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EDINSON VOLQUEZ RUMORS

Slow and slower: Pitch clocks would most affect Royals' Duffy, Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With concerns building that major league games last too long, a pitch clock will be used at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season. It's a pilot program, if you will, to see what might help speed the game along. Details have not been released, but it is believed the rules will be similar to what was used in the Arizona Fall League last fall. Pitchers there...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Edinson Volquez signing

Edinson Volquez officially became a Kansas City Royal on Monday (steelcitybuzz). The Kansas City Royals have had a busy offseason to this point, making acquisitions to try and make it to the playoffs in consecutive seasons in 2015. Among the moves made thus far, General Manager Dayton Moore has added depth to the bullpen as well as signed a few players that will compete for a spot...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals announce two-year $20M deal with right-hander Volquez

  Edinson Volquez watched the Kansas City Royals make their surprising run to the World Series this past autumn and thought to himself, ''Maybe I want to be a part of things there.'' On Monday, he took the biggest step toward doing just that. Volquez finalized a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season and was announced during a brief news...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals get Edinson Volquez, and you get my Thoughts!

Last night the Kansas City Royals announced the signing of right handed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a 2 year $20 million deal.  Volquez will turn 32 this Summer and has been pitching in the big leagues since 2005.  Over that time he has posted a career 4.44, with a 1.454 WHIP and k/bb ratio of 1.8 .  In his career he has never gotten to the magical 200 inning mark GMDM said...
Via Royals Blue
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez signs with the Royals

Ray Searage helped make Edinson Volquez a rich man: Jon Heyman reported this afternoon that the Royals have signed Volquez to a two-year/$20 million deal. I am of two minds about this deal. My first thought is that I’m happy that the Pirates didn’t give this sort of deal to Volquez. I’m relatively certain that his 2014 was a mirage and while I have a lot of confidence in the...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez that will pay him a total of $20M. The deal is still pending a physical. The Pittsburgh Pirates got great value out of Volquez in 2014, signing him to a one-year, $5M deal. He posted a 3.04 ERA over 192.2 innings, making 31 starts and one relief appearance. That was after posting a 5.71 ERA...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What did Edinson Volquez do differently in 2014, and what hasn’t changed?

Edinson Volquez had a better year in 2014 than he did in 2013. This seems like an obvious statement to make — Volquez had the worst ERA among qualified pitchers in baseball last year, putting up a 5.71 ERA with the Padres and Dodgers. Given that the Padres and Dodgers both pitch in pitcher’s parks, that number is even more impressive. In 2014, Volquez has been the mainstay...
Via WHYGAVS?
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Pittsburgh Pirates turn quick triple play

The Pittsburgh Pirates had never turned a triple play at PNC Park heading into Sunday’s game against Chicago. But that all changed in the fourth inning of the National League matchup. With runners on first and second, P Edinson Volquez was in a jam and desperately needed an out or two to prevent what could’ve been a big inning. Thanks to a quick turn by Josh Harrison, Neil Walker...
Via The Sports Daily
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Edinson Volquez project

Edinson Volquez Edinson Volquez has been very disappointing so far this spring training, and the Pittsburgh Pirates season begins next Monday with the right-hander still struggling to find his grove. The Pirates signed the 30-year-old pitcher to a one-year, $5 million deal over the offseason as a reclamation project with hopes that Volquez could turn his career around much like A...
Via isportsweb.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez is not the next Liriano

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been a bit like the Statue of Liberty when it comes to broken pitchers: "Give me your tired, your poor..." They took a seemingly broken A.J. Burnett and received two productive years from him. They took a seemingly broken Francisco Liriano and he had a fantastic year for them last year and even won a playoff game. Now, the expectation is that their...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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