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Ian Kennedy Is Doing a Fabulous Impression of an Ace

The Kansas City Royals had won 13 of 15 games entering play on Tuesday only to lose their last two games in one-run, extra-inning fashion to the Yankees. They are now three games back in the Wild Card race and trailing five other teams in competition for two spots. Two weeks ago our playoff odds gave them a less than 1% chance of making the playoffs — and, two days ago, those odds...
Via Fangraphs
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Calculating Ian Kennedy’s Negative Trade Value

At 49-51, 8 1/2 games out of first place, the Royals sound like they realize they’re probably not contenders this year, and with a few days to go before the trade deadline, they’re now listening to offers for their best trade chips. Given the price of relievers these days, Wade Davis is pretty clearly their most valuable asset, and the Royals could expect to get back a significant...
Via Fangraphs
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kennedy makes Royals debut in 7-6 loss to White Sox

SURPRISE, Ariz.-- Ian Kennedy pitched two innings in his debut with the Kansas City Royals, who have lost four in a row to begin spring training after falling 7-6 to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.Kennedy, who signed a $70 million, five-year contract with the World Series champions over the winter, allowed one run and four hits while striking out three.Adam Eaton went 3 for 3...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Kennedy is fitting in well with Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Ian Kennedy is liking the way things look with the Kansas City Royals.Kennedy was the Royals' most expensive free agent offseason addition, signing a five-year, $70 million contract last month with the defending World Series champs. That is the most money the Royals have ever given a pitcher."They make it real easy on me," Kennedy said of fitting in with his teammates...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The addition of Ian Kennedy

The Kansas City Royals reported to Spring Training this past week and look to work towards making the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Some key players that helped lead the team to a World Series Title a year ago departed the franchise in free agency, including utility-man Ben Zobrist and starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The Royals were able to add some pieces this offseason...
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

How Kennedy Signing Will Impact Royals' Future

After the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, they were faced with the questions all champs face: What do we do now? And, how do we get back here? For the Royals, who just recently became contenders, finding the answers to these questions is even more important. Their homegrown star, Alex Gordon, and two big trade acquisitions, Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist, were free agents...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Ian Kennedy agrees to five-year, $70 million deal with Royals

The Kansas City Royals’ title defense is already off and running. After beating the odds and re-signing outfielder Alex Gordon earlier this month, the Royals agreed to a deal with free agent righthander Ian Kennedy on Saturday. The deal is for five years and $70 million, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. ian kennedy, royals in agreement on $70M, 5-yr deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2016  |  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

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