear to be Alex...
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Eric Hosmer and the Royals are talking contract extension

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — He hopes to get a new deal by Opening Day. The Royals are engaged in long-term contract talks with first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Hosmer reportedly...
  • 3 days ago

Yordano Ventura lived a turbulent life

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Yordano was estranged from his family and possibly suicidal. We spend 162 games with Royals players, laugh at their post-game interviews, follow them on social media. Maybe a few of you have...
  • 3 days ago

Royal We-ekender: What is your bizarre injury?

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Royals Review is an injury-free workplace. I asked around for suggestions for a title for this "Sunday Notes" column and reader cmkeller suggested "Royal We-ekender", a delicious pun on ...
  • 4 days ago

Weekend Rumblings - News for February 18, 2017

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Where is Luke? Weekend Rumblings - News for February 18, 2017 Rustin Dodd gives an update on Luke Hochevar , who is still a free agent. Hochevar underwent surgery for thoracic outlet...
  • 5 days ago

Royals re-sign Peter Moylan to minor league deal

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — The Aussie sidearmer was solid last season. The Royals have re-signed right-handed reliever Peter Moylan to a minor league deal, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The 38-year old Australian...
  • 5 days ago

The Case for Christian Colón

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — Because someone’s got to be right. The history of second base for the Royals in Dayton Moore’s tenure is one of almost complete ignominy. In what now seems an impossibility in our aged states,...
  • 6 days ago

Get to know your Royals veteran non-roster invitees

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Who can bring the veteran presence? Spring training has begun and soon enough the Royals will be playing actual baseball games with scores and everything. Those games will feature familiar...
  • 6 days ago

Sporcle Friday: Royals first basemen

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Who makes the scoops in Kansas City? First basemen - every team’s got one! The Royals have had several throughout the years. Some have been lumbering clodhoppers who couldn’t cut it at any other...
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Royals Rumblings - News for February 17, 2017

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Can Ches play second? Royals Rumblings - News for February 17, 2017 Ken Rosenthal writes that the Royals are still confident they can retain some players past this year. Nor, according to...
  • 6 days ago

Yeah, Salvy does need more rest

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — This isn’t a new development, though. There’s a weird dichotomy in sports coverage between local and national news. Local coverage, like the Kansas City Star, Fox Sports Kansas City, or even our...
  • 6 days ago

Royals Review Radio - Episode 21: The Over/Under Betting Episode

Royals Review (Shaun Newkirk) — Place your bets... Everything is a gamble. Any time you step out your door you are taking a risk. Some are greater than others, but the dice can come up craps at any roll. Sometimes you have to...
  • 7 days ago

The Royals bullpen depends on the young guys

Royals Review (Matthew LaMar) — The upside is truly immense—can they achieve it? Matt Strahm came out of nowhere, and if you expected it I would strongly suggest that you stop time travelling for such trivial reasons as...
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Royals Rumblings - News for February 16, 2017

Royals Review (Josh Duggan) — The Star’s Rustin Dodd reports that Dayton Moore thinks this is quite possibly the best Royals rotation he’s put together : “I think this rotation is certainly every bit as good as any rotation...
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Spring training battles: Second base

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — #VoteOmar Second base has been a bit of a revolving door for the Royals since Dayton Moore took over. Since 2007, his first full season as General Manager, a total of 32 different players have...
  • 8 days ago

Royals State of the Farm: Shortstop

Royals Review (Shaun Newkirk) — Previous versions: Introduction Catchers First Base Second Base I think as an organization, 2B gets a lot of flack and it’s well warranted. It’s been bad, but what about SS?...
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Royals Rumblings - News for February 15, 2017

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — Spring is a fresh slate. Royals Rumblings - News for February 15, 2017 Dave Cameron at Fangraphs is skeptical of Travis Wood as a starting pitcher. Last year, pitching exclusively in...
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Brian Flynn out eight weeks with a broken rib

Royals Review (Max Rieper) — The lefty suffered an injury just before camp. Left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn is out eight weeks with a broken rib after falling through the roof of his barn. That would mean he will have to...
  • 8 days ago