<![CDATA[Kansas City Royals & 2015 World Series News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/ en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:17:22 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:17:22 CDT Royals 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Do NOT touch Alex Gordon’s chewing gum (the Royals’ left fielder is a creature of habit) http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article58634713.html#storylink=rss Perhaps it’s no surprise that Alex Gordon returned to the Royals

Gordon is well-known for his pregame preparation in particular

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Wade Davis ranked as top relief pitcher in majors by MLB Network http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article58621233.html#storylink=rss Royals closer is ranked atop list compiled by the MLB Network

Davis’ two-year ERA is the best in the history of baseball

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:05:37 CST

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Royals’ left-hander Danny Duffy says he welcomes role in bullpen or starting rotation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article58437303.html#storylink=rss Duffy, 27, finished last season in the bullpen after beginning year as starter

He will vie for one of the final rotation spots during spring training

Manager Ned Yost believes he could be valuable as a reliever, too

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:25:01 CST

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Royals will raise World Series flag on opening night but won’t hand out rings http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article58197643.html#storylink=rss Royals’ World Series ring ceremony to occur before second game of season

Season opener is Sunday night, April 3 against Mets at Kauffman Stadium

Move allows local TV broadcast to show entire ring ceremony

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:21:14 CST

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Ten Royals spring-training games will be televised http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article58146378.html#storylink=rss Last year, four games were shown on TV

Both games against the Rangers in San Antonio are on the schedule

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:02:44 CST

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‘The Royals are World Series champs’: Download The Star’s exclusive audio book http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article48044025.html#storylink=rss Presenting The Star’s new, first-of-its-kind audio book chronicling the Royals’ World Series run

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:54:12 CST

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Former Royals outfielder Jonny Gomes signs with Rakuten Eagles http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article58368143.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:56:09 CST The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article58368143.html Mike Moustakas is no Pam Anderson, but as one of Royals’ biggest stars he’s in demand http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article58487103.html#storylink=rss Things have changed for Moose and his mates since they won it all

Unlike in LA, where he goes about unnoticed, he’s mobbed in KC now

Like many other Royals, he still likes to sign as many autographs as possible

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:02:49 CST

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Joakim Soria looking forward to reunion in Royals bullpen http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57903193.html#storylink=rss Former closer is back in different role after signing deal in December

Soria is coming off a season in which he recorded a 2.53 ERA in 67 2/3 innings

Even during losing seasons in KC, he says he saw Royals success coming

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:52:44 CST

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Meet the Royals fan who got a tattoo of Danny Duffy … in the bear suit http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article58140338.html#storylink=rss Andrew Wade wanted to do something special to commemorate the Royals’ World Series title

“My friends are pretty used to me being kind of ridiculous,” he says

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:34:39 CST

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Why the Royals pitchers need to lead the league in hit batters http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article58125783.html#storylink=rss Pitching coach Dave Eiland doesn’t want opposing players hit; he wants more inside pitches

But, if the Royals pitchers do that, some batters might get hit

If pitchers don’t own the inside of the plate, hitters will stand right on top of it

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New Royals billboard in Westport shows Sal Perez dumping out ice bucket in 3D http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57708793.html#storylink=rss “Forever Royal” returns as team’s slogan for 2016

Perez got on a bucket lift during the billboard construction

Billboard is latest creation by team and Walz Tetrick Advertising

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:56:08 CST

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Royals’ Drew Butera was upstaged by a puppy at FanFest http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article57923743.html#storylink=rss Royals catcher Drew Butera walked around with a puppy and guess who got noticed first

Butera was fine with the attention shown the dog

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:11:05 CST

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The subtle changes that helped the small-money Royals spend big http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article57527133.html#storylink=rss They are World Series champions mostly because of their players and front office

But baseball’s financial landscape is also different than it used to be

Some of the changes have been critical in the Royals’ rise

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:35:03 CST

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Royals manager Ned Yost is hungry to return to work after a hectic offseason http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57500333.html#storylink=rss After winning the World Series, Royals manager Ned Yost has been in demand

His busy schedule cut into his time on his Georgia farm

He returned to Kansas City this weekend for annual FanFest event

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:13:54 CST

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The Kansas City Royals are changing the game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article57686633.html#storylink=rss Other teams have noticed how the Royals put together their pitching staff

Other teams are also working to copy the Royals’ strategy

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:56:15 CST

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Royals sign outfielder Travis Snider to a minor-league deal http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57489158.html#storylink=rss Snider is a former first-round pick and top prospect in the Blue Jays system

His career never took off in Toronto and he spent last season with the Orioles and Pirates

For his career, Snider is batting .244 with a .311 on-base percentage.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:47:22 CST

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Drew Butera gives Royals the ball from final out of the World Series http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article57473403.html#storylink=rss The Royals catcher kept the ball at his home during the offseason

But he says it belongs to Kansas City and the Royals

Butera gave it to the team during FanFest on Saturday

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:42:35 CST

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Royals’ Salvador Perez confirms contract extension talks, says he’s ‘happy, either way’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57396483.html#storylink=rss Catcher says his agents have talked to Royals about re-structuring deal

The World Series MVP is under club control for four more seasons

Perez was in Kansas City this weekend for the Royals FanFest

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:56:37 CST

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Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy introduced at FanFest http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article57301483.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:20:03 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article57301483.html Royals pitcher Danny Duffy on starting vs bullpen http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57470233.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:45:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57470233.html Salvador Perez rises high to see new Royals billboard http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57741613.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:59:56 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57741613.html Three questions for Kansas City Royals fans http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57713138.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:09:18 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article57713138.html Royals' Dayton Moore on looking to 2016 season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57475233.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:26:30 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57475233.html Drew Butera on keeping World Series final strike ball http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57477643.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:36:13 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57477643.html Photo gallery: Second day of Kansas City Royals FanFest draws large crowd http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57540318.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:38:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57540318.html Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria returns to KC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57379918.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:04:05 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57379918.html Photo gallery: Royals FanFest opens at Bartle Hall http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57395268.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:52:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57395268.html Royals manager Ned Yost on 2015, 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57473298.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:05:58 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article57473298.html Drew Butera donates World Series ball to Royals Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article57475238.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:20:59 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article57475238.html