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TalkingChop 8 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Rival evaluators think Braves will pursue Mike Moustakas, per report

MLB trade rumors: Rival evaluators think Braves will pursue Mike Moustakas, per report

Moustakas is off to a strong start and the Royals seem likely to sell this summer. As we near the trade deadline it seems likely the Braves will look at all options to improve third base. In his weekly column, Nick Cafardo wrote that rival evaluators believe the Braves will pursue Mike Moustakas of the Royals. 3. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Royals — There’s a growing feeling among talent evaluators that Moustakas could become a Braves target. The Braves are currently using Jose Bautista at third. His defense has been fine, but he’s still not hitting like the Bautista of old. GM Alex...
KC Kingdom 15 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Braves potential landing spot for Mike Moustakas

The Kansas City Royals will be shipping players off at the trade deadline and Mike Moustakas surely will be in that bunch. The Atlanta Braves would be the perfect trade partner. The Braves released Jose Bautista of his duties on Sunday morning and he was playing third base for Atlanta. Bautista is normally an outfielder, […] Kansas City Royals: Braves potential landing spot for Mike Moustakas - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review May 19, 2018
Cheslor Cuthbert placed on the disabled list with a back strain

Cheslor Cuthbert placed on the disabled list with a back strain

Ramon Torres comes up It has been a tough season for Cheslor Cuthbert. He probably thought he was going to get a shot at the regular third base job with Mike Moustakas departing via free agency. When the market dried up for Moose, the Royals brought him back, leaving Cuthbert’s status in doubt. With no options remaining on the young third baseman, manager Ned Yost has tried his best to find time for Cheslor, putting him at third when he can, having him play an unfamiliar first base, or DHing him on occasion. That tough season hit another road bump today when the Royals announced that...
Royals Review May 15, 2018
Kennedy labors, Rays take the series with a late run

Kennedy labors, Rays take the series with a late run

Whit, Dozier, and nothing else. I think we can kill all those talks about the Royals getting back into this bad AL Central race. With three straight series losses to the Orioles, Indians, and Rays, the Royals now sit at 13-29, kicking off this home duel with two very uninspiring losses. Things started well for the Rays and bad for the Royals. Marking a trail on the bases in the first inning, the Rays put three runs up by way of a CJ Cron two-run home run and Adeiny Hechavarria single. The Royals got on the board in the second inning with Mike Moustakas doubling to lead off the inning,...
Plain Dealer May 13, 2018
Francisco Lindor wore the wrong batting helmet to the plate against Danny Duffy, and hilarity ensued

Francisco Lindor wore the wrong batting helmet to the plate against Danny Duffy, and hilarity ensued

Francisco Lindor wore a left-handed hitting batting helmet to the plate Sunday against the Royals before Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas bailed him out.
Royals Review May 10, 2018
Orioles bludgeon Kennedy, Royals

Orioles bludgeon Kennedy, Royals

Salvy birthday slam in the first; pretty much downhill after that Tonight’s game started out promising, possibly mirroring the series opener, but instead ended with a thud as the Orioles put up double digit runs and the Royals could not keep up. Chris Tillman, the Orioles starter, had a bad year last year with a 7.84 ERA. Coming into the game, this year has been even worse with a (this is not a misprint) 9.24 ERA. SPOILER: His ERA went up in the game. The first three Royals in the game reached base: Jon Jay single, Jorge Soler walk, and Mike Moustakas walk. Salvador Perez, celebrating...
Royals Review May 8, 2018
Royals destroy Orioles with 15-run onslaught

Royals destroy Orioles with 15-run onslaught

Four first inning home runs set the tone in a 15-7 win. The Royals slammed four first inning home runs and clobbered Orioles starter Dylan Bundy in a 15-7 win over the Orioles in the series opener on Tuesday. Bundy left the game without recording a single out, becoming the first pitcher ever to give up that many home runs without retiring a hitter. The Royals got things started immediately. Jon Jay led the game off with a single, and Jorge Soler sent a high drive out of Camden Yards that landed 420 feet away to make it 2-0 Royals. Mike Moustakas would continue his torrid start with his...
Royals Review May 4, 2018
Let’s talk about Eric Skoglund

Let’s talk about Eric Skoglund

It might be time for a move Everybody loves a good reclamation project and Royals fans have seen more than most. Zack Greinke in 2009. Alex Gordon in 2011. Mike Moustakas in 2015. Heck, let’s throw in 2011 Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera and 2015 Ryan Madson for good measure. Royals fans are no strangers to seeing seemingly bad players finally figure it out or rediscover themselves in Kansas City. The common denominator between all of them, however, is talent. Greinke, Gordon, and Moustakas were all once top prospects. Francoeur as well. Melky was a serviceable outfielder in New York...
Royals Review May 2, 2018
Mike Moustakas to make first career start at first base

Mike Moustakas to make first career start at first base

Showcase for a trade or injury? Mike Moustakas has played 830 games in the field in Major League baseball and all 830 have been at third base. That changes this afternoon in Boston. Moose was on the bench in the original starting lineup submitted by manager Ned Yost. The slugger had been “day-to-day” after suffering a bone bruise in his right forearm after being hit by a pitch in Monday’s game, forcing him out of the game. He did not start Tuesday’s contest, although Ned Yost said he would have started had a right-hander been on the mound rather than lefty Chris Sale. Moose did...
Call to the Pen May 1, 2018

Kansas City Royals facing obstacles in potential Mike Moustakas trade

The Kansas City Royals are likely to be sellers at the trade deadline. However, they may not get nearly the return hoped for in exchange for their biggest star. At this point, it is fair to expect that the Kansas City Royals will be sellers come the trade deadline. As the calendar flips to May, […] Kansas City Royals facing obstacles in potential Mike Moustakas trade - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Apr 27, 2018
The greatest bad Royals of all-time

The greatest bad Royals of all-time

They weren’t good, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love them like they were I think we can safely say that the Royals aren’t good. Some might describe them as ‘very ungood’ or perhaps as ‘bad.’ Kansas City currently sits at 5-18, good for the third-worst record in baseball and its worst start since the 2006 squad went 5-20 over its first 25 games. There have been bright spots. Mike Moustakas is on pace to break his one-year-old Royals home run record. Jake Junis had looked like an All-Star last night. before last night. Jorge Soler has been pulverizing the ball of late and...
Brew Crew Ball Apr 26, 2018
Brewers win 8th straight with 6-2 decision over Royals

Brewers win 8th straight with 6-2 decision over Royals

Second successive series sweep WP: Jhoulys Chacin (2-1); LP: Jason Hammel (1-3); Save: none; Homeruns: Mil - none; KC - Mike Moustakas (7) A winning Box Score is fun! Jhoulys Chacin turned in a solid start for the Milwaukee Brewers (16-9), and the bullpen did their usual job of shutting down the opposition as they topped the Kansas City Royals (5-17) in Kansas City. Chacin improved to 2-1 on the season with a sub-4 ERA (well, 3.99 is sub 4) by working 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing four hits and two (earned) runs. He walked one and struck out three. Chacin retired the first eleven Royals before...
Royals Review Apr 25, 2018
Royals lose 6-2 to Brewers

Royals lose 6-2 to Brewers

yawn Though his reputation doesn’t quite match his production on the field, make no mistake: Mike Moustakas is one of the premier power hitters in the game. Since 2015, he has crushed 73 regular season long balls, and since 2016, Moose has hit a home run every 15.7 plate appearances; this puts him in the same rough area ash Aaron Judge ( 13.9 dongs per PA) and better than Josh Donaldson (17.1 HR/PA) and Mike Trout (18.0). So, of course, Moose hit a home run in the fourth inning. It was his seventh on the year, bumping his line to .308/.337/.615 and his wRC+ to a cool 153. Unfortunately,...
Brew Crew Ball Apr 25, 2018
Milwaukee Brewers put Eric Thames on disabled list with torn thumb ligament, recall Brandon Woodruff

Milwaukee Brewers put Eric Thames on disabled list with torn thumb ligament, recall Brandon Woodruff

The Brewers aren’t saying how long Thames will be out, but recent history suggests it could be up to two months A great defensive play could end up sidelining Brewers first baseman Eric Thames for several weeks after an MRI showed a UCL tear in his right thumb. Thames left Tuesday night’s win over the Kansas City Royals in the 8th inning after making a diving stop to rob Mike Moustakas of a hit. He could be seen taking his glove off and shaking his hand after throwing to a covering Dan Jennings at first base to record the out. After getting the results of the MRI Wednesday, the Brewers...
Royals Review Apr 25, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for April 25, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for April 25, 2018

If you ignore the losses, this season is going great. Royals Rumblings - News for April 25, 2018 Sam Mellinger thinks that despite the record, things are going great for the Royals. The lie you might hear is that this Royals season is going poorly. It is not. This Royals season is going fine, in fact, better than most possibilities other than a playoff spot, which was never much of a possibility. Because, look around. Mike Moustakas is having the start of his life. Kelvin Herrera has not surrendered a run, and his stuff is sharp as ever. Danny Duffy is walking too many, but his pitches...

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