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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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Previewing Kansas City's Top Area Prospects For The 2012 MLB Draft

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Jim Callis and the guys over at Baseball America have came out with their list of the top 500 prospects that are eligible for next week's baseball draft and we'll take a brief look at the prospects...

Slow Down Ned, Let's Pick The Ideal Royals Lineup

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Royals manager Ned Yost loves to tinker with his batting order day to day, let's help him pick one to try for a day. And like Ned, we find Jeff Francoeur in a familiar spot, batting fifth.

Kansas City Royals Expected To Take College Arm With 5th Pick In 2012 MLB Draft

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Sitting just a week and half away from the 2012 draft, the Kansas City Royals find themselves likely to select a right-handed college pitcher from the trio of LSU's Kevin Gausman, San Francisco's...

Reviewing Jake Odorizzi's First Start In Omaha; Checking In With Royals' Minor League Affiliates

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We check in on prospects Jake Odorizzi and Wil Myers as they make their way up the organization chain to AAA Omaha

Danny Duffy Is The Latest Is String Of Bad Luck For The Kansas City Royals

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The blow of losing Danny Duffy for the next year was softened a bit by the Royals 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday evening. However as the days progress it will really sink in that an...

Royals Add Greg Holland From DL, Option Nathan Adcock to Omaha

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Greg Holland is returning to the bullpen for the Kansas City Royals, back from the 15-day disabled list after the Royals have optioned long reliever Nathan Adcock back to AAA Omaha. Holland, who...

Greg Holland Takes Part In No-Hitter During Royals Rehab Stint At Northwest Arkansas

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Chris Dwyer went 6 and 2/3 innings for the Naturals, as Northwest Arkansas picks up their second no-hitter in club history.

Call The Cops: Despite Questionable Lineups, Kansas City Royals Crawling Back

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After chuckling mightily at Rex's latest cliche, we are now 30 games into the 2012 season, and the Kansas City Royals are 11-19. It feels like the fans have been gone through as many roller...

Jason Adam And Wil Myers Honored As SBNKC Royals Minor League Players Of The Month

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However we are naming Wilmington starting pitcher Jason Adam and Northwest Arkansas Outfield Wil Myers as the SB Nation Kansas City Minor League Players of the Month for April.

Kansas City Must Be On a Mission For Pitching Next Winter In Order For Royals To Take Next Step

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For Kansas City to become a true team to be reckoned with, starting pitching must the top priority for the Royals in the off season.

2012 NFL Draft: Highlights Of Kansas City Chiefs 2nd Round Pick Jeff Allen At Illinois

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The video department at the University of Illinois posted a highlight video of Chiefs second round pick Jeff Allen on youtube Friday evening, showcasing one of the newest Kansas City players. You...

2012 Draft: Donald Stephenson Speechless About Being Drafting By His Hometown Kansas City Chiefs

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"I'm speechless, I love the Chiefs. I've always love them. Having the chance to play in my hometown in huge." That is what the newest Chief, offensive lineman Donald Stephenson told the Kansas...

Royals Pick Up Third Win In A Row, Down Minnesota Twins 7-6

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We're out of the basement! The Kansas City Royals used some clutch hitting to pick up their third consecutive win as the Royals moved to 6-14 with a 7-6 road victory over the Minnesota Twins. As we...

Offense Comes On Late, Braves Defeat Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 For Third Straight Victory

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Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones both had two-RBI base hits in the seventh inning as the Atlanta Braves opened up a 6-1 lead that they would hold for their 13th win of the young season. As noted...

2012 NFL Draft: SMU Has Highest Player Drafted In Post-Death Penalty Era

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SMU beat writer Laken Litman tweeted on Friday evening that former SMU offensive guard Josh LeRibeus, who was drafted 71st overall by the Washington Redskins, becomes the highest drafted Mustang...

2012 NFL Draft Recap: Day Two Belongs To The Offensive Line For The Kansas City Chiefs

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Coming into Friday evening I expected (and hoped) that the Kansas City Chiefs would draft an offensive lineman, however I didn't expect the Chiefs would use both their second and third round...

Brian McCann Exits Game In 6th Inning, Braves Lead Pirates 2-1

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According to a tweet from ESPN's Buster Olney, Braves catcher Brian McCann was pulled from Friday night's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning. He was replaced behind the plate...

2012 NBA Playoff Predictions: Sporting News Picks Mavericks Over Thunder

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Many are already counting out the Dallas Mavericks, saying they are too old and don't have enough weapons to keep up with the young, up-and-coming, Oklahoma City Thunder. However one writer isn't...

2012 NBA Playoff Odds: Thunder Are Favorite To Reach NBA Finals, 15/4 Odds To Win NBA Title

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To get to the second round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs, the Oklahoma City Thunder are faced with the task of taking down the defending NBA Champions, the Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder...

2012 NBA Playoff Odds: Hawks Are 60-1 Odds To Be Crowned NBA Champions

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For the second time in five seasons, the Atlanta Hawks open up the NBA playoffs against the Boston Celtics. Unlike 2008, this Hawks team will have the home court advantage as the Hawks are the...

Kansas City Hall of Fame Candidate WIll Shields Announces Chiefs' Second Round Pick

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Thanks to the wonders of youtube and the internet, we have video of the Kansas City Chiefs using the 44th overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft to take Illinois offensive lineman Jeff Allen. F...

Washington Nationals Call Up 19-Year-Old Bryce Harper

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The Washington Nationals placed Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled listed this afternoon and have called up 19-year old Bryce Harper, who will make his major league debut on Saturday against the...

Indians Walk Their Way To Victory, Kansas City Royals Lose Yet Again

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Twelve in a row. There isn't much to say about this team right now, or at least anything that is constituted as family friendly. With Tuesday evening's 4-3 loss at Progressive Field to the C...

Losing Skid Hits Ten As Royals Fans Start Searching For Other Things To Do

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The Kansas City Royals will look to avoid an 0-10 homestand in the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday evening.

Losing Streak Hits Seven; Kansas City Royals Have No Quick Fix

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Kansas City is off to their worst start to the season since 2007 when the team started 3-11 on their way to a 69-93 season. Standing at 3-9 at the moment, and riding a seven game losing streak, it...

Danny Duffy Pitches Great, Takes Loss On Himself

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Danny Duffy stood toe-to-toe with Justin Verlander all night on Monday evening and nearly bested the Tigers' Cy Young pitcher, but it wasn't meant to be in the 3-2 loss. Duffy left a pitch up in...

Royals Lineup Against Justin Verlander And The Detroit Tigers

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Going into tonight's game, manager Ned Yost is going with a lineup of Alex Gordon LF Chris Getz 2B Eric Hosmer 1B Billy Butler DH Jeff Francoeur RF Mike Moustakas 3B Humberto Quintero C Mitch Maier...

A Season On The Brink? Royals Show Promise; Growing Pains At The Same Time

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Borrowing a title from the 1986 John Feinstein book, it appears we are in for what at times may be frustrating season with the 2012 Kansas City Royals. However even in the most recent loss to the...

Royals Place Lorenzo Cain On Disabled List; Recall Jarrod Dyson From Omaha

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Late Thursday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals announced they have placed starting centerfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list. Cain, was injured early in the middle game of the Oakland...

Royals And Athletics Stuck In Rain Delay; First Pitch Expected 9:45 pm CST

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And we have our first Royals rain delay of the 2012 before the start of the fifth game of the season. After losing 1-0 on Monday evening, it doesn't help the fact that the players are eager to hit...

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