Found January 15, 2012 on
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We already went into great detail about why Adrian Gonzalez is an overrated fantasy option, but your boy Dudley Do Work isn't done ******** on overvalued 1Bs. The next player locked into the crosshairs? The Wizard of Hos' himself: Eric Hosmer. Find out what makes Hosmer a player to avoid in drafts/auctions after the jump:
Hosmer, considered one of the building blocks of the Royals' franchise, was a beloved prospect last year touted for his advanced approach at the plate. He had a fine rookie season in 2011, tallying 563 PAs and posting a .293 BA, 19 HRs, 78 RBIs, 66 Rs, and 11 SBs. Key word there: "fine." Not great. Not fantastic. Just plain ole', vanilla-flavored "fine." Yet somehow, he is being drafted as a top eight 1B according to MockDraftCentral.com. First base is a position that fantasy owners should bank on as a reliable power source. Hosmer is far from that. While the .172 ISO he registered in the bigs last...
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KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract with infielder Chris Getz for the 2012 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The Royals now have five remaining arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Luke Hochevar, Felipe Paulino and Jonathan...
Catcher Brayan Pena and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Pena hit .248 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 72 games last season. He's expected to back up Salvador Perez, who hit .331 with three homers and 27 RBIs after getting called up late last season.
The Royals have six remaining...
KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff on a minor league contract for the 2012 season. The contract includes an invitation to Royals Major League Spring Training camp in Surprise, Ariz.
The 30-year-old Kouzmanoff (KOOZ-mah-nahf) combined to play 73 games for the Oakland Athletics and Colorado...
The Braves' Freddie Freeman and the Royals' Eric Hosmer produced seasons significant and notable for more than just the rare level of performance at such a young age.
Just over 30 years ago the Kansas City Royals were embroiled in one of the best rivalries in baseball with the hated Yankees. It had everything a great rivalry needs; success on both sides, regular and postseason match ups, incredible stories, fights, and most importantly a general disdain for the other team. The Yankees got the better of the Royals during the rivalry, but you could...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Catcher Brayan Pena and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to a $835,000, one-year contract.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Royals owner David Glass says small-market franchises must do whatever it takes to lock up young talent long term, even if it's a sometimes risky proposition.
The Kansas City Royals have signed Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league deal, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.
If Kouzmanoff makes the Major League roster, he will earn $1mm and can earn and additional $300k in performance bonuses based on an unknown number of plate appearances. In addition, if Kouzmanoff is not on the Major League roster by May 1, he can opt out and become a free agent...
The Kansas City Royals have been slightly active this week. They have signed Kevin Kousmanoff to a minor league contract with a spring training invite. The signing worries me that leaves Yuni out of the backup third base picture and forced into a role a SS. I can only hope the signing is for depth. This afternoon we saw random rumors floating around Twitter regarding Billy...
Baseball Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and the Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. The team announced the deal Saturday. Terms were not disclosed.
The Royals have signed veteran third-baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor-league deal, according to a report on ESPN.com.