Found February 16, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. The Kansas City Royals, otherwise known as the new Tampa Bay Rays, are the 2012 World Series champions!  In one of the most stunning and unexpected playoff runs in recent memory, the Royals took the baseball world by storm by proving there are ways other than buying expensive free agents to win a World Series.  How did it happen?  Simple, it all comes down to drafting, developing and trading for the right players and making that timely run.  Oddly enough, it was the Detroit Tigers signing of Prince Fielder that sent the Royals to the postseason, but we’ll explain that later.   The 2012 Royals offense transformed into an unstoppable juggernaut led by stud DH Billy Butler.  Butler took his offense to entirely new level by hitting .320/.400/.587 with 55 doubles and 25 bombs.  He always had...

Royals agree to terms with Collins on 1-yr deal

The Royals and left-hander Tim Collins have agreed to terms on a contract for this season, leaving 11 unsigned players on their 40-man roster. The unsigned players have fewer than three years of service time, which means their contracts can be set at the club's discretion. The deal with the 22-year-old Collins was announced Friday, three days before pitchers and catchers are...

Five Royals Players Who Could Surprise Fans In Surprise

The Kansas City Royals make their Spring Training home at the Surprise Recreation Campus in Surprise, AZ. I have no idea why a group of people got together and named a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona Surprise. Maybe the dry heat had something to do with it. But it does give me an opportunity to make a dry pun about the surprise players the Royals may have in Spring Training. I picked...

Holland Expects To Lead Improved Pen

Minus the venerable veteran Joakim Soria, the Kansas City Royals bullpen had to have felt about like a college pitching staff last season. The primary contributors ranged in age from 21 to 25. Whether by choice or by default, the Royals stocked their bullpen with rookies and rolled the dice last season. The results were mixed, but the experience gained gives KC much to be excited...

The Deadly Sin Of Greed

Alex Gordon and his new contract have been the hot topic of the Kansas City Royals off season.  To pay or not to pay? But the Royals have to take into consideration that if they show they are willing to pay players now, the younger players, with future contract opportunities, will be shown the willingness of the Glass family to spend a little money. Photo Courtesy of Minda Haas...

Royals Spring Broadcasts Announced

ROYALS AND ENTERCOM-KANSAS CITY ANNOUNCE 15 GAMES OF 2012 SPRING TRAINING BROADCAST SCHEDULE KANSAS CITY, MO (February 15, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals and Entercom-Kansas City today announced the first 15 broadcasts of the 2012 Royals Spring Training Radio schedule that will air on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM).  All Spring Training contests will be webcast on, including...

Royals, LHP Collins agree to one-year deal

The Kansas City Royals signed left-handed relief pitcher Tim Collins to a one-year contract on Friday.The 22-year-old went 4-4 with a 3.63 ERA in 68 games for the Royals during his rookie season in 2011.Collins was acquired by the Royals from the Atlanta Braves on July 31, 2010.

Royals exercise option, keep Yost through 2013

The Kansas City Royals exercised their option on manager Ned Yost to keep him with the club through the 2013 season.

Royals sign P Collins

The Kansas City Royals signed relief pitcher Tim Collins to a one-year contract on Friday.

Collins agrees to terms with Royals

The Royals and left-hander Tim Collins have agreed to a one-year Major League contract, the club announced on Friday.

Royals to webcast all Spring Training games

The Royals announced that all Spring Training games will be webcast on starting with the Sunday, March 4 opener against the Texas Rangers.

The Wonder Dog Rex Hudler Speaks

On Valentine’s Day this year, the Kansas City Royals new announce team sat down with reporters and talked about their experiences and various aspects of the game. During that session, these highlights were brought to focus. We give you new Royals announcer, Rex Hudler.

Ball Star | The Royals, spring training and optimism

Three days. Royals pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Monday in Surprise, Ariz. The rest of the roster, if not already present, will flood in during the following days. More than anything, there will be one singular question serving as the underpinning for spring training and the rest of the season. Is it realistic to believe the Royals are ready to win now?

Mattingly more confident in bullpen this spring

Though closer Jonathan Broxton is no longer with the Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly claims that his confidence level in his bullpen is higher this year than last with Spring Training starting next week.
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