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  • • Moose's 5th HR extends hit streak to 11 games
    Royals designated hitter Mike Moustakas left no doubt about how he would extend his hitting streak to 11 games....
  • • Moose, Duda belt back-to-back HRs for Royals
    The Royals played long ball early in Game 1 vs. the Blue Jays on Tuesday, with Mike Moustakas and Lucas Duda connecting on back-to-back home runs in the third inning....
  • • Royals really wanted to face Ohtani
    Monday, Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels were slated to face off against the Kansas City Royals. But weather would get in the way of that. And eventually, the game would be postponed altogether.Then Royals players would chime in, starting with Mike Moustakas:“Anytime you get to face a guy who’s that caliber a player, (with) that reputation,...
  • • 2018-19 MLB free agent power rankings
    All of our top 50 free agents from the 2017-18 offseason have signed, concluding a free agent freeze the likes of which we’ve never seen in MLBTR’s 12-year history.  With Masahiro Tanaka choosing not to opt out and the Indians picking up their option on Michael Brantley, here are the grisly numbers on the 48 free agents from our list. Predicted tot...
  • • Shohei Ohtani faces defensive shift for first time
    MLB teams haven’t found much success trying to get Shohei Ohtani out at the plate, so the Kansas City Royals decided to try something new on Thursday.The Royals employed a defensive shift on Ohtani for the Japanese slugger’s at-bat in the ninth inning. They moved shortstop Alcides Escobar to the right of second base and shifted third baseman Mike M...
  • • Moose takes Felix deep for 2nd homer of '18
    After hitting a career-high 38 homers last year to set the Royals' single-season record, Mike Moustakas blasted his second in two games in Tuesday night's 8-3 loss against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez....
  • • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals
    This is the latest entry in MLBTR’s 2017-18 Offseason In Review series.  Click here to read the other completed reviews from around the league.Despite their reported intention to rebuild, the Royals spent much of the offseason courting Eric Hosmer and made more short-term signings than trades that indicated a lengthy re-build is at hand. Kansas Cit...
  • • Orioles sign Alex Cobb to a 4-year deal
    The last major free agent domino has fallen. Alex Cobb is going to the… Baltimore Orioles? Believe it, baseball fans. But that’s not all. Remember how players like Lance Lynn and Mike Moustakas would ultimately settle for one-year deals? Well as it turns out, Cobb is getting a four-year deal. That’s probably not the deal the Orioles were looking fo...
  • • Moustakas makes return to KC lineup
    Mike Moustakas was back in the Royals' lineup for the first time since re-signing with the club last Saturday. He went 1-for-4 with a two-run single....
  • • Market notes: Alex Cobb, Mike Moustakas, Jon Jay
    Several reporters have turned their gazes back on the more confounding free-agent market in recent memory, chronicling some of the more incongruous results and providing additional reporting on how it all unfolded. We’ll run through some of the key points here: It’s always worth remembering that free agency is a game that features plenty of variabi...
  • • Central Notes: Royals looking for arms; Liriano looking for a spot
    The Royals would still like to add help in either the rotation or the bullpen, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, but their payroll is elevated to the point where they have very little room for further additions. As such, a reunion with still-lingering free agent Greg Holland seems “extremely remote,” Nightengale adds. Over the past couple of week...
  • • Ned Yost not worried about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape
    Ned Yost does not seem to be the least bit concerned about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape.Moustakas on Thursday agreed to a contract to return to the Kansas City Royals. He is showing up late for spring training, which could lead to some concerns about whether he will be ready when the regular season begins on the 29th. But Kansas City’s...
  • • Olney: Nobody may want an offseason do-over more than Scott Boras
    The super-agent's clients -- most notably Mike Moustakas -- were among those who lost big in the free-agent market this winter....
  • • Quick Hits: CBA, Moustakas, Boras, Braun, Nats
    The fact that third baseman Mike Moustakas had to settle for a $6.5MM guarantee in free agency is the latest sign that the owners defeated the players in winter 2016 CBA negotiations, J.J. Cooper of Baseball America opines. In accepting the Royals’ offer, reportedly the only one he received from any team in his four…...
  • • Baseball Blogs Weigh In: JDM, Moose, Lincecum, Cards, O’s, Tribe
    This week in baseball blogs… The Junkball Daily analyzes how J.D. Martinez’s power will mesh with Fenway Park. MLB & Fantasy Baseball Analyzed recaps Mike Moustakas’ less-than-stellar trip to free agency and Scott Boras’ role in its disappointing outcome. Know Hitter has a series on 132 players who could be traded in 201...

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Top news - Mike Moustakas

  • • KC extends QOs to Hosmer, Moose, Cain
    The Royals on Monday extended qualifying offers of $17.4 million each to first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and center fielder Lorenzo Cain....
  • • All 9 Recipients Will Reject Qualifying Offer
    All nine of the free agents that received a one-year, $17.4MM qualifying offer will reject that offer in favor of free agency, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes. Each of Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland and Carlos Santana will turn down that one-year opportunity…...
  • • Exploring best free-agent fits for Moustakas
    Mike Moustakas is the best free-agent third baseman on the market, yet it's not clear where he ends up. Let's look at all 30 teams to find a happy new home for the lefty slugger....
  • • Free Agent Face-Off: Mike Moustakas Vs. Todd Frazier
    Teams scouring the open market for help at the hot corner would likely agree that Mike Moustakas and Todd Frazier stand out as the best unsigned third basemen in the majors. This winter’s class of free agents isn’t brimming with established starters at the position, but Moustakas and Frazier are obvious exceptions, having generally serv...
  • • Central News & Rumors: Royals, Bucs, Cards, Brewers
    The Royals are holding out hope that they’ll be able to re-sign first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas, but they’ve “all but given up” on bringing back center fielder Lorenzo Cain, Jon Heyman of FanRag reports. Hosmer and Moustakas figure to collect two of the largest contracts of the offseason, which cou...
  • • Royals Likely Headed For Rebuild
    After a half-decade at or near the top of the AL Central, two appearances in the World Series and one championship, the Royals now look to be going in the opposite direction. As Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas all hit the free-agent market, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic writes (subscription required/recommended) that the Royals…...
  • • Free Agent Rumors: Moustakas, Lincecum, Ichiro, Melky, Marlins
    The Yankees have kept an eye on free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas, writes Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, though he also cites people close to the team in characterizing an ultimate match between the two sides as a long shot. The Yankees would only have interest on a short-term deal and are concerned both with…...
  • • Free Agent Profile: Mike Moustakas
    The Moose is loose on the free agent market, as Mike Moustakas looks to convert his big power year into a pricey multi-year contract. Strengths/Pros After playing in only 27 games in 2016 due to a torn right ACL, Moustakas rebounded to earn AL Comeback Player Of The Year honors after batting .272/.314/.521 with 38…...
  • • Central Notes: Moustakas, Bryant, Miley, Freese
    It has long been suggested that the White Sox would make for an interesting match with free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas, but we’ve seen little in the way of a clear connection. But now there’s evidence at least that the sides are “staying in touch,” in the words of Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via…...
  • • Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Cards, Stanton, Royals, Jays, NY, World Series
    This week in baseball blogs: Pop Culture Abstract writes about the possibility of the Cardinals acquiring Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Bleeding Royal Blue examines Kansas City’s chances of re-signing Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Jays From The Couch (podcast) and Clutchlings each interview Mark Shapiro, Toronto’s president and C...
  • • Which Draft Picks Each Team Would Lose By Signing A Qualified Free Agent
    Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis, Lance Lynn, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland, and Carlos Santana received one-year, $17.4MM qualifying offers from their teams earlier this week.  If those players sign elsewhere, here’s a look at the draft picks the signing team would lose. Competitive Balance Tax Payors: Tigers, Do...
  • • Braves still unlikely to make play for Moustakas
    The Braves have not ruled out the possibility of acquiring a third baseman before the start of the season. But as has been the case throughout the offseason, they still don't seem to be a potential fit for free agent Mike Moustakas....
  • • Free Agent Rumors: Moustakas, Cahill, Mets, Dodgers, Hirano, Indians, Twins
    Like most free agents, Mike Moustakas has been met with an unexpectedly slow market this offseason, writes ESPN’s Buster Olney. Zack Cozart’s willingness to move from shortstop to third base and the potential presence of names like Manny Machado, Evan Longoria and Josh Donaldson on the trade market have all complicated matters for Moust...
  • • Royals will look to re-sign Hosmer, Moustakas
    The Royals are trying to re-sign Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, two of their big three free agents, according to a report from MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman on Sunday. But according to the report, they "appear to have all but given up hope" that they'll be able to keep the third, Lorenzo Cain, in Kansas City....
  • • Yanks open to Moustakas if deal were to fit
    Mike Moustakas is coming off a historic season, belting a franchise-record 38 home runs for the Royals while recording a career-high .835 OPS. But the third baseman remains a free agent, and his landing spot for 2018 remains unclear....

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