Found July 20, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
This is from Jayson Stark's latest trade deadline update:  If there's a hitter who might have even a remote shot of getting traded, the Pirates have asked about him. One surprising name they took a run at: Kansas City's favorite All-Star folk hero, Billy Butler. But the Pirates are still in a buy-low frame of mind. And the Royals have told a few clubs that inquired that they'd have to be blown away to deal their All-Star. He also connects the Pirates to Hunter Pence (though I read that as speculation on his part). Bill Center at the San Diego Union-Tribune lists the Pirates as one of "seven-to-ten teams" in on Chase Headley. There's plenty of speculating that can be done here, but really, it seems to me that the bottom line is that the Pirates are interested in adding a bat to their lineup, that they don't necessarily need to just get a rental player if the right player is available, and that they have a ton of flexibility as to where said additio...

Jason Kendall a member of the Royals once again

The Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Jason Kendall to a minor league contract Thursday morning. Kendall has been assigned to the double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Kendal spent 2010 and 2011 as a member of the Royals, but missed the end of the 2010 season and the entire 2011 season due to a shoulder injury. In 2010, Kendall caught 118 games and batted .256/.318/.297...

Royals sign Kendall to minor league deal

Courtesy: Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY The Kansas City Royals have a signed veteran catcher Jason Kendall to a 2012 minor league contract. Kendall will report to Double-A Northwest Arkansas today and is scheduled to start at catcher at Springfield tomorrow night. The 38-year-old Kendall is a three-time National League All-Star (1996, 1998, 2000) and a career .288 hitter in 2...

Escobar emerging as offensive weapon

For most of 2011, the Royals and their fans figured they had one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball in Alcides Escobar. They also figured they had a light-hitting shortstop, a fact they were willing to live with. As it turns out, the Royals and their fans won't have to live with the latter anymore. Escobar, 26, has emerged as an offensive weapon, so much so that...

Report: Talks Intensified Between Hamels, Phillies

Hamels and the Phils are working. (AP) This could be the most positive news to come about regarding Cole Hamels and the contract talks with the Phillies. Jayson Stark of says talks have intensified between the two sides as the Phillies look to lock up their ace before the trade deadline, and well before he can hit free agency this winter. From Stark: The Philadelphia Phillies...

Acquisition of Guthrie good for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals took a shot Friday at softening the blow from the disastrous Jonathan Sanchez off-season trade. The Royals acquired Colorado right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in exchange for Sanchez, who had been designated for assignment on Tuesday. Essentially, that now makes the off-season trade of Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Guthrie and prospect Ryan Verdugo. And...

Hosmer, dropped in lineup, enjoys two-hit day

Eric Hosmer's prolonged struggles at the plate have again led to him being dropped in the Kansas City Royals' batting order. Manager Ned Yost moved Hosmer from the third slot to the sixth slot Thursday. "It's just that simple as that," Yost said of trying to take some pressure off Hosmer. "He's battling through a lot of different things. Some of...

Royals acquire Guthrie for Sanchez

KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals today acquired right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez. Guthrie, 33, is 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA in 19 games, including 15 starts, for Colorado in 2012. He has pitched well away from Coors Field, posting a 3.67 ERA in 10 games (8 starts) on the road. The six-foot-one, 205...

Royals sign Jason Kendall… No, this is not a joke

The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed veteran catcher Jason Kendall and have assigned him to the Royals' Double-A team. Kendall, 38, last played in the Majors in 2010 with the Royals. He hit .256/.318/.297 with 37 RBI's and a 91 OPS+ in 490 plate appearances. He missed the entire 2011 season due to a shoulder injury. Image by Lordcolus under the Creative...

Royals 7, Twins 3

Lorenzo Cain drove in three runs and Alex Gordon had three hits and scored two runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Saturday night. Cain delivered run-producing singles in the first and fifth innings and he had an RBI-double in the seventh. Cain's three RBIs matched a career high, accomplished twice in 2010 when he was with Milwaukee. Gordon had his...

Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals betting odds and handicapping preview – July 19

Matchup Insight M’s vs. Royals Game 4 The Mariners took the first two games of the series scoring a whopping 18 runs total – a rare barrage for the team ranked 24th in scoring amongst all Big League clubs. Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Thursday July 19 Kaufmann Stadium 2:10PM Moneyline: Kansas City +105 O/U: 8.5 PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (7-5, 2...

Rockies, Royals swap Guthrie, Sanchez

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Royals and Rockies have swapped troublesome starting pitchers, with Jonathan Sanchez heading to Colorado and Jeremy Guthrie heading to Kansas City. Upon hearing about this deal, my first thought was "holy crap, Jonathan Sanchez in Coors Field!" Sanchez is familiar with Coors thanks to his time with the Giants, and...

Rockies trade Jeremy Guthrie to the Royals for Jonathan Sanchez

According to sources close to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports, the Colorado Rockies sent right handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Kansas City Royals in exchange of left handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Rockies, Royals swap pitchers

The Colorado Rockies acquired left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-hander Jeremy Guthrie on Friday.
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