EDINSON VOLQUEZ NEWS

First Pitch: Here is Why Projection Systems Will Be Low on the Pirates For the 2015 Season

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections, and the results weren’t favorable for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had an 80-82 projected record, finishing third in the NL Central, behind the Cardinals and the Cubs. That projected record has actually changed today, moving to 81-81 after the Travis Snider trade (and the Pirates improving in projections after trading...
Via Pirates Prospects
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slow and slower: Pitch clocks would most affect Royals' Duffy, Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With concerns building that major league games last too long, a pitch clock will be used at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season. It's a pilot program, if you will, to see what might help speed the game along. Details have not been released, but it is believed the rules will be similar to what was used in the Arizona Fall League last fall. Pitchers there...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rising Salaries Means Creativity Required

I know it's still January of 2015, but take a journey with me beyond the 2015 season and let's look at how the Kansas City Royals will be constructed moving forward. As you know, the payroll for 2015 is set to be a record for this franchise, topping $100 million for the first time and probably ranking in the top 20 in all of baseball. I don't have to tell you how odd that is for...
Via Pine Tar Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New year, new expectations

One of the big problems of the non-stop news cycle that we tend to allow to consume ourselves is that it becomes literally impossible to give ourselves enough distance to allow for some context. The wild card game bleeds into the early off-season and that bleeds into the winter meetings and suddenly we’re in January, comparing the pre-Spring Training Pirates to a Pirate team that...
Via WHYGAVS?
21 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The 15 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Put the Pirates Over the Top in 2015

For the last two years on New Year’s Eve, I’ve written about the boom or bust players who could make a difference for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the upcoming season. The 2013 group included players like Francisco Liriano, Starling Marte, and Mark Melancon. The 2014 group had guys like Jordy Mercer, Travis Snider, and Edinson Volquez. All of those guys helped the Pirates making...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Edinson Volquez signing

Edinson Volquez officially became a Kansas City Royal on Monday (steelcitybuzz). The Kansas City Royals have had a busy offseason to this point, making acquisitions to try and make it to the playoffs in consecutive seasons in 2015. Among the moves made thus far, General Manager Dayton Moore has added depth to the bullpen as well as signed a few players that will compete for a spot...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals announce two-year $20M deal with right-hander Volquez

  Edinson Volquez watched the Kansas City Royals make their surprising run to the World Series this past autumn and thought to himself, ''Maybe I want to be a part of things there.'' On Monday, he took the biggest step toward doing just that. Volquez finalized a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season and was announced during a brief news...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Volquez ready to chase World Series dream with Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez already was thinking about the Royals even while he still was a member of the Pirates last October. Volquez watched Kansas City's amazing playoff run and admits he was in a little bit of awe. "I was thinking about them last (October) and thought, 'Why not be part of the team?'" Volquez said. "I thought, 'Why not help them win games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals announce two-year, $20M deal with right-hander Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have announced the signing of right-hander Edinson Volquez to a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season. Volquez will make $7.5 million in 2015 and $9.5 million in 2016 under the deal announced Monday. His option year is worth $10 million with a $3 million buyout. Volquez fills the last big hole by taking James...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals announce two-year, $20M deal with right-hander Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have announced the signing of right-hander Edinson Volquez to a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season. Volquez will make $7.5 million in 2015 and $9.5 million in 2016 under the deal announced Monday. His option year is worth $10 million with a $3 million buyout. Volquez fills the last big hole by taking James...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals announce deal with right-hander Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have announced the signing of right-hander Edinson Volquez to a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season. Volquez will make $7.5 million in 2015 and $9.5 million in 2016 under the deal announced Monday. His option year is worth $10 million with a $3 million buyout. Volquez fills the last big hole by taking...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals get Edinson Volquez, and you get my Thoughts!

Last night the Kansas City Royals announced the signing of right handed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a 2 year $20 million deal.  Volquez will turn 32 this Summer and has been pitching in the big leagues since 2005.  Over that time he has posted a career 4.44, with a 1.454 WHIP and k/bb ratio of 1.8 .  In his career he has never gotten to the magical 200 inning mark GMDM said...
Via Royals Blue
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Agree with Edinson Volquez on Two-Year Deal

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Edinson Volquez on a two-year deal worth $20 million reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Volquez spent last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates who picked him up on a one-year deal after he spent 2013 with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. The 31 year-old Volquez has just one season of more than ...
Via Baseball News Source
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie V to KC

If you were holding out hope for Edinson Volquez to come back, it’s time to move on. Volquez agreed to a 2-year, $20 million deal with the Royals on Wednesday, doubling the length and annual money he earned in his one year with the Pirates. It’s a shame that his tenure with the Bucs ended with the awful Wild Card game, but Volquez was an extremely important piece of the 2014...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez signs with the Royals

Ray Searage helped make Edinson Volquez a rich man: Jon Heyman reported this afternoon that the Royals have signed Volquez to a two-year/$20 million deal. I am of two minds about this deal. My first thought is that I’m happy that the Pirates didn’t give this sort of deal to Volquez. I’m relatively certain that his 2014 was a mirage and while I have a lot of confidence in the...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals sign Edinson Volquez

According to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo, the Kansas City Royals have signed veteran starter Edinson Volquez to a 2 year/$20 million deal: Sources: #Royals, Edinson Volquez closing in on deal believed to be in the two-year, $20M range. One source believes physical is last step. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 17, 2014 In 2014 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 31-year...
Via Baseball Essential
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez that will pay him a total of $20M. The deal is still pending a physical. The Pittsburgh Pirates got great value out of Volquez in 2014, signing him to a one-year, $5M deal. He posted a 3.04 ERA over 192.2 innings, making 31 starts and one relief appearance. That was after posting a 5.71 ERA...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals agree to two-year, $20M deal with right-hander Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A source close to the situation confirmed that the Royals on Wednesday agreed to a two-year deal worth $20 million with right-hander Edinson Volquez. CBSSports.com first reported the agreement. Volquez will be in Kansas City later this week for a physical. Volquez, 31, was 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA last season for the Pirates. He logged 192 2/3 innings, by far his...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals sign Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

In what appears to be the final big move of the off-season, the Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on what is believed to be a two year deal worth $20 million with right-handed starter, Edinson Volquez. Volquez was with the Pirates last season and had a 13-7 record in 192.2 inning with a […]
Via Pine Tar Press
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors: Edinson Volquez, Pat Neshek

Here are two rumors to wrap up the evening and day two of the Winter Meetings before I call it a night. The first rumor is from Bill Brink, who says that the White Sox and Edinson Volquez are said to have mutual interest. Buzz in the hotel lobby: #WhiteSox and Edinson Volquez have mutual interest. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) December 10, 2014 This might be insignificant to the...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Will Address the Bullpen After Francisco Liriano Deal is Finalized

After the news today that the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a three-year deal with Francisco Liriano, there were rumors saying that they could start focusing on Edinson Volquez, and that they would turn to the bullpen. Rob Biertempfel had two tweets tonight, saying that they aren’t likely to seek another starting pitcher, and will focus on the bullpen. He also had an interesting...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

With Liriano Signed, Attention Now Turned to Edinson Volquez

Just after the Pittsburgh Pirates came to an agreement with Francisco Liriano for three years, Jon Heyman is reporting that they are now turning their attention to re-signing Edinson Volquez. The Pirates already signed A.J. Burnett earlier this off-season, so they seem serious about solidifying their five-man rotation, which also includes Gerrit Cole and eventually Charlie Morton...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Winter Meetings are here

Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings officially kick off in San Diego today, so if you feel like this has been a boring winter for the Pirates (they’ve actually made quite a few moves, but they’ve more or less been all boring moves), it’s likely that that’s going to change. I’ve been busy with the end of the semester looming, which is why I haven’t had a chance to post...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Why Has This Been a Quiet Off-Season For the Pirates?

In baseball, a slow off-season is the norm. The off-season is called the hot stove season because it resembles water heating up. You turn on the burners, then you wait. And you wait. Then you see a few bubbles. Then suddenly, the water is boiling and you’re ready to go. It feels like the Pirates have had a slow off-season thus far. No, it hasn’t been slow in the sense that...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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