FantasySP / MLB / Mike Moustakas FantasySP / MLB / Mike Moustakas Copyright 2018 5170283 <![CDATA[Mike Moustakas hit his third homer of the spring in a 12-8 win]]> Mike Moustakas hit his third homer of the spring in a 12-8 win over the Indians on Wednesday in the Cactus League. Moustakas's homer came in the fifth inning off of Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco with no one on. [...]]]> 5170283 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 0:42:06 EDT <![CDATA[Moustakas slugs 1st HR since re-joining Royals]]> Mike Moustakas would not get enough at-bats to get his timing down before Spring Training concludes. But after two games, Moustakas has put any anxieties to rest.]]> 5166630 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:21:01 EDT Official Kansas City Royals <![CDATA[The Phillies make a great move for Jake Arrieta]]>
In a world where baseball contracts are fully guaranteed, it’s always tough to justify a long-term deal to any free agent which often guarantees having to pay for a player’s decline.

Unfortunately for the players, however, all 30 MLB teams have seemingly realized this all at once, and salaries have been suppressed more in the 2017-18 offseason than in almost any other offseason in recent memory. We are living in a world in which Mike Moustakas received only $6.5 million guaranteed, even after hitting 38 home runs last season.]]> 5166153 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:49:02 EDT Beyond the Boxscore
<![CDATA[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.]]> 5165812 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:28:01 EDT Official Kansas City Royals <![CDATA[Moustakas could play third base Saturday for Royals]]> Mike Moustakas could be back at third base for Kansas City on Saturday, one week after re-signing with the Royals. Moustakas, who set a Royals season record with 38 home runs last year, had some at-bats in a minor league game Thursday. "If he feels good, ...]]> 5164768 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:21:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that he's considering using]]> Mike Moustakas some at first base this spring. Moustakas has never played a position other than third base since entering the majors. [...]]]> 5159829 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:21:05 EDT <![CDATA[Quick Hits: CBA, Moustakas, Boras, Braun, Nats]]> 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…]]> 5159663 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 1:07:01 EDT MLBTradeRumors <![CDATA[Mike Moustakas happy to be back with Royals, even if &apos;system failed&apos; him]]> Mike Moustakas hit 38 home runs but could only muster a contract that will pay him $6.5 million, plus incentives.        ]]> 5159547 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:28:01 EDT Arizona Republic <![CDATA[Central Notes: Moose, Duffy, Royals, Twins, Lynn, Brewers, Reds]]> Mike Moustakas did not receive any other offers during his lengthy stay on the free agent market, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. The Angels reportedly offered Moustakas a three-year, $45MM contract, but that’s not the case, according to Buster Olney of ESPN (Twitter link).…]]> 5159543 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:14:01 EDT MLBTradeRumors <![CDATA[After slow free agent market, Mike Moustakas re-signs with Kansas City Royals]]> Mike Moustakas expected to be playing elsewhere this season. But when the expected long-term offers didn't come, he agreed to return to Kansas City on a one-year deal.]]> 5159526 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:42:01 EDT Jayson Stark <![CDATA[After slow free agent market, Moustakas re-signs with Royals]]> Mike Moustakas. After setting the Royals' single-season home run record with 38 last season, Moustakas filed for free agency. He rejected a $17.4 million qualifying offer in November. The Royals ...]]> 5159516 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:28:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Mike Moustakas did]]> Mike Moustakas did not receive any other offers throughout the offseason until the Royals welcomed him back. That would seem to refute an earlier report that he had turned down a three-year, $45 million offer from the Angels earlier in the winter. [...]]]> 5159157 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:35:16 EDT <![CDATA[Royals signed 3B Mike Moustakas to a one-year, $6.5 million]]> Mike Moustakas to a one-year, $6.5 million contract. Moustakas was officially re-introduced on Saturday after passing his physical The contract includes a mutual $15 million option for 2019 (with a $1 million buyout) that could bring the total value of the deal to $22. [...]]]> 5159121 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:42:07 EDT