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Braves reportedly agree to terms with Peter Moylan

The Braves are in agreement on a contract with veteran right-handed reliever Peter Moylan, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). Moylan, a client of Paragon Sports, is in Orlando to take a physical for the deal today, Crasnick adds. It was reported yesterday that the Braves and Royals were both in the mix to sign the 39-year-old veteran.Moylan will head back to the Braves for what will be his third stint with the team. He made his Major League debut for Atlanta as a 27-year-old...

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Three questions to ask now that Eric Hosmer is in San Diego

Now that the dust has finally settled and Eric Hosmer has landed in San Diego, it only seems fair to ask where the Royals go from here. There are so many questions to ask, especially as the team appears to be getting ready for a rebuild. But what three questions are the most urgent? I went ahead and earmarked these three as being the most pressing for Kansas City moving forward.

Should the Royals re-sign Mike Moustakas?

I’ve long been a proponent of bringing Moose back to Kansas City, but...

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Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas unlikely to return

After Eric Hosmer signed in San Diego, many fans and sportswriters have moved their attention to the Royals bringing back Mike Moustakas. After having a slow market all offseason, and having been a Royal, it would make sense. But does it actually make sense with where the team is heading? Mike Moustakas is a fan […] Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas unlikely to return - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Royals Rumblings - News for February 19, 2018

Moving on from Hos.

Royals Rumblings - News for February 19, 2018

Dayton Moore is ready to move on from the last era of Royals baseball.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said even with the money saved from Eric Hosmer agreeing to a deal with the Padres, the club is unlikely to pursue other costly free agents, and that includes Mike Moustakas.

”I’ve been very clear we have two objectives this offseason,” Moore said at an impromptu news conference on Sunday afternoon. “We have to...

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Thank You, Hoz

The Clutch Gene exists. It’s most definitely real. As a practicing sabermetrician, I’m not supposed to admit this. It’s not in the party platform. Several of my comrades from other websites will scoff at my lead. Nonsense! It’s a fallacy! I can already hear the jeers. Yet the Clutch Gene is real. And spectacular. Long-time Royals watchers will point directly to George Brett. My god, did that guy ever own the Clutch Gene. A great player, a Hall of Famer, one of the best ever to play...

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Moore: Royals moving on from Hos, Moose

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said even with the money saved from Eric Hosmer agreeing to a deal with the Padres, the club is unlikely to pursue other costly free agents, and that includes Mike Moustakas.

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Kansas City Royals: Thank You Eric Hosmer

The day many have been waiting for has finally arrived. Coveted free agent Eric Hosmer signed a contract. Unfortunately, it was not with the Kansas City Royals. Instead, Hosmer picked the San Diego Padres. Late Saturday night news broke that the San Diego Padres and Eric Hosmer had reached an agreement on a contract. When news […] Kansas City Royals: Thank You Eric Hosmer - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Royals enjoyed time playing with Hosmer

As the news of Eric Hosmer reportedly signing with the Padres settled in Sunday morning, players inside the Royals' clubhouse reflected fondly on their favorite Hosmer memories.

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Reactions to the Eric Hosmer signing

He can buy a lot of fish tacos now.

The Eric Hosmer sweepstakes has ended, with the Padres inking him to a front-loaded eight-year contract worth $144 million that includes an opt-out after five years. How did the baseball world react?

According to Rustin Dodd, the Royals made a very competitive offer.

In the final stages of the offseason, the Royals were believed to have been willing to offer a deal in the neighborhood of $140 million. The length of the proposed contract — in addition to...

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Yost: Royals have time to figure out first base

Manager Ned Yost and his staff will need to come up with a solution at first base. The Royals only have one natural first baseman on their 40-man roster -- 21-year-old Samir Duenez, who hasn't played above Double-A.

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Report: ‘No indication’ Royals are trying to re-sign Moustakas

With Eric Hosmer headed to the San Diego Padres, there has been some speculation that the Kansas City Royals could try to bring back third baseman Mike Moustakas instead.However, there is no real indication that’s going to happen, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, who reported Sunday that the Royals have yet to make any real effort to retain Moustakas. With few contenders in need of a third baseman, and those who do somewhat limited financially, there was some logic in thinking that...

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Eric Hosmer to the Padres: Breakdown and Details

Kansas City’s four-time Gold Glove winner, former All-Star Game MVP and beloved first baseman is no longer a Royal. In a shocking development Saturday night, Eric Hosmer agreed to terms with the Padres on an eight-year contract. What are the specific details? How did this come about? Find out below.  The tension and speculation surrounding […] Eric Hosmer to the Padres: Breakdown and Details - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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The clutchiest clutch moments Hosmer ever did clutch

Hosmer shone in the spotlight.

Eric Hosmer has officially left the Royals, but memories of him in Kansas City will last forever. Hosmer burst onto the scene in 2011 with sky-high expectations, and his debut market a new era of Royals baseball. While his career had its ups and downs, his best moments came at the biggest moments. Let’s look back on the biggest clutch performances of Eric Hosmer’s Royals career.

First home run in Yankee Stadium

Dayton Moore talks about the promotion of...

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Why Jason Vargas was not the right signing for the New York Mets

The New York Mets were in desperate need of a starter that would go deep into games this offseason, and the team finally found someone for that role in Jason Vargas. Unfortunately, given the starting pitchers still on the market, signing Vargas might turn out to be a mistake. The New York Mets’ starting rotation is incredibly young, and while the front end is manned by two incredibly talented pitchers in Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom, the rest of the rotation is much more of an enigma...

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Padres sign Eric Hosmer to eight-year deal

Goodbye, Hos.

The San Diego Padres have signed first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to San Diego Union-Tribune writer Kevin Acee. Terms have not been disclosed, but he claims it “will certainly be the largest monetary commitment in Padres history.” The Royals had been maintaining contact with Hosmer throughout the winter, but the Padres had intensified their contact last week.

Eric Hosmer has agreed to an 8-year contract with the #Padres that includes an opt-out after 5 years, source...

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Duffy starts anew after 'gamut of life' in '17

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy signed a huge deal, was arrested for DUI and had his home threatened by wildfires in 2017. He's ready "to erase and re-cord" this season.

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Out of options, Burns sees opportunity in OF

With the center-field job up for grabs, switch-hitter Billy Burns has good reason to believe he can grab a roster spot.

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Kansas City Royals: Jason Vargas signs a two-year deal with Mets

News broke this week that another Royals free agent has found a new home. Left-hand pitcher, Jason Vargas, has finally landed, and it is with the New York Mets. When looking at his last four years, he might have meant more to Kansas City than we realize. When news broke that the Kansas City Royals […] Kansas City Royals: Jason Vargas signs a two-year deal with Mets - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Kansas City Royals: Jason Vargas signs a two-year deal

News broke this week that another Royals free agent has found a new home. Left-hand pitcher, Jason Vargas, has finally landed, and it is with the New York Mets. When looking at his last four years, he might have meant more to Kansas City than we realize. When news broke that the Kansas City Royals […] Kansas City Royals: Jason Vargas signs a two-year deal - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Royals will allow closer to emerge this spring

Unlike seasons past, the Royals come into 2018 without a clear-cut choice for closer.

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