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James Shields to the Marlins: Still highly unlikely

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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Franklin Morales edition

Franklin Morales could help add depth to the Royals’ pitching staff this year (sportsofboston.com). Pitching depth is crucial at all levels of baseball, but even more so in the MLB. The Kansas City Royals know just how much that is true, after relying on the strongest bullpen in the league last year to help fight their way to their first World Series appearance in nearly 30 seasons...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins still interested in James Shields

The Marlins are one of a handful of teams still interested in signing free agent pitcher James Shields. Shields, 33, has been seeking a five-year deal worth $125 million but thus far has found no takers. Many within baseball believe that the right hander who sent the 2014 season with the Royals will have to settle for a four-year deal somewhere in the $70-80 million range. According...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A peek back at eight overlooked moments of Royals' magical playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- We know about all the fantastic and heart-stopping plays from the Royals' magical 2014 playoff run. We remember the Sal Perez game-winner down the left-field line against Oakland in the Wild Card game. We remember the extra-inning homers from Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer to win the first two games of the American League Division Series. We remember Alex Gordon...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Shields wants to pitch on the West Coast

We’ve nearly reached February, and James Shields is still out there, dangling in the wind on the free agent market. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Shields wants to join a team on the west coast. That’s all fine and dandy, but there’s just one problem with his desires – the ten teams in the two western divisions aren’t exactly jonesing for starting pitching, and...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Shields wants to pitch on the west coast, but…

We’ve nearly reached February, and James Shields is still out there, dangling in the wind on the free agent market. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Shields wants to join a team on the west coast. That’s all fine and dandy, but there’s just one problem with his desires – the ten teams in the two western divisions aren’t exactly jonesing for starting pitching, and...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why is James Shields Still Without a Deal ?

James Shields is waiting by the phone hoping it will ring. Going into the MLB off season he was one of the biggest free agents out there ready to offer his services to the highest bidder. But something happened on the way to the bank and Shields is still waiting for the Brinks Truck to show up at his house. Jon Lester signed with the Cubs for 6 years at $155 million, Max Scherzer...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

With January's end bearing own on us, we've almost reached the month of February, which is momentous because pitchers and catchers report in February and we'll have Kansas City Royals baseball in our lives once again. It seems so far away, but we're getting closer, and that's a good thing. It's nice to see some of the guys already there. Salvador Perez has pictures on his awesome...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: James Shields edition

After the finish of the 2014 regular season, Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields entered the world of free agency. The Royals ace had been signed to a 4-year $11.25 million dollar contract that reached its end in 2015. Along with the Royals still considering re-signing the pitcher, there are multiple other teams in the hunt. Over the course of his brief run with Kansas City...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Royals exec Taylor reflects on a lifetime in baseball

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As Dean Taylor looks back at his 39-year career in baseball, there are two seasons he'll always look back on fondly. Taylor, who recently stepped down as the Royals' vice president of baseball operations and assistant to the general manager, always will remember the 1991 Atlanta Braves and the 2014 Royals. And, as Taylor sees it, it's because of the similarities...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees won't sign free-agent James Shields because of A-Rod: Report

As if Yankee fans need another reason to vilify Alex Rodriguez, along comes this little tid-bid of info coming from Brian Cashman on Wednesday afternoon. The Yankees general manager claims that James Shields, one of the most desirable starting pitchers available in free agency this offseason, will not be contacted by the team.  And the reason the Bombers — just one...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow and slower: Pitch clocks would most affect Royals' Duffy, Volquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With concerns building that major league games last too long, a pitch clock will be used at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season. It's a pilot program, if you will, to see what might help speed the game along. Details have not been released, but it is believed the rules will be similar to what was used in the Arizona Fall League last fall. Pitchers there...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Royals Keep The Good Times Rolling?

In their first two seasons as an expansion franchise, the Royals lost 93 and 97 games. They would not have two straight losing seasons again, never mind 90-loss seasons, until the 1995-96 seasons. Of course, that kicked off an epic stretch of losing; from 1995 through 2012, the Royals enjoyed one winning season and went 1,230-1,664, an average record of 68-92 (the strike-shortened...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' single-game tickets go on sale Feb. 27

Ready for some Royals baseball at Kauffman Stadium? Of course you are! Get your peanuts and Cracker Jacks ready. The Royals announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for the 2015 season will go on sale exclusively online at www.royals.com on Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. (CST).  The Royals will make every regular-season home game (excluding Opening Day) available during the online...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In the Spotlight with Ethan Chapman of the Kansas City Royals Organization

We tend to forget about the unsung heroes that are behind Major League Baseball teams. I’m talking about the rest of the organization that make the team that much stronger. I decided I wanted to pick the brains of organizations across the MLB. Ethan Chapman of the Kansas City Royals Organization was my first stop. Chapman is an outfielder for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields by Daniel Rathman

With Scherzer off the board, James Shields is going to be a hot topic. The Tigers are interested.
Via Baseball Prospectus
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields still holding out for five-year deal

Former Royals starter James Shields is still holding out for a five-year deal reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Shields is seeking a reported $125 million but interested teams are trying to land the 33-year-old on a four year deal. While Shields is seeking $125 million, teams are only willing to pay $85 million. That’s a noticeable $40 million gap on the fifth season which...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Kansas City Royals’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Raul Adalberto Mondesi SS: Mondesi is the consensus number 1 prospect in the Royals’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Arbitration Numbers

Yesterday, the Royals exchanged arbitration numbers with seven players after settling on deals with Tim Collins and Louis Coleman. As you well know, the Royals have never made it to an arbitration case since Dayton Moore has been the general manager, so until that happens, I'll assume deals get done with all seven of these players, most of whom make up the core of the 2015 Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Is re-signing Ned Yost the right move?

Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost has just recently re-signed his coaching contract through the 2016 MLB season. A large portion of the reason for Yost receiving this re-signing is because of his postseason success with the Royals this past year, where he won an AL title, something that Kansas City fans haven’t tasted in 29 long years. Yost originally joined the ball club in...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields to the Tigers would make a lot of sense

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Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coleman, Collins avoid arbitration, sign with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Relievers Tim Collins and Louis Coleman avoided salary arbitration on Friday, each agreeing to one-year deals with the Royals. Collins, a 25-year-old left-hander, signed for $1.475 million. MLB Trade Rumors projected he would have made $1.5 million through arbitration. Collins made $1,362,500 last season. Coleman, a 28-year-old right-hander, signed for $725,000...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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