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Why the Kansas City Royals are signing players you don’t really care much about The Kansas City Royals reached the World Series twice thanks in part of a supporting cast of players whose signings, at the time, seemed pretty pedestrian.

Royals Agree to Terms with Six Pre-Arbitration-Eligible Players The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with six pre-arbitration eligible players. Among those include: pitchers Heath Fillmyer, Tim Hill, Jakob Junis, Trevor Oaks, Glenn Sparkman and Josh Staumont.

Escobar and Patek played same number of Royals games. Who was the better shortstop? Is Alcides Escobar the greatest shortstop in Royals history? Escobar has signed a minor-league deal with the Baltimore Orioles, ending his tenure in a Royals uniform… and making this the ideal time to evaluate his career and ask the question. It isn't an easy call.

Adalberto Mondesi ready as everyday shortstop Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi arrived in camp for the first full-squad workout along with the rest of the position players on Monday. And it didn't take long for the question to come to Mondesi: Who is the fastest on the team now that Terrance Gore was brought back, and Billy Hamilton was signed?

Sam McWilliams eyeing success with Royals Can Rule 5 Draft pick and right-hander Sam McWilliams be the next Brad Keller for the Royals? Club officials hope for a similar success story. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::. "There's certainly a lot of upside there," general manager Dayton Moore said of McWilliams.

Everyone is missing the mark when it comes to free agency What's more is the thievery taking place at the major league level. In what world does it make sense for Ronald Acuna Junior and Juan Soto, two of the brightest young players in the game, to make $575,000 this season? Acuna isn't even arbitration eligible until NEXT off-season.

Looking back at the career of Royals slugger John Mayberry John attended Northwestern High School in Detroit, which also produced sluggers Willie Horton and Alex Johnson. That's 61 WAR from one high school, impressive. While at Northwestern High, John was a three-sport standout, starring in football, basketball and baseball.

Should Ian Kennedy move to the bullpen? Three years ago, Dayton Moore pushed all his chips into the window of contention by signing Ian Kennedy to a five-year, $70 million deal, tied for the largest contract in club history. While Kennedy was quite solid the first year of that deal, the next two have been pretty rough.

10 Spring Training Predictions Spring Training games start in just 5 days. Starting Saturday, you'll be able to see your Boys in Blue back in action in a real life game for the first time since last fall. There will be new faces, there will be familiar faces, but the jerseys will be the same and the game unchanged.

Jackie Robinson Made History in a Royals Jersey The late winter of 1946 was monumental for Jackie Robinson. He married Rachel Isum in Los Angeles on February 10, and then reported to spring training for his first year in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. He was assigned to Montreal, the Dodgers top farm club, who trained in Daytona Beach, FL.

Royals Rumblings - News for February 18, 2019 Royals Rumblings - News for February 18, 2019. Ned Yost still loves managing the Royals, writes Vahe Gregorian. Eric Skoglund addresses the media regarding his 80-game PED suspension. Whit Merrifield doesn't want to be overlooked in the discussion on "fastest Royal." He also tweeted about the business of baseball.

Kansas City Royals dodged financial bullet with Mike Moustakas The Kansas City Royals dodged a financial bullet with Mike Moustakas. His second consecutive disappointing trip into free agency only underscores how close they came to making a mistake. Welcome!

Kansas City Royals: Offseason Prospect Watch, Emmanuel Rivera In one of our final installments of the offseason prospect watch, we take a look at Kansas City Royals third base prospect, Emmanuel Rivera.

What to watch for as Royals get into full swing this spring With the Kansas City Royals full-squad beginning workouts on Monday, here are some of the biggest questions they need to get answered in Arizona.

Photo gallery: Royals spring training Feb. 17, 2019 Royals, baseball, mlb, spring training, kansas city, surprise, arizona.

Royals pitching thoughts and changing mindset of manager Ned Yost Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is open to having his mindset changed, as he looks for rotation pitchers and a closer at spring training in Surprise, Arizona. Yost hasn't thought about using an opener, but he will listen to his staff's thoughts.

Drew Storen arrives at Royals camp with no limitations after recovering from surgery Former closer Drew Storen joins the KC Royals in Arizona after a year out of baseball following Tommy John surgery.

Royals develop Dominican Academy graduates Something remarkable happened recently at the Royals' Dominican Republic Academy: Fourteen of their players received their high school degrees. That may not sound extraordinary to some.

Drew Storen eager to start Spring Training When healthy, newest Royals right-hander Drew Storen possessed what some hitters used to refer to as a "Wiffle Ball slider." After successful Tommy John surgery in September 2017, Storen, 31, believes he has that magical spin back. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.

Kansas City Royals: The end of the Alcides Escobar era After eight years of being a constant presence in the Kansas City Royals lineup, an era is coming to an end in Kansas City. Alcides Escobar is now a member…

Drew Storen joins Royals after sitting out 2018 season following Tommy John surgery Kansas City Royals pitcher Drew Storen reported to spring training in Surprise, Arizona after the Royals signed him to join the pitching staff. Storen underwent Tommy John surgery in September of 2017.

AL Notes: Castellanos, Stroman, Rangers, Calhoun, Royals The agent for Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos said in January his client would prefer a trade, but the slugger met with the media Sunday and told reporters, including Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, he'd be willing to discuss a long-term contract with the club.

Alcides Escobar’s nine biggest playoff moments with the Royals From the 2014 Wild Card Game to Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, shortstop Alcides Escobar had plenty of moments when he came up with a huge playoff hit for the Kansas City Royals. Here are nine of them.

The Rosters are Projected! The 2019 Major League Baseball season is upon. The teams are set for their rosters, as they approach the beginning of spring training. Now, rosters are definitely subject to change. With the help of MLB.com beat writers, here is a look at how the Kansas City Royals roster looks as of now.

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