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A season of profound change awaits the Kansas City Royals for 2020. John Sherman bought the team last fall as the late David Glass sold just months before his death. Sherman is just the third owner in franchise history. Stability at ownership has been a critical ingredient in keeping this small market franchise secure in the nation’s heartland since its founding in 1969.

Yet another major change will be in the dugout as former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny takes over the reins from retired skipper Ned Yost. From 2010 through last year Yost was steady as a rock as he led the Royals back to glory with World Series appearances in 2014 and 2015. The 2015 Fall Classic was won by Kansas City in five games. Matheny was a big-league catcher from 1994 through 2006 and a four-time Gold Glove Award winner. While manager of the Cardinals from 2012 to 2018 Matheny posted a .555-win percentage as he became the first manager in major league history to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. Included in that post season run was a World Series berth in 2013 where the Cardinals lost to the Boston Red Sox in six games.

The one thing that will not change is at the general manager position where Dayton Moore has been since the 2006 season. Moore was instrumental in returning the Royals back to the old formula from their glory years of 1976-85 in which they emphasized growing their own players and adding complementary pieces from the outside.

The Royals final season under Glass and Yost was not a good one. They gushed gamblers with red ink while compiling the fourth highest single season loss total in the 51-year history of the franchise. Kansas City had dreadful MLB metrics of 26th for runs scored, 19th for batting average, 27th for OPS, 28th for home runs, 27th for staff earned run average, 29th for WHIP, 30th for strikeouts, 14th for quality starts, and 27th for bullpen.

Kansas City Royals at a Glance

Manager: Mike Matheny

Home Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

World Series Championships: 2 ( Last, 2015 )

League Pennants: 4 ( Last, 2015 )

Divison Titles: 7 ( Last, 2015 )

Current Odds to Win World Series: +47500

Current Odds to Win American League Pennant: +250000

2020 Season Preview

As usual the Royals will have one of the lowest payrolls in Major League baseball. Specifically, Kansas City will rank 26th in that category on Opening Day. Two pitchers top that KC payroll list in closer Ian Kennedy and left-hand starter Danny Duffy.

Danny Duffy has been a regular starter since the 2014 World Series season. Duffy was limited to 130 innings pitched last year and posted a record of 7-6 with a 4.34 earned run average. Duffy had a WHIP of 1.31 and posted 115 strikeouts with 21 home runs allowed.

Ian Kennedy has been a major leaguer since 2007 and a Royal since 2016. The right hand closer posted a 2019 record of 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA to go with 30 saves. Kennedy struck out 73 batters in 63.1 innings of work with a WHIP of 1.28. It was a successful transition from starter to reliever for the 35-year-old veteran.

Meanwhile at the plate designated hitter Jorge Soler had a breakout campaign for 2019. Soler hit .265 with an OPS of .922 and slugging percentage of .569 to go with 33 doubles, 48 home runs, 117 runs batted in, and 95 runs scored.

Centerfielder Whit Merrifield has become a reliable leadoff man for KC. Merrifield scored a career best 105 runs with 41 doubles, 10 triples, 16 home runs, 74 runs batted in, and 20 stolen bases to go with a batting average of .302 and an OPS of .811.

2020 Kansas City Royals Schedule

March 26-29: at Chicago White Sox

March 30-April 1: at Detroit Tigers

April 2-5: Seattle Mariners

April 6-8: Detroit Tigers

April 9-12: at Toronto Blue Jays

April 13-15: Chicago White Sox

April 17-19: Baltimore Orioles

April 20-22: at Chicago White Sox

April 24-26: at Tampa Bay Rays

April 27-30: at Baltimore Orioles

May 1-3: Detroit Tigers

May 4-6: Houston Astros

May 8-10: at Minnesota Twins

May 11-13: at Houston Astros

May 15-17: Los Angeles Dodgers

May 18-21: Los Angeles Angels

May 22-24: Texas Rangers

May 25-28: at Boston Red Sox

May 29-31: at Cleveland Indians

June 2-4: Chicago White Sox

June 5-7: Cleveland Indians

June 9-11: at New York Yankees

June 12-14: Minnesota Twins

June 15-17: at Texas Rangers

June 18-21: at Seattle Mariners

June 22-24: at Colorado Rockies

June 26-28: Cleveland Indians

June 30-July 1: Arizona Diamondbacks

July 3-5: at Detroit Tigers

July 6-8: at Minnesota Twins

July 9-12: at Cleveland Indians

July 17-19: Boston Red Sox

July 20-22: Tampa Bay Rays 

July 24-26: San Diego Padres

July 28-29: at Cleveland Indians

July 30-August 2: at Detroit Tigers

August 4-5: St. Louis Cardinals

August 6-9: Minnesota Twins

August 10-12: New York Yankees

August 14-16: at Minnesota Twins

August 17-18: at Arizona Diamondbacks

August 20-23: Cleveland Indians

August 24-26: Toronto Blue Jays

August 28-30: at San Francisco Giants

August 31-September 2: at Oakland Athletics

September 4-6: at Los Angeles Angels

September 7-10: Oakland Athletics

September 11-13: Chicago White Sox

September 15-16: at St. Louis Cardinals

September 17-20: at Chicago White Sox

September 21-24: Detroit Tigers

September 25-27: Minnesota Twins

Statistics By Year (2010)

YEAR RECORD HOME AWAY MONEY O/U DIVISION FINISH
2019 59-103 31-50 28-53 -2155 82-74-6 4th
2018 58-104 32-49 26-55 -2,337 70-82-10 5th
2017 80-82 43-38 37-44 +260 76-80-6 3rd
2016 81-81 47-34 34-47 +206 75-78-9 3rd
2015 95-67 51-30 44-37 +1,944 73-75-14 1st
2014 89-73 42-39 47-34 +317 73-81-3 2nd
2013 86-76 44-37 42-39 +636 61-92-9 3rd
2012 72-90 37-44 35-46 -358 73-83-6 3rd
2011 71-91 40-41 31-50 -542 77-75-10 4th
2010 67-95 38-43 29-52 -903 82-75-5 5th

Year-By-Year History (2010)

YEAR RECORD STANDING POSTSEASON
2019 59-103 4th -
2018 58-104 5th -
2017 80-82 3rd -
2016 81-81 3rd -
2015 95-67 1st Won World Series
2014 89-73 2nd Lost World Series
2013 86-76 3rd -
2012 72-90 3rd -
2011 71-91 4th -
2010 67-95 5th -
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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    • American League
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    • National League
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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    • Arizona Diamondbacks
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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    12:00 PM

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    • Los Angeles Dodgers
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    • San Diego Padres
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