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Royals complete two-year, $17.5 million deal with Lorenzo Cain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals finalized their two-year, $17.5 million deal with Lorenzo Cain on Monday, buying out the All-Star outfielder's final two years of arbitration.Cain will receive $6.5 million this season and $11 million next season.The 29-year-old Cain is coming off the best year of his six-year career, hitting .307 with 16 homers and 72 RBIs. He also was second in the...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals complete $17.5M, 2-year deal with outfielder Cain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals finalized their $17.5 million, two-year deal with Lorenzo Cain on Monday, buying out the All-Star outfielder's final two years of arbitration. Cain will receive $6.5 million this season and $11 million next season. The 29-year-old Cain is coming off the best year of his six-year career, hitting .307 with 16 homers and 72 RBIs. He also was second...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Royals avoid arbitration with two-year deal

The Kansas City Royals avoided the potential issue of an arbitration hearing with outfielder Lorenzo Cain, agreeing with him on a two-year deal that was announced on Monday: Cain is coming off a spectacular 2015 campaign that in large part helped the Royals to their World Series championship. In 140 games, Cain hit .307/.361/.477 with 16 home runs, 72 RBI and a WAR of 7.2. His...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals, Lorenzo Cain reached two-year agreement

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo, the Kansas City Royals and Lorenzo Cain are nearing a two-year extension that will buy out his final arbitration years. The deal is reportedly worth $17.5 million. Source: Lorenzo Cain and the Royals are nearing an agreement on a two-year deal for $17.5 million. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January […]
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain one of seven Royals to file for arbitration

The Kansas City Royals saw seven of their players file for salary arbitration ahead of Tuesday's deadline. On Friday, teams and players will exchange salary suggestions in the next phase of this process before everything is squared away (or not) in time for the 2016 season. Among the Royals to file (as reported by MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan) were 2015 All-Star outfielder Lorenzo...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have 83 reasons to feel disrespected after World Series win

Here we go again, Kansas City Royals fans.The Royals reached the World Series in 2014, and then FanGraphs projected they would win only 79 games in 2015.After winning the World Series in 2015, the Royals are projected by FanGraphs to win ... 79 games in 2016. Meaning they are projected to lose 83 games and finish under .500.Ouch.Kansas City used the lack of respect card as motivation...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon: Reactions and Analysis

  At last, the Royals finally signed Alex Gordon. Gordon’s deal is for four years, worth $70 million. At the beginning of the offseason, Kansas City Star’s (now in LA)  Andy McCullough said that if Gordon wanted to stick around, he would’ve extended last year. Well, he was wrong, and now, Alex Gordon is well on his way to becoming this generation’s George Brett...
Via Royals Blue
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals: All-In or Long Term?

Eric Hosmer. Mike Moustakas. Lorenzo Cain. Alcides Escobar. Wade Davis. Danny Duffy. All six of these players played a key role in the Kansas City Royals renaissance the past two seasons as the once-dormant franchise won the American League pennant twice and won their first World Series title in 30 years in 2015. The team […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Champs and the Projections

Yesterday, I ran an exercise on this site that required some audience participation. The premise was simple enough: the Royals, for the third consecutive year, haven’t looked like an elite team based on the third-party projection systems we host here on the site. The Royals, of course, have been an elite team, despite what the projections say, so there’s been some understandable...
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Champs and the Projections

Back in October, the Kansas City Royals were crowned champions of the baseball world, and rightfully so; they won all the necessary games! The Royals are the champions, and they’ll continue to be the champions until a new team is crowned champions in the upcoming October. Could be that the new champions are just a different Royals team, but that seems unlikely. Mostly, it seems...
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain third in AL MVP vote; Jays' Donaldson takes top honor

NEW YORK -- Josh Donaldson has won the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost the Toronto Blue Jays back into the playoffs for the first time since 1993.The third baseman got 23 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday.Angels outfielder Mike Trout got the other first-place votes finished second for the third...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain third in AL MVP vote; Jays' Donaldson takes top honor

NEW YORK -- Josh Donaldson has won the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost the Toronto Blue Jays back into the playoffs for the first time since 1993. The third baseman got 23 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday. Angels outfielder Mike Trout got the other first-place votes finished second for the third...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain among finalists for AL MVP award

NEW YORK -- Center fielder Lorenzo Cain of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals is among three American League finalists for MVP, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday.Cain is joined by Josh Donaldson of the AL East champion Blue Jays and 2014 winner Mike Trout of the Angels.Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of three finalists for the...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain among finalists for AL MVP award

NEW YORK -- Center fielder Lorenzo Cain of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals is among three American League finalists for MVP, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday. Cain is joined by Josh Donaldson of the AL East champion Blue Jays and 2014 winner Mike Trout of the Angels. Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of three finalists for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bargain Bin Free Agent Targets

The Kansas City Royals are coming off a World Series championship a year after mostly shopping in the bargain bin for players to add to the nucleus of Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez. Now facing the possible departures of Alex Gordon, Ben Zobrist, Ryan Madson, Chris Young and Johnny Cueto the Royals […]
Via Pine Tar Press
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon and the Royals’ defensive dominance

Alex Gordon is going to be a hot commodity on the free-agent market. Little thought will be given to exercising his current 2016 option, and then he’ll be available to anyone and everyone. The FanGraphs crowd expects him to sign for something in the neighborhood of five years and $90 million, and the crowd can end up low when predicting the higher tier. Relative to other free...
Via Fangraphs
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets doomed by miscues, inexperience in World Series

Give the Royals and inch, and they’ll take a mile. The ultimate opportunists of baseball were justly crowed World Champions on Sunday in typical Kansas City fashion. Overcoming the dominance of Matt Harvey and the specter of a Game 6 at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the ninth inning – eventually tying it by doing what they do best: taking advantage...
Via The Sports Daily
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals win first World Series in 30 years after wild comeback

The Kansas City Royals are the 2015 World Series champions. Kansas City defeated the New York Mets in Game 5 of the Fall Classic 7-2 in 12 innings following a five-run top of the 12th. KC takes the series four games to one. The Mets led 2-0 heading into the top of the ninth inning, but Mets manager Terry Collins left an adamant Matt Harvey in the game, who had been dominant with...
Via NESN.com
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom, Pitch-Tipping, and Last Night’s Fifth Inning

Before the World Series, Tom Verducci wrote an article about the Royals’ advance scouting. Specifically it discussed the scouting done by third base coach Jim Jirschele on Jose Bautista’s throwing habits. There was also a suggestion that the Royals had picked up on David Price tipping his changeup. They used both pieces of information to beat the Blue Jays. So it appears...
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain and a Brief History of Mad Dashes Home

The World Series is delivering its thrills, but one can still feel a residual tingle from Lorenzo Cain‘s first-to-home dash on Eric Hosmer‘s single in the deciding game of the ALCS. Part of that thrill is due to this being a repeat performance by Cain. In the fifth and deciding game of Kansas City’s ALDS, he went first-to-home on a Hosmer single, chipping away at Houston’s...
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

After two games, the World Series is over

We're headed to New York, but we really shouldn't bother. The Kansas City Royals have already won the World Series. Well, not really since we're only two games in, but they will, and it will probably happen before we even have to go back to Kauffman Stadium. The Royals took a 2-0 series lead last night in the World Series with a combination of stellar defense, an outstanding...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets weren’t throwing swing-and-miss pitches

I don’t blame you if you’re getting tired of the the-Royals-make-a-lot-of-contact stuff. It’s the core of most of the analysis being done right now, but in fairness, it’s the core because the Royals make a lot of contact. It’s arguably their most outstanding skill, which is what makes them such an intriguing match-up for the Mets. And they were up to their usual business...
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto dominates as Royals take Game 2

Could the 2015 World Series have begun with two more different games? Tuesday’s series opener could have gone either way, with the Mets and Royals trading leads, dramatic home runs and defensive miscues in a 14-inning battle. Game 2 was a completely different story with a starting pitcher dominating and a lineup relentlessly putting the ball in play. Johnny Cueto looked every...
Via The Outside Corner
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain Has Won You Free Breakfast At Taco Bell

Last night’s Game 1 of the 2015 World Series had it all. A leadoff inside the park home run, a television power outage, a game tying ninth inning home run, and a walk off victory in the fourteenth inning. Lost in all that was a stolen base in the sixth inning by Lorenzo Cain: But because Cain stole that base, everyone in America has won a free AM Crunch Wrap as part of Taco Bell’s...
Via Food and Sports
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain’s Most Curious At-Bat

Lorenzo Cain didn’t know Alex Gordon was going to homer in the bottom of the ninth. The Royals still needed a run. They were trailing, 4-3, with six outs to spare and the dominant never-gonna-give-up-a-game-tying-homer Jeurys Familia looming in the Mets’ bullpen. Forty-six seconds after Ben Zobrist stepped on second base, having led off the eighth with a first-pitch double against...
Via Fangraphs
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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