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Do the San Francisco Giants have enough offense?

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even...
Via The Outside Corner
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Sluggish Start, San Francisco Continues to Gain Momentum With Offensive Approach

San Francisco Giants including Nori Aoki, of Japan, (23) celebrate their 6-0 win at the end of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, May 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The start of the 2015 season for the San Francisco Giants was not one that any reigning World Series team would ever aspire for. First off, they lose all-star third baseman and three...
Via The Sports Journal
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Nori Aoki edition

Nori Aoki was a big part of the team’s success last season (lockerdome.com). The Kansas City Royals are still looking for a right fielder to help complete their 2015 lineup. Norichika Aoki played in all but 30 games for the Royals last season and was a valuable asset to the ballclub all year long. With Aoki becoming a free agent after the 2014 season, the Royals will need to negotiate...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The best potential values of the MLB offseason

The biggest free agent names and the blockbuster contracts they sign draw the headlines during the offseason. But it’s the players on the lower shelves — the ones you might have to squat down to find and check the labels carefully — that can become the best bargains for MLB teams and thus provide the best values for their new teams. Most of the players listed here are...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The best potential values of the MLB offseason

The biggest free agent names and the blockbuster contracts they sign draw the headlines during the offseason. But it’s the players on the lower shelves — the ones you might have to squat down to find and check the labels carefully — that can become the best bargains for MLB teams and thus provide the best values for their new teams. Most of the players listed here are risks...
Via Bloguin Best
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox interested in Norichika Aoki

The Chicago White Sox are one team who could make a play for outfielder Norichika Aoki this offseason, should he leave the Kansas City Royals as a free agent. Nick Carfado expects the White Sox to make a play for Aoki who hit .285/.349/.360 for the Royals this season. Such a move would require the team to trade Dayan Vicideo or at the very least move him to the designated hitter...
Via Tireball.com
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep an eye on Norichika Aoki

The Mets are in the market for an outfielder, and there are solutions out there on the trade market, and in free agency. With some big name players in free agency, such as Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, and Michael Cuddyer, it is easy to overlook Norichika Aoki, the player we may need. The 32-year-old outfielder has played in the major leagues for three years and has done well. His...
Via Mets360.com
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Advance With Walk-Off in Extras

Last night, the American League Wildcard Game featured the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals.  KC hadn't been to the playoffs in 29 years, and the town was still buzzing over the Chiefs beat down of Tom Brady and the Patriots the night before, across the parking lot, at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.  Kauffman Stadium with 106.9% filled and 40,502 fans were...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Buyers Shouldn’t Ignori Aoki

You know a hitter is going well when I look to pick him up, see he's taken, then look again a few hours later to make sure I wasn't incorrect the first time. Then I call over Cougs and tell her to look up the player, just to make sure I'm not missing something. Then I summon my dog to the computer, and he's good for nothing, but he does look cute trying to work a mouse. Then I...
Via Razzball
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No Joke: Aoki Is On Fire

If I would have told that Norichika Aoki would break a Royals record at the beginning of the season…..well I wouldn’t have, so don’t worry about it.The fact is, an offseason trade acquisition by Dayton Moore is one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball. He has been the lone consistent bright spot over the last few games, accounting for nearly half of the hits the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Angels are in, nine to go

One down, nine to go – the Los Angeles Angels became the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season on Monday night. At 94-56, the Angels’ magic number to clinch the AL West is down to three games, meaning that they can clinch as early as Wednesday. The Angels are also getting pretty damn close to clinching the top seed in the American League, leading the Orioles by four...
Via The Outside Corner
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Angels are in, nine to go

One down, nine to go – the Los Angeles Angels became the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season on Monday night. At 94-56, the Angels’ magic number to clinch the AL West is down to three games, meaning that they can clinch as early as Wednesday. The Angels are also getting pretty damn close to clinching the top seed in the American League, leading the Orioles by four...
Via Bloguin Best
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Aoki Dokey

After a disappointing first half Norichika Aoki has really turned it on, resulting in a +46% spike in ownership which made him this week's most added player. Most fantasy owners invested in the Royals' outfielder expecting a high average, lots of runs scored, and a steals total somewhere in the twenties. But prior to the All-Star break, Aoki was hitting a ho-hum .260 with seven...
Via Razzball
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Gold or Pyrite?

Hello fantasy baseball fans and amateur geologists! Today, we dig in for another round of "Fantasy Baseball Gold or Pyrite? For all the newbies who missed out on the fun we had last time around, this game is pretty simple. I look at players that are at the top of the ESPN 15-day player rater (that aren't already household names like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence II

Back on June 18th, the original Kansas City Royals 1st Place, Same Sentence post was created.  At that time the Royals have just won their 9th straight game and 12 of 15 in June.  Last night, they were at it again, beating the Oakland Athletics and going up .5 game on the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.  This on the same day they acquired Josh Willingham from the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Flush Tribe With Seven Unanswered; Royals 7, Indians 5

What looked to be a promising start ended in a disappointing finish in Kansas City on Saturday night, as Cleveland squandered a five-run second inning by allowing seven unanswered runs in the middle frames as the Royals came away with a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Indians. The Royals erupted off of Indians starter Zach McAllister, chipping away at the Cleveland lead over...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Punchless Royals go down feebly to Red Sox again

The season with so much promise is rapidly slipping away. And the team that has been insisting for weeks that it will be find because it is a second-half team is off to an awful second-half start after losing their second straight to Boston, 2-1. And the odds of a series sweep are high -- the toothless Royals offense now must try to best Royals-killer Jon Lester on Sunday. Lester...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Nori Aoki will start rehab Monday

Kansas City Royals outfielder Nori Aoki will begin a rehab stint with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, reports Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star. Nori Aoki is headed to NWA for a rehab stint starting tomorrow.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 6, 2014 By Keith Allison on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as "Norichika Aoki") [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence

As of June1, 2014, the Kansas City Royals were in last place in the American League Central with a 25-30 record, 6.5 games behind the 1st place Detroit Tigers.  Yesterday, the Royals beat the Tigers for a 2nd straight day, and now sit alone atop the AL Central in first place thanks to a 9 game win streak!#450791524 / gettyimages.comThe Royals improved to 12-3 in June, and have a...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals ball boy mistakenly fields fair ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Kansas City Royals ball boy mistakenly fielded a fair ball hit by New York Yankees batter Brian Roberts during the fourth inning of Sunday's game at Kauffman Stadium.Roberts hit a ball inside the first base bag that curved foul down the right field line. The Royals ball boy scooped it up as it came to him and gave it to a young fan before...
Via Holdout Sports
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Hits Norichika Aoki In Head Throwing Ball Back To The Mound

Yadier Molina hit Norichika Aoki in the head while throwing the ball back to the mound in Thursday's game.
Via Gamedayr
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina hit Norichika Aoki in the head with a throw

This is one of the more odd, more frightening things we’ve seen in awhile. Two pitches into Thursday’s Cardinals-Royals game, after Michael Wacha threw a ball to Norichika Aoki, Yadier Molina’s throw back to Wacha smashed Aoki in the head. It was clearly a freak accident, as neither Molina or Aoki did anything that wasn’t normal. Regardless, it’s pretty scary – there...
Via Bloguin Best
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina hits Norichika Aoki in head with throw

This is one of the more odd, more frightening things we’ve seen in awhile. Two pitches into Thursday’s Cardinals-Royals game, after Michael Wacha threw a ball to Norichika Aoki, Yadier Molina’s throw back to Wacha smashed Aoki in the head. It was clearly a freak accident, as neither Molina or Aoki did anything that wasn’t normal. Regardless, it’s pretty scary – there...
Via The Outside Corner
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Outfielder Knocks Himself Over With Amazingly Bad Swing (Video)

Kansas City Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki has 53 hits so far this season, but he hasn’t gotten a hit in his last 13 at-bats. Horrible swings like the one he produced on Wednesday won’t help his cause. In the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros, Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart fired a fastball high and inside that seemed destined to nail Aoki in the...
Via NESN.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals seek seventh straight win over Astros

With four homers in the last three games, Houston's George Springer is showing why he's considered one of the top prospects in the majors. While trying to add to that power surge, Springer attempts to help the Astros match their longest win streak of the season and avoid a seventh straight defeat to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Springer had 65 homers in 284 minor league...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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