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Royals Could Replace Gordon With Parra

Nov 16, 2015 9:22 AM

If Alex Gordon leaves in free agency, the Kansas City Royals view Gerardo Parra as a potential replacement.

Gordon rejected Kansas City's $15.8 million qualifying offer and he is expected to receive a huge deal on the open market.

Austin Laymance/MLB

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Mariners, Royals Interested In Jackie Bradley

Nov 12, 2015 4:56 PM

Amid reports that Dave Dombrowski could break up the young outfield of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals have shown interest in Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Bradley is believed to be the most likely trade candidate if the Red Sox move a young outfielder. They also have Mookie Betts and Rusney Castilo.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Howie Kendrick Seeking Four-Year Deal

Nov 10, 2015 5:33 PM

Howie Kendrick is looking for a four-year deal on the free agent market.

Besides the Los Angeles Dodgers, who could re-sign the 32-year-old, the Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Kansas City Royals may be in the market for a second baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Zobrist, Wife Name Daughter 'Blaise Royal Zobrist'

Nov 7, 2015 1:43 AM

Five days after winning the World Series, Kansas Cityinfielder Ben Zobrist's week wrapped up with a Royal addition to his family.

Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, announced the birth of their third child Friday, a girl whom they have named, appropriately, Blaise Royal Zobrist.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Alex Gordon Declines Option, Will Receive Qualifying Offer

Nov 5, 2015 4:59 PM

After Alex Gordon officially declined his player option for 2016, the Kansas City Royals announced they will issue the outfielder a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

The offer assures that the Royals will at least receive a compensatory draft pick if Gordon signs with another team.

Gordon's option for next season was for $14 million.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Alcides Escobar's Inside-The-Park HR Ball Sells For $19,200

Nov 5, 2015 7:12 AM

The ball Alcides Escobar hit off Matt Harvey for an inside-the-park home run in Game 1 of the World Series sold for $19,200 on Wednesday night.

The ball was retrieved and authenticated by Major League Baseball with a QR code and a hologram. The league then put it up on its website for eight days before the auction closed after 84 bids.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Giants Send Pizza To Royals Front Office After World Series Win

Nov 3, 2015 6:11 AM

The San Francisco Giants front office congratulated the Kansas City Royals front office on a job well done by sending them some celebratory pizza on Monday.

Minsky's Pizza filled the order for the World Series champions.

"The San Francisco Giants just called -- and they want to send 25 pizzas to Kauffman Stadium for the Royals and their staff," said Kenny Kantner, Manager and Partner for Minsky's. "It was a pretty exciting moment -- especially when the Giants wanted to include this note: 'Have fun planning the parade – and enjoy the ride!'"

Andrew Baggarly reports the tradition actually started with the Boston Red Sox last year. They sent pizza to the Giants after they defeated the Royals in seven games.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Royals Expected To Non-Tender Greg Holland

Nov 2, 2015 8:02 AM

The Kansas City Royals will non-tender Greg Holland, according to sources.

Kansas City doesn't have much of a choice. Holland, who had Tommy John surgery in September, is expected to miss almost all of next season and could still make about $10 million through arbitration.

The Royals would love to re-sign Holland and could offer him a two-year deal as they did for Kris Medlen.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Collins Takes Blame For Mets' Ninth Inning Collapse

Nov 2, 2015 7:41 AM

Terry Collins blamed himself for the decision to send Matt Harvey to the mound for the ninth inning on Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series.

Collins had told Harvey that his night was over after eight scoreless innings, but reversed his decision after the right-hander lobbed to remain in the game with the New York Mets leading the Kansas City Royals 2-0.

"He just came over and said, 'I want this game. I want it bad. You've got to leave me in,' " Collins said. "I said, 'Matt, you've got us exactly where we wanted to get.' He said, 'I want this game in the worst way.'

"So, obviously, I let my heart get in the way of my gut. I love my players. And I trust them. And so I said, 'Go get 'em out.'"

Harvey allowed a leadoff walk to Lorenzo Cain, a stolen base and an RBI double to Eric Hosmer. Jeurys Familia then entered the game and allowed the tying run to score for his Major League-record third blown save of the World Series.

"If you're going to let him just face one guy, you shouldn't have sent him out there," Collins said about the decision not to lift Harvey after the leadoff walk. "When the double [was] hit, that's when I said, 'I've got to see if we can get out of this with only one run.' And it didn't work. It was my fault."

The Royals ended a 30-year World Series championship drought with a 7-2 win in 12 innings at Citi Field.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Royals Win 2015 World Series

Nov 2, 2015 12:46 AM

The Kansas City Royals have won the 2015 World Series, beating the New York Mets 7-2 in a 12-inning Game 5.

The Mets entered the ninth innings with a 2-0 lead, but Terry Collins left Matt Harvey try to finish off his complete game shutout. 

Lorenzo Cain walked to lead off the ninth inning, stole second and then scored on a double off Harvey by Eric Hosmer.

Homer came home when Salvador Perez grounded to third and an errant throw by Lucas Duda.

Kansas City broke the tie in the 12th inning when Christian Colon had a tiebreaking single before Cain broke the game open with a three-run double.

Perez was also named World Series MVP.

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Tags: Kansas City Royals, New York Mets

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Edinson Volquez To Start Game 5 For Royals
Edinson Volquez will start Game 5 of the World Series for the Royals after attending his father's funeral in the Dominican Republic.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Alex Gordon Likely To Opt For Free Agency
The Cubs, White Sox, Orioles and Astros are among teams rumored to have interest in Alex Gordon.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Red Sox Could Target Alex Gordon In Free Agency
Dave Dombrowski has said he's pleased with the Red Sox's position players, but there has been speculation that they could go after Alex Gordon in free agency.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Royals Aren't Letting Daniel Murphy Beat Them
Daniel Murphy did his damage earlier this postseason on pitches to the middle and outer thirds of the plate.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Mets Deny Report That deGrom Was Tipping Pitches
The Royals hit Jacob deGrom hard in the fifth inning on Wednesday night, tagging him for four runs in Game 2 of the World Series.

FOX Sports

Volquez Returns To Dominican Republic, Expected To Rejoin Royals
Edinson Volquez, whose father died before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, has returned home to be with his family in the Dominican Republic for the funeral.


Conforto: Inside-The-Park HR Has 'To Be Caught'
Michael Conforto wasn't happy to see Alcides Escobar's fly ball lead to an inside-the-park home run during Tuesday night's Game 1 of the World Series.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Alex Gordon Doesn't Want To Leave Royals
Alex Gordon will surely decline his $14 million player option for next season, but that doesn't mean he wants to leave the Royals.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Royals' Game 1 Win Tied For Longest World Series Game Ever
The Royals won in the 14th inning on a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer to beat the Mets 5-4 in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

Game 1 Telecast Interrupted By Power Outage
Fox explained the outage, which occurred in the middle of the fourth inning, by saying its broadcast truck in Kansas City lost power.


Volquez Learned Of Father's Passing On Way To Stadium
Edinson Volquez, the Game 1 starter for the Royals, learned that his father passed on in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday on his way to Kauffman Stadium.

Enrique Rojas/ESPN

Reports: Edinson Volquez's Father Died Tuesday
The Royals haven't confirmed the story, but multiple reports indicate that Edinson Volquez's father passed away in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.

Kevin Draper/Deadspin

Raul A. Mondesi, 20, Makes Royals Roster
Raul A. Mondesi could become the first player ever to make his major-league debut in the World Series, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Mets Add Juan Uribe To World Series Roster
Juan Uribe has not appeared in a game since leaving a pinch-hitting opportunity on Sept. 25 in Cincinnati with a flare-up of a chest injury.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Royals Working On Plan To Contain Daniel Murphy
Dave Eiland hinted that the Royals plan to pitch Daniel Murphy inside to neutralize his hot streak.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Edinson Volquez To Start Game 1 For Royals
Edinson Volquez will be followed by Johnny Cueto, Yordano Ventura and Chris Young in Games 2-4.

Associated Press

Only 12 Players From KC's ALCS Roster Played In 2014 World Series
The Royals played in the World Series last fall and very nearly took down the Giants, but they've ridden a considerably different roster to the Fall Classic this October.

Dave Skretta/Associated Press

Matt Harvey To Start For Mets In Game 1
The Mets will then turn to Jacob deGrom in Game 2, with Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz to follow when the series shifts to Citi Field.


Alcides Escobar Named ALCS MVP
Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar went 11-for-23 against the Blue Jays in the ALCS.


'No Way' Alex Gordon Exercises $14M Player Option
The outfielder is primed for a much larger payday as a free agent this winter.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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