Kansas City Royals 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 - Though the Kansas City Royals kicked off Spring Training with a loss to the Texas Rangers, the team bounced right back to achieve a strong 3-2 record to start. Part of the rally is thanks to Mike Moustakas, who homered twice in his first two at-bats, spearheading KC's 5-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday. After he was hit by a pitch, shortstop Starlin Castro went to steal second, but strained his hamstrings during the move, and will sit out for the next week. The exciting game drew a record-breaking crowd for Cactus League attendance, at 14,680 fans. Get Kansas City Royals tickets for more heart-pumping action this spring! The cheapest Royals game of Week 2 is this Thursday (get-in for $14) against the White Sox, while the most expensive get-in price is this Friday against the Giants (get-in for $43).
2/25/14 - Last year's resurgence of the Kansas City Royals came on the back of their impeccable defense and impressive pitching. By signing pitcher Jason Vargas and re-signing Bruce Chen, the Royals added depth at the starting rotation and their defense is looking as strong as ever during the first days of camp. Last year's underwhelming play by Billy Butler was uncharacteristic, and if he bounces back, he could be the key to making KC's offense more productive and explosive. Get Kansas City Royals tickets for spring training, at a $37 average.
2/11/14 - It's been a long time since such excitement buzzed around the Kansas City Royals, but after a feverish yet futile Wild Card berth last season, all eyes are on KC this spring. Will they get that fire going down in the Arizona desert? The first team workout is on 2/20, and their first game is against the Texas Rangers seven days later. With new standouts Omar Infante, Jason Vargas, Norichika Aioki, Kansas City is primed for another run. Join the Royals for their first Spring Training game: tickets start at just $12.
1/27/14 - The Kansas City Royals did exactly what they should have done in the offseason, making all the necessary moves to fill the weakest holes in the outfield and infield position, sparing their bolstered bullpen for a better lineup. Norichika Aoki and Omar Infante are definite upgrades at their positions, making a postseason run highly plausible for KC as we head into Spring Training! Get your Kansas City Royals tickets, averaging $38 at Surprise Stadium!
Kansas City Royals 2014 Season
Coming out of last season, the Kansas City Royals had glaring problems in both the infield and outfield. So, it makes sense that the Royals traded lefty reliever Will Smith to the Brewers
in exchange for right fielder Norichika Aoki and signing free-agent second baseman Omar Infante so far in the offseason. The improvement on the field will make pitchers Jeremy Guthrie and Jason Vargas more effective in their jobs, while Dodgers
All-Star pitcher Brad Penny has been invited to training camp to add some experience to the rotation.
Although the Royals just missed the AL Wild Card spot last year, Kansas City’s calculated moves have made them even stronger favorites for playoff contention this time around, coming off 2013 with their first winning record in a decade and achieving a franchise-best season since 1989. Additionally, with the Prospect Lists emerged, the Royals boast some of the highest numbers, tying the Chicago Cubs with seven players named in the top 100. Last year, the Royals also set a team and league record for most wins in history during Spring Training, so don’t miss out!
The Kansas City Royals have beefed up their pitching staff by acquiring James Shields, Ervin Santana, and Wade Davis this offseason. In addition, the Royals re-signed Jeremy Guthrie as a free agent. These four starting pitchers along with Luke Hochevar, Bruce Chen, and Luis Mendoza (who are looking to make the 5 man rotation) currently have a 2.29 ERA over 19 2/3 innings.
The Royals begin Spring Training unbeaten which has regular season Royals baseball tickets up 27% since Spring Training began. The average Kansas Royals ticket is $57, still sixth cheapest in the League. The fact that the Royals have had previous success in Spring Training and yet have still not had a winning season in a decade, could be a factor in cheap Royals tickets. Royals Spring Training tickets are averaging $34 and have seen little change as a result of the Royals Spring Training winning ways. The most expensive Spring Training game will be played against the Los Angeles Dodgers (3/20).
Behind Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium (4/8) and the New York Yankees series in May, the rivalry series against the St. Louis Cardinals is the most expensive home game(s). On average Cardinals vs Royals tickets will cost $119 (5/28) and $115 (5/27) per seat. Opening Day KC Royals tickets against the Minnesota Twins are 54% more expensive than the second most expensive game. Other notable series on the Royals schedule include the Boston Red Sox (8/8 - 8/11) and Oakland Athletics (7/5 - 7/7).
Last year the KC Royals hosted the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The 2013 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field.