Tag:Kansas City Royals
Posted on: December 9, 2009 12:44 pm

Should the Rockies think backup catcher plans

Yorvit Torrealba wants to return to the Rockies, but only at the right price. The Denver Post reports Torrealba already turned down $4.5 million and the Rockies latest offer is more than that, but less that the $6 million Pudge got from the Nationals.

As a backup, the Rockies could sign Miguel Olivo and would offer him two years.

Torrealba could also be looking at offers from the Mets or the Royals
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:57 am

Bradley Deal close but not where you think

According to several media reports, the Cubs are close to a deal involving Milton Bradley.

The Chicago Sun-Times learned from a source that it was not the Rays or the Rangers, as previously thought.  GM Jim Hendry wouldn't talk specifically about the progress of Bradley talks.

The Sun-Times report says all but a few teams have been eliminated -- the Tigers, Royals and Blue Jays.

Posted on: December 7, 2009 1:30 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2009 1:37 pm

Imminent deal for cuban pitcher with Royals

There is buzz that a deal with Cuban LHP Noel Arguelles is imminent, according to the Kansas City Star .

“I know what’s out there,” GM Dayton Moore said. “I know what the speculation is. I know what the truth of the matter is. There is nothing that I can say about it because of formalities that need to be completed.”

According to the report — and what club officials aren’t denying — is the Royals have an agreement in place with Arguelles for a five-year deal whose value could exceed $7 million.

In addition, another report in the Star suggests the Royals want to keep some payroll cash in reserve entering next season, meaning the club will have an even tighter offseason budget than usual.

GM Dayton Moore said, "We’re going to give ourselves a little more wiggle room to be creative or make adjustments when and where necessary.”

Posted on: November 24, 2009 4:26 pm

White Sox interested in Crisp

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune has confirmed, via agent, that the White Sox have expressed interest in free agent Coco Crisp.

"I have talked to (general manager) Kenny Williams on a preliminary basis," Steve Compte said. "We're going to be a little patient. We haven't talked dollars. We're trying to identify the teams where there's definitely a fit, and I'm sure they want to explore other options."

Crisp was limited to 49 games last season is expected to be fully recovered from right shoulder surgery by spring training.

Posted on: September 11, 2009 1:00 pm

Royals Meche and Bannister updates

The Kansas City Star reports that Gil Meche is unlikely to pitch the rest of the season and Brian Bannister is headed for a second opinion on his shoulder.

Both pitchers are dealing with shoulder injuries.  Manager Trey Hillman would not reveal Bannister's real diagnosis and the club is not in a hurry to have Meche return.

Posted on: September 2, 2009 12:13 pm

Royals offseason needs

With John Buck’s playing time getting shorter and shorter, his stint with the Royals could be nearing an end.  Veteran Miguel Olivo also seems on the way out and the view on rookie Brayan Peña is mixed.

So, Kansas City Star reporter Bob Dutton speculates the club will be hunting for catchers outside the organization in the coming off-season.

Posted on: August 28, 2009 11:48 am

Milton Bradley's options

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times speculates there are only two clubs in the major leagues that would have any interest in Milton Bradley

Assuming the Cubs are willing to pick up at least half of the $21 million in the last two years of his contract, the Royals and the Blue Jays are the only places he could go.

Posted on: July 30, 2009 12:03 pm

Cubs' Trade Options

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The Cubs don't want switch hitter Milton Bradley to give up batting left-handed as an answer to his seasonlong problems from that side of the plate. But sources told the Chicago Sun Times that one possibility being discussed is limiting him to a platoon role -- if the Cubs can acquire a left-handed hitter who can play right field.

Specifically, the Cubs have looked into the Royals' Mark Teahen and the Marlins' Jeremy Hermida, who were weak blips on the Cubs' radar early last winter before they zeroed in on Bradley in early November.

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