Former Royals star Eric Hosmer announces retirement
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by Max Rieper
4h ago
Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images The former All-Star first baseman and post-season hero embarks on a new venture. Former Royals All-Star first baseman Eric Hosmer announced his retirement today on his new podcast Diggin’ Deep. Hosmer enjoyed a 13-year career with the Royals, Padres, Red Sox, Cubs, with 1,753 career hits. He was a four-time Gold Glove winner, won All-Star Game MVP in 2016, and won a Silver Slugger in 2017. Hosmer was originally the third overall pick in 2008 by the Royals, and was up by 2011, finishing third in Rookie of the Year voting that year. He spent seven seasons with the ..read more
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The history of deaf baseball players
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by Bradford Lee
4h ago
Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Can you hear me now? Baseball is unusual compared to other sports. To excel in football, it helps to be big, strong, fast, and athletic. In basketball, being tall is a plus. You also need fast twitch muscles, great eye-hand coordination, and extreme athleticism. Tennis? You had best be athletic. Hockey? Those guys are athletic, strong and tough as nails with some endurance added in. Baseball? Baseball takes players of all shapes and sizes. You have players like Frank Howard, Randy Johnson, or Aaron Judge, who are very tall and strong. You have had players lik ..read more
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Royals Rumblings - News for February 21, 2024
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by Minda Haas Kuhlmann
4h ago
Bobby Witt, Jr. appeared on MLB Network as they announced him as the #20 overall player in the Majors: "Simplified things as much as possible... everything I do off the field kind of helps my game on the field." Bobby Witt Jr. talks about the improvements he made on both ends leading to a 72-spot rise on this year's #Top100RightNow!@Royals | @BwittJr pic.twitter.com/YXtUKSQNgt — MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 21, 2024 At Sports Info Solutions, here’s what it would take for Bobby to be the #1 best in baseball, not just #20: The primary reason I wrote this piece was I was looking for a ..read more
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What to know about 2024 Royals spring training
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by Max Rieper
4h ago
Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images Play ball! Baseball players have congregated in the warm climates of Arizona and Florida to begin preparations for the 2024 season. The Royals have had all players report to spring training and will begin games this week. Here’s what you need to know about spring training. Where is spring training? The Royals train in the Phoenix area, in Surprise where they share a facility with the Texas Rangers. They play games at Surprise Stadium, which seats 10,500 fans. For more information on the stadium or to order tickets, click here. Fifteen teams train in Arizo ..read more
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If I hear any more complaints about downtown parking I’m going to lose it
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by Matthew LaMar
1d ago
It’s not even on the list of things to worry about There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical or even hostile to the Kansas City Royals’ stadium pitch and proposed Crossroads location. It starts with the fact that the Royals could simply renovate the stadium they have right now. Lots of people like Kauffman Stadium, which is arguably one of the top five most iconic Major League Baseball stadiums currently standing. Then, of course, there’s the fact that the Royals and Chiefs are asking the public to fork over a few billion dollars over the next 40 years to finance the Royals’ downtown stadiu ..read more
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Royals’ Jake Eisenberg preps for Arizona, talks offseason!
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by Jacob-Milham
1d ago
Shout out to Frankie Two Scoops! Kansas City Royals play-by-play man Jake Eisenberg joins Jacob Milham, chatting before Jake heads to Arizona! What is the sophomore broadcaster watching for in Spring Training? How does the newlywed feel about his 2023 season in the booth? Foul balls, ice cream, all that and more! You can follow the team on Twitter with Jeremy Greco at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@hokius⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, Jacob Milham at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@JacobMilhamKC⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and Greg Walker at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@Gregnotcreg⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Follow the podcast itself on Twitter at ..read more
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Royals Rundown: MLB heats up with Kansas City Royals trade, Arizona action!
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by Jacob-Milham
2d ago
Plus, Jacob weighs in on heavy downtown stadium situation. Jacob Milham returns alongside Jeremy Greco to the podcast, amped up for the start of Kansas City Royals action! The club made a surprising bullpen addition this weekend. Was it really necessary, and who is now on the bubble for the Opening Day roster? Plus, Jeremy and Jacob talk about the one thing they are watching closely when spring training actions begins this Friday. Lastly, Jacob weighs in on the stadium update and why are the duo tired of the discourse. Tune in for all that, and more, on the latest episode! You can follow the ..read more
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The Schreiber trade improves the bullpen, but it also says something about Royals player development
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by Max Rieper
2d ago
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images The good and bad of the John Schreiber trade. The Royals acquired reliever John Schrieber from the Red Sox over the weekend, continuing a complete overhaul of a bullpen that finished with the third-worst ERA in baseball last year. He joins veterans Will Smith, Chris Stratton, and Nick Anderson as new faces in the Royals bullpen for 2024. While the trade almost certainly makes the Royals better in 2024, it also says a lot about the state of their player development. Boston claimed John Schreiber off waivers in 2021 and he became one of their best relievers ..read more
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Royals Rumblings - News for February 19, 2024
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by Max Rieper
2d ago
Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images Happy Presidents Day! Ken Rosenthal writes about how free agents recruited each other to come to Kansas City. The deal was barely complete when Smith began firing a series of questions at general manager J.J. Picollo. “Now what are we going to do?” Picollo recalled Smith saying. “Who do we need to talk to? Who do we need to go get?” Picollo, full of ideas, asked Smith for help. That night, Smith called fellow reliever Chris Stratton, his former teammate with the Rangers last season and the San Francisco Giants from 2016 to ‘18. Anne Rogers writes about why the R ..read more
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Royals sign infielder Josh Lester to minor league deal
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by Max Rieper
3d ago
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images The former Mizzou player provides depth. The Royals have signed infielder Josh Lester to a minor league deal, according to writer Andrew Parker. Lester is a Mizzou grad who has spent 13 games in the big leagues in his career with the Tigers and Orioles. Last year in Triple-A he hit .257/.307/.475 with 23 home runs in 110 games at Norfolk. Lester was originally a 13th-round pick by the Detroit Tigers out of Mizzou in 2015, reaching the big leagues with them in 2022. He was outrighted off the roster at the end of the season and the Orioles picked him up for ..read more
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