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  1. Oakland Athletics are still contenders despite offseason departur...

    Dan Szymborski

    The A's have lost some key players and have been criticized for their trade of Josh Donaldson last week, but Dan Szymborski explains why the team should still be considered contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  2. White Sox bridging a gap with deals

    Keith Law

    The White Sox made two modest signings late last week, landing first baseman Adam LaRoche for two years, $25 million, and left-handed reliever Zach Duke for three years, $15 million. LaRoche fits well as a platoon DH/first baseman who can give Jose A...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. Top 10 second basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In keeping with the theme of the week, here's a ranking of the top 10 second basemen in the majors. Average OPS by position Pos. 2013 2014 1B .774 .757 2B .710 .686 SS .681 .678 3B .714 .715 ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  4. Who replaces Butler in KC?

    AJ Mass

    With Billy Butler reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, the Kansas City Royals will now turn their attention to finding a replacement for him in their lineup for 2015. According to Andy McCullough of the...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Game of DH musical chairs has begun

    Buster Olney

    If you want to take a sample of how saturated the market is with designated hitters, consider a slice of Adam Lind's recent experience for examination. Last season, the left-handed-hitting Lind was limited to 96 games because of injury, but in tha...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  6. Butler still in Royals plans?

    Joe Kaiser

    After so many years in Kansas City, it was great to see Billy Butler finally reach the post-season and come up with some big hits in the Royals memorable October run. But after KC declined his $12.5 million option for 2015, is Butler's time with the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  7. Royals already looking ahead?

    AJ Mass

    Although the Kansas City Royals watched their last-ditch effort to tie Game 7 of the World Series fall just 90 feet short just yesterday, it's still not too soon to speculate on what the team might be preparing to do to make sure they get all the way...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  8. What's next for the Kansas City Royals?

    Jim Bowden

    The Kansas City Royals' immediate concern will be the impending free agency of both right-handed pitcher James Shields and DH/1B Billy Butler. The team has said all the right things about Shields, that it would like him back and will make a sincer...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  9. Does Butler have a future in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals will soon have a decision to make regarding designated hitter Billy Butler, who has a $12.5 million option for next season. Butler posted a .271/.323/.379 slash line, marking the second straight year that all three numbers ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  10. Willingham calling it a career?

    AJ Mass

    Should the Kansas City Royals be able to secure a playoff spot as expected this weekend, three of the longest nine post-season droughts among active players would all go by the wayside. Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and Josh Willingham have all played mo...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  11. Will Butler be back in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals plans on using Billy Butler as their designated hitter in each and every game for the rest of the season. However, these may well be the last games in a ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  12. Royals going forward without Hosmer

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals got some bad news on Thursday, as they learned Eric Hosmer may miss up to six weeks or more with a stress fracture in his right hand. The injury, according to the Kansas City Star, is the result of the first baseman having been...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  13. Will the Royals shop for a DH?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a rough season for Royals' designated hitter Billy Butler, who was dropped to seventh in the batting order Monday night against the Rays. Butler owns a modest .266/.321/.342 slash line with two home runs, calling into question whether ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  14. Defense key to Kansas City Royals' success - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks closer at the Royals' recent success and writes why elite defense is the biggest factor.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2014
  15. Royals, Yankees considering Morales?

    AJ Mass

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Kansas City Royals "could be a surprise entry in the Kendrys Morales derby, but they'd probably have to offload some salary first." Specifically, he mentions designated hitter Billy Butler and the remaining ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  16. Will Royals stick with Moustakas?

    Doug Mittler

    A season if high expectations has started slowly for the Kansas City Royals, who were swept by Minnesota in a three-game series over the weekend to fall into last place in the AL Central with a 4-7 record. If you're looking to point fingers, start...

    Blog | April 14, 2014