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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Maybe the stars will be aligned just right for the Kansas City Royals this season.
At least that's how Royals Hall of Famer Mark Gubicza sees it, after learning that the winning numbers from Wednesday's 587.5 million Powerball jackpot happened to also represent the numbers of five Royals Hall of Famers, as well as one of the most popular Royals of all time, Bo Jackson.
One of the two winning tickets was purchased in Dearborn, Mo., a small town off highway I-29 about 30 miles north of Kansas City and Kauffman Stadium, and directly enroute to the Royals' Triple-A affiliate in Omaha.
The winning numbers were 5 (George Brett), 16 (Bo Jackson), 22 (Dennis Leonard), 23 (Gubicza), 29 (Dan Quisenberry) and the Powerball number was 6 (Willie Wilson).
"It can't be just coincidence," Gubicza told FOXSportsKansasCity.com by phone. "The person who bought it must have been a Royals fan. I'm pretty sure I've been through that little tow...
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The numbers on a Missouri man's winning Powerball ticket turned out to be the jersey numbers of several Kansas City Royals greats.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract with second baseman Chris Getz for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The signing of Getz leaves right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar as the clubs only unsigned arbitration-eligible...
According to reports out of Kansas City and Boston, the Royals have discussed trading outfield prospect Wil Myers to the Red Sox and Rays in deals that would net them Jon Lester or James Shields respectively. These discussions are the fruit of the Royals desire to upgrade a rotation that posted an ERA- of 122 as a group last year, the fourth worst mark of any club in baseball. ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Right-hander Felipe Paulino and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a 1.75 million contract that avoided salary arbitration, a cut of 150,000.
The deal announced Thursday contract 250,000 in performance bonuses.
Paulino opened the season on the disabled list because of a strained forearm, then went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts before tearing a ligament...
Born: February 16, 1985
Drafted: 25th Round, 756th Overall, 2007 (Royals)
How Acquired: Trade (from Royals) with Vin Mazzaro for Luis Rico and Luis Santos
College: Troy University
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The Royals have traded right-hander Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico.
Mazzaro was 4-3 with a 5.73 ERA for the Royals while filling in as a spot starter because of injuries last season. Robinson struck out twice in his first four major league at-bats. Both were designated for assignment on Nov...
The Royals need another front of the rotation starter, even after acquiring Ervin Santana and Jeremy Guthrie. With a $70MM “soft” salary cap (which many argue is too low), the Royals say they’re willing to trade top outfield prospect Wil Myers for starting pitching. Names such as Tampa Bay’s James Shields and Boston’s Jon Lester have come up, but so far they’re nothing...
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Kansas City, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad and catcher Brayan Pena were outrighted to the minor leagues and both elected free agency. Volstad and Pena were designated for assignment on November 20.
by John Viril—
After the Kansas City Royals signed Jeremy Guthrie, GM Dayton Moore indicated he’s still looking to add starting pitching—likely through trade. Numerous reports have included Tampa Bay Ray’s right-hander Jeremy Hellickson as one of Kansas City’s possible targets. Many whispers mention 2012 silver-slugger DH Billy Butler as the possible return. The Royals...
The Kansas City Royals have a bevy of talented young players and are apparently in the market for a front-end starter. K.C. has already signed Ervin Santana and brought back Jeremy Guthrie but are looking for someone to slot into that number one slot in the rotation. Their search for an ace, according to Jon Heyman of CBS, has apparently led them to call on the Tampa Bay Rays...
Both Ryan Dempster and Scott Feldman battled injuries in 2012, but that has not deterred the Kansas City Royals one bit. The Royals were previously interested in signing Dempster, but now they have apparently turned their focus to Feldman. Neither pitcher suffered severe injury in 2012, but they both missed time.
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star says the Royals, who have...
The Kansas City Royals were on the tip of everyone’s tongues earlier this week when rumors of a trade with the Red Sox surfaced. They may not end up landing Jon Lester, but the fates could be on the Royals side after Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. The $587.5 million jackpot was finally won this week with the winning numbers — 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and the powerball, 6 — lining...
There are few slam dunks when projecting the major league careers of prospects.
Although MLB teams horde prospects because of the necessity of having cost-controlled players producing while they’re in their prime years, really it’s a numbers game. Teams understand that projecting prospects is, essentially, a war of attrition, and even player’s labeled as “can’t miss”...
The Pirates made two minor trades on Wednesday, acquiring Vin Mazzaro, Clint Robinson, and Zach Stewart from the Royals and Red Sox. The Bucs sent minor leaguers Luis Rico and Luis Santos to Kansas City for Mazzaro and Robinson, and they will send Boston a player to be named later in exchange for Stewart.
Mazzaro, Robinson, and Stewart were added to the 40-man roster, and to clear...