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Offseason Poised to Make AL Central Most Wide-Open Division in MLB

Quick, who's the favorite in the American League Central? Is it the Detroit Tigers, the reigning division champs? The Kansas City Royals, the reigning AL champs? Or maybe someone else? It's a tough question, and we won't have a clear answer until this offseason plays out. Show More Summary

SB Nation MLB Award winners: Royals named team of the year

Kansas City may have lost the World Series to the Giants, but the Royals won where it really counts: with SB Nation MLB Team of the Year voters. KC and San Francisco each won two of our six inaugural categories. Congratulations, Royals. Show More Summary

Kansas City Royals Marketing Executive Matt Schulte Comes Out as Gay - VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Schulte, marketing coordinator for baseball team Kansas City Royals, has come out.

Billy Butler to Sign with Athletics: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Billy Butler's quest to find a team has reportedly reached its final destination. The former Kansas City Royals designated hitter is a free agent for the first time in his career, so this was a new experience. According to Robert Murray...Show More Summary

Letter From The Editor: KC’s Food Safety Mess in Pro Sports

It wasn’t just the bats of the Kansas City Royals that expired by Game 7 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in KC. So too had much of the food, some of which was served at unsafe temperatures and in the presence of cockroaches and mouse feces. Who says so? Jon Costa, the food... Continue Reading

Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen

2 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

PHOENIX— The San Francisco Giants won the World Series this year with a rotation that ranked 16th in the majors, beating a Kansas City Royals team whose rotation finished 11th overall.

Japan Series 2014: Dates, Schedule, Preview for MLB All-Stars vs. Samurai Japan

Resuming an old tradition that halted in 2006, MLB stars will clash against the Japanese national team in the 2014 All-Star Series. Several weeks removed from the game, and only a couple of weeks for the four Kansas City Royals on the MLB roster, several big league stars will play the hosting Samurai Japan. Show More Summary

10 Key Free Agents the San Francisco Giants Need to Consider

The cheers have quieted and the confetti has been swept away, but the 2014 season will never be forgotten. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win their third World Series title in five years. In the modern era,...Show More Summary

Yadier Molina and Alex Gordon Win 2014 Platimum Glove Awards

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon officially went platinum. Major League Baseball announced on Friday night that the two won the Platinum Glove Award, which is awarded to the best...Show More Summary

SEOlympics: Top Marketing Blogs of The Central U.S. by @albertcostill

Despite being a native of the Northeast, I’m definitely thrilled for the Kansas City Royals making the World Series. As a baseball fan, it’s always great to see an underdog reach the Fall Classic. Now that I’ve got America’s heartland on my mind, it’s time to round out the best marketer blogs in the United States. Show More Summary

Four Years After Zack Greinke Deal, Trade Haul Has Made KC a Team to Be Imitated

Erosion is already threatening to seize the Kansas City Royals' roster just days after their inspirational World Series appearance. The club did not pick up its option on designated hitter Billy Butler and, in a formality, the Royals...Show More Summary

Has Defense Become the New Free-Agent Market Inefficiency?

If there were any lingering doubt that defense wins championships, it died in the gloves of the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants this October. Much was made of the two teams' defensive prowess —particularly Kansas City's —entering the Fall Classic, and they didn't disappoint. Show More Summary

Kansas City Royals Offseason Outlook: 5 Options for Replacing Billy Butler

The Kansas City Royals are coming off of their most successful season in almost 30 years. Now, with an American League Championship in hand, the team faces a new set of challenges. Possibly the largest challenge of all is sustainability. They won the American League Championship. Show More Summary

MLB Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors and Predictions for Unsigned Talent

If the Kansas City Royals’ run to the World Series tells us anything about Major League Baseball, it is that smart personnel moves and timely decision-making can lead to contention. Even the long-suffering Chicago Cubs should have hope entering a new offseason with free agents available across the league. Show More Summary

Inventory: Never mind the signs: 8 clueless yet successful baseball managers in pop culture

1. Art Howe, Moneyball (2011) The Kansas City Royals made it to the brink of a World Series title this year despite operating under the guidance of a manager, Ned Yost, who’s widely regarded as clueless. That’s a minor aberration inShow More Summary

For Our Consideration: The pros and cons of treating athletes as TV characters

Forget Harvey Bullock, Barry Allen, Jane Villanueva, or Professor Annalise Keating. For my money, the best characters of this fall TV season have been the Kansas City Royals. On September 30, the Royals played one of the damnedest games...Show More Summary

Bleacher Report's Final 2014 MLB Gold Glove Predictions

An airtight defense makes all the difference—just look at the Kansas City Royals. It comes as no surprise that the ballot for the 2014 MLB Gold Glove awards is loaded with players from manager Ned Yost's squad. With finalists havingShow More Summary

ECU Loss to Temple Means Group of 5 Conferences Won't Be Crashing Playoff

We, as sports fans, love the underdog. The Kansas City Royals captured a nation’s attention with their incredible run before falling in Game 7 of the World Series. Every March, we’re captivated by the directional schools of the worlds...Show More Summary

Billy Butler Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star First Baseman

Billy Butler was a key contributor to the Kansas City Royals' magical run to the World Series this season, but he may be forced to don new colors in 2015. According to the Royals' official Twitter account, the team opted to decline Butler's...Show More Summary

Hands On With Microsoft’s New Fitness Wearable, The Band

Dropping out of left field like a foul fly ball from the Kansas City Royals this week, the Microsoft Band was a surprise. Part fitness band, part computer, part mobile Twitter and stock-checking smartgadget, the Band is a mix of things. And it pretty much works. Show More Summary

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