Around the Kingdom: Royals Lineup, Travis Kelce, Albert Wilson, Corey Avery


Looking Around the Kingdom, the Royals bounced back with a 3-0 victory the day after the A’s broke their 8-game winning streak. Jason Vargas pitched a complete game shutout, which was Kansas City’s 2nd such performance in less than a week.

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So much for fading away.

Right now is the best time to be a Royals fan in the last 20 years.

Enjoy it Kansas City. I know I am.

The Chiefs first pre-season game is still providing material for the faithful to chew over. Are they simply white noise that will be long forgotten come October? Or could these early clues give us a glimpse of what we will see this upcoming season?

NCAA football teams are in training camp preparing for their opening games—which include local colleges MU, KU, and K-State.


"Now, I’m not expecting the team to make any major changes like putting Willingham at leadoff or Aoki at the ninth spot in the order. I’m actually fine with Aoki leading off, considering how frequently he’s been getting on base lately. But continuing to bat Infante second is limiting the offensive potential of the team."

"Given the amount of time it’s taken to get to this point, and potentially the decrease in future talent and increase in salaries coming up, it feels like this is the best chance. Maybe not the only chance. But the best. The Royals need to maximize this chance. A one game playoff won’t be good enough for me."


"After a strong performance in both the return game and as a receiver in the preseason game against the Bengals, everyone had Albert Wilson penciled in somewhere on the receiver depth chart to make the cut. While Peter King has publicly said that Wilson will make the final cuts, not much else has been said regarding his play."

"Two preseason plays are definitely a small sample size. But we’re football fans, and those were awesome plays. We’ll see where it goes from here, but I’m as excited about Travis Kelce in our offense as I am for any other player this season. Our offense needed more speed and attitude, and he’s bringing plenty of both."


  • KUSports.com – excitement building around Freshman RB Corey Avery:

"“Corey’s [Avery] probably been our most exciting guy on offense,” said Weis of the 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back from Dallas’ Carter High who has put on 25 pounds since signing day in February. “I wouldn’t say our best guy, but our most exciting guy.”"

There you have it KC fans—the news Around the Kingdom.