ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt." Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years. Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
19 minutes ago

Staumont will have Royals' attention in camp

One of the intriguing young arms in camp will be right-hander Josh Staumont, who has been clocked at 100 mph. Staumont has been a starter during his Minor League career, but the Royals wouldn't be afraid to try him in the bullpen to start the season.
Via Royals.com
9 hours ago

Minor will make transition to Royals' bullpen

Left-hander Mike Minor had high hopes of cracking the rotation last year when the Royals signed him to a two-year, $7.25 million deal. Now, Minor simply wants to contribute any way he can.
Via Royals.com
9 hours ago

Shortstop Escobar aiming for the fences

Shortstop Alcides Escobar made a bold statement right out of the gate Saturday as rain cut short the Royals' workout: he believes he can hit double-digit home runs after hitting a career-high seven homers in 2016.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Report: Padres sign former All-Star Jered Weaver

It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.That apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BP Kansas City: Turning Terrance Gore Into an Everyday Weapon by Clark Fosler

Can he be more than just October legs?
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals Sign Reliever Peter Moylan To Minor League Deal

KC Royals general manager Dayton Moore added his third pitcher in the last week by bringing back reliever Peter Moylan on a minor league deal. The Kansas City Royals continue to collect veteran bullpen arms by adding 38-year-old Peter Moylan to the mix. Moylan joins fellow veteran bullpen arms Seth Maness and Travis Wood who […] KC Royals Sign Reliever Peter Moylan To Minor League...
Via Kings of Kauffman
2 days ago

Royals bring back Moylan on minor league deal

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Peter Moylan has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals and will report to major league spring training. Moylan, whose deal was announced Friday, was 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 43 relief appearances last season with the Royals. He is expected to be in camp Monday. A 38-year-old Australian with a sidearm delivery, Moylan is 24-9 with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four players will duke it out for Royals' starting second base job

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Christian Colon spent the offseason training with Kansas City Royal teammate Alex Gordon, who is known for his maniacal workouts. Colon said he lost 8 percent of his body fat, turning that into muscle. "He's on another level," Colon said Friday before the team's first full-squad workout. "It was intense." So is the Royals' competition for the second base job, the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals have 4 candidates for second base job

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Christian Colon spent the offseason training with Kansas City Royal teammate Alex Gordon, who is known for his maniacal workouts. Colon said he lost 8 percent of his body fat, turning that into muscle. ''He's on another level,'' Colon said Friday before the team's first full-squad workout. ''It was intense.'' So is the Royals' competition for the second...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Turning Terrance Gore Into an Everyday Weapon

Over the past few months (months, only because I am lazy!), I have been conversing with Derek Johannsen with regard to his thoughts on the Royals’ Terrance Gore. Derek was routed my way as a result of a handful of articles I wrote over the course of 2016 on the subject of Gore. As some of you might remember, I was an advocate of Gore being part of the Royals’ 25 man roster for...
Via BP Kansas City
3 days ago

Royals pitcher out eight weeks after falling through barn roof

Pitchers and catchers are reporting all across Arizona and Florida this week, and we’ve already got a contender for “most ridiculous baseball injury of the year.”The honor goes to Kansas City Royals pitcher Brian Flynn, who broke a rib this offseason.He broke that rib after falling through the roof of his barn. Yep – he fell through a barn roof and broke a rib. At least his...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals to wear ‘Ace 30’ patch in memory of Yordano Ventura

The Kansas City Royals will wear an “Ace 30” memorial patch during spring training in honor of the late Yordano Ventura.ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted out an image of the patch, which bears a tribute to Ventura’s nickname, “Ace” (in reference to the Jim Carrey “Ace Ventura” character) and his jersey number. Ventura was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hammel left Cubs because of frustration with Maddon

Jason Hammel left the Chicago Cubs to sign with the Kansas City Royals this offseason, and it apparently wasn’t a completely amiable departure.According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN on Saturday, frustration with Cubs manager Joe Maddon factored into Hammel’s decision to leave Chicago.From Rogers’ report:It became obvious — and at times public – that Hammel and his manager didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Could’ve Done Better Than Brandon Moss

Sometimes all you can do is make a move and hope for the best. Other times when money is tight, all you can do is wait. And wait some more. And wait just a little while longer until that move presents itself. Sunday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals were firmly positioned in both camps. Money was tight just as it had been all offseason, so they waited. And they kept waiting—right...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Just Barely Resemble the Royals

Word came out over the weekend that the Royals have signed Brandon Moss to a two-year contract, pending a physical. There’s nothing too strange about it, and Moss should have little trouble finding himself regular plate appearances. He won’t cost the Royals too much, and he will bring a power bat. You can think of him as being pretty similar, overall, to Chris Carter. Decent...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals close to signing Brandon Moss

The Kansas City Royals are apparently close to adding more pop to their lineup. According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the team is close to signing veteran Brandon Moss. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan is reporting that the deal is worth $12 million over two seasons.Moss, 33, hit .225 with 28 homers and 68 RBI for the St Louis Cardinals last season. While he boasts an incredibly high strikeout...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is buying up Yordano Ventura memorabilia

The untimely and tragic death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura last week sent shockwaves through the baseball world and beyond. At just 25 years old, the sport had lost yet another one of its budding stars well before his time.Ventura was a beloved member of the Kansas City Royals, adored by fans and teammates. Following the news of his death, fans flocked to the Royals home field...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Greg Holland Made An Inspired Choice

Yesterday, Greg Holland reportedly agreed to sign with the Colorado Rockies. As a guy coming off arm surgery, looking to re-establish himself as a premier reliever and rebuild his value, going to Denver seems to be an odd choice. As Travis Sawchik noted this morning, the recent history of pitchers escaping Colorado and finding significant paychecks are not great, and of course, because...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

New information says Yordano Ventura was not robbed

New information surrounding the death of Yordano Ventura suggests the late Kansas City Royals pitcher was not robbed and left for dead after his crash, according to a report.Diario Libre reporter Bienvenido Rojas shared a photo on Twitter supposedly from the crash site in the Dominican Republic that shows Ventura still had a watch and bracelet on his wrists. Rojas also spoke with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Yordano Ventura survived crash, was left for dead

Pedro Martinez shared some disturbing details surrounding the death of former Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who died after a car crash on Sunday in the Dominican Republic.Reports have all said that Ventura, 25, died in the crash, but Martinez says the pitcher actually survived it. Martinez says Ventura was still alive after the crash but was left for dead by people...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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