Player Profile #146: Alex Rios | OF | KC

Which of the following seasons would you rather have as part of your 2015 fantasy team? Player A: 25 HR, 93 R, 91 RBI, 23 SB, .304 BA Player B: 18 HR, 83 R, 81 RBI, 42 SB, .278 BA Player C: 4 HR, 54 R, 54 RBI, 17 SB, .280 BA OK, so unless you enjoy pain, it’s clearly not player C. The choice between Players A and B is not as much a of a slam dunk, and you might think you definitely...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royal Five: These guys must rock for KC to roll in '15

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Obviously, the Royals are hoping for plenty of production from their three main free-agent signings -- designated hitter Kendrys Morales, outfielder Alex Rios and right-hander Edinson Volquez. But if the Royals are to make another run at the World Series in 2015, general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost know they need some of their nucleus from last year...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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
December 20, 2014  |  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
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 19, 2014  |  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...
December 19, 2014  |  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
December 18, 2014  |  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
December 17, 2014  |  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
December 16, 2014  |  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
December 16, 2014  |  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
December 16, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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. first reported the agreement. Rios' deal won't be official until he passes a physical...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 15, 2014  |  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...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Recap: Indians showing interest in Rios

Day three of the 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego is almost in the books. The news and rumors will surely continue into the night, and if anything of substance regarding the Indians has legs I will provide the update on Twitter @TonyIBI and in the newswire to the right. If anything more significant gains legs I will surely post it to the front page as well. Things were much busier...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Three teams interested in Alex Rios

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, free-agent outfielder Alex Rios is drawing interest from the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals. word is, mariners, royals and indians are among teams to check in on alex rios — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 5, 2014 The Mariners recently inked outfielder Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million deal this past...
Via Baseball Essential
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sparty Blog guide to MLB Free Agency ’14, Part 3: the guys you really care about

This is not a good year for superstars in free agency. The biggest names all have huge questions about them that might make a 6- or 7-year deal an impossible ask. How bad is it? Chase Headley and Alex Rios made Jeff Passan’s top 20 on his list of free agents. There is a ton […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Alex Rios is now a free agent after Texas declines option

The Texas Rangers struggled to a 67-win season in 2014. Injuries were a major factor, as the Rangers were a dreadful 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Although the offense was in the middle of the pack in runs scored, look for the Rangers to try to improve in all phases in 2015. One move that does not come as a surprise that Alex Rios has become a free agent after the Rangers decline...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Rios Dumps Agent, Hires Scott Boras

Updated November 1 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that free agent outfielder Alex Rios has parted ways with the Kinzer Management Group.and has hired Scott Boras to be his new agent. The Rangers officially declined Rios’ team option before the switch as the 33-year old outfielder tests free agency for the first time in his career. Rios is projected to get a one year deal...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Several Teams Expressing Interest In Alex Rios, Mets Not One Of Them

Several teams have already expressed interest in free agent Alex Rios already, but the Mets are not one of them reports Mike Vorkunov of “The Mets have long been assumed to be looking to upgrade a corner outfield position this offseason and have been reportedly linked with several free agent outfielders. One outfielder on the market who could fit the profile is Alex Rios...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Alex Rios For One Year Make Sense For Mets?

This month, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors profiled free-agent Alex Rios, concluding that the 11 year veteran would earn $8.5 million on a one year deal. As we’ve seen from Sandy Alderson, he always prefers short-term contracts to lengthy, multi-year deals. Rios will be on the market and could make a let of sense if Alderson chooses to wait for players like Brandon Nimmo and...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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