Via Bob Dutton (KC’s beat reporter)’s twitter feed: Hearing the #Royals have upped offer to C Jason Kendall to two years in hopes of eliminating competition. I have no idea if this is true. But if it is, it almost makes me glad to be a Mets fan.

This offseason, the one area of the free-agent market that intrigued me aside from where the best player on the planet would land was the backstop. I’ve already written about how slim the pickings are at the catching position, so I won’t go into too much detail, but basically, it looked rife for some terrible contracts. Prior […]

It’s times like these that I wish there was a statute of limitations on the term “All-Star”. In what may perhaps be the biggest head-scratcher of the 2007 season, the Chicago Cubs acquired offensively-anemic catcher Jason Kendall from Oakland for fellow catcher Rob Bowen and a minor league pitcher.  Simply put, Kendall’s days as an asset […]

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