Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spring training battles: rotation

Let’s take a look at all the KC Royals pitchers in Surprise. By my count, they have 32 pitchers in big league camp, though Kris Medlen will not be ready until the weather warms up during the regular season. So … Continue reading

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Spring training battles

Barring injuries over the next month in Surprise, the KC Royals do not have a lot of openings as they look to fill their big league roster. Manager Ned Yost has mentioned that the Royals may carry eight relievers if … Continue reading

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Sweeney elected for Royals HOF

On Wednesday, the KC Royals announced their 2015 Hall of Fame Class. First baseman/ DH Mike Sweeney will be the 26th former player to be inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame (in his first time on the ballot). It … Continue reading

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Guthrie retires…from being a sneakerhead

On Monday, KC Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie announced his retirement in a YouTube press conference. Despite his age (soon-to-be 36 in April), he was not announcing his retirement from baseball. Instead, Guthrie was announcing his retirement from sneaker collecting. If … Continue reading

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Spring training news and notes

Happy position players officially report day! As of Monday, all but Alcides Escobar and Kendrys Morales had reported to Surprise for KC Royals spring training (UPDATE: Morales arrived early Tuesday morning). Today is the day that EVERYONE must report to … Continue reading

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Spring training news & notes

I have always been a huge Ryan Madson fan, dating back to when he was coming up through the Philadelphia Phillies farm system. I met him a few times at games, Phillies Phestivals (for ALS), and during the Phillies playoff … Continue reading

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Spring training news and notes

Just when you thought the KC Royals would start spring training 2015 quietly, word comes out that second baseman Omar Infante has an elbow issue. While it is considered minor (inflammation), Infante was hurt for most of the 2014 season … Continue reading

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