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Matthew Hays

Staff Writer

Matt grew up in Red Oak, Iowa amongst mostly Chicago Cubs fans, but has been following the Royals for as long as he can remember. As a child many of his memories involved a radio and the voice of Royals baseball, Denny Matthews. He has always had an interest in sports, so writing about his favorite team seemed like a natural fit. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Matt currently works in the insurance industry and also broadcasts high school football games on the radio as well. Outside of the Royals, he enjoys watching the Chiefs and following college athletics. In his spare time he enjoys music, traveling, and nearly any outdoor activity.

MOST RECENT POSTS

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...

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