ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

KC Royals Trade Pitcher Brooks Pounders To Angels

The KC Royals dealt 26-year-old pitcher Brooks Pounders to the Los Angeles Angels in return for minor-league hurler Jared Ruxner on Thursday night. Brooks Pounders made his debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2016, but only notched a 9.24 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched working out of the bullpen. However, Pounders did whiff an […] KC Royals Trade Pitcher Brooks Pounders To Angels...
Via Kings of Kauffman
11 hours ago

New CBA could impact Royals through qualifying offer

There is speculation around baseball that the Royals, because of their massive potential free-agent class after the 2017 season, could be one of the teams most affected by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Via Royals.com
18 hours ago

The CBA and You (BP KC Episode 36)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/12/02/the-cba-and-you-bp-kc-episode-36.mp3Baseball avoided another work stoppage and agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and while it’s not dramatically different, there are notable differences from the system you may have gotten used to over the past five years of the current agreement. So we covered those...
Via BP Kansas City
20 hours ago

Jarrod Dyson Drawing Trade Interest

The Royals have received multiple trade inquiries on fleet-footed right fielder Jarrod Dyson, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter links). As is the case with teammates Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar and Wade Davis, Dyson is a free agent following the 2017 season, so the Royals could conceivably feel compelled to part with him this offseason if they...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 hours ago

Royals Potential Trade Target: Patrick Corbin Could Improve Rotation

It’s no secret the 2016 Royals were undone in large part due to their struggling starting pitching. With Edinson Volquez now gone to the Miami Marlins, the Royals definitely have a hole to fill and few internal prospects to fill it. The top four starters (Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Yordano Ventura, and Jason Vargas) seem to be a fairly solid group, although one with various questions...
Via BP Kansas City
23 hours ago

Royals swap Pounders for Minor League pitcher

The Royals on Thursday traded right-hander Brooks Pounders to the Angels for Minor League right-hander Jared Ruxer.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Volquez finalizes $22 million, 2-year contract with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Edinson Volquez admits he was ''tired'' toward the second half of last season. That attributed to his bloated 5.37 ERA, he said. The 33-year-old right-hander, fresh off completing his $22 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins, assured everyone Friday that he is now rested and ready to go. ''I pitched a lot of innings the year before,'' Volquez said in Spanish...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Building shutdown 'pen Royals' No. 1 priority

Royals general manager Dayton Moore loves to point out that his roster now, or at the end of the upcoming Winter Meetings, or at the beginning of Spring Training, or on Aug. 1 won't remain the same.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

How the New CBA Affects the Royals – new QO Rules, International Cap

It was announced late Wednesday that Major League Baseball and the Players Union have agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Amid several rumors and speculations leading up to the final product, it remains mostly in tact from the previous CBA.  Some changes of note include the increasing of the Luxury cap and a restructure in the penalties for going over the cap....
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago

New MLB CBA Could Impact Royals Offseason

Baseball continues to have labor peace. That’s a major headline from last night’s news that the owners and the MLBPA were able to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement to keep the game of baseball moving for at least five more years. It’s very good news. But with all CBAs, there’s good and bad for both sides. Well, at least there should be. We can really...
Via BP Kansas City
2 days ago

The Dugout Suite in KC: An Experience to Remember

They say money can’t buy happiness. They have never been a Royals fan sitting in the dugout suite at Kauffman Stadium. Last July, the Kansas Lottery announced its first eight winners of a second-chance drawing for the dugout suite experience. I was one of eight lucky winners to catch the Sept. 3 game against Detroit […] The Dugout Suite in KC: An Experience to Remember - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

KC Royals: New CBA Good for the Royals

MLB and players’ union passes new five-year CBA late Wednesday Less than four hours before their current deal was set to expire, the billionaires came to terms with the millionaires and an MLB work stoppage was avoided. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports on the new deal, which is set to run through the 2021 season. […] KC Royals: New CBA Good for the Royals - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

Marlins get rotation help, signing Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins and starting pitcher Edinson Volquez have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (and as confirmed by several reporters): Source confirms: #Marlins, Volquez in agreement on two-year, $22M contract, pending physical. First reported: @clarkspencer @flasportsbuzz. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016 The 33...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals sign catcher Drew Butera to $3.2M, 2-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals signed veteran catcher Drew Butera to a $3.8 million, two-year contract Friday, keeping him as the primary backup to four-time All-Star Salvador Perez. Butera will make $1.5 million this season and $2.3 million next season. The 33-year-old Butera appeared in 56 games last season, setting career-bests with a .285 average, four homers and a .480...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox in aggressive pursuit of Greg Holland

The Boston Red Sox appear willing to roll the dice to help shore up a bullpen unit facing some uncertainty heading into 2017. According to a report by Rob Bradford of WEEI on Monday, the Red Sox are “among the most aggressive suitors” for free agent reliever Greg Holland. Holland, who turns 31 later this month, recorded 93 saves with a pristine 1.32 ERA for the Kansas City...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Valencia’s Changing Teams Again

On Friday, news broke that the Blue Jays signed Kendrys Morales for three years and $33 million. Morales is clearly a quality hitter, but he can’t really do anything else, so Dave thought it was a bit of an overpay. Okay! Keep that in mind. On Saturday, the Mariners traded for Danny Valencia. Kendrys Morales is 33. Danny Valencia is 32. Valencia is projected for a salary of $5...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent says Edwin Encarnacion is still talking to Blue Jays

Despite the addition of Kendrys Morales, the Toronto Blue Jays are still keeping one eye on the Edwin Encarnacion situation. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told TSN’s Rick Westhead that he was still in contact with the Blue Jays, and that he believed his client could handle first base. A day after the Blue Jays signed DH Kendrys Morales, Edwin Encarnacion’s agent confirms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals decline mutual option on Hochevar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have declined their $7 million option on Luke Hochevar, the right-hander whose season was cut short by surgery in August to relieve numbness caused by thoracic outlet syndrome.Hochevar received a $500,000 buyout Saturday. He is eligible to sign anywhere beginning Tuesday.The 33-year-old Hochevar missed the 2014 season after Tommy John surgery, but was...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals continue tradition, send Cubs congratulatory pizzas

The Kansas City Royals continued a recently started World Series tradition by sending the Chicago Cubs congratulatory pizzas following their thrilling Game 7 triumph over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. The 2015 world champions first sent out a congratulatory tweet shortly after the Cubs’ extra-inning victory. Congrats to the newest World Champions, the Chicago...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals fielding trade calls about Wade Davis

The Kansas City Royals may be considering trading one of their biggest assets. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, closer Wade Davis is available for the right price, with the team poised to pick up his $10 million option for 2017. Heyman also says the Royals would consider trading high-priced players such as Alex Gordon or Ian Kennedy, but a rival GM said that they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Strahm: From Fargo to KC (with Velocity)

Matt Strahm flirted with 80 mph in West Fargo, North Dakota. Now he throws mid-90s heat in Kansas City. The 24-year-old southpaw came a long way from undersized prep to overpowering Royals rookie. A 21st-round pick in 2012 out of Neosho (Kansas) County Community College, Strahm jumped directly from Double-A to the KC bullpen in late July. He proceeded to set down opposing hitters...
Via Fangraphs
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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