Matt Jackson, Nick Strangis, and Ryan Sullivan recap of some of the moves leading up to the trade deadline, including Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers, and the Yankees selling.
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Matt Jackson, Beyond the Box Score writer and Royals fan, joins Brandon Lee to look back at the World Series, and Matt’s trip to the victory parade. (35 MB, 38m) | RSS feed… Read more »
Writers Matt Jackson (of Beyond the Box Score) and Nick Strangis join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about several teams post-trade-deadline, including the Royals, Twins, Braves, Nationals, Phillies, and Blue Jays.
On Episode 4 of the Banished to the Bullpen podcast, host Ryan Sullivan asked if I thought the Royals would have been better off investing the money spent in free agency so far on re-signing… Read more »
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen. Offense is down in… Read more »
It’s official, Randy Johnson is a first ballot Hall of Famer! Over his twenty-two year career the lanky lefty amassed more than 300 wins, five Cy Young Awards (including four straight with the Venomous Snakes!), and more black… Read more »
Between 2002 and 2013, ten franchises have made it to the World Series only to come up empty. Each installment of this column will look at one of those franchises to see what has happened in the seasons following their World Series loss. Today’s column features the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dayton Moore continued his assault on the free-agent market by signing right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen, who sat out all of 2014 following his second Tommy John surgery. The talented 29-year-old will earn $2 million in 2015 and $5.5… Read more »
Royals GM Dayton Moore remained active this month, signing free-agent starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to a 2-year, $20-million contract. The 31-year-old Dominican Republic native will fill the spot previously occupied by James Shields in the rotation, joining… Read more »
“Between 2002 and 2013, ten franchises have made it to the World Series only to come up empty. Each installment of this column will look at one of those franchises to see what has happened in the seasons following their World Series loss. Today’s column features the Texas Rangers.”
“Only four days after inking switch-hitting DH Kendrys Morales to a two-year, $17-million deal, Kansas City GM Dayton Moore has signed 34-year-old right fielder Alex Rios to a one-year, $11-million contract. The Texas Rangers bought out Rios’s $13.5-million option for $1 million earlier this fall.”
The Kansas City Royals snapped a twenty-nine year streak of regular season futility by making the playoffs this fall. After a Wild Card game for the ages, the Royals went on to sweep the Angels… Read more »
Between 2002 and 2013, ten franchises have made it to the World Series only to come up empty. Each installment of this column will look at one of those franchises to see what has happened in the seasons following their World Series loss.
“Earlier this season, the slugger formerly known as Kendry was said to be seeking ‘Billy Butler money’ after ‘Country Breakfast’ signed with the Athletics for 3/$30 million. Now Morales replaces Butler, signing with the Royals and ending the possibility of Kansas City using a platoon at DH, à LA the 2014 Oakland Athletics.”
“Tim Dierkes tweeted that the Royals had interest in free agent Asdrubal Cabrera, the long-time shortstop of the division-rival Indians who finished the 2014 campaign playing second for the Washington Nationals. While the Royals may be looking to move their 2014 second baseman to make room for Cabrera, the Royals also have two players on their 40-man roster who could replace Infante themselves.”