Sam Mellinger

Sam Mellinger

Sam Mellinger: Danny Duffy is KC’s most visible cheerleader — ‘It’s different here, dude’

Left-hander Danny Duffy was born and raised in California, but after signing a contract extension with the Royals in the offseason, the pitcher is taking on a secondary role as Kansas City’s swag coach.

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Sam Mellinger: How the Royals navigated a brutal offseason

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was told to make his team stronger in both the short and long term, without raising payroll. And that was before Yordano Ventura’s tragic death. With the offseason all but over, you have to say the Royals and Moore have pursued this goal as well as anyone could’ve expected under brutal circumstances.

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Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Episode one of a six-part series

The Royals thrilled Kansas City with a two-season run that culminated with the 2015 World Series championship. But last year’s 81-81 season, plagued by injuries, left fans wanting more. The 2017 season is likely the last that stars Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain will play together in KC. Can they reign again? (Video by David Eulitt, narrated by Sam Mellinger)

Videos

Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger and Joel Goldberg

Every Thursday at noon, The Star's Rustin Dodd goes on Facebook Live to talk Royals. This week, February 23, he chatted about the start of spring training with Star columnist Sam Mellinger and Fox Sports KC's Joel Goldberg.
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Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger and Joel Goldberg 29:51

Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger and Joel Goldberg

Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Episode one of a six-part series 2:34

Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Episode one of a six-part series

Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Preview of our six-part video series 0:31

Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Preview of our six-part video series

How the AFC West was won: Chiefs had talent, brains, guts and luck 3:39

How the AFC West was won: Chiefs had talent, brains, guts and luck