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    Inbox: How many position players will KC carry?
    This could be an exciting camp for the Royals as they inch closer to pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training on Feb. 12. There will be obvious battles at the back end of the rotation, all over the bullpen and certainly for the right-field job (and outfield backups).

    Royals' rotation if season started today
    We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day rotation could look like.

    30 best defensive prospects -- 1 for each team
    Evaluating defense is still very much subjective, with metrics measuring fielding still imperfect. Still, each system has glovework that stands out more than others, and we considered many to present one best defender from each organization.

    Here is each team's next Hall of Famer
    With the 2019 Hall of Fame class being finalized this week, let's guess the next Hall of Famer to wear each team's hat on his plaque.

    Pratto among MLB's Top 10 1B prospects
    First basemen don't usually draw a lot of acclaim as prospects, in large part because they tend to be less well-rounded players than those at other positions. When MLB Pipeline releases its new Top 100 next week, Minor League home run leader Peter Alonso will be the only first baseman who's not a two-way performer on the list.

    Rotation hopeful Skoglund suspended 80 games
    Royals left-hander Eric Skoglund, who figured to compete for a spot in the starting rotation this season, has been suspended for 80 games without pay for being in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

    Melendez among MLB's Top 10 C prospects
    There's a good amount of turnover on this year's Top 10 Catching Prospects list compared to the 2018 version. That starts at the top, with a member of the 2018 Draft Class, Joey Bart, leading the way.

    Royals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

    Sheller eyeing place in back end of KC's pen
    It's not often that pitchers go from college closer to Minor League closer to Major League closer. Of course, former Royal Greg Holland comes to mind. But if all goes well, that will be the path for Royals right-hander Walker Sheller, drafted by the Royals in the ninth round of the 2016 Draft out of Stetson (Florida).

    First Spring Training workout dates for all clubs
    Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March.

    Inbox: Who will be Royals' biggest surprise?
    Will Jorge Lopez turn some head this season? Jeffrey Flanagan answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

    The MLB.com Hall of Fame ballot results are ...
    Six MLB.com writers were among those eligible to cast ballots in the 2019 Hall of Fame vote conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. As many as four candidates -- and possibly more -- could be elected, according to the public ballots amassed online. Here's a look at how the six voted.

    Duffy focused on reviving velocity, career
    This offseason, Danny Duffy has vowed to do what is necessary to retrieve his electric fastball and correct his career path.

    Each team's lineup if season started today
    We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today.

    The 1 player most likely to be a Royal in '25
    Today at the Thirty, we attempt to pick the one player on each team's current 40-man roster who is most likely to still be on that roster in six years.

    Royals bringing 19 NRIs to Spring Training
    The Royals have invited 19 non-roster players to Spring Training, 18 of which were in the organization last year. The exception is 27-year-old right-hander Michael Ynoa, once a top prospect in the A's organization who later was dealt to the White Sox.

    Helicopter captures Mario Kart on video board
    Helicopter captures Mario Kart on video board

    Gore has plenty of competition for fastest Royal
    Now that Terrance Gore officially is a Royal again, he knew the question was coming: Is he the fastest player on the team?

    1 question for each club before Spring Training
    Believe it or not, we're only a little more than one month away from Spring Training.

    Zimmer signs one-year Major League deal
    The Royals on Friday signed right-hander Kyle Zimmer, their first-round pick in the 2012 Draft, to a one-year Major League deal. In a corresponding move, the Royals designated for assignment third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert.

    Can KC steal 250 bags in '19? Whit thinks so
    With the emergence of shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who stole 32 bases in less than half a season in 2018, and the additions of blazers Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, Royals budding star Whit Merrifield will be hard-pressed to again lead his own team in steals, let alone the Majors. And Merrifield is totally OK with that.

    Royals still have work to do before '19 season
    As the Royals gear up toward Spring Training, they still have some work to do before they embark on Surprise, Ariz.

    James is Royals' fastest prospect
    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum identify MLB's fastest prospects -- the best base-stealers and top defenders -- in each organization.

    30 resolutions: A pledge for every team in '19
    In the spirit of optimism that the New Year brings, today at the Thirty, we give each MLB team one resolution for 2019.

    Burt among top prospects in winter leagues
    Here's a look at how top prospects, as well as some other notable players, are performing so far in offseason leagues.

    Royals' farm system among most improved
    MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis looks at the five clubs that improved their prospect stocks the most over the past year.

    Each team's best defensive play of 2018
    Great defensive plays can leave us awe-inspired and wanting more. As we look back on the 2018 season with the help of each MLB.com beat writer, here is each club's top defensive play of the year.

    Inbox: Will Gordon retire after '19 season?
    Will Alex Gordon retire after 2019? Will Richard Lovelady makes his Major League debut this season? Beat reporter Jeffrey Flanagan answers questions from fans.

    The best wins of 2018 for all 30 teams
    When we look back at the 2018 season, we see countless memorable moments from an exciting MLB campaign. But each club had one signature victory, in many cases embodying its season. With the help of each MLB.com beat writer, here is each club's best win of '18.

    Watch Singer give heartfelt gift to parents
    Brady Singer surprised his parents with the Christmas gift of a lifetime. The Royals' pitching prospect paid off his parents' debt and bank loans, thanking them for their support on his baseball journey.

    Isbel ready to break out in 2019
    Who could be the top prospects with breakout 2019 campaigns? William Boor, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum provide one candidate from each organization.

    Gore returns to Royals on 1-year contract
    The Kansas City Royals announced on Tuesday that the club has signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a one-year Major League contract. Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Royals going all-in on speed next season
    Speed remains in vogue in Kansas City. Tuesday's news that the Royals had reunited with pinch-running specialist Terrance Gore on a one-year deal served to highlight that fact.

    MLB, MLBPA reach deal with Cuban Federation
    Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced today an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) that will provide Cuban baseball players with a safe and legal path to sign with a Major League Club.

    Burt raking in Australian Baseball League
    Here's a look at how top prospects, as well as some other notable players, are performing so far in offseason leagues.

    Shrewd moves at Meetings bolster Royals
    After signing utility man Chris Owings last week, the Royals moved quickly at the Winter Meetings and signed speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton to be their center fielder. The Royals also added two right-handers Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis in the Rule 5 Draft, hoping one or both could be the next Brad Keller, who was taken last year in the Rule 5 Draft and emerged as a top-of-the-rotation guy.

    Royals add righties McWilliams, Ellis in Rule 5
    Hoping to find another Brad Keller, the Royals added right-handers Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis through the Rule 5 Draft.

    Yost discusses Hamilton's lineup spot, defense
    One of the first questions one might wonder about the Royals' signing of Billy Hamilton this week is: Where will he hit in the lineup?

    Royals sign Billy Hamilton to 1-year deal
    The Royals made the signing of former Reds free-agent outfielder Billy Hamilton official, inking him to a one-year deal on Tuesday afternoon.

    Yost in favor of eliminating defensive shifts
    Royals manager Ned Yost has made no secret of his disdain for the shift. So, when Yost was asked in his media session at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday about Major League Baseball's discussion on whether to ban the shift, he was quick to answer: "Eliminate them. Do it now."

    Royals focused on Matheny in advisory role
    When the Royals hired former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as a special assistant to the general manager last month, GM Dayton Moore knew the rumors likely would start: That Matheny was being put in place to be manager Ned Yost's eventual successor. But Moore said he sincerely isn't thinking that far down the line.