Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Home runs and good pitching performance would highlight a 3-0 day for the Affiliates. HR Call: Carlos Peguero (2),  Lane Adams (1), Mark Threlkeld (3), Chad Johnson (1)   ...

This Date In Royals History–April 22, 1983

This Date In Royals History–April 22, 1983

1983: The Royals exploded for five runs in the second inning, then John Wathan drove in the game-winning run in the eighth in a 6-5 win over Toronto at Royals Stadium. Blue Jays st ...

Money Match Up of the Day: Billy Butler vs Danny Salazar

Money Match Up of the Day: Billy Butler vs Danny Salazar

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

The Kansas City Royals Need Ned Yost

The Kansas City Royals Need Ned Yost

Gigabytes upon gigabytes have been devoted to how terrible a manager Ned Yost is. Blogs and podcasts and newspapers parse every word of Yost’s twice-daily press conferences. Domes ...

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Trea Turner

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Trea Turner

Trea Turner, SS 6’1”, 171 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R College: North Carolina State University Statistics as of 4/20/14 2014 NCSU: 37 G, 147 AB, .299/.387/.476, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 6 2B, 1 3B, ...

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Max Pentecost

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Max Pentecost

Max Pentecost C 6'1 190 lbs Kennesaw State B/T R/R Stats thru 4/21 .387/.447/.572 15-2b, 1-3b, 5 HR 36 RBI 18/19 BB/SO Defense 14/29 CS/SBA '13 Cape Cod 35 G .346/.424/.538 7-2b, 6 ...

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Braxton Davidson

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Braxton Davidson

Braxton Davidson 1B/OF 6'3", 220 lbs. T.C. Roberson High School, Arden, NC B/T L/L Braxton Davidson is a senior in high school and he's already 6'3", 220 lbs. which might lead you ...

Struggling Career Comparison: 2014 Mike Moustakas v. 2011 Alex Gordon

Struggling Career Comparison: 2014 Mike Moustakas v. 2011 Alex Gordon

A lot of people are freaking out that Mike Moustakas is a bust.  Like, a COLOSSAL bust.  Many are saying that he needs to be cut loose from the Royals if he isn't producing by June ...

Diamonds in the Rough 04.21.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.21.14

Another rough day for the Affiliates as they dropped all 4 games of the day. HR Call: None    Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Glenn Sparkman 2.2 IP   1 H  0 R  O BB  3 K ...

This Date In Royals History–April 21, 1969

This Date In Royals History–April 21, 1969

1969: Mike Marshall did it all, collecting two hits, two RBI, and shutting down the Royals’ offense for 8 2/3 innings as Kansas City dropped a 4-1 decision to their expansion breth ...

Money Match Up of the Day: Lonnie Chisenhall vs Jeremy Guthrie

Money Match Up of the Day: Lonnie Chisenhall vs Jeremy Guthrie

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

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Money Match Up of the Day: Billy Butler vs Danny Salazar

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats thru 13 games: 17 for 47 3-2b, 4 HR, 5 BB, 8 R, 12 RBI . ...

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Money Match Up of the Day: Lonnie Chisenhall vs Jeremy Guthrie

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats thru 12 games: 15 for 43 2-2b, 4 HR, 5 BB, 8 R, 12 RBI .349/.429/.674 An 0 ...

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Blind Spots in Baseball

In 1991, I was 11 years old and able to watch what was probably the best World Series of all time (or at least in my lifetime) as the Minnesota Twins held off the Atlanta Braves. In that series, I was pretty impressed by a young infielder named Mark Lemke who just hit all series. Against the Twins, Lemke hit .417/.462/.708, and while all I really ever knew was the batting average part of that line at the ti ...

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Series Preview: Royals at Cleveland Indians, April 21-24

The Kansas City Royals travel to Cleveland to take on the Indians for the first time in 2014 in a four-game series that I think will tell us a lot about the Royals. The Royals struggled in Cleveland last year, going just 6-3 (6-4 at Kauffman Stadium). Even though the Indians have gotten off to a somewhat slow start this year, the Royals are going to need to win in Cleveland to have a shot at the playoffs th ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Phil Hughes

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through 11 games 15 for 39 2-2b, 4 HR, 5 BB, 8 R, 12 RBI .385/.467/.744 Tod ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Mike Moustakas vs. Kevin Correia

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through ten games 15 for 37 2-2b, 4 HR, 4 BB, 8 R, 11 RBI .405/.476/.784 To ...

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Mixed Bag

#RoyalsFreeOut - We all know about the troubling number of double plays the Royals have hit into but they've given away plenty of other outs.  Checkout more in Flanny's Five via FoxSportsKC  Duffman - We have went up and down and around with Duffy's development but if the past two appearances are an indication then he will likely stay in the bullpen until Chen pitches his way out of it.  Another hiccup coul ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through nine games 13 for 33 2-2b, 4 HR, 4 BB, 8 R, 10 RBI .394/.474/.939 T ...

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Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, April 18-20

The Minneosta Twins head to Kansas City with the Royals looking to exact revenge after last weekend's debacle of a series. The Royals have only played three games since facing the Twins, so I won't get too deep into them again, but I will talk briefly about their team before getting into the matchups. Offensively, the Twins kind of sneak up on you. They don't hit for a ton of power and they don't have much ...

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Friday Notes

That was a weird week. The Royals started it off in a good position to make a huge move in the division and with their record and then ended up completely blowing an entire weekend in Minnesota by getting swept by the Twins. The Twins, you may recall, are a team expected to finish at the bottom of the AL Central, and they absolutely manhandled the Royals. They outscored them 21-5 and each of the first two g ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Jarrod Dyson vs. Scott Feldman

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats through eight games: 13 for 30, 2 2B, 4 HR, 4 BB, 8 R, 10 RBI; .433/.514/1. ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Jason Castro vs. Jeremy Guthrie

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats through seven games: 11 for 26, 2 2B, 3 HR, 3 BB, 7 R, 8 RBI; .423/.483/.84 ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Omar Infante vs Lucas Harrell

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 6 games 10-23 2-2b, 2 HR, 2 BB .435/.480/.783 Today's Matchup Omar Infante ...

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Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose Altuve and Dexter Fowler in their li ...

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Morning Coffee: Royals Simply Must Beat the Beatable

The Kansas City Royals are coming off one of the most frustrating and, I'll say it, embarrassing series they've played since their terrible month of May last year. I know that seems like a relatively short amount of time, but for this team to have gone nearly a year without embarrassment in a series is actually quite long considering where the franchise has been. When they began their series against the Twi ...

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Money Matchup of the Day- Kevin Correia vs Mike Moustakas

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 5 games 9-20 2b, 2 HR, BB Today's Matchup Kevin Corriea vs Mike Moustakas T ...

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Fans Will Complain, Worry When They Stop

It’s already happened. Less than 10 percent of the way through the season and a Royals announcer went on the air to complain about people complaining. The quote I saw attributed to Royals radio announcer - and sometimes TV announcer - Steve Physioc was, “It doesn’t help in today’s world of social media where everyone has an opinion.” To be 100 percent honest and upfront before we get going, I’ll admit I was ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Norichika Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats through 4 games 9-16 2 HR, 2b, BB Today's Matchup: Nori Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco I ...

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Mixed Bag

  A mixture of Kansas City Royals news, opinion and links from other quality baseball sources. Throwin' Change - What else can be said about Ventura's first start other than marvelous, superb, brilliant and whatever else you want to say. The best part of it was that he was so willing to throw his change up. He dominated the offense the way a guy with his talent has the ability to dominating righties wi ...

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Series Preview: Royals at Minnesota Twins, April 11-13

The Kansas City Royals head to Minneapolis to take on their American League Central division rivals, the Minnesota Twins. A week and a half into the 2014 season, the Twins are in last place in the division and there on the weakness of their pitching staff. Offensively, the Twins are surprisingly not that bad, but some of it seems to be done with the help of both smoke and mirrors. That said, they actually h ...

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