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K.C. Royals

Royals finalize Morales deal
December 16, 2014
Kendrys Morales missed out on a postseason appearance last season when his Seattle Mariners fell just short of a wild card. Now he’s joining one of the teams that went to the playoffs at Seattle’s expense.
Source: OF Rios, Royals agree for $11M
December 16, 2014
Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.
Royals, Morales agree on two-year contract
December 11, 2014
Kansas City Royals and veteran slugger Kendrys Morales agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Source: Billy Butler to play for A’s
November 19, 2014
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract.
Kansas City stadium food areas criticized as dirty
11:24 a.m., November 14, 2014 Updated 12:50 p.m.
A food safety manager says dirty conditions and poor food handling endangered customers at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City. A city health inspection prompted by the allegations found dozens of critical health code violations at the stadiums.
Three Royals awarded Gold Gloves
November 5, 2014
All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates.
Royals make offer to Shields, pick up Davis option
November 4, 2014
The Royals have extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to pitcher James Shields, and protected themselves with draft-pick compensation if Shields signs elsewhere.
Column: Mr. October spends November night in fieldhouse
November 3, 2014
Mr. October could have spent the third night of November anywhere in the world and chose to spend it in a chair-back seat in Allen Fieldhouse, watching an exhibition basketball game. There as guest of Wichita businessman and Kansas University Endownment trustee David Murfin, Reggie Jackson put his popcorn down for a few minutes early in the second half to talk about his first fieldhouse foray and about the Kansas City Royals’ wildly entertaining October. By Tom Keegan
Royals decline $12.5 million Butler option
November 2, 2014
Billy Butler hopes to be playing for the Kansas City Royals again next season.
Royals’ objective: to build on success
October 31, 2014
The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.
Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans
October 30, 2014
Thousands of Royals fans showed up Thursday to celebrate Kansas City’s best season in three decades, one day after the team’s magical run came to an end with a Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco.
Chevy makes the best of exec’s nervous speech after World Series game
October 30, 2014
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Yes, he committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP. No, he wouldn’t be fired. Now get out there and sell some trucks.
Column: Royals deserve admiration reserved for championship teams
October 30, 2014
I’m trying to figure out how losing Game 7 of the World Series instead of winning it made the Kansas City Royals any less worthy of the respect and gratitude typically reserved for World Champions. The empty feeling from finishing second quickly gave way to admiration for the remarkable baseball team that posted the best possible postseason record a team could have without winning the World Series. Column by Tom Keegan
Royals fans take the bitter with the better after World Series loss
October 29, 2014
It didn’t take long for the 200 or so Royals fans at Liberty Hall to head for the exits Wednesday night, but before they did, they cheered one last time.
Royals’ dream season ends 90 feet short in World Series
06:40 p.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 07:54 a.m.
The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals’ clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey. He had just watched the San Francisco Giants celebrate their third World Series title in five years, capped by a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night. But all he could think about was whether he could have scored the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning.

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