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We at Razzball realize that exporting our views across the country has damaging consequences on the blogosphere. To help make amends, we are reaching out to leading team blogs and featuring their locally blogged answers to pressing 2012 fantasy baseball questions regarding their team. We feel this approach will be fresher, more sustainable, and require less energy consumption (for us anyway). The 2012 Royals Fantasy Baseball Preview comes courtesy of Jeff Zimmerman from Royals Review.
1) Okay, let’s of excitement from me to you for the Royals. Frankly, I’m joyous about a bunch of these guys. With that said (here comes the downer-shizz), two guys I worry about are Frenchy and Alex Gordon. I’m sure Gordon will be fine from a real baseball standpoint, so I’ll leave him alone. Frenchy though. 22 steals? That seems like his ceiling tore off its roof and constructed a new ceiling 100 feet above the last ceiling. Is there any chance he even comes close to 22 steals again?
Not 22, bu...
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Ned Yost can barely contain his excitement.
The reason is quite simple: After a year of growth, when several prized young prospects finally broke into the major leagues, Yost believes Kansas City has the pieces in place to contend for its first playoff berth since winning the 1985 World Series.
''They're going to be a vastly improved team,'' Yost said. '...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training.
Pina hurt the knee Wednesday when he twisted to catch a foul tip in batting practice. Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Pina would return to Kansas City, where surgery will be performed.
The 24-year-old from Venezuela was...
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Yuniesky Betancourt didn't need any help finding his way to the Kansas City clubhouse when he arrived on Friday morning. He's back with the Royals after a year's absence, the result of being traded to the Brewers along with pitcher Zack Greinke.
Big Clint Robinson, all 6-foot-5 and 238 pounds of him, is back in the Royals' Major League training camp and still looking over others' shoulders -- notably those of first baseman Eric Hosmer and designated hitter Billy Butler.
After a whirlwind rookie season, Eric Hosmer took the field for the Royals' first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Saturday, looking to lay the foundation for a big 2012 season.
Salvador Perez is a huge tower of a catcher -- standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds -- with giant hands and quick feet. And he tries and conquers most of the vast complexities of catching with a finesse that astonishes veteran baseball people.
Relief pitcher Jose Mijares was still absent on Saturday, as the infielders and outfielders joined the batterymen for the Royals' first full-squad workout.
The Kansas City Royals on Friday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Alcides Escobar and second baseman Johnny Giavotella.
Catcher Manny Pina arrived at the Royals' camp Thursday on crutches and he'll be leaving for Kansas City this weekend to undergo knee surgery.
The Royals have 30 pitchers on their Spring Training roster and that will be whittled down to a dozen by Opening Day on April 6. But manager Ned Yost realizes that, in the end, he'll need many more pitchers than that by season's end on Oct. 3.
Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins has a vested interest in the $23-million bond proposal for Ferndale Public Schools on Tuesday's ballot. He's a community leader, but he also has children in the district. And he chairs a committee pushing to pass the bond proposal -- a role he says he took on because he sees need in the district.
Royals manager Ned Yost, who managed Milwaukee during Ryan Braun's first two big league seasons, wasn't surprised that the Brewers' star won his appeal of a 50-game suspension.