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  1. Gordon's future clouding Royals plans?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals are in first place in the American League Central and a big reason has been the play of Alex Gordon, who has hit .310 with five home runs in the month of August. He's under contract for 2015, but beyond that the question remain...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  2. Talking baseball with AL All-Stars

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- One of my favorite players to watch this season has been Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, in part because his excellent performance, at least to this level, was unexpected. After all, Dozier was a 20th-round selection in ES...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  4. Royals lineup takes new shape

    AJ Mass

    After batting in the leadoff spot for the Kansas City Royals 291 times over the last three seasons, the plan heading into 2014 is for Alex Gordon to focus less on getting on base to start innings, and more on driving in runs. Jeffrey Flanagan of F...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  5. Lack of depth doomed Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals ...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan says the Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals have lacked the depth needed to catch the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers, respectively.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  6. Bits: Josmil Pinto continues to rake

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps it's a Minnesota thing. Major league catchers are hitting a disappointing .247 this season, with a .703 OPS, but the Minnesota Twins laugh at that number. Their catchers are hitting .305 with a .867 OPS. Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer,...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  7. Picking the 'real' All-Star teams

    Keith Law

    If we are supposed to believe that the All-Star Game counts for something other than TV ratings and MLB revenues, why don't we see rosters built to win the game? It's part popularity contest, part reward for having a good two months to start the seas...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  8. Wild-card berth in reach for Royals

    Jim Bowden

    Call it early, call it April, tell me there are still 143 games left in the 162-game schedule, but the fact is that the Kansas City Royals have developed into a legitimate wild-card contender. They're off to a relatively fast 11-8 start. They sit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  9. Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons projects to be the bes...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions reveals the top five projected defenders for 2013, starting with Andrelton Simmons of the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  10. Kansas City Royals' window of contention - MLB

    Jason Martinez

    Jason Martinez looks at the Royals' talent, payroll situation and competition to determine their optimal year for contention in the next half-decade.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  11. 5 bold predictions for winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Despite my being a veteran of countless winter meetings, baseball's annual gathering still manages to surprise me. Whether it's a blockbuster trade or an out-of-the-blue free-agent signing, the winter meetings always provide a handful of happenings. ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. Five trades for David Wright

    Jim Bowden

    After the New York Mets picked up David Wright's $16 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, the club is officially on the clock. The Mets have exactly one year of control left to lock down the face of their franchise. In essence, Wright is t...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  13. Multi-year pitching trade targets

    Buster Olney

    Alex Gordon's early-season slump is over, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain are back from injuries, Wil Myers is preparing for his debut, and it's easy to imagine a time, within the next two or three years, when the Kansas City Royals might h...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  14. Top marketable pitchers who are more than half-season rentals - M...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster, Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels have dominated the discussions of starting pitching options on the trade market, but they are all headed for free agency this winter. Buster Olney lists some of the best multi-year pitching trade targets.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  15. At what point is Melky Cabrera not a fluke?

    Eric Karabell

    A year ago, the three starting outfielders for the Kansas City Royals produced the best statistics of any outfield trio in the game. Perhaps that's hard to believe, but Melky Cabrera finished eighth among all outfielders on the Player Rater, Ale...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  16. Melky Cabrera carrying over his hot second-half hitting from 2011...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the fantasy value -- and perception -- of Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, as well as two of his former teammates, the Royals' Jeff Francoeur and Alex Gordon.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012