Tag: Kansas City Royals

MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if […]

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AL Wild Card Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
AL Wild Card Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:07 p.m. ET. TBS Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46) vs. James Shields (14-8, 3.21)\ Oakland A’s Lineup 1. Coco Crisp, CF 2. Sam Fuld, LF 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, DH 5. Josh Reddick, RF 6. Jed Lowrie, SS 7. Stephen Vogt, 1B 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Eric Sogard, […]

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Teams Were Unwilling To Meet Mets’ Asking Price On Colon

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Teams Were Unwilling To Meet Mets’ Asking Price On Colon

The trade deadline is over and Bartolo Colon will make his next scheduled start. Joel Sherman of the New York Post said there were teams that were interested, but not at Sandy Alderson’s asking price. Sherman expects the Mets to try and move Colon in the offseason. Teams were also reluctant to take on Colon because […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

So here we stand a week from opening day and there are still as many questions as there are answers. Who’s on first? Will Ruben Tejada be the starting shortstop come March 31st – or will the solution come via trade or free agent signing? ( I’m looking at you Stephen Drew !!) And can Jonathon […]

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Wright On Braves Signing Santana: “It’s A Great Move”

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Wright On Braves Signing Santana: “It’s A Great Move”

10:00 AM After learning about the Atlanta Braves aggressively acting to sign Ervin Santana for $14 million to offset the loss of Kris Medlen with an elbow ligament tear, David Wright was quick to respond and defended ownership and the front office. “My responsibility is to play third base, not decide who signs, doesn’t sign,” Wright told ESPNNewYork.com.  “I’m not […]

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Carlos Beltran Agrees To Three-Year, $45 Million Deal With Yankees

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Agrees To Three-Year, $45 Million Deal With Yankees

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year deal with the New York Yankees. The contract is worth $45 million according to what a source told Feinsand. A rival executive told Andy Martino that if the numbers are accurate, this might be the best signing of the offseason. If […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: “When Is The Right Time To Panic” Edition

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: “When Is The Right Time To Panic” Edition

Well I don’t know about you but all that hot stove action yesterday gave me a serious case of whiplash as well as extreme nausea . It is not out of the ordinary for many deals – whether it is trades or free agent signings to get done before the winter meetings, but so many big […]

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Royals Ink LHP Jason Vargas To 4-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Ink LHP Jason Vargas To 4-Year Deal

The Kansas City Royals have signed free-agent starting pitcher Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million deal. Vargas, 30, will replace the departed Ervin Santana in the Royals rotation. General manager Dayton Moore initially pushed hard to sign righthander Tim Hudson before he ended up signing with San Francisco. The lefthanded Vargas was 9-8 with a […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. […]

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The Mets Weekly 8/5: The Byrds Can Fly Edition… Sometimes…

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Weekly 8/5: The Byrds Can Fly Edition… Sometimes…

Chris and Jenson bring you another edition of The Mets Weekly. In this episode they recap everything from the week that was against the Marlins and those red-hot Kansas City Royals. There was lots of ground to cover this week as there’s never a dull moment for the Orange and Blue. Take a look and see […]

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