Royals and Ian Kennedy finalize $70 million, 5-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have announced their $70 million, five-year deal with pitcher Ian Kennedy, which was agreed to nearly two weeks ago but did not become official until Friday. Kennedy was to be introduced at the team's annual FanFest later in the day. The 31-year-old right-hander went 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA for the San Diego Padres last season. He is four years removed...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Backloaded deal means Kennedy will make $7.5M with Royals in 2016

The Kansas City Royals recently signed free agent right-hander Ian Kennedy to a five-year deal worth $60 million, but the terms of his deal don't break down evenly.As Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported on Twitter Wednesday morning, Kennedy's contract is actually backloaded, something that could benefit the 2016 Royals:With the club paying close attention to its finances, even coming...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Hand Underwhelming Kennedy Overwhelming Contract

You could say the market has agreed upon a price for mid-level innings-eaters around 30 years of age. The Kansas City Royals reportedly agreed on Saturday morning to sign right-handed starter Ian Kennedy to a five-year deal worth $70 million. It’s a big contract, a surprising contract, but one that falls right in line with similar deals inked by Mike Leake (5/80), Wei-Yin Chen...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals give Ian Kennedy five years, $70 million

The reigning World Series Champion Kansas City Royals have had a rather successful offseason. They lost Ben Zobrist to free agency, but were able to retain the services of left fielder Alex Gordon. And that might prove to be the better move for the Royals. More on that in a bit. To shore up a rotation that saw the departure of second-half-hero Johnny Cueto, the R0yals have now given...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Working on Deal with Kennedy, Close in on Rounding Out Rotation

  It was tweeted by Jon Heyman earlier today that the Royals are making progress in signing pitching free agent Ian Kennedy. Kennedy would provide the starter that General Manager Dayton Moore has alluded to have been seeking since the end of the postseason. While spending his last 3 seasons with the Padres, he has a 3.97 ERA in 426.2 innings and has struck out 9.2 batters...
Via Royals Blue
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Still on the Board (for Now): Ian Kennedy

It’s mid-January, a time when the baseball calendar is usually dominated by the arbitration process and the lead-up thereto, the excitement of the exchanging of figures, pre-hearing settlements, etc. Not in 2016. Material free agents remain unsigned, from Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, Dexter Fowler and friends on the position player side to Yovani Gallardo and Ian Kennedy among...
Via Fangraphs
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

A Thorough Consideration of Ian Kennedy

You probably didn’t wake up today thinking “today I’d like to read something about Ian Kennedy.” That’s fine. You probably didn’t wake up yesterday thinking “today I’d like to read something about Wei-Yin Chen” or “today I’d like to read something about the Marlins,” but both those things got folded into the same post. It’s the middle of January. This isn’t...
Via Fangraphs
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start

By Jason Parker For San Diego Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy, the struggle was indeed real. Kennedy was trying desperately to get back home Friday for the birth of his fourth child. Unfortunately, the Padres were playing in Miami against the Marlins, and inclement weather kept him from being able to fly out for the birth. So, in the age of technology, what else did he do but fire up...
Via Gamedayr
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Grading the first third of the season

Well, 62 games are in the books, and the San Diego Padres are exactly who we assumed they would be; a sub-par baseball team with a pretty good pitching staff, but an anemic offense. Despite being ranked last in every offensive stat category, except slugging percentage which is ranked 29th…, the Padres have managed to find ways to win ball games, and currently sit with a 28-34 record...
Via isportsweb.com
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 8 MLB Waiver Wire: Ian Kennedy stays hot; worth a look in San Diego

Ian Kennedy(SP,SD,47% owned): I endorsed Kennedy last week as one of my “hot” players and he made me look very smart for doing so. For most readers, you immediately want to know why you should pick this player up. That being said, let’s cut to the chase. You need pitching help. Whether you own Jose Fernandez, Matt Moore, Kris Medlen, Jarrod Parker, Patrick Corbin, etc. So many...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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