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The Royals don't look so bad for trading Wil Myers now, do they…

The Royals don't look so bad for trading Wil Myers now, do they?

yahoo.com Updated 11 hours ago
In baseball, more so than any other major pro sport, trades are a long game. While we certainly break down winners and losers right away when a big trade happens, it usually takes years before we learn who's actually the winner and who's actually the lo…
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  • Report: Royals sign Edinson Volquez for two years, $20 million

    Report: Royals sign Edinson Volquez for two years, $20 million

    yahoo.com MLB.com 12 hours ago
    What a world we live in. Edinson Volquez, who was released by the San Diego Padres 16 months ago, and then had a decent bounce-back season in Pittsburgh in 2014, is set to make $20 million over the next two seasons. The Kansas City Royals have reportedl…
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  • Morales finalizes two-year deal with Royals

    Morales finalizes two-year deal with Royals

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    Kendrys Morales missed out on a postseason appearance last season when his Seattle Mariners fell just short of a wild card.
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  • Royals sign Alex Rios, hoping to find one-year contract magic

    Royals sign Alex Rios, hoping to find one-year contract magic

    yahoo.com nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 16 (2 days ago)
    Ahhh, the wonders of the one-year veteran contract. The best recent example one-year magic is Nelson Cruz, who signed an $8 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles before the start of the 2014 season, then led the league with 40 homers and drove in 108 …
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  • Royals add pitcher Pino; designate Coleman

    Royals add pitcher Pino; designate Coleman

    ESPN.com Dec 15 (3 days ago)
    The Royals signed former Twins right-hander Yohan Pino on Monday and designated reliever Casey Coleman for assignment.
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  • Done Deals: Red Sox sign Justin Masterson; Royals add Kendrys M…

    Done Deals: Red Sox sign Justin Masterson; Royals add Kendrys Morales

    yahoo.com Dec 9
    This is The Stew's running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball's Winter Meetings. We'll keep updating this post as the news happens. For more chatter and rumors, be sure to check out our Winter Meetings tracker. THURSDAYJustin Master…
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  • Royals plant seeds for future moves at Meetings

    Royals plant seeds for future moves at Meetings

    MLB.com Dec 11 (7 days ago)
    The Royals entered the new era of an American League title defense with some roster vacancies to fill, and the sunshine and relaxing vibe of San Diego didn't prevent them from getting to work on putting down the check marks.
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  • Report: Morales, Royals reach two-year deal

    Report: Morales, Royals reach two-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 11 (7 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals and veteran slugger Kendrys Morales agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday.
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  • On Baseball: Athletics Are Dealing; Phillies Wish They Were

    On Baseball: Athletics Are Dealing; Phillies Wish They Were

    nytimes.com Dec 8
    Oakland would rather make trades before its players lose value. Philadelphia, meanwhile, is eager to deal but has few players with much appeal.
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  • Salvador Perez needs more rest next year and Ned Yost knows it

    Salvador Perez needs more rest next year and Ned Yost knows it

    yahoo.com Dec 8
    SAN DIEGO — Ned Yost likes Salvador Perez a whole lot. And it's not just because the Kansas City Royals' catcher smells good. During his media session Monday at the MLB Winter Meetings, Yost praised Perez multiple times for his defensive and his bat, wh…
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  • Royals reign with four-pack of GIBBY Awards

    Royals reign with four-pack of GIBBY Awards

    MLB.com Dec 6
    The American League champion Royals were recognized with MLB.com GIBBY Awards for Closer, Executive and Setup Man of the Year as well as top Postseason Storyline on Saturday night.
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  • Winning atmosphere kept Hochevar in Kansas City

    Winning atmosphere kept Hochevar in Kansas City

    MLB.com Dec 5
    Royals reliever Luke Hochevar said sitting out the 2014 season while his team went to the World Series was the hardest thing he has ever done. The chance to be a part of that was one reason why Hochevar re-signed with the Royals.
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  • Report: Royals' Hochevar gets 2-year deal

    Report: Royals' Hochevar gets 2-year deal

    Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal that should give the defending American League champions even more firepower in their bullpen.
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  • Royals non-tender Bueno

    Royals non-tender Bueno

    MLB.com Dec 2
    The Royals declined to tender a 2015 contract to left-hander Francisley Bueno on Tuesday, making him a free agent.
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  • Royals named Baseball America's top organization

    Royals named Baseball America's top organization

    MLB.com Dec 1
    The Royals' storybook season ended in the World Series and earned Baseball America's Organization of the Year honors.
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  • Royals' Gordon reflects on World Series dash

    Royals' Gordon reflects on World Series dash

    MLB.com Dec 1
    Should he, would he, could he have scored in the ninth inning of the seventh game of the World Series? The Royals' Alex Gordon has heard the question often this offseason.
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  • O's donate playoff shares to late PR director's charity and est…

    O's donate playoff shares to late PR director's charity and estate

    yahoo.com Nov 30
    The Baltimore Orioles enjoyed a remarkable season, running away with the American League East championship by 12 games over the New York Yankees. And though they may not have capped it the way they wanted to on the field — they were eliminated in four g…
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  • O's donate playoff shares to late PR director's charity and est…

    O's donate playoff shares to late PR director's charity and estate

    yahoo.com Nov 30
    The Baltimore Orioles enjoyed a remarkable season, running away with the American League East championship by 12 games over the New York Yankees. And though they may not have capped it the way they wanted to on the field — they were eliminated in four g…
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  • Video - Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal 02:24

    Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal

    Dec 15
    ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Royals' signing of outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year, $11 million contract, and the impact he will have in Kansas City.
  • Video - Giants Out Of Lester Bidding 09:58

    Giants Out Of Lester Bidding

    Dec 9
    "Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick and Tim Kurkjian report from the winter meetings, including the latest on Jon Lester's free-agent decision and other pitchers available to the teams that don't sign Lester.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: James Shields 01:54

    SweetSpot TV: James Shields

    Nov 24
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at James Shields' free-agent stock.
  • Video - Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job 02:31

    Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job

    Nov 21
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick breaks down Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sports Columnists

  • Rajon Rondo subject of Boston Celtics-Dallas Mavericks trade talks

    Dec 17
    The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves again shopping veteran Corey Brewer

    Dec 17
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have put veteran swingman Corey Brewer back on the trading block, according to league sources.
  • Milwaukee Bucks suspect Jabari Parker lost for season to torn ACL

    Dec 16
    Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of his rookie season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday night.
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Building a winner isn't easy

    Dec 16
    John Clayton's mailbag: Building a winner isn't easy these days. Plus: Tony Romo's MVP chances, the Bills' defense and more.