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The 2017 series on team offense continues with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers finished tied for 11th in the National League and tied for twenty fifth in the majors in 2016 with 4.14 runs scored per game. I am using RotoChamp as a source of default...
From: Baseball Musings | By: David Pinto | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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This is the latest entry in MLBTR’s Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The White Sox set a rebuilding course with a pair of Winter Meetings blockbusters in which Chris Sale and Adam Eaton were...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Tim Dierkes | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The 2017 series on team offense continues with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays finished fourteenth in the American League and twenty fourth in the majors in 2016 with 4.15 runs scored per game. I am using RotoChamp as a source of default lineups. That Kevin...
From: Baseball Musings | By: David Pinto | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Phillies once again will have an all-white broadcast team for games this year. Unfortunately, this is the norm across baseball, as MLB has a huge problem with diversity in the local broadcast booth. Let's cut to the chase and not bury the lede -...
From: The Good Phight | By: David S. Cohen | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The 2017 series on team offense continues with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals finished thirteenth in the American League and twenty third in the majors in 2016 with 4.17 runs scored per game. I am using RotoChamp as a source of default lineups. That...
From: Baseball Musings | By: David Pinto | Monday, March 20, 2017
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With the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Yahoo Sports Staff | Monday, March 20, 2017
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The only position battle in Royals camp has been quite intense this spring.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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In honor of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, which starts April 2, FiveThirtyEight is assembling some of our favorite baseball writers to chat about what’s ahead. Today, we focus on the American League West with Deadspin editor-in-chief Tim Marchman...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The defensive leap by the 2017 Mariners will be night and day from years past. [Ed. Note: This week, as part of a larger SB Nation season preview series, we will be focusing on “what’s changed?” for the 2017 Mariners. We’ll be examining each...
From: Lookout Landing | By: John Trupin | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Getting your Thrusday started off right. Happy Thursday folks! I hope you all enjoyed the World Baseball Classic title game between the United States and the also-kinda-United States last night. The WBC has given us a lot of really cool moments and gave...
From: Lookout Landing | By: Anders Jorstad | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Until March 27, we’ll be counting down the 50 greatest Phillies games of the last 50 years. This is 50 of 50. And this is No. 5. THE DATE: Oct. 4, 1980 THE GAME: Phillies vs. Montreal Expos, Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada THE STAKES: A win,...
From: The Phillies Nation | By: Tim Malcolm | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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For every team, in every season, unexpected things happen, things nobody sees coming. For the KC Royals in 2016, you saw things that nobody could predict. In 2016 for the KC Royals, we saw Whit Merrifield coming up and going on a hit parade. We saw Danny...
From: Kings of Kauffman | By: Patrick Brennan | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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This year's Royals roster is drastically changed from last, in part due to the tragic death of starting pitcher Yordano Ventura.
From: The Sporting News | By: Joe Rodgers | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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United States routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win World Baseball Classic
From: Fox Sports | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Green is the new black. This year marks the 50th season of Oakland A’s baseball, which began in 1968 after a move (i.e. significant upgrade) from Kansas City. They will celebrate that milestone at their Spirit Week, starting next Monday, March 27....
From: Athletics Nation | By: Alex Hall | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Dallas Green, who managed the Mets through a lean period of fizzled prospects and bad uniforms, died yesterday at 82. It’s funny paying tribute to someone whose baseball resume lists more accomplishments for other franchises. Green was most definitely...
From: Faith and Fear in Flushing | By: Jason Fry | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Despite scoring the fewest runs in baseball and earning baseball’s worst run differential, the Phillies finished 2016 with 71 wins. They had the league’s eighth-worst record, a modest success after having baseball’s worst a year before. Since the...
From: The Phillies Nation | By: Daniel Walsh | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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News of sorts, this week with an international flair Never Tell me the Odds According to Gaming Today, the Twins are 50:1 long shots to win the AL Central and 100:1 long shots to win the World Series. That’s not too bad considering they put the White...
From: Twinkie Town | By: less cowbell, more 'neau | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.
From: MLB.com | By: Manny Randhawa | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Former Phillie Dallas Green died Wednesday at the age of 82. Green is the definition of a Phillies lifer. He was born in 1934 in Newport, Delaware, which is just 30 miles from the Sports Complex. He never left Delaware as a kid, attending nearby Conrad...
From: The Phillies Nation | By: Corey Sharp | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Pittsburgh has pursued a trade for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana over the past several months, but Pirates general manager Neal Huntington found the asking price to be “well above where it made sense for us” (via ESPN’s Jim Bowden). With...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Connor Byrne | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Royals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert had a special day Wednesday, perhaps his best day of the spring. Cuthbert hit his first home run of the Cactus League season, doubled in two runs and made the defensive gem of the month in the Royals' 6-2 win over the...
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A lonnnnng day in the desert. 9 am ‘til 9 pm. Watchin’ ball. Spring Training is the best. I mean it really is. I don’t know how you roll, but I’d like to once again encourage you to get your butt out here at least once and check this off your...
From: Lone Star Ball | By: Tepid Participation | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Cheslor Cuthbert hit a two-run double as well as his first spring home run, and Mike Moustakas hit his fourth as the Royals beat the Padres, 6-2, on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan and AJ Cassavell | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Cheslor Cuthbert hit a two-run double as well as his first spring home run, and Mike Moustakas hit his fourth as the Royals beat the Padres, 6-2, on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan and AJ Cassavell | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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One of the main reasons left-hander Travis Wood signed with the Royals this offseason was the promise of getting a chance to compete for a starting job. The Royals fulfilled their end of the deal by giving Wood that chance this spring. But Wood came...
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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If Royals outfielder Jorge Soler doesn't find his timing at the plate soon, it won't be for lack of effort. When Soler hasn't been playing in Cactus League games lately, he has been getting at-bats in games in the Royals' Minor League camp.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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With the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Yahoo Sports Staff | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Veteran outfielder David DeJesus announced today on Twitter that he’s officially retiring from the game. He’ll join the CSN Chicago studio team for the upcoming season. The news certainly doesn’t come as much of a surprise after the 37-year-old...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Jeff Todd | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Left-hander says he's ready for Opening Day after 5-inning effort vs. Royals
From: Fox Sports | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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After we anointed the Kansas City Royals’ pulled pork funnel cake sandwich as the most outrageous new food item in baseball last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks at least made us think twice. The D-backs — one of the top mega-food teams in MLB  —...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Yahoo Sports Staff | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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As Royals' camp draws closer to the end, left-hander Jason Vargas looks more and more like the pitcher he was in 2014 and '15 before he underwent Tommy John surgery.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Fernando Rodney struck out two batters in a hitless sixth inning Tuesday versus the Royals.
From: Rotoworld | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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With the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray turned in another impressive outing in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday in front of 10,131 fans at Salt River Fields.
From: MLB.com | By: Steve Gilbert and Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray turned in another impressive outing in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday in front of 10,131 fans at Salt River Fields.
From: MLB.com | By: Steve Gilbert and Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Jorge Soler slugged his first home run of the spring Tuesday in the Royals' Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks.
From: Rotoworld | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Robbie Ray held the Royals to two earned runs over five innings Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 Cactus League victory.
From: Rotoworld | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Shortstop Alcides Escobar was back in Royals camp on Tuesday morning, happy to be with his teammates again. Manager Ned Yost said Escobar likely won't play until Friday.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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For five straight outings this spring, Royals left-hander Matt Strahm looked just like he did during his sensational rookie debut last season -- virtually unhittable.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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8:02am: It’s a $25MM guarantee, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports, with two option years included. 7:57am: The White Sox have reached agreement on a long-term deal that’ll keep shortstop Tim Anderson in the organization for the foreseeable future,...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Jeff Todd | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Here are the day’s minor moves: The Royals released lefty Jonathan Sanchez, as MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan tweets. Sanchez, 34, struggled badly in camp as he tried once more to make it back to the majors. Once an established starter, Sanchez hasn’t...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Jeff Todd | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The Royals cleared some space in their camp following Monday's game, reassigning right-hander Bobby Parnell, catcher Parker Morin, first baseman Ryan O'Hearn, infielder Garin Cecchini and right-hander Chris Withrow to their Minor League camp.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Royals right-hander Jason Hammel will have at least one more start in the Cactus League before camp breaks.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Royals re-assigned RHPs Bobby Parnell and Chris Withrow, INF Garin Cecchini, C Parker Morin and 1B Ryan O'Hearn to minor league camp.
From: Rotoworld | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Royals released LHP Jonathan Sanchez.
From: Rotoworld | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Nathan Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Kansas City Royals' rotation, getting the nod from manager Ned Yost.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Nathan Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Kansas City Royals' rotation, getting the nod from manager Ned Yost        ...
From: USA Today | By: AP | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Right-hander Tim Adleman, in the battle for a Reds rotation spot, hit a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning as the Reds rallied for a 10-6 victory over the Royals on Monday.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Monday, March 20, 2017
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Right-hander Tim Adleman, in the battle for a Reds rotation spot, hit a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning as the Reds rallied for a 10-6 victory over the Royals on Monday.
From: MLB.com | By: Jeffrey Flanagan | Monday, March 20, 2017
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