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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Collins is listed at 5-foot-7, which might be generous. His presence in the Kansas City Royals' bullpen, however, looms quite large.
The left-hander led AL relief pitchers with 93 strikeouts in only 69 2-3 innings last season.
"I was surprised," Collins said. "My strikeouts were up a lot from the year before. That's not something I tried to do. My command was a lot better, so it just happened I got a lot more strikeouts."
Collins struck out 60 and walked 48 in 67 innings as a rookie in 2011. In 2012, his walks dropped to 34, while he struck out 33 more.
"I always had a lot of strikeouts in the minor leagues," he said. "My command suffered a little bit my first year. I think that's where my strikeout numbers suffered. The following year my walks were down, my command was better and my strikeouts were up. I put myself in a lot more situations and counts where I was able to throw my strikeout pitches and get mo...
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With the youth movement in full effect last year, the Kansas City Royals were expected to take a decent step forward. Instead, they won just 1 more game in 2012 than in ’11, going a very disappointing 72-90, but good enough for a 3rd place finish in the AL Central.
The main culprit was just what we thought it might be: pitching. KC’s team ERA of 4.30 was 23rd best in baseball...
Bob Fescoe spent last week in Surprise, Arizona interviewing Kansas City Royals players and coaches for his morning show on Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio.
When he was not on the air, he was taking in the sites of early Spring Training and snapping pics that he would later tweet out to his followers.
With Bob’s permission, we share those pics with you below:
Some of the Kansas City Royals players, including Salvador Perez and Bruce Chen, have posted a “Harlem Shake” video.
From Wikipedia: The videos last between 30 and 32 seconds and feature an excerpt from the song “Harlem Shake” by electronic musician Baauer. Usually, a video begins with one person (often helmeted or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded...
James Shields was the “big name” in the Shields/Wade Davis trade, but the success or failure of the trade hinges on Davis. Shields is the Kansas City Royals’ ace, but he’s a free agent after the 2014 season. Whether he pitches well or not, it’s likely he’s gone after two years. However, Davis is under team control until 2016. The Royals believe Shields will improve...
The Minnesota Twin signed right handed pitcher Kyle Davies to a minor league deal. Davies, 29, has spent seven seasons at the major league level.
Davies addition does little to help the Twins rotation as he figures to serve primarily as organizational depth. In his last big league season Davies finished with a 6.75 ERA before he was released by Kansas City. He spent the remainder...
As the old adage goes, 'Spare the rod, spoil the child'. Hrm, I was going to make a reference to 'caning' and 'Singapore' here but it seems I've fumbled it worse than Mark Sanchez did with his slide into the backside of Moore. Yes, that was a football reference. Deal with it. You're reading the works of none other than the main editor/writer for...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has had surgery to remove his gall bladder.
Yost attended the Royals workout Tuesday morning, but missed the Royals' initial intrasquad game in the afternoon to have the surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. He was back at Royals camp on Wednesday with an ice pack under his uniform jersey.
Yost said it has...