Royals To Make Major Announcement

The Royals will make a major announcement concerning the contract status of one of their players in 40 minutes, the team announced. GM Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost will attend the press conference.

Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer are among the extension candidates on the Royals' roster. Yahoo's Jeff Passan hears the deal isn't for Gordon (Twitter links). Yahoo's Tim Brown hears no Hosmer deal is imminent (Twitter link). Roy Oswalt is not signing with the Royals today, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (Twitter link).

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  1. xfipMachine 3 years ago

     Alex Gordon signed to a $300M contract after one season fueled by a .360 BABIP

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      They are going to publicly apologize to Frank White and rehire him as CEO of public communications?

  2. Roger Clemens.  That’s my guess.

    • Lastings 3 years ago

       Brace yourself Suzyn Waldman!

      • ARod's Ring 3 years ago


  3. betancourt extension. calling it

  4. Hmm, ok. 

  5. Yuni Betancourt got an extension

  6. $17049574 3 years ago

    Maybe they signed Oswalt

    • Onetimeaccount 3 years ago

      Reading the post, I believe you’re right. 

  7. HerbertAnchovy 3 years ago

    I was going to write “wow” in capitals before I remembered that we are now dealing with a totalitarian MLBTR.

  8. coreif 3 years ago

    Back to where it all began… Johnny Damon.

  9. John LeClair 3 years ago

    They have some how brought Babe Ruth back from the dead and he is going to be their new LFer and they are expecting .320 50 HRS 145 RBI Stat line???

  10. mitch maier running for the GOP nomination!

  11. Jeff Francouer 10 year deal

  12. 72 year, 157 billion dollar extention for Eric Hosmer

  13. cyberboo 3 years ago

    A major announcement would be something that surprises the life out of everyone and a contract extension doesn’t exactly fall into that category. 

    I can see it now and Royals want to announce that they have traded Hosmer and Gordon to the Jays for Lind, Snider, Valbuena, Litsch, and Drabek.  lol.  Now that is a major announcement that would have fans talking for months.  lol. 

    • c_monley 3 years ago

       Not me because I would be committing suicide at that time….

    • Onetimeaccount 3 years ago

      What about a major announcement concerning a contract status?

    • Onetimeaccount 3 years ago

      What about a major announcement concerning a contract status?

  14. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    Maybe they’re changing their mascot to something that won’t give kids nightmares

  15. HTF 3 years ago

    Jeff Francoeur signed to 10 year 256MM deal. 

    • NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

      ugh, can you believe that statement would have made sense as a possibility for the Braves 4 years ago?

  16. jgaylord 3 years ago

    Maybe they’re moving.

  17. Lastings 3 years ago

    They are moving to San Jose…

  18. ratmoss 3 years ago

    Fed up with recent contract negotiations, Alex Gordon will announce he is returning to the University of Nebraska for his final year of eligibility.  He hopes to raise he draft stock and get “Andrew Luck Money” as the Browns new franchise QB next season. 

  19. Hopefully its NOT an extension for overrated Francoer or due-for-a-regression Gordon.

    •  You obviously don’t follow the team very well if you think that guy is going to regress, at least in a major way. 

  20. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    They are merging with the Marlins and taking their talents to South Beach…ok, getting old.

    • rundmc1981 3 years ago

      Miami would run that white-bread team out with mariachis and deflated rafts.

  21. CAD_Monkey 3 years ago

    Edit: Derp, should’ve read the article more thoroughly.

  22. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    They’ve traded mike moustakas to the a’s!!!

    haha…haha….awww now i made myself sad…

  23. They will be the feature of showtime’s “The Franchise” this summer.

    • NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

      I’d watch it

    • rundmc1981 3 years ago

      Is that really “major announcement” worthy. I know it’s tough for them to get the attention of anyone outside of the Kansas City Plain Dealer, but really.

  24. They will be the feature of showtime’s “The Franchise” this summer.

  25. Could this be a bad announcement? Everyone assumes its good. What if its Eric Hosmer tore his ACL or something

  26. the fact they will compete this year 

  27. 85 min later…

  28. not hosmer or gordon. gotta be yuni or frenchy!

  29. AndreTheGiantKiller 3 years ago

    “Royals announce that Betancourt’s real name is Leo Nunez and he is 65 years old. Considering his age he is actually one of the best defensive shortstops and an extension is in the works”

  30. Is it a slow day in Surprise Arizona or is a slow day on MLB TR’s for this announcement to be a big deal?

    I doubt it’s Gordon because they already went thru the contract process to get a one year deal done. Hosmer makes sense, I guess. The question is has anyone seen Scott Boras roaming around Camp Royal?

  31. 5 minutes before the internet explodes

  32. wtfis john 3 years ago

    Vin Mazzaro on a one-year contract

  33. wtfis john 3 years ago

    Vin Mazzaro on a one-year contract

  34. BillB325 3 years ago

    sanchez is my guess

  35. Obviously they signed Wil Myers to a 15 year 300 mill deal.

  36. It’s minutes before the “major announcement” and I can confidently say that I have never been this exited about a Royals announcement. 

  37. Morosi says it’s not an Oswalt signing on Twitter.

  38. Jack Hillyard 3 years ago

    Salvadore Perez just walked into the room.

  39. rundmc1981 3 years ago

    Jermaine Dye is alive and unretiring? 

  40. Andrew Cross 3 years ago

    Salvador Perez.

  41. Andrew Cross 3 years ago

    Salvador Perez.

  42. Jack Hillyard 3 years ago

    yep, it’s Salvadore

  43. BillB325 3 years ago

    I wish they would trade for Garza and sign him to an extension, that way Garza stays on one of my favorite teams.

  44. Jack Hillyard 3 years ago

    5 year deal with three club options

  45. Shawnthemon 3 years ago

    Sal Perez. Cue the yawns

  46. vtadave 3 years ago

    Weird…it’s probably a Chris Getz extension or something ridiculous.

  47. rundmc1981 3 years ago

    I haven’t thought this much about the Royals ever.

    • Andrew Cross 3 years ago

      Just a 21 year old that hit .331/.361/.473 through the last quarter of the season and snap-threw out 2 runners in his first ever MLB game.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Just a catcher who posted .320 OBPs the last couple years in the minors and rode a .368 BABIP to big league success in a limited sample size.

  48. Madman2TX 3 years ago

    Barry Bonds to the Royals-10 yrs

  49. Madman2TX 3 years ago

    Barry Bonds to the Royals-10 yrs

  50. Posting the right, I reading you’re belief.

  51. Onetimeaccount 3 years ago


  52. Andrew Cross 3 years ago

    If they’ve signed him, he’ll technically be “one of their players.” /wishful thinking

  53. get_on_up 3 years ago

    best of all time last year, graduate Moose, Hos, Gia, Crow, Collins, Coleman, Holland, Perez, Duffy, and now 3rd on BA.

    educated indeed

  54. mike sue 3 years ago

    we already have. back in 2004 we traded for him.

  55. Runtime 3 years ago


  56. Yost:  He was an All-Star in Toronto.
    Moore:  Wish we had him 8 years ago.
    Yost: We did.
    Moore: 12 years ago then….

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