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Pine Tar Podcast with Michael Engel of Kansas City Baseball Vault

Michael Engel talks about his joining the Pine Tar Press team, the Royals bullpen, Mike Moustakas and much more. Also David, Clint and Michael talk about some of the problems the Royals may be encountering in development with players and their advisors. Listen to the show or download it here or also at: RoyalsPodcast.com iTunes Soundcloud Stitcher ...

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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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Watch: Royals Video Highlights

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Crapping the Bed: 2014 Kansas City Royals Edition

The Kansas City Royals left Kauffman Stadium after a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays with a record of 4-4.  They had just won 2 straight home series after losing 2 close games at Detroit to start the season.  While their offense hadn't been great, Wednesday's series finale against Tampa Bay saw a 7-run outburst and showed encouraging signs.  Despite starting 0-2, the Royals went 4-2 in their next 6 game ...

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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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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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The Shortstop: Berroa, Betancourt or Escobar?

The Royals have just begun their fourth season of the post-Zack Greinke era. The pieces Kansas City received in return were Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress. Escobar was seen as that centerpiece in the middle infield who could finally anchor down a position that had seen a variety of players during Dayton Moore’s tenure. The list includes Angel Berroa, Andres Blanco, Tony Pen ...

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Pine Tar Podcast with Steven St. John of The Border Patrol

Clint and David were joined by Steven St. John of 810WHB's The Border Patrol to discuss Yordano Ventura's first start, the Royals struggling offense, Mike Moustakas, Sal Perez and more. Also on this podcast David and Clint discuss the big day in Omaha by Brett Eibner while Clint added a couple interviews from Omaha with Eibner and Omaha manager Brian Poldberg. ...

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Kansas City Royals: Musings and Superhappyawesomefuntimes from 1st week

I wish I had some great take from the first week of Kansas City Royals action that would make the interwebs buzz once I posted it.  But nothing all that exciting happened.  64.7% of the Royals fan base about had a stroke after they lost their first two games in Detroit.  You can see the entire spread of reactions here.  Then they won 2 out of 3 from the White Sox (as they should have), including a nice win ...

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Minor League Opening Day for Royals Affiliates

Thursday marks the first day of the minor league season for all four Royals affiliate clubs. Here is a quick rundown of the pitchers that will be taking the mound and a list of the prospects to watch at each level. Omaha Storm Chasers - Chris Dwyer - the lefty starter had a solid season last year after battling a thyroid problem the previous two that caused him to lose an extreme amount of weight. With his ...

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Pine Tar Podcast with Joel Goldberg 4.1.14

Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City joined David and Clint to talk about the Royals first game, projections on the upcoming season and the Royals 6th Inning Song bracket. Clint and David also discussed the first game and filled out their own 6th inning Song bracket. Listen to us via Stitcher Download the Podcast on iTunes (Please Rate and Review us there) Or you download the Soundcloud App and listen to ...

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Royals Fans, We’ve Been Here Before

An opening day highly disappointing loss, aren't we used to this yet?  Every year we as Kansas City Royals fans get all worked up thinking this year is going to be different, the Royals are going to be different, luck will turn our teams way.  Not only do we expect all of that to happen as fans but it seems we expect it to happen right away.  Is it 2003's fault?  We do remember that season even though ten s ...

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2014 Kansas City Royals: Predicting Boom or Bust

Opening Day is here!  Kansas City Royals Fans spent all winter arguing about [not] signing Ervin Santana, giving Luke Hochevar $5M to be a[n injured] reliever, and whether the Wil Myers trade was a mistake (argument continued from last winter).  All that is over now because the Royals are back in action and ready to begin what may be the most anticipated baseball season in KC in nearly 25 years (even desper ...

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Infante Ready, Royals Roster Set

Omar Infante's shoulder held up in his last test in Arizona and is seemingly ready to go, finalizing the roster for the Kansas City Royals just in time for opening day. With the health of the free agent second baseman secured the Royals moved Jason Donald down to AAA Omaha. Manager Ned Yost indicated to Andy McCullough that he was unsure if Infante could play everyday but will have him in the 2 spot on open ...

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Mixed Bag

  A mixture of Kansas City Royals news, opinion and links from other quality baseball sources. Danny Duffy Down (to Omaha) but Not Out- It has been an up and down road for Danny Duffy going from undersized kid to the first Royals starting pitching prospect to graduate to the pros from the "greatest group of prospects ever" to back to Omaha. ¬†The one constant in this road that has included quitting the ...

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Tigers Falling Back to the Pack

The Detroit Tigers have made a few baffling decisions this offseaon that have them heading back towards the AL Central division instead of away from it like they should be. #1 Letting Max Scherzer Walk - The Tigers reportedly offered their most recent Cy Young winner a contract for 6 years and $144 million dollars with him being less than a year away from free agency. The contract is a solid offer for Scher ...

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Video Samir Duenez

Here is some video of the Kansas City Royals 1b prospect Samir Duenez from Spring Training. Look for the massive 17 year old (turns 18 in June) to play in Lexington this season where he could play 1b and LF. Originally signed for $425,000. Follow me @ClintScoles ...

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Pine Tar Podcast Spring Training Edition w/ J.J. Picollo

Royals Assistant GM and Head of Player Personnel J.J. Picollo talked with Clint about changes in pitching philosophy within the organization, the draft of Sean Manaea and myriad of other topics. Also on this podcast David and Clint make their 2014 MLB predictions including Royals MVP's and season win total. Follow Clint @ClintScoles or David @DBLesky Listen vía Soundcloud, Stitcher, iTunes or at Royalspodca ...

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Kansas City Royals Add Possible Situational Lefty

(Pic via MLB.com) The Royals have claimed Patrick Schuster a rule 5 pick from the San Diego Padres and previous minor league prospect of the Arizona D-Backs organization.  Some of you may remember Schuster's high school days in Florida when he threw four consecutive no-hitters at his Tampa high school prior to being drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 draft. At 6'2 185 lbs Schuster is a less than imposing ...

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