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With the 2012 season winding down, The Kansas City Royals are in familiar territory, finishing below .500 and looking forward to 2013. The Royals lineup is solid, the bullpen is good, but the starting pitching is hideous.
Despite what some fans might think, the Royals know they need to improve their starting rotation. A September 24 article in the Kansas City Star says Royals owner David Glass plans to increase payroll to improve the starting rotation.
How much Glass will spend and the pitchers the Royals pursue is uncertain, but for 2013, there’s 45 free agent starting pitchers on the market. Some are aces, some are journeymen and some are hanging on to their baseball careers. I’ll keep my focus on five unrestricted free agent pitchers who might wear Royal blue next season.
Zack Greinke: He’s the top free agent pitcher this offseason with and up and down tenure with the Royals from 2004-2010. After being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010, the Brewers traded Greinke to the Lo...
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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a small tear in his right rotator cuff and might not play the rest of the season. Hosmer said the injury showed up on a magnetic resonance imaging exam Friday, The Kansas City Star reported. He was hurt Thursday in Detroit while landing on his shoulder after diving for a grounder. "We'll wait a couple of days and reevaluate...
In this day and age, who would have ever thought we would be able to say the Kansas City Royals are poised for great things? Well, maybe not. Maybe they are.I was checking out the MLB standings today and noticed the Royals are in third place in the AL Central. Honestly, I wrote the Royals off months ago. And they didn't disappoint. Once again, they're no threat to make the...
Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals made a great sliding catch on a popup while running into the outfield in the fifth. There have been plenty of diving over the head catches that we have seen, but to be able to slide in the popup position and make one of those is very impressive.
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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer's season certainly has not gone the way he had hoped or wanted. It might have ended Thursday when he bruised and strained his right shoulder in the second inning while diving for Quintin Berry's two-run triple into the right field corner at Detroit in a game the Royals lost 5-4 to the Tigers. Hosmer was replaced by reserve...
Mike Moustakas did not hesitate. After fielding a ground ball from Jhonny Peralta with runners on first and third in the eighth inning Wednesday, the Kansas City Royals third baseman opted to go for a double play instead of throwing home with the score tied at 4-4 at Detroit. The Royals did not get the double play, as Andy Dirks' hard slide bowled over second baseman Irving...
by John Viril—
The Kansas City Royals lost tonight for the 6th straight game, one game short of equaling last season’s 71 win mark. Six games ago, with 11 games remaining in the season, the Royals appeared poised to put up at least a decent improvement on last year’s win total. Now, I am beginning to wonder if they will even manage to win that one game.
I suppose I am being...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.
Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu...
Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.
Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu blooped a single...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sandy Alomar Jr. won his first game as Indians manager as Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Cleveland beat Kansas City 8-5 on Friday night, handing the Royals their sixth straight loss.
Alomar, one of the most popular players in franchise history, went from bench coach to interim manager when Manny Acta was fired Thursday.
David Huff (3-0) gave up three runs...
No pitcher’s starts leave me with more questions than Zack Greinke‘s. Everybody knows he can be great — see his dominant 2009, the second half of 2011 — but he doesn’t always live up to the hype or the peripherals — 2010, the first half of 2011. When he’s on, he’s nearly impossible to hit; when he’s off, it’s nearly impossible to tell why. Consider his 2011:May...
The September 27th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver OK if Greinke gets paid more, Scioscia touts Weaver for Cy Young, Twins expected to target Santana and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver has no problem with Zack Greinke earning more money than him if that is what it takes to re-sign him.
The Monkey Says: Good, because...
Over at CamdenDepot, I take a look at the players the Orioles lost from their organization from 2011 to 2012, and if any are really to be missed:
Certainly you have to say that a part of the Orioles' success this year can be attributed to some of the players that Dan Duquette brought in in the off-season. What's a little more interesting, is that as of yet, there...