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Letting James Shields walk was a step forward for Kansas City

James Shields helped transform the Kansas City Royals from a cellar-dweller to a near World Series champion. Letting him walk away without making a serious effort to retain him was about more than money for Kansas City, however. 538 more words

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Royals sign Edinson Volquez for two years, $20 million

From CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a two-year, $20 million free agent contract with Edinson Volquez. 79 more words

The Turning Point of the 2014 World Series: A Called Strike Three.

There were plenty of pivotal plays and memorable performances in the 2014 World Series. Great catches, clutch hits and dominating pitching by both teams. But perhaps the real turning point of the 110th World Series between the Royals and Giants was a called strike three by HP Umpire Ted Barrett in Game 4. 321 more words

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Angels swap Sappington for LH Ramos

The Angels sent pitching prospect Mark Sappington to the Rays in exchange for veteran reliever Cesar Ramos on Wednesday, a deal announced moments after the club finalized a three-player trade with the Astros. 268 more words

Royals planned to use Danny Duffy in the playoff rotation, but he was hurt

Danny Duffy was a non-factor for the Royals in the playoffs after throwing 149 innings with a 2.53 ERA during the regular season and now we know why: He was hurt. 134 more words

K.C's Bullpen Meltdown and the Turning Point of the 2014 World Series

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Everything came crashing down for the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the 2014 World Series.

It was a demoralizing defeat. Not because it tied the series at two games apiece, but because it showed that their armor isn’t without a chink. 331 more words

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5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 4

By Daniel Rathman

Friday’s Game 3 was a relatively tidy, 3-2 affair. Both starters were crafty and efficient, working into the sixth and benefiting from quality defense. 1,207 more words