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Should You Buy Alex Rios?

If you’re drafting this weekend, get the tools your leaguemates don’t have: our Custom Rankings Generator and All-in-One Draft Buddy, two great tools with the BaseballProf 100% Money Back Guarantee! Rios is having a great spring and isn’t done yet (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) New year, new team. Alex Rios is off to a hot start in 2015 spring training as he seems to be putting...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios lead Royals past Giants

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad 4-2 Sunday. Hosmer, who hiked his batting average to .353, doubled in the fourth and scored on Rios' single. Rios also doubled in the sixth and scored on Salvador Perez's single. Moustakas had an RBI double in the sixth. "We swung the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios lead Royals past Giants 4-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad 4-2 Sunday. Hosmer, who hiked his batting average to .353, doubled in the fourth and scored on Rios' single. Rios also doubled in the sixth and scored on Salvador Perez's single. Moustakas had an RBI double in the sixth. Alex Gordon...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Kansas City Royals

No, it wasn’t a dream (or nightmare depending on your perspective). The Kansas City Royals are the defending AL pennant winners. Was their 2014 run a Cinderella story or is this team finally ready to be a power in the AL Central? Depth Chart (as of 3/20) C: Salvador Perez 1B: Eric Hosmer 2B: Omar Infante 3B: Mike Moustakas SS: Alcides Escobar LF: Alex Gordon CF: Lorenzo...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Kansas City Royals

No, it wasn’t a dream (or nightmare depending on your perspective). The Kansas City Royals are the defending AL pennant winners. Was their 2014 run a Cinderella story or is this team finally ready to be a power in the AL Central? Depth Chart (as of 3/20) C: Salvador Perez 1B: Eric Hosmer 2B: Omar Infante 3B: Mike Moustakas SS: Alcides Escobar LF: Alex Gordon CF: Lorenzo...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Don’t Count Out Rios

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Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Spring Training Notes

  With spring training underway, here are a few notable stats from the first 6 games: Brett Eibner leads the undefeated Royals in hitting with 4 hits in 7 at bats. He has 2 home runs and a 2.196 OPS along with a .571 batting average. Alex Rios and Eric Hosmer lead the pack of the projected starters, Rios has 6 hits in 12 at bats with 3 home runs already this spring in...
Via Royals Blue
19 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Royals Undefeated in First Week of Spring Training

Kansas City has gotten off to a hot start in Surprise, Arizona. Though the games don’t count, it’s nice to see a competitive mentality so early in the year. Fans can only hope that it translates to the regular season after the spring games are done.   Royals at Rangers (Wednesday March 4, 2015): Royals 13, Rangers 2 To kick things off, the Royals sent Aaron Brooks...
Via Royals Blue
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy sharp in return to mound as Royals hold off Reds 3-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals signed Alex Rios in the offseason hoping he would provide some power. They probably didn't think he'd deliver so soon. Rios hit his third home run of the spring on Saturday, Danny Duffy was sharp in his return to the mound and the Kansas City Royals held off the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. Rios connected with a 0-1 pitch from reliever J.J. Hoover...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals hold off Reds 3-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Alex Rios hit his third homer of the spring, Danny Duffy was sharp in his return to the mound and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday. Rios connected off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover in the fifth inning to give Kansas City the lead. All three of his homers have been no-doubt shots, an encouraging sign for a slugger who hit just four...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios homers again as Royals hold off Reds 3-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Alex Rios hit his third homer of the spring, Danny Duffy was sharp in his return to the mound and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday. Rios connected off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover in the fifth inning to give Kansas City the lead. All three of his homers have been no-doubt shots, an encouraging sign for a slugger who hit just four...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Spring Player Rankings

Every year various websites, sports groups, writers and networks come out with player rankings for the upcoming season. The Kansas City Royals are coming off a World Series defeat in 7 games, essentially doing everything in their power to play until the very last day of the season. Coming into the 2015 season, here at the players ranked in top 10 of their respective positions.  CBS...
Via i70baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals hit back-to-back-to-back first-inning homers in spring training opener

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer and Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios hit consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams. Hosmer hit a three-run shot off Rangers starter Colby Lewis that landed on the grassy berm well beyond the centerfield fence. Morales went deep to...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Morales, Rios power Royals to 13-2 win over Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Hosmer joined Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios in hitting consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams. Hosmer hit a three-run shot off Rangers starter Colby Lewis that landed on the grassy berm beyond the centerfield fence. Morales followed...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals banking on Morales, Rios to fuel power-starved lineup

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Dayton Moore knows perfectly well how rare it was for a team as starved for power as the Kansas City Royals were last season to make the playoffs, let alone the World Series. He also knows that it would be nearly impossible to replicate the feat. So after the Royals were finally ousted by the San Francisco Giants in a dramatic Game 7, and the book was finally...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals, Alex Rios, and Hitting Everything in Sight

You might expect the Kansas City Royals to have a big offseason after their fabled run to the World Series that reignited a love of baseball in the entire region of Missouri which doesn’t root for the Cardinals. Maybe they would sign someone to fill the offensive power void and boost run production, or try […]
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The five best and worst signings of the offseason

Baseball’s long, dark winter is just about over, which means it’s time for writers to judge how each team did in the offseason with their signings, trades, and other transactions. It’s also time for everyone reading those articles to bookmark them and tell the writers how stupid they are when the season is over. It’s a cherished ritual of spring and fall. But even with...
Via The Outside Corner
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading The Kansas City Royals Offseason

The Kansas City Royals had a lot to be proud of as they walked off the field last season. Regardless of the fact they didn’t win the World Series, they were a team that was projected to be close to making the playoffs, and in fact did make it to the World Series. After a team has so much success, should they alter their lineup and bullpen to improve, or keep it relatively the...
Via i70baseball
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 08, 2015  |  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...
Via Tireball.com
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

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
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