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LIVE- Fans and player exited about 2013 the “Dayton Dyninsty” will be test only and month away from spring tranning.
Royals make big trade for a great starter
11/20/12 Jeremy Guthrie, who went 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA after he was acquired July 20, signed a $25 million pact
Last week, the Royals traded reliever Jeremy Jeffress to Toronto for cash and reliever Tommy Hottovy to the Texas Rangers for cash and our old friend player to be named later. And on Monday outfielder Jason Bourgeois elected to become a free agent. Earlier this month, the Royals designated the three players for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster.
11/13/12 Royals designated hitter Billy Butler claimed a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award for the first time and Alex Gordan wins his second streght gold glove
11/2/12The Royals have acquired right-hander Ervin Santana from the Angels in exchange for lefty Brandon Sisk Dayton Moore said the Royals will receive some cash from the Angels but will pay the “majority” of the $13 million. In L.A., the cash involved was reported to be $1 million, equaling the cost of the buyout of Santana’s option. Ervin Santana is in the Royals’ rotation now, but could he take over as the No. 1 starter?
11/1/12 The Royals completed a series of roster moves on Friday, including picking up right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and catcher Brett Hayes on waivers.
10/31/12 Things are looking up for the Royals’ pitching staff. With a new pitching is looking up for the Royals’ pitching staff. At least 6-foot-8 Chris Volstad’s new teammates will have to be looking up at him.The tall, right-hander was claimed off outright waivers by Kansas City. Which is a small step in the right direction.
10/29/12 The Royals, as anticipated, declined to exercise their option on closer Joakim Soria’s $8 million contract for 2013, making him a free agent on Wednesday
Updated and writen by Lukas Dowd
The Kansas City Royals are one of worst ran teams when it comes to fan friendliness. The biggest issue this season was the autograph issue surrounding the Royals and there AUTOGRAPH FEDISH. This season I saw four different role changes to keep fans from getting autographs, before and after the game. The Royals had secretary attention on the 12 fan that were standing where they were supposed to be, they where paying no attention to the parking lot when the Parking employee was shot. I also have talked to three different players that say it way too much. So if you want to go to a major league ballpark to get autographs an you’re thinking Kansas City DON’T. Go somewhere else. The Kansas City Royals do not want you there!
I am not telling not to go to the games, but the Royals are doing some stupid things
please tell me what you think below do you thick the royals go overboard
please tell me your experences with this matter.
The 2013 outlook for Kansas City baseball should be positive, without a doubt, but a lot of folks including fans, local media and maybe even a national expert or two got a little overly wired about 2012. Let’s not make that mistakes ever again.
But make no mistake — what looms for next year in Cowtown is certainly a team full of young talent that plays hard, creates excitement and is undoubtedly on the rise. There was a good reason that home attendance jumped and TV ratings rose.
“I feel like the royals need to go out and find a better manager then Ned Yost.
But what became obvious as the 2012 season unfolded and, in time, unraveled, was that a couple of top-drawer starting pitchers were needed. So that’s got to be an offseason priority and owner David Glass has indicated the Royals will spend money or trade players to beef up the rotation.
Just how good a veteran starter can look was ably demonstrated by Jeremy Guthrie, obtained in a deal for early-season flop Jonathan Sanchez. Guthrie ran off a span of nine starts that all resulted in KC victories and he fizzled in just one of them. That’s a pretty good percentage.
Guthrie is a potential free agent, so surely the Royals will wave some bucks in his direction. Keep in mind, though, he’s making $8.2 million this year.
The bullpen seems strong and deep enough right now, but the workload necessitated by starting pitchers who don’t provide enough high-quality innings eventually will take its toll.
“We’ve put a huge workload burden on those guys and they’ve been very good through it,” Yost said.
A major decision looms for the Royals on closer Joakim Soria, who had Tommy John surgery in Spring Training. They hold an $8 million option on his contract for 2013 with a $750,000 buyout. That has to be done by the third day following the last game of the World Series.
“ Greg Holland completed the 2012 season with 16 saves in 20 opportunities, a 2.96 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, a 7-4 record and 91 strikeouts over 67 frames. Holland has shown great charicstics to be a closer. he has great countrol over all of his pitches. He is not yet signed for next season, but it will not be long.
I’m just taking it as another inning,” Holland said. “That’s been my mentality, just go out there and approach the situation like you would in the seventh or eighth inning. It just happens to be the last three outs — and the only way to really get into any extra trouble in the ninth inning is to think about it as the ninth inning.”
“I feel like the more opportunities I get, the more chances we get at winning games,” he continued. “That’s the big part of it. We played really well three days in Chicago and I got two chances. So hopefully we get a couple more here in Baltimore.”
I wont to hear from you do you think Greg Holland could be 2013 closer for the Kansas City Royals, if yes should he have a big walk in display and what should it be? Current song electric feeling.
you got to spend money to make money
cabrera win the triple crown which could take the MVP AWARD from mike trout
My Pick for world series NATS and Baltamore
ROYALS The thing in kansas city mind is STARTING PITCHING sorry to tell you Dan Glass but your going to have to spend money.
CHIEFS not are season
my roster for OPENING DAY
Aaron CROW, SALVADOR PEREZ, TIM COLLINS, GREG HOLLAND, LORENZO CAIN. ALEX GORDAN, BILLY BUTLER, ERIC HOSMER, MIKE MOUSTAKAS, KELVEN HERRERA, WILL SMITH, LUIS MENDOZA, ALCIDUS ESCOBAR
DAVID LOUGH, LUKE HOCHEVER, JUAN ABREU, CHRISTIAN COLON, JACK ORIZZI, JEFF FRANCOUR , BRYAN PENA, MIKE ADAMS, BRUCE CHEN