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I believe the Royals are a team on the way up. It’s hard to see that sometimes, especially with all the losing over the years, a disappointing 2012 season and the sometimes questionable moves of General Manager Dayton Moore. But the team is much better than it was just a couple of years ago and there’s plenty to be thankful for.
Except for second base and right field, the position players are in good shape: Yes, Eric Hosmer had a down year and Mike Moustakas cooled off after a good first half of the season. And Lorenzo Cain‘s injury-plagued season featured a just serviceable Jarrod Dyson in center field. But solid contributions by Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Alcides Escobar and the limited playing time of Salvador Perez showed promise. If Hosmer, Moustakas and Johnny Giavotella improve, Cain stays healthy, Wil Myers takes Jeff Francoeur‘s place in right field, and the lineup hits for more power, the Royals will have a young, potent lineup. There’s still a lot of ifs, but there’s les...
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If I am trying to study for an exam, the last thing you should do is send me a text message informing me that the Boston Red Sox are in talks to acquire one of the best prospects in Major League Baseball.
Of course, this is exactly what my friend Ryan Courville did with a simple text message that read the following:
“Will Myers for Jon Lester?”
I spit out my coffee and immediately...
The Royals appear serious about making a run at contention in 2013, and they’re willing to trade away some of their better prospects to prove it.
With a report swirling that Kansas City was discussing a swap of top prospect Wil Myers with the Red Sox in exchange for Jon Lester, many Boston fans are likely wondering who exactly this youngster is and whether he might be worth trading...
According to reports out of Kansas City and Boston, the Royals have discussed trading outfield prospect Wil Myers to the Red Sox and Rays in deals that would net them Jon Lester or James Shields respectively. These discussions are the fruit of the Royals desire to upgrade a rotation that posted an ERA- of 122 as a group last year, the fourth worst mark of any club in baseball. ...
Born: February 16, 1985
Drafted: 25th Round, 756th Overall, 2007 (Royals)
How Acquired: Trade (from Royals) with Vin Mazzaro for Luis Rico and Luis Santos
College: Troy University
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Robinson has never gotten much respect from scouts. He...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Luis Santos and left-hander Luis Rico from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson. Santos and Rico have been assigned to the Surprise Royals.
The 21-year-old Santos pitched...
The Royals have traded right-hander Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico.
Mazzaro was 4-3 with a 5.73 ERA for the Royals while filling in as a spot starter because of injuries last season. Robinson struck out twice in his first four major league at-bats. Both were designated for assignment on Nov...
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Kansas City, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad and catcher Brayan Pena were outrighted to the minor leagues and both elected free agency. Volstad and Pena were designated for assignment on November 20.
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 27, 1986
Drafted: 3rd round, 101st overall, 2005 (Athletics)
How Acquired: Trade (from Athletics) with Clint Robinson for Luis Rico and Luis Sanchez
High School: Rutherford (NJ) HS
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When Mazzaro was drafted, he...
by John Viril—
After the Kansas City Royals signed Jeremy Guthrie, GM Dayton Moore indicated he’s still looking to add starting pitching—likely through trade. Numerous reports have included Tampa Bay Ray’s right-hander Jeremy Hellickson as one of Kansas City’s possible targets. Many whispers mention 2012 silver-slugger DH Billy Butler as the possible return. The Royals...
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Even so, it’s a heck of a chip — if the Royals choose to use it. Wil Myers was the consensus minor-league player of the year and is already drawing heavy interest from numerous clubs.
While the Royals are...
The Royals have already landed former Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana and kept Jeremy Guthrie in house for three more seasons — and they’re looking to add even more pitching.
Jon Lester and James Shields are two names that have popped up in Royals internal discussions, according to Kansas City Star reporter Bob Dutton. Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore wants to add...
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KANSAS CITY, MO (November 28, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Luis Santos and left-hander Luis Rico from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson. Santos and Rico have been assigned to the Surprise Royals...
There are few slam dunks when projecting the major league careers of prospects.
Although MLB teams horde prospects because of the necessity of having cost-controlled players producing while they’re in their prime years, really it’s a numbers game. Teams understand that projecting prospects is, essentially, a war of attrition, and even player’s labeled as “can’t miss”...
The Pirates made two minor trades on Wednesday, acquiring Vin Mazzaro, Clint Robinson, and Zach Stewart from the Royals and Red Sox. The Bucs sent minor leaguers Luis Rico and Luis Santos to Kansas City for Mazzaro and Robinson, and they will send Boston a player to be named later in exchange for Stewart.
Mazzaro, Robinson, and Stewart were added to the 40-man roster, and to clear...
The Red Sox and Royals have discussed a trade that would send Jon Lester to Kansas City for Wil Myers. Does it make sense to consider trading Lester when the rotation is so thin?
Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox and Royals d...