Monthly Archives: March 2017
MARCH 2017 – Eric Berry will be back, but Jamaal Charles will not be as the Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of significant moves entering March.
Berry agreed to a six-year $78 million contract making him the highest paid safety in NFL history.
“Keeping Eric Berry in a Chiefs uniform long-term has been a significant goal of ours,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. “He’s a special football player and an incredible person. We’re thrilled we were able to get this deal done.”
Coach Andy Reid called Berry “one of the backbones of our defense and a team leader.”
MARCH 2017 – There was no competition for the second base job in 2016, but it was still a big question mark in spring training for the Royals.
The Royals owed Omar Infante a lot of money and are still paying him this year. There was hope he could regain his glory days after hitting a puny .220 in 2015 and left off the World Series roster with an injury.
But with Infante struggling with a .239 average and no power, the Royals released him on June 21 last season, even though he still had 1 ½ years left on his contract.
This year the Royals have four candidates for the starting second base job, but none has a great deal of big league experience playing there.
MARCH 2017 – Once upon a time, the Kansas City Royals bullpen had HDH, a dominant shut down trio of pitchers.
That would stand for Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland.
A couple of spring trainings ago, manager Ned Yost was told other teams were trying to replicate the Kansas City Royals’ success with similar bullpens.
“Good luck with that,” Yost replied on finding arms like Herrera, Davis and Holland to close out games.
MARCH 2017 – Frank Mason was on hardly any major college program’s radar despite a standout career at Petersburg (Va.) High, where he scored 1,901 points and finished second in school history on the scoring charts behind Naismith Hall of Famer Moses Malone.
In fact, the 5-11 Kansas senior point guard committed to Towson University before attending Massanutten Military Academy in 2012-13. Four years later, the once overlooked Mason has emerged as arguably the best player in the country and one of the top players in KU history.
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