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Royals Can Capitalize on Division Opponents’ Flaws

Over the last several seasons, there has always seemed to be an insurmountable favorite to win the American League Central Division. Forever, it seemed like Cleveland could not be beaten. Then the Twins had their run of six division championships in nine years. The other three belonged to the Chicago White Sox (who won the World Series that year in 2005) and the Indians. Recently though, the Detroit Tigers ...

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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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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 1, 2014. His batting average is atrocious.  He puts too much pressure on himself.  He looks lost at the plate.  He needs to go to AAA Omaha to regain his confidence and also learn that he has to perform at the major league level. ...

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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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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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Diamonds in the Rough 4.17

For the first time this year all 4 of the Affiliates would pick up a win. HR Call: Jesus Flores (1), Whit Merrifield (1), Jared Schlehuber (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 5.0 IP  1 R  2 BB 4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 3-4  2 R  2B  RBI  2 BB Omaha Storm Chasers 14            Round Rock Express 1 A big day for the Omaha offense lead the Chasers to their second b ...

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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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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

Hosmer RBI Double Your browser does not support iframes. Aoki Sac Bunt Your browser does not support iframes. Escobar Basket Catch Your browser does not support iframes. Gordon 3 Run HR Your browser does not support iframes. Aoki RBI Triple Your browser does not support iframes. Gio RBI Sac Fly Your browser does not support iframes. Ventura 100+ MPH Your browser does not support iframes. Ventura K's 6 Your ...

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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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