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Viva El Birdos Oct 16, 2017
The Cardinals should not consider Eric Hosmer

The Cardinals should not consider Eric Hosmer

The former Royals first baseman embodies the type of free agent the Cardinals should avoid this off-season. Following any disappointing St. Louis Cardinals season (any season that doesn’t culminate with a parade down Market Street), the rallying cry among fans and front office personnel tends to be around an archetype of player which would have changed everything. It’s a convenient narrative because it turns a complicated project (building a World Series winner) that some of the world’s smartest people are unable to complete into a relatively straightforward task, such as, say, in the...
KC Kingdom Oct 13, 2017

KC Royals News: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Free Agency

KC Royals news has been centered on where players such as Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and others might sign in the coming months. With an end of an era comes speculation on where the hometown heroes who have played out their contracts for the Kansas City Royals might land. Many probably hold out […] KC Royals News: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Free Agency - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Viva El Birdos Oct 11, 2017
Does Eric Hosmer to the Cardinals make sense? - A Hunt and Peck

Does Eric Hosmer to the Cardinals make sense? - A Hunt and Peck

Probably not, but let’s investigate anyway... A big stir in the Cardinals news cycle was caused by Buster Only speculating in his ESPN column about the possibility of the Cardinals trading Matt Carpenter and signing Eric Hosmer to play first base. Per Only: What follows is speculation: Carpenter is owed $30.5 million for the next two seasons, including a $2 million buyout on a 2020 option. The Cardinals have discussed the need to get better defensively, to get more athletic, and unquestionably, they would do so if they dealt Carpenter away and invested in Hosmer to be their everyday first...
KC Kingdom Oct 11, 2017

Kansas City Royals: Could Eric Hosmer sign with the Cardinals

Thinking about Eric Hosmer not wearing a Kansas City Royals jersey is painful enough, but the recent buzz about him potentially signing with the St. Louis Cardinals has caused even more pain amongst Royals fans. When it comes to sports franchises that I hate, there isn’t another team ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals on […] Kansas City Royals: Could Eric Hosmer sign with the Cardinals - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

If Mike Moustakas decides to play elsewhere, which ballparks bring out his best performances?

One morning, this past spring, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and I stood around the Royals’ clubhouse in Surprise, Ariz., talking about pitchers’ release points and seeing the ball out of …
KC Kingdom Oct 7, 2017

KC Royals: Eric Hosmer will determine future of Royals baseball

The biggest storyline surrounding the KC Royals this offseason will where the key free agents will wind up. Will any remain in Kansas City? We don’t know the answer to that question yet, but it appears that first baseman Eric Hosmer will be the name to watch during free agency for the Kansas City Royals. […] KC Royals: Eric Hosmer will determine future of Royals baseball - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

If Eric Hosmer leaves the Royals, which ballpark favors his hitting style?

NBA baskets are supposed to be 10 feet off the ground. Imagine what would happen if NBA teams were allowed to arbitrarily set the height of their hoops and in …
KC Kingdom Oct 3, 2017

Kansas City Royals: End of the Forever Royal Era

Sunday afternoon marked the final game of the season for the Kansas City Royals. More than that, it marked the end of an era for our boys in blue. How should fans be feeling today? “It’s over.” Those are the exact words that sprung forth from my lips on Sunday afternoon when Eric Hosmer, Mike […] Kansas City Royals: End of the Forever Royal Era - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
South Side Sox Oct 2, 2017
Podcast: 2017 Season Review

Podcast: 2017 Season Review

We hand out our White Sox season awards and make our postseason predictions. Episode 155 is now available. Here is this week’s rundown: After Carson Fulmer’s impressive finish to September we ponder if a role in the starting rotation is available in 2018. With the White Sox drafting fourth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft, we noticed that Sox fans should be more worried where the Royals comp picks fall for Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Lorenzo Cain than who the Tigers could pick #1 overall. Just like our MiLB Awards, we had readers and listeners vote for the following season awards:...
Sports Illustrated Oct 1, 2017

Watch: Royals Pay Tribute to Free Agents-to-Be Hosmer, Moustakas, Cain and Escobar

That's the way to make your players feel appreciated.
Washington Times Oct 1, 2017

Royals say farewell to free agents in 14-2 loss to Arizona

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar tipped their caps and likely said goodbye to Kansas City's fans, and then the playoff-bound Arizona Diamondbacks ended the regular season with a 14-2 win over the Royals on Sunday. The foursome joined the Royals in ...
Washington Times Oct 1, 2017

Royals' pending free agents make emotional exit together

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar tipped their caps and likely said farewell to Kansas City's fans during an emotional group exit in the fifth inning of the Royals' season finale Sunday. The foursome joined the Royals in 2011 and keyed the ...
KC Kingdom Sep 30, 2017

Royals Rumors: Royals could offer Eric Hosmer $100 million contract

Kansas City Royals fans want Eric Hosmer back in Royal blue next season. According to Royals rumors, it appears that the organization could be looking to do just about whatever it takes to retain the first baseman. We’re all going through the nostalgia this weekend of this being the final weekend with this group of […] Royals Rumors: Royals could offer Eric Hosmer $100 million contract - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

What Eric Hosmer wishes he knew as a rookie

Eric Hosmer sat by his locker, surrounded by cardboard boxes, on Wednesday afternoon. During the season players collect stuff — clothing, shoes and memorabilia. At the end of the season, …

Lorenzo Cain, Terrance Gore and Eric Hosmer show how to beat a shift

Somewhere along the line it occurred to the people who keep track of this stuff, that if a hitter spent most of his time pulling the ball, you might want …

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