KC Royals News: Alex Rios And A Fun Team To Watch


KC Royals news today consists of Alex Rios returning to the team and people everywhere enjoying the way the Royals are playing so far this season.

The Kansas City Royals broke their four-game losing streak on Friday, taking down the Chicago Cubs 8-4 at Wrigley Field. Listening to the game on the radio almost sounded like the game was taking place at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, as Royals fans made the eight plus hour road trip to see the boys in blue take on an inter league opponent.

Some good news during that four-game skid was that right fielder Alex Rios was sent to his rehab assignment in Omaha and now should be rejoining the Royals sometime this weekend for the series with the Cubs. Rios has been out since the second week of the season after his hand got hit by a pitch while facing a Twins reliever.

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In other KC Royals news, it seems like our beloved boys in blue are quite the fun team to watch so far this season. Many outsiders fell in love with the Kansas City Royals during their remarkable postseason run, but things seemed to drop off after their scuffles with the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox. Now analysts are back to adoring the Royals, dubbing them as a loose and fun team.

Here’s what’s buzzing on Fansided.com. 

Kansas City Royals To Get Alex Rios Back Saturday [Kings of Kauffman]

"The return of Alex Rios could not come at a better time for the Royals. The lineup is in desperate need of a spark, especially after scoring only five runs in the past four games. While the idea of changing around the lineup, or just swapping out the leadoff hitter, hold merit, perhaps the Royals just need something as simple as a productive right fielder back in the lineup to get everything to click."

Kansas City Royals May Need Lineup Shuffle To Slow Offensive Slide [Kings of Kauffman]

"Using what we know to this point of 2015, then…let’s play with the lineup a bit. I’m thinking, if you take a look at walk rate, Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon are your top two guys, with Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain coming in third and fourth (actually Colon ranks third, but in just 67 plate appearances – and we’ll get to him later). Hosmer, Gordon, Morales, and Cain are also four of your top five hitters ranked by OPS (four of the top six, if you count Rios and his .809 OPS in 29 plate appearances)."

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As Royals Fever Lifts Ratings, Announcers Enjoy the Buzz [New York Times]

"The Royals’ substantial leaps in ticket sales and viewing suggest the existence of simmering demand among fans biding their time for a renascent team. They waited 29 years for the Royals to reach the postseason before they lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. Now satisfied, they could push attendance to the highest in team history — more than in the glory years in the 1970s and 1980s — if current levels hold."

Royals staying loose in pursuit of second straight American League Pennant [Sporting News]

"“We showed it in the playoffs,” Cain says. “We played our tails off, and that’s what we’re doing now. We know what we’re capable of doing, and it’s just about going out and doing it each and every day. … You try not to tense up and hit the panic button regardless of any situations (like the current three-game slide). This game, it’s a very long season. We understand that we’re not going to win all the games. You’ve just got to stay relaxed, regardless of what’s going on, because once you start tensing up and pushing the panic buttons, things start going downhill.”"

Alex Rios Meets Kansas City Royals in Chicago, will be activated from DL on Saturday [Fox Sports]

"Rios will be a welcome addition to the struggling Kansas City lineup, which has scored five total runs during the Royals’ current four-game losing streak. Orlando and Dyson have split time in right field during Rios’ absence, combining for one home run and nine RBIs in 55 total games."

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