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Royals taking it slow with Kennedy, Hammel

Basically everyone either in the Royals' rotation or competing for a job is listed in the probables for the first six games of Spring Training. That would be except right-handers Ian Kennedy and Jason Hammel, who, of course, are locks for the rotation. This is by design, manager Ned Yost said.
2 days ago

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
5 days ago

Report: Hammel left Cubs because of frustration with Maddon

Jason Hammel left the Chicago Cubs to sign with the Kansas City Royals this offseason, and it apparently wasn’t a completely amiable departure.According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN on Saturday, frustration with Cubs manager Joe Maddon factored into Hammel’s decision to leave Chicago.From Rogers’ report:It became obvious — and at times public – that Hammel and his manager didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals announce their $16M, 2-year deal for Jason Hammel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have announced their $16 million, two-year contract with Jason Hammel, a move designed to shore up the starting rotation after the death of Yordano Ventura in a car accident last month. Hammel will make $5 million this season and $9 million next season, and the deal announced Wednesday includes a $2 million buyout of a 2019 mutual option. Hammel...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Royals, Jason Hammel agree to $16M, 2-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals and right-hander Jason Hammel have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, a person with direct knowledge negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal is pending a physical. The 34-year-old Hammel went 15-10 with a 3.83 ERA for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs last season...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

5 best remaining MLB free agents

Spring training is less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still a few players in the Major League Baseball free agent market that could make positive contributions to a team.Though roster spots are filling up, teams still have needs, and there is still talent out there.Here is a look at the five best free agents left on the market and where they might...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers considering Jason Hammel

Free agent right-hander Jason Hammel pitched in the AL West for all of three months in 2014, but he could be on the verge of making his grand return. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Friday, the Texas Rangers are among the teams considering Hammel. #Rangers among teams considering Jason Hammel, who is now represented by @Baseball_ACES. @MLB @MLBNetwork —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Teams unwilling to give Jason Hammel more than one year

Jason Hammel was expected to be one of the top pitchers in a weak free agent market, but apparently he is having trouble coming by long-term contract offers. Fan Ran Sports’ John Perrotto says many teams are unwilling to give Hammel more than a one-year deal. There are two reasons for that. One is that teams are concerned about the elbow issues that led Hammel to be left off the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel, Useful Free Agent

Even before Rich Hill re-signed with the Dodgers, this was a rough market for starting pitchers. Consider that sentence. It’s sort of upsetting. Consider that its implications could have been even more dire had the Cubs not declined Jason Hammel‘s option and made him a free agent. Hammel isn’t Chris Sale, of course, but what he is, however, is a quality big league starting...
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Jason Hammel Is No Longer a Cub

Not even 72 hours removed from winning the World Series, the Cubs made their first roster shakeup of the offseason – roster decision deadlines wait for no hangover. Yesterday, the Cubs officially declined the $12 million team option on Jason Hammel and will pay the $2 million buyout instead. Typically there isn’t too much surprise with contract options. Ryan Howard at $25 million...
Via Fangraphs
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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