Kansas City Royals April analysis

Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals have finished the month of April with a 14-10 record and are half a game out of first place. Because of the oddities with the April schedule, the Royals have a game in hand against the […]

Off days and postponements not helping Kansas City Royals

Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals, like many clubs, started the 2013 season on April 1. But over the course of the month, they played on just 22 days out of 30. Two doubleheaders made for a total of 24 games, but […]

Acquisition of starting pitching has served Kansas City Royals well in April

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

There were a lot of questions asked over the winter about the lengths to which the Kansas City Royals went to acquire the starting pitching they so badly needed. Of course, many of those questions were ridiculous and betrayed a […]

Kansas City Royals’ record could get even better after tough April

Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

It may seem odd to say that a team that is four games above .500 and in first place in their division have had a ‘tough’ month, but that is actually true with the Kansas City Royals. Their schedule has […]

Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays May 1 Preview

Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals will aim to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. If they are successful, it will be the fifth consecutive series they have either won or drawn […]

Kansas City Royals should never schedule day/night doubleheaders

Opening Day

There is nothing in baseball quite like a proper doubleheader. One shows up to the park before teatime with a second scorecard and a large hamper in preparation for 18 innings of baseball spread out over seven hours — and […]

How the Kansas City Royals might increase their offensive production

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not quite true to say that the Kansas City Royals offence has been scuffling in the first month of the season, but it isn’t too far off either. The Royals have been winning with regularity, but they have been […]

Miguel Tejada Must be Dropped Soon

Miguel Tejada San Francisco Giants

It might be fair to have thought that when the Kansas City Royals announced that they had signed Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract it was a joke. The most favorable epithet that could be given to him is […]

Chris Getz Wins Kansas City Royals’ Starting Second Base Job

Chris Getz Kansas City Royals

One of the battles going into Spring Training for the Kansas City Royals was set to be Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella battling for the starting job at second base. Getz appeared to be tipping the scales strongly into his […]

Billy Butler to Bat at Three for the Kansas City Royals?

Billy Butler Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals‘ brilliant DH Billy Butler is perhaps not quite a prototypical cleanup hitter, but he is not far from it. Also it was primarily at cleanup last year that he had the best year of his career. […]

Kansas City Royals Narrow Down Backup Catcher Battle

Adam Moore Seattle Mariners Kansas City Royals

As the starting IX start to play more and more innings for the Kansas City Royals in their Spring Training games and as Opening Day gets closer and closer, the team has, of course, started to make deeper cuts to […]

Kansas City Royals Narrow Down Pitching Battle

Bruce Chen Kansas City Royals

There are only two major position battles still remaining for the Kansas City Royals this spring. They are both for the battery positions, in addition to the backup catcher role there is still the fifth starter to be ironed out. […]