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Here are the Royals' top seasons by position

@FlannyMLB
January 4, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Here’s a look at the best individual seasons in Royals history by position: Starting pitcher: Bret Saberhagen, 1989 This really comes down to Zack Greinke in 2009 or Saberhagen in 1989. Both won Cy Youngs those years. A close race. Both had 2.16 ERAs in those campaigns.

How they came to be called the Royals

@FlannyMLB
December 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- While many people assume the expansion Kansas City Royals got their nickname in 1969 to honor kings or something monarchial, the Royals name actually was a salute to the city’s heritage in the livestock industry. A contest among fans attracted thousands of entries, including suggestions such as

These are the 5 best seasons by KC pitchers

@FlannyMLB
December 14, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have had some remarkably talented pitchers over the years, some of whom unfortunately finished their careers in other markets. But that doesn’t take away from some amazing seasons they had in Kansas City. So, let’s take a took at the five best seasons by Royals

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Royals history

@FlannyMLB
December 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- The Winter Meetings wrapped this week, in virtual form, concluding once again with the Rule 5 Draft. • How the Rule 5 Draft works | History of the Rule 5 Draft The Royals had the No. 7 pick this year and did not make a selection. Through

Royals' Top 5 Winter Meetings deals

@FlannyMLB
December 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter Meetings will be held virtually and not as an in-person event this year. But there still will be transactions -- for example, the Royals recently agreed to a two-year deal with left-hander Mike Minor and signed a one-year

History behind Royals' 'Salvy Splash'

@FlannyMLB
December 3, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Here’s a couple of little-known facts about the now famous “Salvy Splash” -- when Royals catcher Salvador Perez douses Fox Sports Kansas City’s star of each game with the leftover ice and liquid from the orange Gatorade bucket in the dugout: Perez didn’t originate it. And there

5 best seasons by a Royals position player

@FlannyMLB
November 30, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- When discussing the best individual seasons by a Royal in terms of position players, longtime Kansas City fans likely will go straight to 1980. And with good reason: That’s the season Hall of Famer and legend George Brett nearly hit .400. So, let’s take a look at

How does Royals HOF selection work?

@FlannyMLB
November 19, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Now that Alex Gordon is retired, many fans have asked how soon he will be voted into the Royals Hall of Fame. The answer? In 2025, Gordon will be eligible to be on the RHOF ballot, and obviously will be a first-ballot choice. As for former manager

5 best Royals players not in the Hall of Fame

@FlannyMLB
November 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- As we celebrate the release of the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot on Monday, let’s look at the best Royals in franchise history who are not Hall of Famers. And it is a lengthy list, considering George Brett is the lone Royal in Cooperstown. But behind Brett,

Royals’ top general managers: Flanagan’s take

@FlannyMLB
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club, before grading the managers. These

Royals’ Top 5 managers: Flanagan’s take

@FlannyMLB
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals' Top 5 relief pitchers: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals' Top 5 lefty starters: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals' Top 5 righty starters: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Unfinished business: How Royals reigned in '15 

@FlannyMLB
May 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- An estimated crowd of 800,000 Royals fans packed downtown Kansas City two days after the Royals sewed up their first World Series championship in 30 years in Queens, N.Y., in 2015. Closer Wade Davis, waiting to hop on stage for the celebration at Union Station, peered at

10 quintessential George Brett moments

@goodforball
May 20, 2020

George Brett displayed his considerable excellence through 10,349 Major League at-bats and 21 seasons with the Royals. One clear snapshot of his hitting skills developed much more quickly -- in his first and only appearance at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The date was July 10, 1984. The occasion was the

Royals' Top 5 DHs: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals' Top 5 right fielders: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

How this minor trade led to KC landing Soler

Royals' trade chain also shows key deals that precluded '15 WS win
@FlannyMLB
May 5, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Perhaps the most important trade that Royals general manager Dayton Moore ever made was one of his first, and it involved closer Mike MacDougal. Seriously. • More Trade Trees On July 24, 2006, less than two months after Moore began overseeing the Royals' front office, he dealt

Royals' Top 5 center fielders: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals' Top 5 left fielders: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
April 27, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Matthews, Lefebvre's favorite calls for Royals

@FlannyMLB
April 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Perhaps the most famous call in Royals broadcasting history wasn’t the slight bit planned. The scene was Game 7 of the 1985 World Series, and the Royals were about to close out a dramatic comeback from being down three games to one to the Cardinals. The Royals

Royals' Top 5 shortstops: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
April 20, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals’ Top 5 third basemen: Flanagan’s take

@FlannyMLB
April 13, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Royals’ Top 5 second basemen: Flanagan's take

@FlannyMLB
April 6, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun