Showing posts with label Royals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Royals. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

Royals add pitching with Rays Shields and Davis, Cost Royals Myers


The Royals continued adding to their rotation last night, acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays.

It cost them the game’s top prospect, outfielder Wil Myers, and three others: right-hander Jake Odorizzi, left-hander Mike Montgomery and third baseman Patrick Leonard.

It would have taken Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler for the Mets to obtain a similar package to the one the Rays obtained, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports (on Twitter).

Friday, December 07, 2012

Rumor Mill: Latest Dickey Rumors


Latest Dickey Rumors:

The Royals seem "very interested" in Dickey, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports (all Twitter links).

However, they wouldn't be interested in sending top prospect Wil Myers to New York for the knuckleballer.

Dickey, James Shields and Jeremy Hellickson remain in play for the Royals, Dutton reports. However, it now seems unlikely that the Red Sox will move Jon Lester.

The Mets view the Blue Jays, Royals and Rangers as the most likely trade suitors for Dickey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports (on Twitter). In Olney's view Dickey's contract demands may seem more reasonable based on some recent free agent contracts.

The Blue Jays and the Rangers are involved in the talks for Dickey, Heyman tweets. Toronto is thought to be unlikely to part with Travis D'Arnaud but may be willing to trade Anthony Gose.

The Rangers like Dickey but the Mets' prospect request at this point is too rich for them, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

The Mets are hoping for the Rangers in the Dickey trade talks, tweets Jon Heyman.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Royals sign Jonathan Broxton, Mets had interest - total ten teams


According to MLBTR.com, the Royals announced that they have agreed to sign Jonathan Broxton to a one-year deal, pending a physical. The deal is worth $4MM and includes $1MM in incentives based on games pitched for the 27-year-old right-hander, who will be Kansas City's setup man in 2012.
“We are delighted to add someone as talented as Jonathan to our bullpen,” Royals GM Dayton Moore said. “He will be used in a setup role to closer Joakim Soria and will help solidify what we feel is a young and talented bullpen.”
Broxton’s 2011 season ended in May after just 12 2/3 innings with a 5.68 ERA and nearly as many walks (9) as strikeouts (10). He had arthroscopic elbow surgery in September and was expected to begin an offseason throwing program this month. A dominant reliever for the Dodgers from 2006 to the early part of 2010, Broxton will look to rebuild value on a one-year contract in Kansas City.
 

Monday, December 06, 2010

Greinke on the way to the Rangers?


A Zack Greinke deal won't be done quickly, but more and more it's sounding like it will get done.

There does, however, appear to be some tension between the Royals and the perceived leader for the 2009 Cy Young-winner, the Rangers. The Royals feel the Rangers are low-balling them and the Rangers feel like the Royals are asking for too much, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes .

"We're going to move slow with it and [wait] until we get the right type of deal if, indeed, we move on it," Royals general manager Dayton Moore told the Star. "It's no different than any other year. I could give you examples -- I won't, but I could -- where we've been close to dealing Zack or other players in the past if we got the right pieces. We didn't get the right piece included."

So what's the right piece? It appears to start with two top prospects, one of them being a pitcher.

From Texas, the Royals want shortstop Jurickson Profar, outfielder Engel Beltre and a pitcher or two among the group of Derek Holland, Tanner Scheppers and Martin Perez.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

No Trade and High Price for Greinke remain obstacles for Jays


According to Fox Sports, The Blue Jays have contacted the Royals about a trade for right-hander Zack Greinke, and the Royals are intrigued by what the Jays might offer, according to major-league sources.

Here’s the problem: The Jays are on Greinke’s no-trade list, meaning that he cannot be sent to Toronto without his permission. That fact alone does not preclude a trade: Players frequently waive no-trade clauses, usually in exchange for some kind of contractual benefit.  Greinke, sources say, has told the Royals that he is willing “to go anywhere.”  Other clubs, however, are skeptical of that stance. “The rule of thumb is that if a player has a team on his no-trade list, it makes it less likely,” one rival general manager says.

Greinke, 27, has 15 teams on his no-trade list. The Rangers, Braves, Reds are among the clubs with possible interest in him that are not on the list, sources say. Those teams would face no such obstacle in trading for the Royals' ace.

The Jays possibly could land Greinke if they were willing to part with right-hander Kyle Drabek, outfielder Travis Snyder and another minor leaguer or two, according to the Toronto Sun.  Such a package would intrigue the Royals, sources say. But the Jays might not be ready to break up their emerging core of young pitchers to take a run at the post-season, even if they could persuade Greinke to join their club.

Greinke is signed for two more years at $13.5 million per season. He will become a free agent in the 2012-13 off-season.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Rumors: Blue Jays are making a push at Zach Greinke


While much of the news surrounding the possible trade of Royals ace Zack Greinke has focused on the Rangers and Yankees -- the Blue Jays are making a push for the right-hander, the Toronto Sun 's Bob Elliott writes .

And the Blue Jays aren't alone, Elliott says the Twins, Rangers, Braves, Reds, Mariners and Nationals have called the Royals about the 27-year old. While not mentioned in the linked article, the Red Sox have also reportedly shown interested in Greinke.

According to Elliott, the Blue Jays think they need "one more big piece" to make a run at the American League East title, and Greinke could be that piece.

Elliott speculates Kyle Drabek and Travis Snider "and some minor leaguers" could be enough to land Greinke. Drabek was the center of the deal that sent Roy Halladay from Toronto to Philadelphia.
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