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After a whirlwind rookie season, Eric Hosmer took the field for the Royals' first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Saturday, looking to lay the foundation for a big 2012 season.

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Eric Hosmer & Others To Target For Your Dynasty Draft

Eric Hosmer Come on down, you’re the next contestant on the Dynasty Fix! The objective of the game is to win your dynasty baseball league with ease, and this is your cheat sheet. I’m your host @WideReceiving, so let’s get to the actual action, instead of typing the entrance that little of you actually care about. If you have never played in a dynasty baseball league before...

Royals report to spring training full of hope

Ned Yost can barely contain his excitement. The reason is quite simple: After a year of growth, when several prized young prospects finally broke into the major leagues, Yost believes Kansas City has the pieces in place to contend for its first playoff berth since winning the 1985 World Series. ''They're going to be a vastly improved team,'' Yost said. '...

Young core ignites Royals

Projected lineup LF - Alex Gordon 2B - Johnny Giavotella 1B - Eric Hosmer DH - Billy Butler RF - Jeff Francoeur 3B - Mike Moustakas CF - Lorenzo Cain C - Salvador Perez SS - Alcides Escobar SP - Luke Hochevar SP - Bruce Chen SP - Jonathan Sanchez SP - Felipe Paulino SP - Danny Duffy CL - Joakim Soria Five things to think about: - Hosmer is for real, and I think...

2012 Royals Fantasy Baseball Preview

We at Razzball realize that exporting our views across the country has damaging consequences on the blogosphere. To help make amends, we are reaching out to leading team blogs and featuring their locally blogged answers to pressing 2012 fantasy baseball questions regarding their team. We feel this approach will be fresher, more sustainable, and require less energy consumption (for...

Royals P Broxton to throw live BP Monday

Kansas City Royals reliever Jonathan Broxton will throw live batting practice on Monday. Broxton, who signed a one-year contract with the Royals in November, has been working his way back from minor elbow surgery in September. The 27-year-old Broxton was limited to 14 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 1-2 with seven saves and a 5.68 ERA. He had a stellar season...

Betancourt excited to be back with Royals

Yuniesky Betancourt didn't need any help finding his way to the Kansas City clubhouse when he arrived on Friday morning. He's back with the Royals after a year's absence, the result of being traded to the Brewers along with pitcher Zack Greinke.

Royals sign Escobar, Giavotella

The Kansas City Royals on Friday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Alcides Escobar and second baseman Johnny Giavotella.

Robinson bides time waiting for a chance

Big Clint Robinson, all 6-foot-5 and 238 pounds of him, is back in the Royals' Major League training camp and still looking over others' shoulders -- notably those of first baseman Eric Hosmer and designated hitter Billy Butler.

Mijares still absent from camp

Relief pitcher Jose Mijares was still absent on Saturday, as the infielders and outfielders joined the batterymen for the Royals' first full-squad workout.

Kool Aid Drinker’s Manifesto

It’s that time again, for the monthly article devoted to the Kool Aid Drinker. Originally, the Kool Aid Drinker wanted to run down his most boo-able Kansas City Royals at each position, but then I thought that might confuse some people. I have clearly presented the Kool Aid Drinker as an overly positive Royals fan that is predicting big things for the club, so talking about booing...

Mijares arrives ready to help Royals' 'pen

Lefty reliever Jose Mijares finally arrived in the Royals' camp on Sunday, getting his training started five days late with his new club. He was delayed by problems in obtaining his passport in Venezuela.

Royals notebook: Yost focused on 'mundane' matters

The emphasis this spring, manager Ned Yost said Saturday, is for the Royals to concentrate on "polishing" the "mundane" aspects of their game in an effort to generate a more consistent effort.

Metro Detroit school districts hoping for financial boost with ballot proposals

Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins has a vested interest in the $23-million bond proposal for Ferndale Public Schools on Tuesday's ballot. He's a community leader, but he also has children in the district. And he chairs a committee pushing to pass the bond proposal -- a role he says he took on because he sees need in the district.

Yost not surprised by Braun ruling

Royals manager Ned Yost, who managed Milwaukee during Ryan Braun's first two big league seasons, wasn't surprised that the Brewers' star won his appeal of a 50-game suspension.
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