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Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words

  So for our articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on blogs that each post/article must be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signings news.  But sometimes there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but may not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless, that doesn’t...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox And Giants Tussling Over James Shields

According to Boston.com's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox and Giants are both still in on free-agent James Shields. According to Cafardo, The Evil Empire is also lurking. Shields is likely to get a 5-year offer in the range of $110. The addition of the 33-year old righty would significantly upgrade the Boston rotation—currently comprising a bevy of #3 starters. Stay tuned.
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Scott Downs to minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians today announced they have signed free agent left-handed pitcher Scott Downs to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp. Downs, 38, ranks 5th among active left-handed pitchers with 619 Major League appearances as he has limited left-handed batters to a .219 (219-998, .287/.322/.608) average against during his 13-year Major League...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals sign veteran outfielder Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

  The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout. The 33-year-old Rios should...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals banking on a healthy Rios for power boost in right field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- New Royals right fielder Alex Rios wants to assure everyone he hasn't suddenly lost his power. Rios' sub-par 2014 season in which he hit just four homers seemed to be more of a product of a nagging thumb injury that at one point in August got infected enough that it required surgery. Rios tried his best to persevere. But a once promising season -- he led the league...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout. The...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals throw $11 million dollars in the toilet by signing Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals have signed Alex Rios to an $11 million deal. While this deal rivals the Braves giving Nick Markakis $44 million over four seasons it is at-least not that bad because Rios will be earning just 25% of what Markakis will. I have often shyed away from saying that players are a waste of money but that is exactly how I feel about both Markakis and Rios. Rios, soon...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: New signing Kris Medlen not expected until second half

The Kansas City Royals head into this winter after a very successful 2014 season that left them just short of their first World Series championship since 1985.  In attempts to push them over the hump, the Royals have signed right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. The benefits of the signing will not be immediate, though, as Medlen is not expected...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Marathon to air Christmas Eve on FOX Sports Kansas City

The votes are in. On Wednesday it's time to relive some of the highlights of a memorable Royals season. FOX Sports Kansas City will replay five of the most memorable regular-season Royals games of 2014 on Christmas Eve. Fan votes determined the first four, and the playoff clincher will cap off the marathon. Royals Christmas Eve Marathon -- Wednesday, Dec. 24, on FOX Sports Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Blue Christmas

  It is almost Christmas in America's Heartland, and snow is officially on the ground.  Yet the topic of a majority of people's conversations is not about the Chief's up-coming game with the Pittsburg Steelers which has serious playoff implications.  It is not about College Bowl games or the new playoff series.  It is not even really about college basketball.  Rather the...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

Do you remember a couple weeks ago when people were lamenting the lack of moves made by the Kansas City Royals this off-season? That seems like ages ago. Pushing aside the Jason Frasor and Luke Hochevar transactions were a flurry of moves that appear to have the Royals roster pretty well set for the 2015 season. Signing Kendrys Morales, Alex Rios, Edinson Volquez and now Kris Medlen...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals see Kris Medlen as second half rotation piece

The Braves let pitcher Kris Medlen go this offseason to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in salary arbitration. There was some talk of the Braves re-signing him but that all officially ended on Thursday when the 29-year-old signed with the Royals. Medlen will earn $8.5 million on his two year deal with the Royals. More: Braves waste money signing Markakis The Royals will allow...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Once a rising star, Medlen gets another chance at stardom with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore looked like a happy man Thursday. Moore had just introduced his latest signing, right-hander Kris Medlen, and this was anything but your typical splashy, big-monied, Hot Stove free-agent signing. This was a signing that pumped the scout's blood in Moore -- a risky-but-potentially-high-reward acquisition that energizes true baseball...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Medlen signs with the Royals

The Royals announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Kris Medlen to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million with a mutual third-year option for $10 million. That’s such a reasonable deal and Medlen is such a good bounce back candidate that I’m finding myself pretty disappointed that the Pirates were seemingly not interested in Medlen at all this winter. I’m sure it’s all...
Via WHYGAVS?
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Spending Poorly Wisely

The main good thing about reaching the World Series is that it means you won your league. When you win your league, people like you a lot, and it’s a good feeling. Builds community. Another, bigger-picture good thing about reaching the World Series is that it brings in revenue, especially if you haven’t been real […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have not made much of a splash in free agency

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, here is a look at how the Indians rivals in the AL Central have fared: KANSAS CITY ROYALS Last season: 89-73, second. Beat Oakland in AL Wild Card game, swept Los Angeles Angels in three games in AL Division Series, swept Baltimore in four games in AL Championship Series, lost to San Francisco in seven games in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals haven't made a flurry of moves because, says Moore, they don't have to

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the rest of the American League Central teams pummeled the transaction wire with trades and free-agent signings the past few weeks, Royals general manager Dayton Moore seemed unmoved by the whirlwind. Why? Because Moore had no reason to panic. His roster didn't need to be revamped. "I wasn't really surprised by it all," Moore said. "But the truth is, we have...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting Pitcher Addition Will Determine Royals’ Offseason Success

Since the last time we talked, the Royals have been busy. But I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I can figure out exactly what they’re trying to do.Sure, the pieces they’ve added at least match up with the holes in the roster. Lose designated hitter Billy Butler? Add designated hitter Kendrys Morales. Need a right field replacement for Nori Aoki? Bring in Alex Rios. Everything...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Roster taking shape for 2015

Kendrys Morales can help add a power element to the ballclub that has been lacking in Kansas City (marinersblog.mlblogs.com). The Kansas City Royals have been busy lately adding three players to the ballclub this past week to help finalize the team’s roster before Spring Training in February. Among those additions include pitcher Yohan Pino, first baseman Kendrys Morales, and...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Aloud About the 2015 Royals

Barring a blockbuster trade that shakes up the foundation of the Royals, it looks like the 2015 version of the team is shaping up right before our eyes. With the free agent signings of Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios, the Royals two big needs on offense have been taken care of, and with re-signing Jason Frasor and Luke Hochevar along with reaching a one-year deal with Yohan Pino, it...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: is Kendry Morales worth it?

The Kansas City Royals recently agreed to a two-year deal with DH Kendry Morales, who bounced around between both the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Morales hit .218 with eight home runs, 20 doubles and 42 RBI’s in a combined 98 games between the two teams. A lot of the Kansas City fan-base is worried, however, that Morales’ numbers have significantly dropped since his...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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