As the dust settles on Super Bowl 50, the Panthers are raking in condolences from fellow pro sports teams.
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Chiefs catch Royals wishing Panthers Luck
As the condolences rolled in to the Panthers' Twitter feed, one note of encouragement from the Royals -- who bounced back from a World Series loss to win a title in 2015 -- didn't slip by Kansas City's football team. Got 'em
Ventura close to putting it together
Armed with a blazing fastball and hammer curve, Yordano Ventura has always had the potential to dominate in the majors. While that has yet to happen, a closer look at his stats down the stretch last season suggest he could soon be poised for a breakout. Sarris: Hidden aces (Insider)
Jonny Gomes, fresh off a World Series title with the Royals, will spend next season in Japan playing for the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
The Royals' re-signing of Alex Gordon tops the list of the biggest moves in what's been a busy offseason.
The Kansas City Royals have signed former Orioles outfielder Travis Snider to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
The Royals have announced their five-year, $70 million deal with pitcher Ian Kennedy, which was agreed to almost two weeks ago but did not become official until Friday.
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Agents say the Royals are trying to add one more OF at low cost. David Murphy seems like a good fit, but probably out of their price range
Thanks to the Royals' success, loading up on relievers has become all the rage. But teams trying to copy their formula should beware: Bulking up your bullpen is not as easy as it looks.
FanGraphs has missed on the Royals to the tune of 30 wins over the last three seasons. What's going on?
Curveball bodes well for Ventura
Part of the reason Yordano Ventura enjoyed more success in the second half of the 2015 season was the increased use of his hard curve, which generates plenty of ground balls. The offering grades as one of the top pitches among starters. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)
Buster Olney chats with Jerry Crasnick & Tim Kurkjian about what's next for Yoenis Cespedes and reveals his preseason top-10. Plus, Jesse Rogers stops by to discuss the Cubs.
Bring it in, 'bro
In honor of National Hug Day, we rounded up some of baseball's best embraces. George Brett has said that hugging Bret Saberhagen on the mound in 1985 was a career highlight. So of course, we had to include it on our list. Baseball's best hugs
The AL Central is a balanced division that could feature a five-team race in 2016. Here is a look at some key players for each team this season.
Buster Olney finishes off his team rankings series with the top 10 teams -- the young Cubs are No. 1 -- and assesses the Justin Upton signing.
All-Star OF Lorenzo Cain, coming off a season in which he became the first Royals player since 2011 to score more than 100 runs, finalized a $17.5 million, two-year deal with Kansas City.
Continuing the SweetSpot series on bullpens, David Schoenfield ranks the best bullpens of the 2010s.
Royals need an upgrade at second
If Kansas City is really in win-now mode, Omar Infante is not the answer at second base, Jim Bowden writes. That said, free agents Ian Desmond and Howie Kendrick could be logical options. Fits for free agents (Insider)
Buster Olney continues his team unit rankings series with the top defenses -- it was a close battle for No. 1 -- has thoughts on Justin Upton and more.
Olney: Why the Royals signed Kennedy
Ian Kennedy's durability, history with pitching coach Dave Eiland and the fact that Kansas City is in win-now mode are among the reasons why the Royals inked the right-hander to a five-year, $70 million deal, sources tell Buster Olney. Olney's blog (Insider)
The Royals paid a surprising amount of money for Ian Kennedy, but Kansas City's ballpark and outfield defense could help the fly-ball pitcher succeed.
Royals pay steep price for Ian Kennedy
"There's more downside than upside here for the Royals, and even with the big revenue boost they should receive off their 2015 World Series win, they will have a hard time carrying a contract like this if it goes south and they need to spend more money to fill the same need," Keith Law writes. Analyzing Kennedy, Davis deals (Insider)
Allowing the type of contact Ian Kennedy does should be less painful with the Royals. We explain.