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Store in Missouri selling Royals ‘2014 World Series Champions’ shirts (photo)

Even though the Kansas City Royals’ Cinderella story-like stomp through the postseason ended with a disappointing thud, losing to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the World Series, that does not mean that fans of the team cannot at least pretend to bask in championship glory. According to a post on reddit (via...Read More The post Store in Missouri selling Royals ‘2014...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yost discusses Royals' batting order, says Escobar likely to lead off again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Christmas indeed came a little early for Royals skipper Ned Yost. Thanks to general manager Dayton Moore and owner David Glass, Yost got two hitters he has long admired -- right fielder Alex Rios and designated hitter Kendrys Morales -- a starter in Edinson Volquez, who will be signed soon, and bullpen help in Luke Hochevar and Jason Frasor, both of whom were...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Shields likely to land Cole Hamels-like contract?

  This embed is invalid   " /> James Shields and Cole Hamels might soon have something in common.   While it’s unclear where Shields will sign in free agency this offseason, a major league source privy to his contractual demands recently told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo that the final numbers on the right-hander’s next contract could be close to the...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Royals and Patience Don’t Mix

With some exceptions, the Kansas City Royals have struggled to score runs throughout their history. If you don't believe me, I'll give you some facts here in a little bit on that. The Royals headed into the off-season following their World Series run with a couple edicts. The one we'll talk about today is that they needed to score more runs. As much as the 2014 Royals succeeded with...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fox Sport Kansas City to run “Best Games of 2014″ on Christmas Eve

                                                                Our good friends at Fox Sports Kansas City are giving all Royals fans what they really want this Christmas! No not Crown Town Ale, Royals games!  Starting at Noon on Christmas Eve FSKC will be airing the top 5 best regular season games.  Let's be honest, you will be having to...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri retailer selling Royals 2014 World Series Champions shirts

, a discount retail chain is selling Kansas City Royals 2014 World Series Championship t-shirts in their Joplin, MO location for the low price of $9.99. The problem with this should be obvious, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Royals in seven games in the 2014 Fall Classic. The shirts of championship losing teams are usually donated to less fortunate countries as shirts...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Add Pitcher Kris Medlen

  Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday that the Royals have agreed with right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on a 2 year deal. The 29 year old Medlen has previously had 2 rounds of Tommy John surgery, and missed the 2014 season due to the most recent. He will earn $2 million in 2015, $5.5 million in 2016 and there is a $10 million mutual option for 2017 or a $1 million buyout making...
Via Royals Blue
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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