Matt Hays

  • joined Dec 06, 2010
  • last login May 08, 2013
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I cover the Royals for SB Nation - Kansas City. Been bleeding blue since birth. Also spend entirely way too much time following the ups and downs of Aston Villa and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

I can be followed on twitter @mhays83

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User Blog

Certain Royals Make Terrible Christmas Toys


If the Kansas City Royals were all Christmas toys...what would they be?

Ross and Sweeney headline the Royals options


We know the Kansas City Royals have an issue with Jeff Francoeur in right field. Cody Ross and Ryan Sweeney headline a crop of players who could help out the Royals with a platoon.

Kansas City, Meet James Shields

The Royals went all-in to get James Shields, sending Wil Myers and other prospects to the Rays for Shields and Wade Davis.

Is Billy Butler On The Trading Block?


Though the Kansas City Royals didn't make any moves at the first day of the Winter Meetings, the Royals have been involved in much of the news.

Powerball! Kansas City Royals! Conspiracy!


Kansas City Royals fans gained a small moral victory this week as one of their own was a big winner in the massive Powerball jackpot.

Wil Myers has fans on edge, where will he be going


Wil Myers has been often mentioned in trade talks during the winter about bringing back a quality starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Is he close to being moved?

Hellickson Or Shields? Royals Targeting Pitching


Rumors seem to be flying that target a pair of Tampa Bay Rays as potential trade targets for the Kansas City Royals

Royals offseason opens for business

Kansas City lands a new starting pitching via trade, while some think Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke may be coming to the Royals

What Oakland pitcher should KC have their eyes on?


Brandon McCarthy could potentially be a free agent this off season, and the Kansas City Royals should defiantly have their eyes on the Bay Area.

Justin Marks has been doing well in the AFL

For the Kansas City Royals to continue to show progress, guys like Justin Marks must take the next step at the minor league level.

Kansas City has become a terrible sports town

Kansas City has long had great sports fans, but the current ownership groups have treated them with terrible products on the field at the Truman Sports Complex

The Kansas City Royals need starting pitching help

It's no secret that the Kansas City Royals need starting pitching for the upcoming season. With those available, what will the Royals do to improve upon 2012?

Root Root Root For Anyone But the Yankees...

Fate is on the side of the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers to meet in the World Series, as neither team features any former Kansas City Royals

'Our Time' is finally over for the Royals

A long season is finally coming to an end for Kansas City, and the problems the Royals have as we head into the offseason are many of the same they've had for quite a few years now.

Expectations Past And Present For Jake Odorizzi And The Kansas City Royals

Kansas City may use pitcher Jake Odorizzi out of the bullpen first, but the rookie is set to make his first major league start over the weekend against the Cleveland Indians.

Coming To Terms With 1985 And The Last Royals World Series

We take a quick glimpse back at what the top song and movie were on the day that Kansas City clinched the 1985 World Series and the Royals wore the crown of baseball.

MLB.com Revises Prospect Rankings, Wil Myers Headlines Royals

A new set of baseball prospect rankings are out at MLB.com, and to no surprise Wil Myers tops the charts for the Kansas City Royals.

What Does the Latest Baseball America Honor Mean for Wil Myers?

Wil Myers finds himself in unique company after being named the 2012 Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year. Typically the honor goes to someone who goes on to enjoy a long and productive...

The Sun Is Setting On Luke Hochevar's Royals Career

At this point in his career, Luke Hochevar may be best suited in the bullpen of an organization other than the Kansas City Royals. Past history shows there are prime examples of it working out.

Kansas City Royals Baseball By The Numbers: Yuck

It's been a dark decade for Kansas City Royals fans, and the pressure is on owner David Glass and general manager Dayton Moore to take Kansas City to marked improved in 2013 and beyond.

Ned Being Ned: Royals Manager Is Own Worst Enemy


Alex Gordon has been moved out of the leadoff spot for the Kansas City Royals, in a move that questions the logic of putting together a winning product on the field. All thanks in part to manager...

Fun With Numbers: Billy Butler Embarks On Historical Season For Kansas City Royals

Billy Butler continues to climb the Royals single season home run charts, while Jeff Francoeur has been completed void of driving in runs this season for the Kansas City Royals.

Will Smith: Part Of The Future For The Kansas City Royals?

Will Smith threw 99 pitches on Thursday, allowing just two runs over seven innings as the Kansas City Royals continued to build on the Chicago series with an 8-2 victory in Baltimore.

Billy Butler Has Career High 22 Home Runs For Kansas City Royals


Kansas City Royals slugger Billy Butler his his 22nd home run of the season for the Kansas City Royals in a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The 26-year-old is now on pace for 31 home runs...

Kansas City Royals Continue To Pull Me Back In - "I Can't Quit You Baby"


Kansas City has played some exciting baseball over the past three nights, as the Royals capped off a sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a Alcides Escobar walk-off hit in the bottom of the 11th...

The Jonathan Broxton Trade Through The Eyes Of A Royals Facebook Fan


If you ever visit the Kansas City Royals fan page on facebook and read the comments, proceed with caution. While it was wise to unload Jonathan Broxton in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, not...

Royals Trade Deadline: What Message Is Sent With No Movement?


With the deadline approaching on Tuesday, will the Kansas City Royals be active in the trade market or will they stand pat? Currently closer Jonathan Broxton appears the most likely to be moved, if...

Royals Trade History: A Look Back At The Last Time KC Traded With Each MLB Team


We take a look back at the most recent trade Kansas City has made with every other major league club. There is one club the Royals haven't traded with since 1978.

Most Valued Royals: Counting Down The Current 25


Salvador Perez is as close to untouchable as any player on the Kansas City Royals should be.

Prove It Time In The Show-Me-State: Kansas City Royals Must Address Starting Pitching


With just under two weeks left, many rumors have been swirling around, but will the Kansas City Royals acquire any starting pitching help?

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