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  1. More teams interested in Gee?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the San Diego Padres to the list of teams at least "kicking the tires" on Dillon Gee and/or Jonathon Niese, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Rubin says the Mets prefer to trade Gee and no deal is considered imminent. The Texas ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. Royals relievers off the market?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals rode the elite bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland to within one victory of their first World Series triumph in almost three decades. As of Day Two of the winter meetings, the Royals apparently want to k...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Royals to listen on Holland, Davis?

    Doug Mittler

    UPDATE:ESPN.com's Jayson Stark tweets the Royals "are also getting hits on Herrera, whom one exec described as a 'potential closer.'" But dealing Herrera seems very unlikely given he made just $522,500 last season. Even though he is eligible for arb...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  4. Could A's now deal Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics traded away MVP candidate Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays on Friday night for infielder Brett Lawrie and three minor leaguers, a blockbuster that, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle,"seems almost unthinkab...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  5. Could Ryan Howard land in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    A rival executive told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies were "trying to blow the whole thing up" this offseason. If the explosion does indeed take place, could one of the pieces landed in Kansas City? Bob ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  6. Why deals could happen quickly

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball has officially reached the hot stove season, with 121 players becoming free agents at the conclusion of the World Series. If last year is any indication, we will not have to wait until the Winter Meetings in December to see some significant ...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  7. High demand for Hochevar?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have demonstrated that a talented and deep bullpen can go a long way toward playing deep into October. The corps of relievers might have been even better if not for an injury to Luke Hochevar. The first overall pick in the...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  10. No place for Hosmer?

    Doug Mittler

    It could be a while before Eric Hosmer is activated from the disabled list. And when he does, there is no guarantee of a place in the Kansas City Royals' lineup, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Hosmer, sidelined with a stress fra...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  11. Royals' September bullpen boost

    Doug Mittler

    September call-ups are just two weeks away, and it looks like the Kansas City Royals will be willing to make ample use of their farm system in the middle of a pennant race. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports the Royals are using some...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. September stint for Kyle Zimmer?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a lost season for Kyle Zimmer, the Kansas City Royals top pick in 2012 who has not pitched this year due to a strained latissimus dorsi muscle. But if all goes well, Zimmer could be used as a reliever in the heat of a September pennant ra...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  13. Alex Rios a fit in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals, who scored a grand total of two runs in three losses to the Red Sox last weekend, are interested in dealing for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that the Royals had a scout...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  14. Could the Royals shop Greg Holland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have been a mediocre team at best through the first two-plus months of the season, but don't blame the back end of the bullpen. Greg Holland has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and Wade Davis has emerged as an elite ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  15. Is Ned Yost safe in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals shuffled their coaching staff Thursday, so it is only logical to ask what that means for the job status of manager Ned Yost. The Royals are just 26-28 and 6.5 games off the pace in the American League Central. While the sea...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  16. Timetable for Valencia

    Doug Mittler

    Danny Valencia got an opportunity for extended playing time last week when the Kansas City Royals finally decided that struggling third baseman Mike Moustakas needed to work on his swing at Triple-A Omaha. But Valencia injured his left hand in Sat...

    Blog | May 26, 2014