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2017 Schedule
80-82, 3rd in AL Cent
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4dDavid Schoenfield and Bradford Doolittle

Five trades we'd love to see at the winter meetings

A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.

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9dDan Szymborski

Digging down through baseball's circles of payroll hell

Whatever they do with Giancarlo Stanton, Derek Jeter and the Marlins will have budgetary handicaps in 2018. Where do the Fish rank among teams with major financial handicaps this winter?

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11d

Holland, Moustakas are MLB's comeback kings

Greg Holland, who had 41 saves for the Rockies, was the NL Comeback Player of the Year. The Royals' Mike Moustakas won the AL honor after belting 38 home runs.

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15dDan Szymborski, Special to ESPN.com

Free agents who should sign now: Jason Vargas

For Vargas, finding the perfect situation and hitting free agency after 2018 may be more lucrative than trying to get max dollars right now.

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21dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Royals this offseason

The Royals will be decimated by free agency, and to become good again, they must first become really bad again. That starts with trading players of value this winter.

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22dDavid Schoenfield

Does any team really want to give Eric Hosmer $100 million?

The free-agent first baseman has a World Series ring, durability and youth going for him. But expectations that he'll get a huge multiyear deal depend on how potential bidders evaluate two of his tools.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán and Alex Cora being honored today in Puerto Rico.

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Keith Law

Mike Minor among bargain free agents

Minor killed lefties and righties in 2017, stayed healthy all year and threw harder than he had even in his peak years as a starter before his arm trouble began. His versatility makes him even more valuable.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán me dijo en exclusiva que estaría interesado en la vacante de dirigente de los Yankees. A continuación la cita de nuestra entrevista uno a uno después de anunciar oficialmente su retiro: "Yo personalmente pienso ese es un puesto fenomenal; un puesto de impacto increíble. No solamente para los peloteros que ya yo tuve la oportunidad de compartir con ellos, sino para uno seguir haciendo cosas positivas. Al final del día, sí. Uno tiene que escuchar, porque no todos los días esa vacante está disponible para buscar manager en las Grandes Ligas. Imagínate, Joe (Girardi) estuvo ahí 10 años. Uno nunca sabe, las oportunidades que Dios nos brinda, y si tengo (la oportunidad de entrevistar), no la voy a descartar."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltran told me that he would be interested in interviewing for the Yankees manager position. Here's Beltran's quote from our exclusive one-on-one interview after officially announcing his retirement: "I personally think that's a great job; a position with an incredible impact ... it's not every day that there are vacancies available for managing in the Major Leagues. Just think of this, Joe Girardi was there for 10 years. You never know, there are opportunities that God gives us, and if I get an opportunity (to interview) I will not rule it out."

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Yost after fall shattered pelvis: 'Glad to be alive'

Royals manager Ned Yost shattered his pelvis and fractured four ribs last week when he fell out of a tree while checking a tree stand on his property. He'll be in a wheelchair for at least two months.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán announces he's retiring. Beltrán had a 20-year MLB career, playing for seven different teams, and just won his first World Series ring with the Houston Astros.

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Hosmer wins first career Silver Slugger Award

Royals 1B Eric Hosmer was announced as an American League Silver Slugger Award winner on Thursday. The award honors the best offensive player at each position in each league. Hosmer posted a .318 batting average and .882 OPS with 25 home runs and 94 RBIs while playing in all 162 games for Kansas City this past season.

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34dSam Miller

Ranking all 30 clubs by triumphs and fails: Royals

The Royals played meaningful baseball into September, but the core of the 2014-15 World Series rosters is leaving this winter, and there hasn't been a lot of talent coming up behind them.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.6120th
Quality Starts6422nd
WHIP1.3922nd
BAA.26525th
Runs70224th
Batting Average.25910th
On Base Percentage.31128th
Slugging Percentage.42021st

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