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KC Royals: What to expect from Trevor Rosenthal signing On Saturday, the Royals signed Trevor Rosenthal to a $2 million-dollar minor league contract with an added $2.25 million in performance incentives. The 29-year-old Rosenthal is a seven-year MLB veteran, who was one of the more dominant relievers during his time with the St Louis Cardinals between 2012 - 2015.

Kansas City Royals take flyer on Trevor Rosenthal On Saturday, the Royals signed another potential lottery ticket, as they inked former Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Should Rosenthal make the major league roster, he will receive $1.75 million in 2020.

Royals sign reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league deal The Royals have signed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. According to MLB.com reporter Jeffrey Flanagan, Rosenthal will receive a base salary of $2 million if he makes the team with $2.25 million in incentives.

Royals Sign Trevor Rosenthal To Minor League Deal The Royals have signed hard-throwing right-hander Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league deal, per Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star. The deal will pay the 29-year-old $2MM if he makes the team with an additional $2.25MM in performance bonuses, per Worthy.

Winter Meetings Previews: Royals, White Sox In advance of the winter meetings, let's take a moment to quickly preview a couple teams from the American League ….

Hok Talk: Ace of the Diamond Review Watching this anime has been a very enlightening experience for me as much for what I've been able to learn about the Japanese perspective on baseball as for the story it tells. Watching Ace of the Diamond taught me that Japanese high school is only three years, grades 10-12.

Potential Rule 5 Draft Target: Thomas Burrows Rumors have floated that teams are interested in LHRP Tim Hill. If a trade were to happen, it would leave the Royals with only 7 LHPs on the 40-man roster. Even if they do the expected and keep Hill, it wouldn't be a bad idea to add another LHP to the active roster.

Weekend Rumblings - News for December 7, 2019 Weekend Rumblings - News for December 7, 2019. Jeffrey Flanagan previews the Winter Meetings. Lynn Worthy also previews the Winter Meetings. Lynn also talks to people around baseball about Mike Matheny. In his Friday notes, David Lesky thinks the Royals are about to make a move.

Kansas City Royals: How return of Rusty Kuntz helps with rebuild Rusty Kuntz will be tasked with getting the most out his baserunners and outfield in 2020. There is likely chance the 2020 Royals will play Jorge Soler more often in right field and Kuntz is the right man for the job getting him into position to be successful.

Get To Know A Marquette Basketball Opponent: Kansas State Last Season: Finished the regular season 25-8, earning a 4 seed in the NCAA tournament which they immediately ruined by losing to UC Irvine by six. Final 2018-19 KenPom.com Ranking: #20.

A Royals fan's guide to the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings The baseball industry assembles next week in San Diego.

Triple plays in Royals history The triple play is an almost mythological occurrence for people playing the game. A triple play is a relatively rare occurrence in baseball with only 720 being recorded since 1876. The unassisted triple play is the unicorn of Major League Baseball, the rarest of all baseball plays with only 15 being recorded since 1900.

Royals Rumblings - News for December 6, 2019 I, for one, am happy that Rusty’s impeccable hair is back.

AL Central Notes: Tsutsugo, Lindblom, Royals, Indians Past reports have already linked the Blue Jays and Marlins to Yoshitomo Tsutsugo's market, and now MLB.com's Jon Morosi tweets that three AL Central teams are also in the mix. The White Sox, Tigers, and Twins all have some interest in the Japanese slugger, who has hit 185 homers for Yokohama since the start of the 2014 season.

Rusty Kuntz to return as Royals finalize 2020 coaching staff The Royals announced their 2020 coaching staff under new manager Mike Matheny, and rejoining the staff will be Rusty Kuntz, who will reprise his role as first base coach. Kuntz held the position in 2008 and from 2012 until 2017, when he stepped down due to vision problems to take a role as a roving instructor.

Royals Finalize 2020 Major League Coaching Staff Kuntz, 64, will return to a familiar role, beginning his third stint as the first base coach in 2020. He previously held the title from 2012-17 and 2008-10, while he served the organization as a Special Assistant to the General Manager / Quality Control the past two seasons and as the minor league outfield / baserunning coordinator from 2010-12.

Bring back the powder blues for real, you cowards In and of itself, that's not a particularly exciting event-there are new uniforms of some variety every year, and christening a new stadium, like the Rangers will be doing in 2020, is a particularly apt event for a refresh. However, what the Rangers revealed was far more interesting.

Kansas City Royals: 11 defining moments from past decade Here's a look at 11 defining moments for the Kansas City Royals from the last decade. What an interesting decade for the Kansas City Royals. Between 2000 and 2009, the Royals enjoyed a single winning season in 2003 when they went 83-79–and missed the playoffs.

The Phillies are the best fit for a Whit trade Well in 2019, the Phillies received the second lowest amount of fWAR from the second base position with 0.3 fWAR. Earlier this week, the Phillies decided to non-tender their starter for most of that season, Cesar Hernandez. The 29 year old posted a 1.7 fWAR season where he produced 92 wRC+.

Kansas City Royals: Rule 5 Draft Targets for 2020 The Rule 5 Draft is quickly approaching on December 12th. The Kansas City Royals have four open spots on their 40-man Roster. Who is available in the Rule…

Royals Rumblings - News for December 5, 2019 Royals Rumblings - News for December 5, 2019. Alec Lewis takes an early peek at how the roster is looking for next year. David Schoenfield of ESPN tries to come up with a trade for all 30 teams. MLB.com lists the best walk-off wins for each team last year.

Royals awarded the 33rd pick in the draft for the competitive balance round The Royals will get the 33rd overall pick of the 2020 MLB draft, by receiving a selection in competitive balance Round A that immediately follows the first round, according to MLB Pipeline. They were already slated to get the fourth overall pick in the draft, by virtue of finishing with the fourth-worst record in baseball.

Cardinals & Royals: Trade Partners? Cardinals and Royals: Trade Partners? The Saint Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals could be a perfect match for potential trade this off-season. At a glance, the Royals seem to have a need for outfield help. Currently K.C.

Royals Review Radio: The "I for one, welcome our new Royals overlord" episode The Royals have a new owner, and Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew Lamar get together to bow down to the mustached one, John Shermanm in the hopes that his wise stewardship brings another championship. They also discuss the Whit Merrifield trade rumors with the Cubs and look at the non-tender free agent market.

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