Being a KC Royals fan this season wasn’t easy. The 2020 version of the team with just eight winning seasons in 36 following its 1985 World Series victory improved, but the product was, in the end, still subpar. The Royals teased its fanbase with an uncharacteristically fast start—they held down first place in the American […] KC Royals: 3 early reasons to be excited about 2022 … [Read more...] about KC Royals: 3 early reasons to be excited about 2022
If you’re a fan of the KC Royals, and only the Royals, little about the American League Championship Series probably commends itself to you. Houston and Boston, battling in this Series for the American League pennant and a World Series berth, aren’t bitter rivals of your club, nor do they share much in common these […] Why KC Royals fans should find this ALCS interesting - … [Read more...] about Why KC Royals fans should find this ALCS interesting
It’s only mid-October. Pennant winners aren’t yet crowned. The World Series is nine days away. Free agency doesn’t begin until the day after the Fall Classic ends, so major offseason personnel moves are more in the mind than on the table. But in the case of the KC Royals, it’s not too early to be […] KC Royals: 3 early reasons to be concerned about 2022 - Kings of Kauffman - … [Read more...] about KC Royals: 3 early reasons to be concerned about 2022
Over a decade later, a December 2010 trade with Milwaukee still ranks as one of the best in Kansas City history. The KC Royals, 25 years removed from their last postseason appearance and still over three seasons away from their next, sent staff ace Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt to the Brewers for Lorenzo Cain, […] Can former KC Royals fill Houston’s big ALCS void? - … [Read more...] about Can former KC Royals fill Houston’s big ALCS void?
It wasn’t the final game of the World Series. But for the team that broke the hearts of the KC Royals and their fans in the 2014 World Series, the defeat still stings. San Francisco, arguably the best club in the majors this season—they won 107 games, after all—lost 2-1 to the Dodgers, who’d won […] KC Royals: Giant loss reminiscent of 2014 Game 7 - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of … [Read more...] about KC Royals: Giant loss reminiscent of 2014 Game 7
Salvador Perez just had the greatest season of his career. Which is why Kansas City Royals fans need this new, limited-edition bobblehead from FOCO. At 31-years-old, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez just put together the best season of his career. Salvy hit .273 this season, crushing 48 home runs and driving in 121 runs. […] Kansas City Royals fans need this Salvador … [Read more...] about Kansas City Royals fans need this Salvador Perez bobblehead
Baseball’s Hot Stove, the game’s winter-long rumor, conjecture, trade and free agent signing frenzy, heats up soon. Free agents officially become free agents the morning after the Word Series ends, triggering the five days their immediately former clubs have to make Qualifying Offers, which this year must be $18.4 million. So the KC Royals, who […] KC Royals: Why Qualifying … [Read more...] about KC Royals: Why Qualifying Offer issues will be easy
The annual managerial rumor mill is nothing new to Pedro Grifol. The KC Royals bench coach has been through it before, most recently last winter when various media outlets continually linked his name to vacancies in Detroit and Boston, and two years ago when he interviewed with San Francisco and his own Royals. Grifol, though, […] KC Royals: Will Pedro Grifol finally get his … [Read more...] about KC Royals: Will Pedro Grifol finally get his chance?
We recently revisited Kings of Kauffman’s midseason choices for KC Royals underperformers to see how they played after the All-Star Break. Now, we’re doing the same for our three midseason overperformers—players who played better than initially expected during the first half of the season. Salvador Perez was truly great for the KC Royals throughout the 2021 season. […] KC … [Read more...] about KC Royals: Top 3 midseason overperformers revisited