Surprised by trade, Smith sees plenty of positives with Brewers

PHOENIX -- When Will Smith reported to the Brewers' Maryvale, Ariz., spring training complex last week, he was about 20 miles from where he expected to be this February. Coming off a 2013 season in which he emerged as one of the most reliable arms in the Kansas City Royals bullpen, the 24 year-old lefty seemed ticketed for a spot in the Royals bullpen in 2014. Recalled by the...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers offseason rumors

The Milwaukee Brewers have not made many moves in the offseason and are the only team yet to sign a Major League Free agent. This is not an accident because of General Manager Doug Melvin’s past experience with free agents.  After being burned in the past with the large contracts and small production of pitchers like Jeff Suppan, Randy Wolf and David Riske, it fair to understand...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals shouldn't mess with success -- keep Will Smith in 'pen in 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Say what you want about the Royals not developing enough starters from their minor league system, and that criticism is justified. But the one thing they do well -- really well -- is convert starters to shutdown relievers. Reliever Kelvin Herrera started his minor league career in the rotation. He struggled mightily. The Royals switched him to the 'pen and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees field reporter busts out Will Smith rap

Yankees field reporter Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) is apparently a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” fan, as she busts out the theme song during a pregame discussion of Independence Day (and the Royals Will Smith being a winning pitcher on that day).  Marakovits is from Walnutport, PA, just north of Philadelphia.  Watch as she drops the beats courtesy of YES network (“In...
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July 05, 2013  |  1 Comment

Kansas City Royals Recall Will Smith From Triple-A Omaha

The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-handed pitcher Will Smith for today’s double-header. He will serve as bullpen depth and then most likely get sent down after the game. He will have a good shot at returning at some point during the year. The post Kansas City Royals Recall Will Smith From Triple-A Omaha appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Smith Whiffing his way to KC

by John Viril— Ever since pitcher Will Smith was traded to the Kansas City organization, he’s been nothing but an afterthought. He arrived from the Los Angeles Angels along with P Sean O’Sullivan in a July 2010 trade for Royals 3B Alberto Callaspo. At the time, O’Sullivan had already appeared in 11 major league games and was considered the more advanced prospect while Smith...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Option Pitcher Will Smith

MLB News: The Kansas City Royals optioned pitcher Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha after having been called up to serve as bullpen insurance in Sunday’s doubleheader. While he didn’t get to pitch in either game, he should have another opportunity later in the year. Fantasy Ramifications: Smith holds no fantasy baseball relevance for 2013. The post Kansas City Royals Option Pitcher...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Call Up Will Smith for Doubleheader

MLB News: LHP Will Smith was recalled from Triple-A Omaha by the Kansas City Royals. On Sunday, the Royals played a doubleheader against the Red Sox and are allowed, by rule, to roster 26 players. Smith had been pitching well in Omaha with a 2.81 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 16 innings of work. Fantasy Ramifications: There is no fantasy relevance at this time for Will Smith. It...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith's maturity leads to call before other prospects

Left-hander Will Smith has been the forgotten Royals pitching prospect. Acquired in 2010 in a trade with the Angels for Alberto Callaspo, Smith, 22, has taken a backseat in prospect talk to pitchers such as Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi and Chris Dwyer. "That's probably because he doesn't really have a blazing fastball," said Royals assistant general manager...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Smith to make Major League Debut for Royals in New York

I'm going to leave the "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" jokes to anyone else who wants them... For now...Tonight in New York, Kansas City Royals' 6 foot 5 inch lefty is slated to make his Major League Baseball debut, starting for the Royals in New York against the Yankees.In 2012, the 22-year old Will Smith, is 1-3 with a 4...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

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