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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Más para los Reales: Pérez y Escobar ganan Guantes de Oro

NUEVA YORK (AP) Salvador Pérez no se cansa de coleccionar trofeos. Flamante Jugador Más Valioso de la Serie Mundial, el receptor venezolano de los Reales de Kansas City ganó su tercer Guante de Oro a la excelencia defensiva. Pérez fue uno de los tres jugadores de los campeones de las Grandes Ligas premiados con Guantes de de Oro. Los otros fueron el torpedero venezolano Alcides...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar, Not Xander Bogaerts, Wins Gold Glove At Shortstop

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts’ quest for a Gold Glove came up just short Tuesday night. Bogaerts was an America League Gold Glove finalist, but Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar took home the award instead. You can find out who won the rest of the awards below. Catcher American League: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals (third straight) National League:...
14 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Shortstop Alcides Escobar Makes History On First Pitch Of The World Series

There is nothing like making World Series history on the first pitch of Game One of the Series (next to winning the series perhaps), but that is exaclty what 2-year old Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar did when he hit an inside-the-park home run off Matt Harvey's first pitch Tuesday night. He got a little help from a poor fielding job by Yoenis Cespedes, but so what...
Via FatManWriting
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar hits inside-the-park home run on Matt Harvey’s first pitch (video)

The 2015 World Series started off with a bang. Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar did something that no player had done in a World Series game since 1903: He hit a lead-off inside-the-park home run. Matt Harvey started his outing with a 95 mph fastball that got too much of the plate, and Escobar crushed it to the warning track in left-center. Yoenis Cespedes misplayed the...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Royals Hit Inside The Park Home Run On First Pitch To Open World Series

There are plenty of ways to start a World Series game. Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals decided he was going to make the first pitch he saw of the 2015 World Series a history making moment. After the New York Mets went down in order to open the first inning, Escobar stepped up to the plate and hit a fastball from Matt Harvey that seemed to be misplayed in center field and...
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar leads off with inside-the-park home run

If you bet on “inside-the-park home run” for how the first run of the 2015 World Series would be scored, congratulations! You are probably counting a lot of money right now. Game 1 of the World Series got off to an electrifying start for the home fans at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar cranked the first pitch he saw from the Mets...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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