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A Spring Day with the Kansas City Royals

Spring Training is something every baseball fan should experience at least once in their lives. For most of the country, it can serve as a break from the cold, but for all, it is a welcoming end to the dark time of the year without baseball. I often get asked what the best ticket to get at a Spring Training game is. It is the lawn, so make sure you take in at least one game from...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Royals Defense in 2015

  Durham Bulls fictional manager Joe “Skip” Riggins once said, “This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” The 2015 Royals will definitely be expected to catch the ball. When Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer all take the field it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these guys can play a little defense. All...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal, avoid arbitration

  Third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $2.64 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus under Tuesday's deal if he has 550 or more plate appearances. The 26-year-old hit .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBIs last year, when he made $549,000. He had asked for $3.1 million in arbitration and had been offered...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $2.64 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus under Tuesday's deal if he has 550 or more plate appearances. The 26-year-old hit .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBIs last year, when he made $549,000. He had asked for $3.1 million in arbitration and...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $2.64 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus under Tuesday's deal if he has 550 or more plate appearances. The 26-year-old hit .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBIs last year, when he made $549,000. He had asked for $3.1 million in arbitration and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas And Salvador Perez In Attendance For Kansas-Kansas State Today

Today is the first Sunflower Showdown of the season between Kansas and Kansas State. Meetings between these two in-state rivals are big for both fan bases and the state itself, and this afternoon’s match-up at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse attracted several members of the 2014 American League Champion Kansas City Royals. Here’s a selfie of a trio of young Royals — first baseman Eric...
Via College Spun
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from Royals FanFest

NOTE: If the images do not appear, please refresh your browser. FOX Sports Kansas City is taking in the sights and sounds of Royals FanFest this weekend in Kansas City. Hear Sal Perez, Mike Moustakas, Ned yost and others tell stories of the magical 2014 playoff run as well as what fans can expect this season. 
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mooooose! Check out these cool Royals bobbleheads for 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Admit it: Most of the time when you look at a bobblehead, you are slightly amused by the resemblance -- or lack thereof -- to the player or coach being depicted. And after that, you typically don't give it another thought. Well, the Royals' 2015 bobblehead editions are bound to hold your attention just a tad longer. Specifically, the bobbleheads of third baseman...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What the numbers say about Hosmer and Moose…and, it’s not good

      Eight Royals are up for arbitration. The most talked is the corner infield duo of Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Hosmer asked for $6.7 million and Moustakas $3.1 million. They want to get paid…and who can blame them? We certainly don’t. But, the question is are they worth their respective requests? Apparently, even suggesting that the duo...
Via Royals Blue
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals sign Alex Rios to one-year deal

            The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran free-agent outfielder Alex Rios, reports CBS Sports. alex rios agrees to one-year with royals. $11M. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 16, 2014   Rios, 33, is a .278 career hitter with 165 home runs in 11 big-league seasons with Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Martino: Royals Might Look To Trade Alex Gordon

Andy Martino of the Daily News speculates that the Royals might listen to offers for outfielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas. He believes that due to each of their escalating salaries, the Royals may not be able to keep all three. “Gordon is the most interesting case, and the one who fits an opening for one of the New York teams. Once...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The 11 biggest homers of the 2014 Postseason

The 2014 season is now in the rear-view mirror following a phenomenal Postseason. This October, we saw close games and we saw blowouts. We saw games won on throwing errors, and games won on dramatic home runs. The second part of that sentence is what we’re most interested in – those dramatic home runs that sent chills down our spines. These are the most important, most clutch...
Via The Outside Corner
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas: One-Game Threat

With the World Series shifting to San Francisco for Game 3, the Royals have made some changes to their lineup. They’re not starting anybody as the designated hitter, because that would be against the rules. Ned Yost has elected to start Jarrod Dyson over Nori Aoki, which seems like the right thing to do. And […]
Via Fangraphs
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Building a Wahoo Winner: Improve the defense

As Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas flipped over the rail and into the dugout as the baseball made its way seamlessly into his glove last Tuesday night amidst Game 3 of the ALCS, my mind wandered. Could defense - the most overlooked aspect of baseball - be the reason for the Royals' remarkable run? Sure, the Kansas City offense found its groove this offseason, their starting...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Large Antlers Not Enough To Rally Royals In World Series Opener (Photo)

The Kansas City Royals and their fans experienced the World Series on Tuesday for the first time since 1985. Things didn’t go as planned, as the San Francisco Giants rolled to a 7-1 win over James Shields and the Royals. That was an unfortunate ending to an otherwise jubilant night for Royals fans, a night that included one enormous pair of antlers. One clever KC supporter was...
Via NESN.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Destiny, Narrative, and the Kansas City Royals

When the 2014 World Series kicks off later on this evening, writers from all over the country will have to make the effort to tone down the narratives. Last week, when the Kansas City Royals won their eighth consecutive playoff game, plenty were ready to crown them already. Then, like clockwork, the narratives began. Ranging from, “They are a team of destiny,” to, “This...
Via The Sports Post
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas has gone from less than zero to playoff hero

It’s probably fitting that when the Kansas City Royals recorded their final out to head to the World Series for the first time since 1985 (consequently, also the last time they were even in the playoffs) that it was Mike Moustakas that threw out J.J. Hardy at first base to end it. It’s been a tumultuous season for the former top prospect, but his recent stretch in helping...
Via Bloguin Best
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas has gone from less than zero to playoff hero

It’s probably fitting that when the Kansas City Royals recorded their final out to head to the World Series for the first time since 1985 (consequently, also the last time they were even in the playoffs) that it was Mike Moustakas that threw out J.J. Hardy at first base to end it. It’s been a tumultuous season for the former top prospect, but his recent stretch in helping...
Via The Outside Corner
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Where does the Mike Moustakas catch rank among the best-ever in the Postseason?

The catch that Mike Moustakas made on Tuesday night in Kansas City, where he reached over into a dugout suite, gave himself a boost on a railing, fell into the suite, and somehow held on to the ball, has gone down as one of the most iconic moments of the playoffs this season. In fact, let’s look at it again, shall we? Whew, that was an awesome catch. And while history will eventually...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Where does the Mike Moustakas catch rank among the best-ever in the Postseason?

The catch that Mike Moustakas made on Tuesday night in Kansas City, where he reached over into a dugout suite, gave himself a boost on a railing, fell into the suite, and somehow held on to the ball, has gone down as one of the most iconic moments of the playoffs this season. In fact, let’s look at it again, shall we? Whew, that was an awesome catch. And while history will eventually...
Via Bloguin Best
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Makes Great Catch Falling Into Sea Of Royals Fans (Video)

Kansas City Royals fans have been treated all postseason, but a few KC supporters were part of an unforgettable moment Tuesday night. The Royals came from behind to beat the Baltimore Orioles to push their American League Championship Series to 3-0, and third baseman Mike Moustakas played a big role. While Moustakas has made a huge impact with his bat this October, his glove stole...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals 3B Moustakas' catch is highlight of ALCS Game 3

Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones's bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up. Just like Moustakas has picked up his team during its perfect postseason. The third baseman with the four playoff homers...
Via Fox Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: Royals 3B dives (doesn't fall) into the stands, Ron Darling makes stupid comment

Royals 3B Mike Moustakas robs Adam Jones of another swing, going up and over the railing to make the fantastic catch. Your browser does not support iframes.The comment by Ron Darling that on the anniversary of the Bartman interference 'Royals fans let him make that catch' may be the dumbest thing he's ever uttered on-air. Let him? He's 2 feet above them as the ball heads into the...
Via Bob's Blitz
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals One Win Away From World Series With 2-1 Victory Over Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason. Add in more sparkling defense and that dominant bullpen, and the wild-card Royals are suddenly one win from the World Series. Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and the Royals’ steel-curtain bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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