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Royals sign veteran outfielder Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

  The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout. The 33-year-old Rios should...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals banking on a healthy Rios for power boost in right field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- New Royals right fielder Alex Rios wants to assure everyone he hasn't suddenly lost his power. Rios' sub-par 2014 season in which he hit just four homers seemed to be more of a product of a nagging thumb injury that at one point in August got infected enough that it required surgery. Rios tried his best to persevere. But a once promising season -- he led the league...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout. The...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals throw $11 million dollars in the toilet by signing Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals have signed Alex Rios to an $11 million deal. While this deal rivals the Braves giving Nick Markakis $44 million over four seasons it is at-least not that bad because Rios will be earning just 25% of what Markakis will. I have often shyed away from saying that players are a waste of money but that is exactly how I feel about both Markakis and Rios. Rios, soon...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Blue Christmas

  It is almost Christmas in America's Heartland, and snow is officially on the ground.  Yet the topic of a majority of people's conversations is not about the Chief's up-coming game with the Pittsburg Steelers which has serious playoff implications.  It is not about College Bowl games or the new playoff series.  It is not even really about college basketball.  Rather the...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

Do you remember a couple weeks ago when people were lamenting the lack of moves made by the Kansas City Royals this off-season? That seems like ages ago. Pushing aside the Jason Frasor and Luke Hochevar transactions were a flurry of moves that appear to have the Royals roster pretty well set for the 2015 season. Signing Kendrys Morales, Alex Rios, Edinson Volquez and now Kris Medlen...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Quest For A Full Time Right Fielder May Come Up Empty

No Melky, No Rios, Now What? After seemingly being on the verge of signing free agent right fielder Melky Cabrera the Seattle Mariners instead swung and missed as he wound up signing a three year deal with the White Sox. Why did this happen?  Maybe the Mariners wouldn’t go four years.  Maybe they didn’t think Melky was worth $14 million per season when that’s pretty much...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have not made much of a splash in free agency

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, here is a look at how the Indians rivals in the AL Central have fared: KANSAS CITY ROYALS Last season: 89-73, second. Beat Oakland in AL Wild Card game, swept Los Angeles Angels in three games in AL Division Series, swept Baltimore in four games in AL Championship Series, lost to San Francisco in seven games in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals haven't made a flurry of moves because, says Moore, they don't have to

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the rest of the American League Central teams pummeled the transaction wire with trades and free-agent signings the past few weeks, Royals general manager Dayton Moore seemed unmoved by the whirlwind. Why? Because Moore had no reason to panic. His roster didn't need to be revamped. "I wasn't really surprised by it all," Moore said. "But the truth is, we have...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting Pitcher Addition Will Determine Royals’ Offseason Success

Since the last time we talked, the Royals have been busy. But I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I can figure out exactly what they’re trying to do.Sure, the pieces they’ve added at least match up with the holes in the roster. Lose designated hitter Billy Butler? Add designated hitter Kendrys Morales. Need a right field replacement for Nori Aoki? Bring in Alex Rios. Everything...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Aloud About the 2015 Royals

Barring a blockbuster trade that shakes up the foundation of the Royals, it looks like the 2015 version of the team is shaping up right before our eyes. With the free agent signings of Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios, the Royals two big needs on offense have been taken care of, and with re-signing Jason Frasor and Luke Hochevar along with reaching a one-year deal with Yohan Pino, it...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Sign Alex Rios

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The Kansas City have come to  terms with free agent outfielder Alex Rios. The deal will be worth $11 million and 1 year. Rios spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers. In 2014, Rios hit .280 with 4 home runs and 54 RBIs. The 33-year-old is a 2-time All-Star (2006, 2007). Rios made his MLB debut in 2004 with the Toronto Blue Jays. In August...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios And Problems of Perception

Why Alex Rios can't win the battle of optics when it comes to his contract
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone is trying to close the gap on the Royals -- but how've they done?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One thing about all this Hot Stove League activity in the American League Central is certain: The rest of the division is trying mightily to catch up with the AL champion Kansas City Royals. And as the Twins and especially the White Sox threw tons of money at their issues, the Royals, too, have felt compelled to "keep up," as one Royals official put it. Thus,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are failing to capitalize on their World Series run

The Kansas City Royals are still basking in the afterglow of their magical run to the World Series and enjoying all the benefits that come with it. The extra prestige of proving themselves as a contender, the buy-in from ownership that the team is heading in the right direction and, of course, that big influx of cash that comes with an extended postseason run. All of these things...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals set offense, sign Alex Rios

  On Monday, the Royals went out and signed themselves a right fielder. Alex Rios has been a rumor the last couple of trade deadlines, and it seems Dayton Moore still had his eye stuck on him. Rios signed a 1 year deal worth $11 million. He will take over right field from recently departed Nori Aoki. There are two sides to this signing as Rios has displayed power in...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Gamble on Rios Not Wise

The Kansas City Royals have filled their hole in right field in a way I feared would happen. They did so by signing Alex Rios to a one-year deal worth $11 million. By doing so, the lineup appears set at this point, but I worry that this move just isn't enough to make a huge difference. Of course, that's because I'm not a fan of Alex Rios and don't believe that he's especially good...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Stove: Royals Sign Alex Rios, Yankees Sign Chase Headley

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Alex Rios have agreed to terms on a one-year, $11 million deal. Rios, 33, spent last season with the Texas Rangers, hitting at a .280/.311/.398 clip, with 30 doubles, 8 triples and 4 home runs. He tallied 54 runs batted in while scoring 54 runs and stealing 17 bases. For his career, Rios is a .278/.323...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios’ deal with KC brings Cuddyer’s deal into question

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a one-year, $11 million contract with outfielder Alex Rios on Monday night. Rios, 33, is a career .278/.323/.439 hitter in 11 big league seasons. However, he slashed only .280/.311/.398 with 4 home runs for the Texas Rangers in 2014. The two-time All-Star was not given a qualifying offer by the Rangers, making him more attractive to teams...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the negotiations says outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was subject to Rios passing a physical. Rios will take over in right field from Nori Aoki, who became a free agent after helping the Royals win their...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Lowrie, Anderson, Motte and Rios have new clubs

Four relatively big free-agents have found new homes today, as Jed Lowie, Brett Anderson, Jason Motte and Alex Rios all were signed by new ball clubs. Lowrie, 30, is going to the Houston Astros, on a three-year/$23 million deal with an option for a fourth year. He hit for a .249 batting average with six homers and 50 RBIs last season with the Oakland A’s. The Astros now seemingly...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios headed to Kansas City

33-year-old outfielder Alex Rios is headed to the Kansas City Royals on a 1-year, $11-million dollar contract, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Rios played for the Texas Rangers last year, batting .280 in 131 games. The signing of Rios seems to indicate the end of Norichika Aoki experiment in Kansas City, as well as Jarrod Dyson‘s return to being a defensive replacement/pinch-runner...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: OF Rios agrees with Royals on one-year, $11M deal

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with outfielder Alex Rios on a one-year, $11M deal, according to FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Rios, 33, spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers. In 2014, the rightfielder batted .280 with four home runs, 54 RBI, 54 runs and 17 stolen bases.
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals, Alex Rios agree to 1-year, $11M deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lanky outfielder Alex Rios, who has long been a favorite among Royals executives, is soon to become a Royal. A source close to the situation on Monday night confirmed an earlier report that Rios had agreed to terms with the Royals on a one-year deal for $11 million. CBSSports.com first reported the agreement. Rios' deal won't be official until he passes a physical...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals waste money seeking outfield help in Alex Rios

The Royals have been looking for outfield help this offseason, whether or not they got it by signing Alex Rios remains to be seen. On Monday the Royals signed the 34-year-old to a one-year deal worth $11 million after he hit a pathetic .280/.311/.398 with four home runs over 521 plate appearances with the Rangers in 2014. I will be as critical as necessary on this one. Alex Rios...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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