<![CDATA[The K Zone: Sports Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:05:59 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:05:59 CST The K Zone 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Royals stat check: One KC player has been best in MLB at his position http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article79791592.html#storylink=rss Royals improved hitting, pitching numbers over past week

Team has gotten boost in rotation

Kendrys Morales remains as one of team’s biggest concerns

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Wed, 25 May 2016 11:39:58 CDT

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Royals on the Farm: A weekly look around KC’s minor-league system http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article79809892.html#storylink=rss Outfielder Brett Eibner is tearing it up at Class AAA Omaha

Bubba Starling hasn’t exactly been doing the same at Northwest Arkansas

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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:34:41 CDT

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New Royals podcast with Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article79779222.html#storylink=rss Listen to the latest SportsBeat KC episode here or subscribe on iTunes

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Wed, 25 May 2016 10:45:53 CDT The Kansas City Star

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Talking about the Royals with Sam Mellinger and Blair Kerkhoff http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article79325317.html#storylink=rss How is Alex Gordon's wrist?

What about the starting rotation?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 13:48:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article79325317.html
New Royals podcast: Breaking down the Royals after one-quarter of the season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article78620927.html#storylink=rss Royals are off to 20-20 start in defense of World Series title

Rustin Dodd, Blair Kerkhoff, Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian talk about it

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Thu, 19 May 2016 12:37:46 CDT

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Royals’ Mike Moustakas goes 2 for 4 in first of two rehab games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article78394972.html#storylink=rss Third baseman is at Class AA Northwest Arkansas, rehabbing from thumb fracture

He’s expected to rejoin the Royals for their weekend series against the White Sox

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Wed, 18 May 2016 12:33:12 CDT

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Royals summon pitcher Alec Mills as 26th player for doubleheader http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article78390817.html#storylink=rss Mills called up to supplement bullpen in doubleheader

He’s leading the Texas League in strikeouts

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Wed, 18 May 2016 12:17:16 CDT

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Comparing the stats against 2015: Is Royals’ bullpen better than a season ago? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article78350567.html#storylink=rss Royals hitting numbers have slightly improved over past week

Bullpen boosted by new arrival

No Royal trending for superstar season ... yet

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Wed, 18 May 2016 10:48:11 CDT

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Joey Bats has something in common with Graig Nettles, thanks to George Brett http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article77913027.html#storylink=rss Royals legend socked Nettles in 1977 ALCS after getting kicked while down

Incident highlighted delicious tension between KC, Yankees in late seventies

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Mon, 16 May 2016 14:16:34 CDT

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Comparing the Royals statistically to 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article77441552.html#storylink=rss Royals are 16-18 entering home series this weekend

Numbers show team to be lagging behind last year in a few key areas

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Fri, 13 May 2016 12:24:05 CDT

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New SportsBeat KC podcast tackles the troubles facing the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article76967572.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger talked about the team in The Star’s sports podcast

The podcast also covers the struggles of Chris Young, the re-emergence of Lorenzo Cain and more

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Wed, 11 May 2016 12:00:39 CDT

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Is there help down on the farm for the Royals? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article76788612.html#storylink=rss Here are players that general manager Dayton Moore identified as potential additions this year

Moore mentioned three players in an interview with Sirius XM

This is also a look at the top five prospects in the Royals minor-league system

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Tue, 10 May 2016 15:23:45 CDT

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Worried about the Royals? Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian discuss their problems http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article76591997.html#storylink=rss Royals are 15-15 entering Monday night game in New York

Columnists discuss issues facing the defending World Series champs

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Mon, 09 May 2016 16:12:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article76591997.html
Royals Hall of Famer George Brett relishes chance to be back at Kansas Speedway http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article76356252.html#storylink=rss Former third baseman bought the first tickets sold at the track

Brett’s father-in-law raced cars

On Saturday, Brett was the grand marshal for the Go Bowling 400

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Sat, 07 May 2016 19:34:13 CDT

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Ask Rustin: The starting rotation, Terrance Gore’s future and your weekly Kyle Zimmer update http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article76056092.html#storylink=rss The Royals, 14-13, open a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Friday

It’s time to answer reader questions

This week’s edition includes a case for patience with right-hander Chris Young

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:09:44 CDT

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Eric Hosmer, Wade Davis win Royals’ team awards for April http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article75296147.html#storylink=rss First baseman is the Player of the Month

Royals closer is the Pitcher of the Month

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Tue, 03 May 2016 09:33:03 CDT

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Recapping the Royals' 7-5 loss in Minnesota http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79912992.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 17:43:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79912992.html Lorenzo Cain heating up as Royals beat Twins 7-4 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79727587.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 00:10:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79727587.html Royals' offense scores season-high 10 runs in victory over Twins http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79469372.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 00:54:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79469372.html Ned Yost on Gordon, Moustakas injuries, Cuthbert's role http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79407312.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:32:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79407312.html Alex Gordon's wrist, Royals rotation, this week's games and more http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79293197.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 12:18:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79293197.html Alex Gordon sprains wrist in Royals' 3-2 loss to White Sox http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79200192.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 19:08:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article79200192.html Discussing the Royals, 40 games into the season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article78516987.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 19:36:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article78516987.html Lorenzo Cain talks after win over Boston http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article78548557.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 22:17:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article78548557.html Recapping the Royals' 8-4 win over Boston http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article78255782.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 23:25:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article78255782.html Looking at the Royals' options in the starting rotation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article76733032.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 12:03:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article76733032.html What's wrong with the Royals? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article76575677.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:48:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article76575677.html Tom Watson, George Brett at Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic http://www.kansascity.com/sports/golf/article76588672.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 16:07:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/golf/article76588672.html Rusty Kuntz on his 'game-winning RBI' in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article76496157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 08:46:10 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article76496157.html Recapping a 5-4 loss and the Royals' series in Cleveland http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article76456692.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 18:40:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article76456692.html