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Do the San Francisco Giants have enough offense?

By Dave Tobener Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Nori Aoki edition

Nori Aoki was a big part of the team’s success last season ( The Kansas City Royals are still looking for a right fielder to help complete their 2015 lineup. Norichika Aoki played in all but 30 games for the Royals last season and was a valuable asset to the ballclub all year long. With Aoki becoming a free agent after the 2014 season, the Royals will need to negotiate...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No Joke: Aoki Is On Fire

If I would have told that Norichika Aoki would break a Royals record at the beginning of the season…..well I wouldn’t have, so don’t worry about it.The fact is, an offseason trade acquisition by Dayton Moore is one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball. He has been the lone consistent bright spot over the last few games, accounting for nearly half of the hits the Royals...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Aoki Dokey

After a disappointing first half Norichika Aoki has really turned it on, resulting in a +46% spike in ownership which made him this week's most added player. Most fantasy owners invested in the Royals' outfielder expecting a high average, lots of runs scored, and a steals total somewhere in the twenties. But prior to the All-Star break, Aoki was hitting a ho-hum .260 with seven...
Via Razzball
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina hits Norichika Aoki in head with throw

This is one of the more odd, more frightening things we’ve seen in awhile. Two pitches into Thursday’s Cardinals-Royals game, after Michael Wacha threw a ball to Norichika Aoki, Yadier Molina’s throw back to Wacha smashed Aoki in the head. It was clearly a freak accident, as neither Molina or Aoki did anything that wasn’t normal. Regardless, it’s pretty scary – there...
Via The Outside Corner
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Outfielder Knocks Himself Over With Amazingly Bad Swing (Video)

Kansas City Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki has 53 hits so far this season, but he hasn’t gotten a hit in his last 13 at-bats. Horrible swings like the one he produced on Wednesday won’t help his cause. In the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros, Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart fired a fastball high and inside that seemed destined to nail Aoki in the...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Norichika is 'Aoki Dokie' and so is the Royals' bullpen in home opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What the Royals' 7-5 win over the White Sox in the Kauffman Stadium home opener lacked in grace it certainly made up for in terms of necessity. With the home folks a little skittish after the Royals suffered back-to-back walk-off losses in Detroit, the Royals took care of business at home with a 13-hit effort that likely eased concerns. 3 UP THE CLOSER(S) Thank...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Norichika Aoki Moments

(Image: Morry Gash/AP) I would guess most Brewers fans think it’s a shame that the Norichika Aoki era came to an end earlier this week (unless he pulls a Betancourt).  There are plenty of players that fans like to gripe about, but it’s hard to remember Aoki generating any animosity in his two seasons in Milwaukee.  Even when he went through slumps or committed the odd...
Via Brewers Bar
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers trade Norichika Aoki for Royals lefty Will Smith

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers cleared their jam in the outfield Thursday by trading right fielder Norichika Aoki to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Will Smith. Moving Aoki allows the Brewers to shift Ryan Braun to right field and opens up left field for Khris Davis, a young power-hitting outfielder Milwaukee wanted to make room for this offseason...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals acquire outfielder Aoki from Milwaukee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals indeed landed a right fielder to bolster their offense. But it wasn't Carlos Beltran. At least not yet. Staying aggressive as the Beltran sweepstakes play out, Royals general manager Dayton Moore landed Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki on Thursday for left-hander Will Smith. Aoki, 31, played mostly right field for the Brewers the past two seasons...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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