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For failing to garner 5% of votes cast this year, Juan Gonzalez will be dropped from the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot next year, leaving the Kansas City Royals with no former players on the regular ballot.
Do the Royals have any chance of getting a player in the Hall anytime soon? It’s looking like it will be a very long time.
As I documented in a previous article, few former Royals have ever received significant support to be in the Hall. In fact, few have ever even received the requisite 5% to remain eligible.
Two current players with an outside chance at making it might even consider wearing the Royals’ cap, were they to make it to Cooperstown. Carlos Beltran and Johnny Damon have a shot, and each spent a significant portion of his career in KC.
But according to a Baseball-Reference ranking system, a couple of other former Royals might actually have a better shot at making the hall. A graph called the Hall of Fame Monitor shows that the next in line with the best sh...
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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...
If you enjoyed watching last year's Royals outfield, you might like this year's version even more.
Not that there was anything wrong with the performance of Melky Cabrera, but Royals fans should notice something eye-popping when Lorenzo Cain begins patrolling center field at Kauffman Stadium big-time speed.
Take it from someone who watched Cain play all last season Omaha...
The Royals have cranked up an ambitious promotion campaign for 2012 a year in which theyll host the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium.
Beyond the buzz over that midsummer event, however, the Royals theme is aimed directly at what happens on the field.
The two-word catchphrase for the coming season: Our Time.
Unless youve been watching the Royals from up close, that seems like...
The Kansas City Royals and utility outfielder Mitch Maier have agreed to an $865,000, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.
Maier can earn an additional $10,000 for making 100 plate appearances and $50,000 for making his first All-Star game. He had 113 plate appearances last season.
Maier hit .232 and drove in seven runs while appearing in 45 games as the Royals' fourth...
It's been 27 years since the Kansas City Royals last reached the playoffs. Chicago Cubs fans are lauded for their patience, but they've enjoyed/endured five postseason appearances since Kansas City's most recent trip to October.
Am I alone in thinking the Royals shouldn't be that far away from snapping the drought?
Kansas City scored a respectable 730 runs last...
Southwest Missouri may be St. Louis Cardinals country, but in a Ziggie’s Cafe at the corner of Glenstone and Sunshine in Springfield, Missouri, a dedicated group of around 250 Royals fans showed up to meet and greet current Royals players Aaron Crow, Everett Teaford and Louis Coleman. Joining them were Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, Fox Sports Kansas City broadcaster Joel...
ROYALS AGREE TO TERMS WITH PITCHERS HOCHEVAR, PAULINO AND SANCHEZ ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS FOR 2012
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 17, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on one-year Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Luke Hochevar and Felipe Paulino, and left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for the 2012 season, avoiding arbitration...
The Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration with Brayan Pena, signing the catcher to a one-year contract Monday.
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 agreed to terms with Luke Hochevar, Jonathan Sanchez and Felipe Paulino on one-year contracts for 2012, avoiding arbitration with all three players.