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Kansas City Royals: Roster taking shape for 2015

Kendrys Morales can help add a power element to the ballclub that has been lacking in Kansas City (marinersblog.mlblogs.com). The Kansas City Royals have been busy lately adding three players to the ballclub this past week to help finalize the team’s roster before Spring Training in February. Among those additions include pitcher Yohan Pino, first baseman Kendrys Morales, and...
Via isportsweb.com
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Aloud About the 2015 Royals

Barring a blockbuster trade that shakes up the foundation of the Royals, it looks like the 2015 version of the team is shaping up right before our eyes. With the free agent signings of Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios, the Royals two big needs on offense have been taken care of, and with re-signing Jason Frasor and Luke Hochevar along with reaching a one-year deal with Yohan Pino, it...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Sign Alex Rios

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The Kansas City have come to  terms with free agent outfielder Alex Rios. The deal will be worth $11 million and 1 year. Rios spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers. In 2014, Rios hit .280 with 4 home runs and 54 RBIs. The 33-year-old is a 2-time All-Star (2006, 2007). Rios made his MLB debut in 2004 with the Toronto Blue Jays. In August...
Via TopSportsReport
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: is Kendry Morales worth it?

The Kansas City Royals recently agreed to a two-year deal with DH Kendry Morales, who bounced around between both the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Morales hit .218 with eight home runs, 20 doubles and 42 RBI’s in a combined 98 games between the two teams. A lot of the Kansas City fan-base is worried, however, that Morales’ numbers have significantly dropped since his...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

GM Moore believes Morales 'solidifies' Royals' lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and general manager Dayton Moore have been coveting Kendrys Morales for some time. They talked internally about him two years ago. They talked again about acquiring him last offseason. So there was little hesitation this offseason in pursuing Morales as a free-agent. And last week, the Royals and Morales agreed on a two-year deal that guarantees Morales...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drunk Pedro Martinez in Hot Pink While Partying in Bar

Wondering what Pedro Martinez has been up to since yosting Royals manager Ned Yost a couple months ago? Well, if the picture above is any indication, he’s been having a better time than any of us. Pedro was at the La Barrica Sports Bar in Santo Domingo a couple days ago donning some hot pink and getting a little handsy. Pitchers like to call that getting a feel for their pitches...
Via Busted Coverage
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Royals failing to capitalize on World Series run?

The Kansas City Royals are still basking in the afterglow of their magical run to the World Series and enjoying all the benefits that come with it. The extra prestige of proving themselves as a contender, the buy-in from ownership that the team is heading in the right direction and, of course, that big influx of cash that comes with an extended postseason run. All of these things...
Via The Outside Corner
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals set offense, sign Alex Rios

  On Monday, the Royals went out and signed themselves a right fielder. Alex Rios has been a rumor the last couple of trade deadlines, and it seems Dayton Moore still had his eye stuck on him. Rios signed a 1 year deal worth $11 million. He will take over right field from recently departed Nori Aoki. There are two sides to this signing as Rios has displayed power in...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Gamble on Rios Not Wise

The Kansas City Royals have filled their hole in right field in a way I feared would happen. They did so by signing Alex Rios to a one-year deal worth $11 million. By doing so, the lineup appears set at this point, but I worry that this move just isn't enough to make a huge difference. Of course, that's because I'm not a fan of Alex Rios and don't believe that he's especially good...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals sign Alex Rios to one-year deal

            The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran free-agent outfielder Alex Rios, reports CBS Sports. alex rios agrees to one-year with royals. $11M. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 16, 2014   Rios, 33, is a .278 career hitter with 165 home runs in 11 big-league seasons with Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Sign Pretty Good Player, In A Sense

Coming away from 2014, we knew some things. The Royals were going to have a little extra money to spend, after getting as far as is possible to get without winning the World Series. The Royals were also going to be in the market for a designated hitter, and additionally perhaps in the market for […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals, Alex Rios agree to 1-year, $11M deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lanky outfielder Alex Rios, who has long been a favorite among Royals executives, is soon to become a Royal. A source close to the situation on Monday night confirmed an earlier report that Rios had agreed to terms with the Royals on a one-year deal for $11 million. CBSSports.com first reported the agreement. Rios' deal won't be official until he passes a physical...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals sign free-agent RHP Pino

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals today signed right-hander Yohan Pino to a major-league free-agent contract and designated right-hander Casey Coleman for assignment. Pino, 30, was 2-5 with a 5.07 ERA last season with Minnesota and walked 14 hitters in 60 1/3 innings while striking out 50. Pino made his major-league debut against the White Sox on June 19, allowing two runs on five hits...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royal Rewind: Re-watching the 2014 Wildcard Game

It’s December, and my baseball withdrawals are in full swing. I was having a bit of anxiety, so I decided to re-watch the 2014 Wildcard game. Let’s go back, shall we? Royal Rewind: This was the game that Kansas City fans have dreamed of for a very, very long time. For the first time in 29 tedious years, there was finally new life in the Royals fan base. They fought so...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals aqcuire DH Kendrys Morales

The Kansas City Royals have acquired free agent Kendrys Morales for 2 years and $17 Million.  The switch hitting DH split time last season between Minnesota and Seattle, and had a sub par year for both squads.  You may remember Morales set out until June of last season while waiting for an offer.  His price tag was considered to hefty then with a compensatory pick attached...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Go Get James Shields, And Call It A Rotation

(Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)It's difficult to understand why there's so much resistance in Red Sox Nation to the possible signing of James Shields. Maybe it's because he was such a bitter AL East foe for so long. And yet, it seems like Shields is the most realistic option left for a top-of-the-rotation starter. In the first place, he won't cost the team any prospects—just John...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals

Royals May Have to Play Waiting Game

The joke around the Kansas City Royals in previous years has been that the club typically has the first deal of the winter wrapped up around the time the World Series ends. Of course, this year, the Royals were playing in that game, so they needed a little time to recover and get moving on the off-season. They've made some minor moves early in the off-season, re-inking Jason Frasor...
Via Pine Tar Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: David Robertson edition

The addition of David Robertson could bring the Royals’ bullpen to tops in the league again in 2015 (zimbio.com). The Kansas City Royals were tops in the major leagues last season with one of the best bullpens in history. With the departure of Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins and the possibility of the young Brandon Finnegan joining the starting rotation at some point in this upcoming...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Willingham: Honoring the Hammer

Someday, an up-and-coming SABR scientist should try to measure the psychic effect that losing has on ballplayers. As everyone knows from watching “The Natural,” losing is a disease — as contagious as polio, syphilis and bubonic plague. Attacking one but infecting all, though some more than others. And no other major leaguer over the past decade, […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to See if the Royals Will Trade From a Strength

There was precedent for Wade Davis‘ amazing Royals transformation. You could, for example, point to Wade Davis, in 2012. Or you could point to any number of other guys who’ve found comfortable homes in the bullpen after struggling as starters. But a year before Davis turned into an unhittable Royals reliever — that is, the […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Re-Sign Hochevar on Two-Year Deal

The Royals have added to what was already the best bullpen in baseball by agreeing to retain the services of reliever Luke Hochevar with a two-year, $10 million deal, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. luke hochevar signs FA deal back with royals: $10M, 2 years. kc enhances baseball’s best pen. http://t.co/JMtdaiSFEY — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2014 The number...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals named Organization of the Year for 2014

Baseball America runs a publication that began in 1982 that recognized an MLB franchise as the Organization of the Year annually. For 2014, the Kansas City Royals have earned that honor but it is not for catapulting themselves into the 2014 Fall Classic. Ever since the Royals hired general manager Dayton Moore, his intent was to rebuild the farm system from within to help thrust...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas City stadiums had poor food safety conditions

Kansas City Royals fans might have felt sick after attending World Series games at Kauffman Stadium — but not because of their team’s performance. A detailed “Outside the Lines” report shows there were routinely poor food safety conditions not only at the concession stands of Kauffman Stadium, but also next door at Arrowhead Stadium — home of the Kansas City Chiefs. ...
Via NESN.com
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals pitcher has a big Chipotle superstition

Jeremy Guthrie loves his Chipotle. The Kansas City Royals righty recently sat down with Jay Mohr and when the subject of pre-game superstitions came up, this. “People always ask ‘what do you do that’s superstitious?’ I have to have Chipotle before every game I pitch. So, 32 times this year,” Guthrie told the host of Mohr Stories. “I would own one in a heartbeat. I need...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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