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James Shields Sees Similarities Between the Royals and the Rays

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

For the last few years the Kansas City Royals have put together a team loaded with prospects and hitting but they still haven't made progress on the diamond. Something was missing and it wasn't hard to see what it was. It was a lack of starting pitching. After a fourth ...

Healthy James Shields Wants To Bring A Winning Culture To Kansas City

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Last week on SRI, we explored the blockbuster trade made by Royals GM Dayton Moore. Kansas City acquired an innings-eater in James Shields and a young Wade Davis. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Tampa Bay's starting pitching staff and should bring some stability to an organization that has lacked pitching ...

Royals GM Dayton Moore Says He Needed to Make This Blockbuster Trade to Create a Winning Culture in Kansas City

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

For the last few years the Kansas City Royals have been stockpiling young players either through the draft or in trades. Despite all the talent on the roster Kansas City still hasn't made any real progress and they haven't finished with a record above .500 since 2003. In large part, ...

Bubba Starling Chooses the Kansas City Royals Over the Nebraska Cornhuskers

Friday, August 19th, 2011

The Nebraska Cornhuskers lost a quarterback. The Kansas City Royals gained an outfielder. Bubba Starling, the Royals' first-round pick in this year's Major League Baseball draft, signed a deal at the deadline Monday night that will pay him $7.5 million over the span of three years. It would have seemed weird ...

Jeff Francoeur Thinks Citi Field Is Too Tough On Mets Hitters

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Since getting his career off to a hot start in Atlanta, Jeff Francoeur hasn’t been able to find a permanent home since leaving Atlanta. However, it looks like he may have found something going from the National League to the American League. Francoeur looks rejuvenated in Kansas City where he ...

Someone Tell Ned Yost He’s Managing the Royals: “Everything That We Do is with the Mindset of us Winning the World Series.”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

With a stable full of prospects but no real established Big League talent, it's hard to blame anyone around Kansas City for believing that the Royals upcoming 2011 season will be much like recent years -- unsuccessful.  The team has drafted and traded its way to having a plethora of ...

The Royals Fire Another Manager

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Kansas City Royals fired Trey Hillman last week, making him the first MLB manager to get let go of this season.  Adding a few new pieces and having Zach Greinke back following his Cy Young Award from last season, was reason for Kansas City to have higher expectations heading ...

George Brett’s Probably Enjoying the Royals Not Being Horrible

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

George Brett is a hothead. Which is why I like him even more than I should. He's also one of the few remnants/reminders of when the Royals didn't suck.  Now, they're good again this year, of course, but it's been a looong time coming. And Brett recently got into a little ...

SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: American League Central Edition

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

SRI continues our MLB Spring Training Roundups with the American League Central.  I believe this will be the most competitive division in all of baseball.  Last year the Tigers were predicted by most experts to win the division and by many experts to win the World Series.  Their lineup was ...