James Shields and the Kansas City Royals Are a Pairing That Sill Makes Sense

The Kansas City Royals made a big splash in 2012 when they traded away top-rated prospect Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. It revealed a desire to transition from rebuilding to contending in Kansas City. But Shields was always perceived as a bit of a “rental player.” The Royals would...
Via i70baseball
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rotation Has Tough Act to Follow

Let's take a trip back in time and think about the discussion surrounding the Kansas City Royals at this time last year. It was actually quite similar to what we're talking about this year, especially in regards to the starting rotation. At this time last year, everyone was worried that the rotation would take a step back because of the loss of Ervin Santana and because Bruce Chen...
Via Pine Tar Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Davis and Ventura pick up Royals' team awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Outfielder Lorenzo Cain, relief pitcher Wade Davis and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura all had breakthrough seasons in 2014. And subsequently, all were winners of the Royals' 2014 team awards as voted on by the Kansas City chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, Davis was named the Bruce Rice...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Honor Three Players

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 12, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 2014 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BWAA.  Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, while relief pitcher Wade Davis garnered the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year award and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura earned the Joe Burke...
Via i70baseball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Royals Should Look to Trade Greg Holland

The Kansas City Royals proved last October how important having a good bullpen is. The team was able to virtually shorten games to six innings as a result of having Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland pitch the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, respectively. However, the Royals are a small market team and after picking up Wade Davis’ $7 million option for 2015, the team...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 IBI Preview Capsules: RHP Cody Allen

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Previously-run previews can be found here: RHP Austin Adams 1B Jesus Aguilar Next up is right-handed reliever...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Right to Keep HDH Together

Throughout the season, people asked me a lot what the Royals were going to do about their bullpen situation because Greg Holland and Wade Davis were both going to be very expensive in the coming years. Sure enough, the Royals have already predictably exercised the $7 million 2015 option for Wade Davis and Greg Holland is projected to earn $9.3 million in his second year of arbitration...
Via Pine Tar Press
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part V

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Starting Bullpen Players A perfect bullpen pitcher is not unlike what you look for in a good starting pitcher as described in the previous section. Mariano Rivera, Craig Kimbrel, Wade Davis, or, perhaps Aroldis Chapman are more recent examples of what a high quality reliever can do to impact the game. Generally a...
Via Angelswin
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Wade Davis, Greg Holland garnering trade interest

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Kansas City Royals have been receiving calls on right-handed set-up man Wade Davis and right-handed closer Greg Holland. Rosenthal notes that they could very well exchange one of them for a bat. Royals setup man Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland also are attracting trade interest, and it’s possible one of them could be traded for a...
Via Baseball Essential
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals: Small market, pricey bullpen is a major problem

Credit: AP/Matt Slocum The Kansas City Royals have an exciting, dominant bullpen that features Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. This all-time epic trio was hugely responsible for the Royals’ magical October run to the World Series. With Herrera entering arbitration and his fellow late-inning animals becoming extremely expensive though, Kansas City has a major problem...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to See if the Royals Will Trade From a Strength

There was precedent for Wade Davis‘ amazing Royals transformation. You could, for example, point to Wade Davis, in 2012. Or you could point to any number of other guys who’ve found comfortable homes in the bullpen after struggling as starters. But a year before Davis turned into an unhittable Royals reliever — that is, the […]
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals close to signing Hochevar, won't shift Davis back to rotation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday that the Royals are close to signing right-hander Luke Hochevar to a two-year deal reportedly in the $10.5 million range, but that the Royals were not yet ready to make an announcement. Hochevar, 31, made $5,210,000 last season, though he didn't pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Will Bring Back Hochevar

    It appears Luke Hochevar may get the chance to jump on a Royals dogpile after all. After proclaiming his greatest regret for missing the 2014 season as being that he would miss out on postseason fun, it seems he may still get his chance in the coming years. It was announced by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that the Royals and Hochevar have agreed on a 2 year $10MM deal...
Via Royals Blue
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two SEC schools will face off against one another when the Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. No. 4 Mississippi (9-1) will look to rebound from a loss last week to Alabama when they take on Vanderbilt (3-7) who is winless in SEC play. Coverage of the game between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State will air on the SEC Network and WatchESPN...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. UT Martin Skyhawks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the No. 1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs will travel to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks. Mississippi State (8-0) should have little trouble disposing of UT Martin (5-5) in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on the SEC Network beginning at 4:00 pm ET from Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS. The Odds: Given the discrepancy between these two schools...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yo, Dog, ease up on bells

Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn found it challenging to do an interview in Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium a few hours before the Tigers played the Bulldogs three weeks ago.
Via WholeHogSports
November 01, 2014

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two SEC foes meet when the No. 1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Arkansas Razorbacks. Mississippi State (7-0) enters this one unbeaten while Arkansas (4-4) is 0-4 in SEC play. Coverage of the game between Arkansas and Mississippi State will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:15 pm ET from Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS. The Odds: The Mississippi...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Players of the 2014 MLB Playoffs

As we look forward to what promises to be an active MLB offseason, it’s important to remember the stars that defined one of the most dramatic playoffs in recent history. From Madison Bumgarner’s heroic Game 7 performance to Wade Davis’ ability to dominate when the Kansas City Royals needed him the most, here are the top-10 players from the 2014 MLB Playoffs. 1. Madison Bumgarner...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Game Seven Pitching Plans

For the Royals, Game Six could not have gone any better. Not only did they claim the necessary win to setup a winner-take-all contest tonight, but by blowing the Giants out early, they were able to acquire an extra day of rest for their vaunted bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland. […]
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good is Wade Davis?

Credit: AP/Matt Slocum Wade Davis continues to amaze out of the eighth inning. In the 2014 playoffs, the Kansas City Royals’ setup man has surrendered just one run in 11.1 innings. He’s only allowed five hits and two walks. On top of this postseason dominance, he posted a 1.00 ERA in the regular season and never gave up a home run. So this all begs the question, how filthy is...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Davis’ Wife Left World Series Ticket In Lieu Of Tip For Waiter

Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife was feeling very generous on Tuesday before Game 1 of the World Series. After dining at Rock & Brews in Overland Park, Kan., with a couple of other players’ wives, Katelyn Davis left her waiter, Ryan O’Connor, a World Series ticket as a tip. The act of generosity too O’Connor by surprise. “I started to walk away when I dropped off their...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals P Wade Davis’ wife tipped server with World Series ticket

Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife Katelyn was having lunch at Rock & Brews restaurant in Kansas City on Tuesday when she got to chatting with her server, Ryan O’Connor. After O’Connor made a comment about hopefully getting off work in time to catch some of Game 1 of the World Series between the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife of Royals’ Pitcher Wade Davis Gave a Waiter World Series Tickets as a Tip

One waiter at Rock and Brews in Overland Park, Kansas got the best tip of... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife of Royals pitcher leaves World Series ticket as tip

Anyone who’s eaten out know that restaurant workers are doing it for the tips.  Hoping for that 18%, maybe 20% if they really make you feel like a friend.  Or even a World Series ticket?  Kansas City Royals reliever Wade Davis’ wife had an extra ticket to World Series Game 1 and thought her server at a local “Rock and Brews” might want to join them.  KMBC, the ABC affiliate...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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