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5 American League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 5 months ago
Spring training is in full swing, the World Baseball Classic is underway, and Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season is right around the corner. As teams look ahead to baseball games that count in the standings, we give a rundown of some of the biggest American League storylines of the spring.   Boston’s Pennant Hopes Boosted by New Big 3 The Red Sox are the clear favorite to repeat...

Kansas City Royals: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 6 months ago
Kansas City’s championship window is closing. The cash-strapped Royals set a franchise record with a $131.5 million payroll in 2016, but team owner David Glass instructed general manager Dayton Moore to scale back for 2017. The Royals aren’t in fire-sale mode, but shipping impending free-agent closer Wade Davis to the Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler, who is under club control through...

Red Sox at Royals

By hmcclary, 3 years 3 months ago

Where 10 Top MLB Free Agents Could Sign

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
Major League Baseball’s hot stove is already at full boil. New Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski is already making his mark in Boston, swapping four prospects with the Padres for closer Craig Kimbrel. Meanwhile, Kimbrel’s former club, the Braves, continue to make their fans say, “They did what!?” by trading away Andrelton Simmons, the best...

Royals Win First World Series Title Since 1985

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
The old saying goes, “Give an inch, they’ll take a mile.” The New York Mets gave the Kansas City Royals inch after inch over the course of the World Series and the Royals took home a championship. All series long the Royals took advantage of Mets’ miscues: poor defense, bad bullpen management, and shoddy base running. The Royals came into this 2015 Fall Classic,...

World Series Game 5 Preview & Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
A healthy portion of the sporting world had probably never heard of Daniel Murphy before his improbable October run. He isn't a household name even in baseball circles. Murphy’s six straight Postseason games with a homerun and his absurd line of .529/.556/.1.294 and 1.850 OPS in the NLCS against the Cubs put him on the tip of every sports writer’s pen from New York to Los Angeles...

World Series Game 4 Recap: Royals Take Advantage of Mets' Mistakes

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
Just when it appeared that the New York Mets were going to make a run at the Kansas City Royals and tie the series at two games a piece, the game of baseball proved, once again, just how cruel it can be. Perhaps it was the spirit of Halloween night or just the Mets’ magic running out when it was needed most. The Mets made it to the World Series thanks in large part to Daniel Murphy...

World Series Game 4 Preview: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
David Wright is one heck of a ball player — always has been. It feels as if that has been forgotten over the course of the past five seasons. Wright has missed 268 games since the start of the 2011 season, including 124 games this season, thanks to a constant barrage of injuries. One DL stint after the other, it seems. Wright, 32, is the Mets’ captain and long-time third...

World Series Game 3 Recap: Mets' Bats Back Syndergaard in 9-3 Rout of Royals

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
In order to save their season and this World Series from the brink of elimination, the New York Mets needed to jump on Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura in the early innings and show some grit in the batter’s box. Mets’ starter Noah Syndergaard showed his own moxie with the very first pitch of the game, buzzing the tower of white-hot leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar,...

World Series Game 3 Preview: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 3 years 9 months ago
The old baseball adage is that, “Good pitching always beats good hitting.” Not so fast, say the Kansas City Royals.  Surely after this World Series ends, whether the Royals win or lose, newly hired general managers will be shifting the way they build their ball clubs to feature more contact-driven lineups. All season long the Mets' core of young power pitchers bullied...