Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

Royals Spring Training

The Kansas City Royals and their sterling 21-1-6 record have a chance to tie a club mark for spring wins on Monday when they play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Surprise Stadium at 20.05 CDT. These sort of records are […]

Kansas City Royals Announce Order of Starting Rotation

James Shields Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals dropped a bombshell this week by announcing that James Shields would start the season opener away to the Chicago White Sox on the first day of April. Well, perhaps ‘bombshell’ is not quite the right word […]

Kansas City Royals Second Base Battle Draws Parallels With First Punic War

Chris Getz Kansas City Royals

It is always interesting when two vastly different sets of skills clash in pursuit of the same outcome. In sports this tends to manifest itself in the form of a defensively minded player coming up against an offensively minded one […]

What Will Kansas City Royals Do in National League Stadia?

Royals v Red Sox Billy Butler

This season is not a new question for the Kansas City Royals, being an American League club who have been travelling to National League stadia for well over a decade now. But for the first time this year there are […]

Kansas City Royals Put Luke Hochevar in Bullpen

Luke Hochevar Kansas City Royals

The battle for the Kansas City Royals‘ fifth spot in the rotation was not settled this week, but certainly it had the wind taken out of its sails with the sudden news that Luke Hochevar was out of the running. […]

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers Preview

Royals Spring Training

Both the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers will stay home on Monday, March 18. Because they share a facility, however, they will play each other and it will be the last time they meet in the spring. The […]

Kansas City Royals Must Treat Triumph and Disaster Just the Same in 2013

Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

Probably Rudyard Kipling’s most famous and well liked poem is ‘If–’ and in particular it contains the lines: If you can dream–and not make dreams your master If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim If you can meet […]

Four More Pitchers Depart Kansas City Royals’ Major League Camp

Prospects - John Lamb

The Kansas City Royals made a few more roster moves this week and only one of them was really surprising. The more obvious ones were the optioning of three pitchers to the minor leagues. Chris Dwyer and Justin Marks are […]

Bruce Chen Clear Front Runner for Kansas City Royals’ Fifth Rotation Spot

Bruce Chen Kansas City Royals

With the news that Luke Hochevar has been taken out of the running for the Kansas City Royals‘ fifth spot in the rotation, the clear favorite for the role has become Bruce Chen. Chen has lead the team in wins […]

Could David Lough be on the Kansas City Royals 25-man roster?

Royals Spring Training

One of the decided long-shots for a spot on the Kansas City Royals‘ 25-man Opening Day roster was David Lough. He played a bit at the major league level toward the end of last year and was certainly in the […]

Chris Getz vs. Johnny Giavotella Battle Heating Up

Chris Getz Kansas City Royals

In almost any sport it is notoriously difficult to come up with accurate and agreed upon comparisons of defensive and offensive players. Would one rather have Bobby Moore or Bobby Charlton? Sydney Barnes or Don Bradman? It is a similar, […]

Does the Kansas City Royals’ Good Start Mean Anything At All?

Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

Strictly speaking Spring Training has no bearing on the regular season. There are a lot of minor leaguers and reserves playing and the major leaguers are generally working on new approaches and tactics or easing themselves into the regular season. […]