Hochevar’s loss in 2014 will hurt him more than the team.
Crucial losses to the Tigers and Indians dim the Royals playoff hopes, but they’re still hanging on.
With their playoff hopes still alive, the Royals minor league call-ups play meaningful games in September.
After missing much of the year recovering from Tommy John surgery, it appears that Danny Duffy is ready to claim a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation for the rest of this season and possibly next season as well.
The common wisdom about the James Shields for Wil Myers trade was that The Royals were making a huge mistake.
The Kansas City Royals have caught fire after the All-Star break, winning 11 of 13 games and nine in a row after a 7-2 victory over the Twins on Thursday afternoon.
When the Royals made a splash this off-season by acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays, they figured they were getting two above average Major League pitchers that would solidify their rotation right away.
After a disastrous May, the Royals are close to .500 near the All-Star break. Things are looking up, but there’s still a ways to go.
With Francoeur out and Giavotella in, the Royals still need to win games.
This off-season, the Royals wanted to shake things up and they were willing to ship off their top prospect to do so.