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Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Shortstop Escobar aiming for the fences

Shortstop Alcides Escobar made a bold statement right out of the gate Saturday as rain cut short the Royals' workout: he believes he can hit double-digit home runs after hitting a career-high seven homers in 2016.
Via Royals.com
8 days ago

Are the Royals plotting revenge against Mets, Syndergaard?

The Kansas City Royals got the last laugh against the New York Mets in last season’s World Series, but that apparently is not enough for the Royals. According to a report from Newsday, the World Series champions may take it upon themselves to deliver another message to the Mets in the 2016 season opener Sunday night in Kansas City. The Royals want to get revenge on Mets starting...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2016  |  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

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

Brett Lawrie blasts Royals fans for ‘antagonizing’ players

By Steve DelVecchio The series that the Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals played over the weekend was as heated as it gets for mid-April. It all started Friday, when A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie took out Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar with a hard slide. Escobar called the play “dirty” after the game. Then on Saturday, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura drilled Lawrie...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 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
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