U.L.’s Toothpick: Figuring Out Wade’s Place In Royals History

With Wade Davis on his way to the north side of Chicago, I began wondering if it was possible to assess accurately where he might fit in the history of Royals closers. This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for some time, but I could never quite figure out how to get an accurate comparison. Raw saves doesn’t really do his ability justice. Davis leaves Kansas City in ninth place...
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2 hours ago

Where Does Jarrod Dyson Go?

Oakland and Baltimore are both reportedly interested in Royals OF Jarrod Dyson. Who could Kansas City get back from those two teams? With Jorge Soler the newest member of the KC Royals, Jarrod Dyson appears to be expendable and Paulo Orlando seems destined to be a fourth outfielder. (That being said, it wouldn’t be the […] Where Does Jarrod Dyson Go? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings...
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9 hours ago

Wade Davis and the Royal Reality

On Wednesday, Royals fans had to say good-bye to their Cyborg, Wade Davis.  Davis was traded to the Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler.  Many Royals fans are reasonably upset, Davis was a fan favorite and had one of the best stretches any reliever has ever had in baseball history.  This isn’t even mentioning the fact that he struck out Wilmer Flores to capture the Royals’ first...
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14 hours ago

One move done, Moore plotting pieces to KC's puzzle

OK, so now what? Royals general manager Dayton Moore pulled off a needed trade on Wednesday, Day 3 of the Winter Meetings, moving closer Wade Davis and the remaining $10 million on the right-hander's contract to the Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler. But Moore and his staff's work is just beginning this offseason.
16 hours ago

Royals Charities Giving Week continues

As a part of the second annual Royals Charities Giving Week, Royals Charities and the Royals Alumni Association will visit Northland Early Education Center and FosterAdopt Connect on Thursday, Dec. 8.
17 hours ago

Royals Rumors: Oakland Very Interested In Jarrod Dyson

The Royals are making major waves at the Winter Meetings. The latest rumors have the Oakland A’s pursuing a deal for fleet Kansas City centerfielder Jarrod Dyson. Kansas City Royals 31-year-old outfielder Jarrod Dyson has been one of the best bench players in major league baseball the last four seasons. Dyson put up an outstanding […] Royals Rumors: Oakland Very Interested In...
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1 day ago

Royals Rumors: Dayton Moore Says KC Not Close To Trade Deal

The Royals are not closing in on a trade deal, despite the flurry of rumors surrounding them at the Winter Meetings according to general manager Dayton Moore. The Kansas City Royals aren’t getting enough in return so far from the teams they’ve talked to in Washingon D.C.: Dayton Moore also said that despite all the […] Royals Rumors: Dayton Moore Says KC Not Close To Trade...
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1 day ago

Top 10 Royals Trade Assets

It’s becoming abundantly clear that the Royals are involved in all sorts of discussions on the trade front this offseason, which makes sense. The free agent market is lacking in marquee players and the team claims they’re lacking in money. Put it together and trades are the name of the game. Whether it’s to help the team win in 2017, after 2018, or maybe both, the Royals have...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Report: Royals Listening on Danny Duffy

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Kansas City Royals are receiving trade interest and are listening on pitcher Danny Duffy. The Royals seem to be at a crossroads this winter on whether they should hold their assets for next season or retool for years ahead. With Duffy, Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Wade Davis, and Lorenzo Cain all going to become free agents...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs are serious suitors for Wade Davis

The Chicago Cubs are seeking another back-end reliever, and they may do it through the trade market. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Cubs are serious suitors for Royals closer Wade Davis. Sources: #Cubs among most serious of early suitors on #Royals' Wade Davis. Interest mentioned earlier by @jonmorosi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2016 While...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Plan for the Royals

  The Kansas City Royals — the once proud franchise which shocked the sporting world by winning the 2015 World Series in Cinderella-story fashion — are at a crossroads. Dayton Moore and the gang can buckle up for one more run at a championship with the current roster, or begin the long and painful process of rebuilding. The current iteration of the Royals is not without...
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2 days ago

The Royals are in a bind and will have to do something about it soon

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The logical move for the Royals would be to trade two of their potential free agents, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and closer Wade Davis. Jarrod Dyson could replace Cain, Kelvin Herrera could replace Davis, and the Royals still could be quite competitive in 2017.But that isn’t the only possible solution. It can’t be the only possible solution. The Royals...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Former commissioner Bud Selig and Braves GM John Schuerholz are headed to the Hall of Fame

One of the most polarizing men in baseball history, former commissioner Bud Selig, is heading to Cooperstown. Selig and former Royals and Braves GM John Schuerholz were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Today’s Game Committee. Just announced on #MLBTonight - John Schuerholz and Bud Selig have been elected to the #HOF Class of 2017!
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins get rotation help, signing Edinson Volquez to 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins and starting pitcher Edinson Volquez have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (and as confirmed by several reporters): Source confirms: #Marlins, Volquez in agreement on two-year, $22M contract, pending physical. First reported: @clarkspencer @flasportsbuzz. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016 The 33...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox in aggressive pursuit of Greg Holland

The Boston Red Sox appear willing to roll the dice to help shore up a bullpen unit facing some uncertainty heading into 2017. According to a report by Rob Bradford of WEEI on Monday, the Red Sox are “among the most aggressive suitors” for free agent reliever Greg Holland. Holland, who turns 31 later this month, recorded 93 saves with a pristine 1.32 ERA for the Kansas City...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent says Edwin Encarnacion is still talking to Blue Jays

Despite the addition of Kendrys Morales, the Toronto Blue Jays are still keeping one eye on the Edwin Encarnacion situation. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told TSN’s Rick Westhead that he was still in contact with the Blue Jays, and that he believed his client could handle first base. A day after the Blue Jays signed DH Kendrys Morales, Edwin Encarnacion’s agent confirms...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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