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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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Latest Outing Has Kansas City Fans Calling For Jonathan Sanchez To Be Released

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Jonathan Sanchez continues pitching poorly enough that many Kansas City Royals fans wonder when the time will come that he is released.

Know Your Missouri Football Opponent 2012: Georgia Bulldogs

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Missouri faces a tough task September 8th, as SEC conference foe Georgia comes to town for the Tigers first SEC conference home football game.

Kansas City Takes A Stand, Greets Robinson Cano With Chorus Of Boos

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The national media seems to be missing the boat with their shock over the reception of Robinson Cano during the 2012 All-Star Home Run Derby in Kansas City.

Know Your Missouri Football Opponent 2012: Southeastern Louisiana

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We are getting ever so closer to the beginning of the 2012 college football season, and with just under two months to go we will look at the opponents of the locals squads. We start with taking a...

2012 All-Star Weekend: Wil Myers Drives In 3 As USA Romps At Futures Game

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Overall it was a solid outing for the USA squad and the representatives of the Kansas City Royals overall, as Wil Myers was one of the catalyst for the American side in a 17-5 victory over the...

So You Acquired A Player Named Adam Moore...

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Adam Moore, who was placed on waivers by the Seattle Mariners earlier in the week, was claimed by the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon and will be assigned to AAA Omaha. Moore, 28, was once...

Kansas City Royals Sign International Free Agent Samir Dueñez

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If you missed it on Thursday while recovering from the holiday, the Kansas City Royals finally dipped their toes into the international free agency market with the signing of Venezuelan third...

Billy Butler Announced As Kansas City Royals All-Star Selection

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The Royals were honored with the selection of Billy Butler, making his first career All-Star Game. Through 75 games thus far, Butler is batting .297/.365/.516 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI.

Luis Mendoza Stepped Up When Kansas City Royals Needed Him Most

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In 167 career innings pitched in the major leagues, Kansas City Royals starter Luis Mendoza has a 6.20 ERA. His record during that time is 9-13. But that didn't stop The Dozer from going out on...

Luke Hochevar: Kansas City Royals Pitcher Is Antagonist To Himself

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Is Luke Hochevar finally turning the corner or have the Kansas City Royals just been fortunate to enjoy three good starts in a row?

Royals Review Has New Lead Writer In Noted Royals' Blogger, Craig Brown

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All good things must come to and end, but with the close of the Will McDonald era at Royals Review, the site will be left in good hands as experienced Kansas City Royals blogger Craig Brown of...

Back To The Future: Kansas City's History In The MLB All-Star Futures Game

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Kansas City has quite a history when it comes to the MLB Futures Game during All-Star weekend. They will add to that this year when Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, and Yordano Ventura take part in the...

Stay The Course Is Suggestion For Kansas City As Trade Deadline Approaches

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In a message of caution for Kansas City fans, we caution and wait and see approach with the trade deadline just six weeks away.

Minor League Assignments Are Out; Royals Draft Picks Head To Minor League Clubs

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Baseball is set to begin in Idaho Falls and Burlington as many young Royals draft picks head off to half season baseball.

Royals Prospect Profiles: Alexis Rivera Is Signed Up and Ready To Go

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We sit down to ask some questions of recent Kansas City Royals draft pick Alexis Rivera. Rivera was chosen in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB draft.

2012 MLB Draft: Video Highlights For Kansas City's Latest Picks

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As you saw in an earlier update, the Kansas City Royals have now finished the 2012 MLB Draft today with rounds 16-40. Let's take a better look at each player- 16th round Austin Fairchild '0" 175...

2012 MLB Draft: Day Two In The Books For The Kansas City Royals

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Well we are 15 picks in to the 2012 MLB Draft, and the Kansas City Royals have yet to select a college senior among the picks thus far. Keep in mind that is an oddity this year, with the new draft...

2012 MLB Draft: Who Is Sam Selman? Meet The Newest Kansas City Royals Pitcher

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Much like Kansas City Royals first round selection Kyle Zimmer, Vanderbilt left-handed pitcher Sam Selman is an unusual college pitcher in that they both don't have quite the wear on their arms in...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Texas JuCo P Daniel Stumpf In Round 9

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With the 283rd overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals selected junior college pitcher Daniel Stumpf of San Jancinto Junior College in Texas. Stumpf, a left-hander, was ranked...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select HS Outfielder Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado In Round 8

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Another "off the radar" guy, Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado is a native Puerto Rican who has been prepping as IMG Academy in Florida. The Stetson commit was announced as a centerfielder, but has...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Missouri JuCo Player Fred Ford In Round 7

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We have a curveball. Kansas City went off the radar to select Jefferson College outfielder Fred Ford with their seventh round selection in the 2012 MLB Draft. Ford, 6'5" 210 lbs, played first base...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Alabama HS Pitcher Zach Lovvorn In Round 6

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After a short break, the Kansas City Royals selected Oxford, Alabama pitcher Zach Lovvorn with the fifth pick in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Lovvorn, 6'1" 195 lbs is a right-hander that...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Illinois HS Catcher Chad Johnson In Round 5

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We have the first true reach, as the Royals selected Galesburg, Illinois higher school catcher Chad Johnson with the 163rd overall selection in the 2012 MLB Draft. The Illinois State commit was...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Stanford SS Kenny Diekroeger In Round 4

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We finally have a position player as Kansas City has now selected Stanford Cardinal shortsthop Kenny Diekroeger with the 133rd overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Diekroeger was actually a second...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select LHP Colin Rodgers In Round 3

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With their third round selection, the Kansas City Royals once again took another pitcher, this time it was left-handed high school pitcher Colin Rodgers from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Auburn...

2012 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals Select Vanderbilt LHP Sam Selman In Second Round

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Job number one for the Kansas City Royals coming into the 2012 MLB Draft was to add pitching depth to the organization which lacks quality depth that is near major league ready. After picking...

2012 MLB Draft: Texas Rangers Select Blue Valley West Prep Collin Wiles

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Former Blue Valley West star, and current Vanderbilt commit Collin Wiles was selected with the 53rd overall choice in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers on Monday evening during the...

MLB Draft 2012: Kansas City Royals Select Kyle Zimmer

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Well the draft got off to a wild start when the Houston Astros passed on Mark Appel, whom everyone had penciled in as the first overall pick. Instead, Houston selected Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos...

Remember That Jeff Francoeur Extension? I Don't Think Omaha's Wil Myers Does

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Wil Myers is starting to push the Royals' hand about a potential call-up after hitting his 17th home run of the minor league season on Thursday evening

2012 MLB Draft: Potential Picks Showcased This Weekend For Royals

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As stated many times already, if things shape out as many of the Kansas City Royals brass hopes, the team will be selecting a college pitcher with the fifth pick on Monday evening. Louisiana State...

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