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ALCIDES ESCOBAR RUMORS

Necessary Moves: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar’s inside-the-park home run ball nets $19K at auction

The ball Alcides Escobar laced into the outfield for an inside-the-park home run during Game 1 of the World Series has sold on the MLB’s auction website for a whopping $19,200, reports Darren Rovell. Escobar’s unconventional round-tripper during the first inning of the Kansas City Royals’ 5-4, extra innings victory over the New York Mets was the first inside-the-park home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Is baseball bad at bunting?

During the fifth inning of Game Two, as Alcides Escobar attempted to bunt against Jacob deGrom, Harold Reynolds decried the current state of bunting in professional baseball. Even after he admitted that hard throwers are hard to bunt on, he went on a mini tirade: “I know it’s hard to get one down against a guy that throws this hard, but I’ve never seen this bad of bunting...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar and a bat and a ball

Alcides Escobar is not a good hitter. I don’t say that to be mean — I say that to be honest. Even the Royals don’t really know how to explain Esky Magic. There’s no getting around his regular-season numbers, and when you mix in what he’s done in the playoffs, it doesn’t make that much of a difference. He’s the kind of hitter that, if you saw him in a community park...
Via Fangraphs
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and they just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest...
Via The Outside Corner
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that...Read More The post Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals bad for baseball?

The MLB has been busy suspending players as of late, most in particular being assigned to the Kansas City Royals. How do the Oakland A’s factor into these punishments? Well, it is hard to remain neutral and avoid such drama when you are directly faced with it, just as the A’s were when facing the Royals last week. It all started with a Friday night game at Kauffman Stadium when...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alcides Escobar goes the distance to make great catch

Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar ran a country mile to make an amazing sliding catch on a ball sliced into foul territory. Escobar started the track meet behind second base, sprinting towards the third-base foul line before making the sliding web gem to record the out. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Alcides Escobar Runs A Country Mile To Make Sliding...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' middle infield is halfway there: Escobar returns and looks good

ESKY LOOKS FINE: The best news to develop Saturday was the return of shortstop Alcides Escobar, who has been bothered this spring by shoulder inflammation that recently required a cortisone shot. Escobar was back in the lineup against the Rangers and looked sharp. Defensively, Escobar fielded all three chances with solid throws. And he made an excellent play deep in the hole, planted...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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