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  1. Royals misjudge their talent, Wil pay the price

    Dec 9, 2012, 11:58 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    Royals GM Dayton Moore has told us for years to “trust the process.” For better or worse, he put forth his endgame on Sunday night, sacrificing top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, not to mention third baseman Patrick Leonard and left-hander Mike Montgomery, in order to bring in James Shields and Wade Davis from…

  2. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  3. Royals willing to include top prospect Wil Myers in trade for a frontline starting pitcher

    Nov 23, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT

    Wil Myers Getty

    After trading for Ervin Santana and re-signing Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals are determined to add a frontline starting pitcher in order to give some legitimacy to their rotation. And they are willing to go to great lengths in order to accomplish their goal. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Royals have dangled top…

  4. Brett Hayes, Royals avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Nov 20, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

    Brett Hayes

    Earlier today the Royals dropped their backup catcher for the past four seasons, Brayan Pena, and now they’ve avoided arbitration with his likely replacement by agreeing to a one-year deal with Brett Hayes. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that Hayes will get $600,000 in his first season of arbitration eligibility, which isn’t…

  5. Grading Friday’s waiver claims

    Nov 2, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Guillermo Moscoso

    Royals claim RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Rockies and C Brett Hayes from Marlins Moscoso had a nice 3.38 ERA in 21 starts and two relief appearances for the A’s in 2011 before being sent to the Rockies in last winter’s Seth Smith deal. Like most everyone else on Colorado’s pitching staff, he was a bust…

  6. Royals have their eyes on Mariners prospect James Paxton

    Oct 27, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    James Paxton

    While he’s a step down from fellow Mariners prospects Taijuan Walker and Danny Hultzen, James Paxton is regarded by many to be among the minors’ top 20 or so pitching prospects. He’s also the one of the trio working in the Arizona Fall League right now, and the Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker noted several Royals…

  7. Royals fire hitting coach Kevin Seitzer

    Oct 4, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas, Kevin Seitzer

    Kansas City finished 12th in the 14-team American League in runs scored this season and today the Royals fired hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. Seitzer was hired as hitting coach before the 2009 season and the Royals have ranked 12th, 6th, 10th, and 13th among AL teams in scoring during those four years. Eric Hosmer regressing…

  8. And the Angels’ season just went up in flames

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    Zack Greinke did his job, shutting out his old team, the Royals, for eight innings on Saturday. Ernesto Frieri didn’t do his. After coming in with one on and one out in the ninth, he gave up back-to-back homers to Billy Butler and Salvador Perez, giving Kansas City a 3-2 win over the Angels. Mike…

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v San Diego Padres

    Brewers 8, Braves 2; Phillies 3, Marlins 1; Padres 3, Cardinals 2: Um, yeah, this keeps happening. The Cardinals, beneficiaries of an epic collapse by the Braves last year are themselves collapsing. And Philly and Milwaukee look like they’ll never lose again.  Just insanity in the NL wild card race these days. It’s kinda great.…

  10. What exactly goes on at a SABR convention anyway?

    Jul 3, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    sabr42logo

    I’ve been on vacation for a week while attending the annual Society for American Baseball Research convention for the ninth consecutive summer. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly goes on at a SABR convention–and be honest, you probably have several semi-insulting questions–I wrote up a star-studded (Terry Ryan! Jose Mijares! Salvador Perez! Sean Forman!), picture-filled,…

  11. The Royals DFA Humberto Quintero

    Jun 27, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie, Humberto Quintero

    I’ll give Humberto Quintero this much: his name is really satisfying. Just say it a few times, making sure to start it with a bit of an “um” sound instead of going hard on the H. Tell me that doesn’t make you feel good. Humberto Quintero. Really, it’s one of the best names to simply…

  12. Salvador Perez returns from spring training knee surgery

    Jun 22, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    At least it’s not all bad news on the Royals injury front today. They lost starter Felipe Paulino to what will likely be season-ending Tommy John surgery, but the Royals also activated catcher Salvador Perez from the disabled list three months after he underwent knee surgery in spring training. Perez was initially given a 12-14…

  13. Springtime Storylines: Are the Kansas City Royals finally ready to contend?

    Mar 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Kansas City Royals finally ready to contend? Last season the Royals took…

  14. Royals acquire Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgeois from Astros

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    humberto-quintero-astros

    Kansas City has added a pair of bench players by acquiring catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Astros for minor leaguer Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later. Quintero became expendable in Houston with Jason Castro back from injury and veteran Chris Snyder signed this offseason, but his ineptitude offensively…

  15. Royals closer Joakim Soria has damaged elbow ligament

    Mar 19, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

    Joakim Soria

    Joakim Soria‘s fears were justified, as an MRI exam on his injured elbow revealed ulnar collateral ligament damage. No word yet on the extent of the damage, but torn UCLs are what lead to Tommy John surgeries and 12-month recoveries. Soria has actually already had Tommy John surgery, way back in 2003 when he was…

  16. Joakim Soria is worried about his elbow

    Mar 19, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Joakim Soria

    Royals closer Joakim Soria left yesterday’s game against the Indians due to some elbow soreness.  Afterwards, he said that he’s pretty worried about it: “Oh, yeah, I’m worried,” he admitted. “Since I’ve had my Tommy John surgery (in 2003), I’ve never had anything like that. I don’t feel it’s that bad because before the Tommy…

  17. Joakim Soria leaves game with sore elbow

    Mar 18, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

    Joakim Soria

    Royals closer Joakim Soria was forced from his appearance Sunday against the Indians by elbow soreness, the Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton reports. Soria retired just one of the five batters he faced before departing and was charged with three runs. It was the third time in three spring appearances that he gave up at…

  18. UPDATE: Royals inquire about Ivan Rodriguez, who is “not ready” to join team

    Mar 17, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Ivan Rodriguez

    UPDATE: Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that, contrary to Heyman’s report, the Royals have not made an offer to Rodriguez or invited him to camp. The club has “inquired” about the veteran backstop, but have also looked into “20 or more” players. Hard to tell whether an official offer was ever actually…

  19. Salvador Perez out 3-4 months after knee surgery; Royals interested in Ivan Rodriguez?

    Mar 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    So much for Salvador Perez only missing a few weeks. Perez underwent his scheduled knee surgery today and the Royals announced afterward that he’s expected to be out for 12-14 weeks, which would mean a mid-June return at the earliest. In other words, there’s a strong chance the 21-year-old catcher will miss the entire first…

  20. Salvador Perez needs knee surgery

    Mar 14, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    Bad news in Royals camp: Catcher Salvador Perez was diagnosed with a left lateral meniscus tear and will require surgery. Perez was hurt while warming up the starting pitcher prior to yesterday’s game against the Reds.  There’s no word on how long he’ll be out, though it’s not unreasonable to think that it will be several weeks after…

  21. Salvador Perez sent for MRI after knee injury

    Mar 13, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez Getty

    Craig mentioned earlier that yesterday was a rough day for Royals’ youngsters Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Well, today it was Salvador Perez‘s turn. According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, Perez suffered an unspecified knee injury while warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez prior to this afternoon’s game against the Reds. He…

  22. Hector Sanchez adds two more homers in bid to make Giants

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Hector Sanchez

    No catcher has played in 100 major league games in his age-22 season since Brian McCann in 2006. Hector Sanchez probably won’t be the next — actually, Kansas City’s Salvador Perez figures to pull off the feat if he stays healthy this season — but he is bidding to make the Giants as a backup…

  23. “Nothing new” in Royals’ contract talks with Alex Gordon

    Feb 28, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    alex gordon getty

    Yesterday the Royals signed 21-year-old catcher Salvador Perez to a long-term deal before he’s even played one full season in the big leagues, but apparently they aren’t close to locking up Alex Gordon to a contract extension. Several months ago Gordon and the Royals were said to be talking about a multi-year deal, but they…

  24. Royals sign 21-year-old Salvador Perez to five-year deal

    Feb 27, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    Update: The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton reports that Perez is guaranteed $7 million through 2016. The deal could be worth as much as $26.75 million over eight years. /// The Royals locked up the youngest of their young major leaguers on Monday, signing 21-year-old catcher Salvador Perez to a five-year contract with club options…

  25. Royals exercise Ned Yost’s option for 2013

    Feb 14, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

    Ned Yost

    Not wanting to give any impression that their manager was working under “lame duck” status, the Royals picked up the 2013 option on Ned Yost’s contract Tuesday. The 57-year-old Yost is 126-163 since replacing Trey Hillman as Kansas City’s manager in May 2010, good for a .436 winning percentage. Still, the team seems happy with…

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