Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spring training battles: the bench

In my final installment in looking at the KC Royals spring training battles, it is time to look at what the bench will look like. On most teams, the bench is an important part throughout the season. That has not … Continue reading

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Spring training battles: right field

Two-thirds of the KC Royals outfield is set with Alex Gordon in left field and Lorenzo Cain in center (though the Royals have talked about LoCain playing some right field, presumably to save his legs). That leaves right field, and … Continue reading

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Spring training battles: second base

The second base battle for the KC Royals is a two-man fight, with incumbent Omar Infante battling World Series hero Christian Colon. Infante is entering the third year of his four-year deal, while CC is battling to stick in the … Continue reading

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Spring training battles: lefty reliever

If Danny Duffy does not secure a rotation spot, that will leave the KC Royals without a left-handed starter. That may make it more imperative for the Royals to carry at least one left-handed reliever. If Duffy does not win … Continue reading

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Spring training battles: middle relief

The back end of the vaunted KC Royals bullpen is pretty much set (barring injury) even without Greg Holland (who the Royals are still rumored to want to bring back). There’s closer Wade Davis, flame thrower Kelvin Herrera, and returnee … Continue reading

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Spring training position battles: fifth starter

Right before Fan Fest, the KC Royals announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy. Kennedy will slot in with returnees Yordano Ventura and Edinson Volquez in the front of the Royals rotation. Earlier in the offseason, they … Continue reading

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Spring Training position battles: backup catcher

With full squad workouts beginning today and all players expected in campĀ (though DH Kendrys Morales may be a little late), it is a great time to look at some of the battles that may be going on this spring. Over … Continue reading

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