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  1. Likely landing spots for James Shields

    Jim Bowden

    James Shields has pitched more than 200 innings and won double-digit games eight consecutive years with a 3.64 ERA during that time, and as the leader of the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff, he was instrumental in the development of many of their ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Three best and three worst moves so far

    Jim Bowden

    To me, the obvious best moves this offseason are the Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and signing of free agent Jon Lester, the Mariners' signing of Nelson Cruz, and the Red Sox inking Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. However, most of those mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Royals still hunting for SP?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have been busy of late adding some bats to their lineup, with the announced signings of Alex Rios and Kendrys Morales. Chances are the team isn't finished making moves just yet. According to Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas Cit...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. Astros make a nice pickup; Royals don't

    Keith Law

    Jed Lowrie has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros and will be paid about what I expected, getting three years and $23 million with a fourth-year option for another $5 million. It's a deal that underpays him based on expected performance but pric...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  6. Will Royals break up bullpen?

    AJ Mass

    One of the strengths of the 2014 Kansas City Royals was clearly their bullpen, and in fact, the success of the relief threesome made up of Wade Davis, Greg Holland, and Kelvin Herrera may well have inspired other teams to try and create impact trios ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  10. Latest on the market for Melky Cabrera

    Joe Kaiser

    The Seattle Mariners continue to be tied to switch-hitting free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, and they are reportedly willing to pony up the big bucks to land him. However, they might not be alone. Here's the latest. According to Jon Heyman of C...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  11. 10 bold predictions for this offseason

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's offseason is in full swing, complete with 13-year contracts, a trade including a Gold Glover and a good, young pitcher, and a key free-agent signing or two. But that's just the beginning of this wild and wooly offseason. W...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  12. Royals target pair of pitchers?

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher James Shields, who helped lead the Kansas City Royals to an American League title in 2014, may not be getting as much attention as his fellow free agent Jon Lester is at the moment, but eventually he's sure to be at the forefront of negotiati...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Royals making push for Tomas?

    AJ Mass

    Yasmany Tomas continues to receive a lot of interest from major league teams, and now it looks as though the Kansas City Royals may have decided to intensify their efforts to obtain the free agent's services for 2015 and beyond. As Andy McCullo...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Royals, Reds eye Aoki?

    Doug Mittler

    Norichika Aoki won three batting titles in Japan with the Yakult Swallows, and the veteran outfielder has demonstrated he can swing the bat in America as well, posting a .285 batting average and .352 OBP over three seasons. Now that Aoki will turn 33...

    Blog | November 10, 2014