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Remembering Paul Schaal

Remembering Paul Schaal

He had your back! Before George Brett. Before Kevin Seitzer. Before Gary Gaetti, Joe Randa and Mike Moustakas, the Royals had a pretty decent third baseman. His name was Paul Schaal. Schaal was an outstanding high school baseball player who led his team, the Compton Tarbabes, to a California State Championship. After going undrafted, Schaal thought his playing days might be over. When he found out that the California Angels were holding an open tryout, Schaal rode his bicycle 18 miles to the tryout. Schaal impressed the Angels enough that they signed him to a free agent contract prior to...
www.thegoodphight.com Jan 20, 2019
So, Mike Moustakas, anyone?

So, Mike Moustakas, anyone?

The Phillies’ search for non-Machado options at third on the free agent market has brought them exactly where you’d expect. The Phillies’ contingency plan in a post-Machado world has a name, and it is four syllables long. Mike Moustakas is a thirty-year-old third baseman one year removed from an all-star season in which he generated the ninth most WAR on his own team. Feeling fancy this summer, the Brewers included Moustakas in their burst of acquisitions to attempt to stave off a second-half meltdown. Moustakas inherited third base in Milwaukee, even though he hadn’t been slashing...
Friars on Base Jan 17, 2019

San Diego Padres and Mike Moustakas could be a good fit

The San Diego Padres biggest need this offseason is a third baseman. Their current players that could fill the void for the San Diego Padres are utility infielder Greg Garcia, possibly Ian Kinsler, and Ty France (with no major league experience). I wouldn’t say those are the options A.J. Preller wants to have on March […] San Diego Padres and Mike Moustakas could be a good fit - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Jan 15, 2019
A case for Jorge Lopez to be the Royals’ fifth starter

A case for Jorge Lopez to be the Royals’ fifth starter

Jorge Lopez presents the most upside of any candidate to open the season as the Royals fifth starter, but will he get the job? I was scrolling through Twitter the other day and saw a graph roll through my timeline regarding Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez. Lopez, who came over in the Mike Moustakas trade last sumer, really impressed me in his brief time with KC in 2018. I believe he ought to be the Royals’ fifth starter when the team breaks from spring training, and that belief began to gain some traction as I started doing more digging. pic.twitter.com/xmlezQnHp2— Drake (@Drake2985)...
Reviewing the Brew Jan 10, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: Mike Moustakas Looking More Likely To Return

Spring Training is less than five weeks away, and Mike Moustakas is still looking for a contract. Does that mean that Moustakas could look to return to the Milwaukee Brewers? The lack of activity in free agency came as a surprise to many last off season. Players were left out to dry as the big […] Milwaukee Brewers: Mike Moustakas Looking More Likely To Return - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DodgerBlue.com Jan 9, 2019
Justin Turner, Joc Pederson Participating In California Strong Celebrity Softball Game Organized By Christian Yellich, Ryan Braun, Mike Moustakas & Jared Goff

Justin Turner, Joc Pederson Participating In California Strong Celebrity Softball Game Organized By Christian Yellich, Ryan Braun, Mike Moustakas & Jared Goff

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be represented by Joc Pederson and Justin Turner in the California Strong Celebrity Softball Game that's being organized at Pepperdine University by...
That Balls Outta Here Jan 8, 2019

Phillies rumors: Team planning Mike Moustakas as backup option

If the Phillies fail to acquire Manny Machado, they and others are looking at Mike Moustakas as the backup plan at third base. While the Phillies are hoping to land Manny Machado in free agency – he is reportedly their top target – they have to plan for the possibility that he signs with another […] Phillies rumors: Team planning Mike Moustakas as backup option - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Jan 8, 2019
Morosi: Rangers interested in Harrison more than Moustakas

Morosi: Rangers interested in Harrison more than Moustakas

Jon Morosi says that the Rangers have more interest in Josh Harrison than Mike Moustakas, while everyone waits for Manny Machado MLB Rumors: Manny Machado may have to sign before Mike Moustakas is off the board, says Jon Morosi, who also says that the Texas Rangers “are known to be pursuing infielders,” but prefer Josh Harrison to Moustakas. Machado, who can play shortstop but who is better as a third baseman, continues to be, along with Bryce Harper, among the most valuable position players on the market, with the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies both pursuing Machado. ...
Royals Review Jan 8, 2019
Baseball America has the Royals taking Bobby Witt, Jr. in their first 2019 mock draft

Baseball America has the Royals taking Bobby Witt, Jr. in their first 2019 mock draft

BLOODLINES The Royals hold the second-overall pick for this June’s draft, and will make their earliest selection since they took Mike Moustakas second in the 2007 draft. The pick has a chance to greatly improve a farm system devoid of much high-upside talent. There is much amateur baseball to be played between now and June, so draft positions can change greatly (Brady Singer was considered to be the top selection at this time last year), but Baseball America has already released its first 2019 Mock Draft. With the first selection, they have the Orioles taking Oregon State catcher Adley...
Purple Row Jan 8, 2019
Tuesday Rockpile: All Your Second Base Are Belong To Us

Tuesday Rockpile: All Your Second Base Are Belong To Us

Rockies news and links for January 8, 2019 Slow offseason could benefit Colorado in search for starting second baseman | Mile High SportsThe Colorado Rockies have recently been connected to second baseman Brian Dozier, though are said to be wary of a commitment due to payroll concerns. The fact that Dozier’s name has surfaced and not DJ LeMahieu’s or Jed Lowrie’s is probably because Dozier is more willing to accept a one-year deal. As was the case last offseason, players such as Mike Moustakas and Logan Morrison had to settle for one-year pacts after initially seeking more. Such may...
Lone Star Ball Jan 7, 2019
Mike Moustakas and the Texas Rangers a potential match?

Mike Moustakas and the Texas Rangers a potential match?

Mike Petriello suggests the Rangers might be a good landing spot for free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas MLB rumors on Mike Moustakas, free agent third baseman, continue to be scant...though MLB.com’s Mike Petriello suggests that Texas might be a good fit for the veteran. I had been wondering about a possible match between the Rangers and Moustakas earlier today, and Petriello mentioning it (combined with an overall lack of news and activity) prompts me to offer a few thoughts on the possibility. Moustakas is a 30 year old third baseman who was a key part of the Kansas City Royals’...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 3, 2019
Report: Brewers still ‘like’ Brian Dozier, Mike Moustakas reunion not ruled out

Report: Brewers still ‘like’ Brian Dozier, Mike Moustakas reunion not ruled out

We’ll take any kind of Brewers news at this point in the offseason, but neither move seems imminent We’re now only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, and baseball’s free agent market is again moving at a glacial pace. That includes the second base market, where there are more quality veteran free agents than teams needing second base help. The Brewers are one of those teams, but since they don’t figure to need a longterm solution at the position, general manager David Stearns seems content to wait and see what falls into his...
Call to the Pen Dec 31, 2018

MLB Trends: The death of the power hitter contract on the horizon

For years, the MLB has been all about the power hitter as they have garnered massive contracts ranging upwards of $30 million annually. Have MLB trends changed? With the J.D. Martinez signing in the last off-season, the minimal money that Mike Moustakas made in 2018, and the recent signing of Nelson Cruz, the financial demand […] MLB Trends: The death of the power hitter contract on the horizon - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Dec 22, 2018
Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Mike Moustakas

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Mike Moustakas

The last guy nicknamed “Moose” did great in pinstripes, so there’s a good sign. It’s not much of a secret who the Yankees should be pursuing for the infield this offseason. Didi Gregorius is out while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, while generational, 26-year-old talent Manny Machado lingers in free agency. The Yankees welcomed Machado to the Bronx on Wednesday for an official visit. Based on their recent spending habits, or lack thereof, it’s hard to imagine Hal Steinbrenner breaking the bank for Machado, despite teasing this year’s free agent class as an opportunity to...

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