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  • In $16.25 million contract extension with Merrifield, Royals get the better deal

    Editor’s note: This piece is part of a reoccurring blog on Kansas City sports from FOX4 producer Mike Wilson.  By now, you’ve heard the reports of the Royals reaching a new contract agreement with Whit Merrifield. While at first glance, it seems like a win for both sides, I’d argue one side did a bit more “winning” than the other. The deal guarantees Merrifield $16.25 million over his final pre-arbitration and three arbitration years. It also includes a team option […]

  • Four free agents the Royals should consider signing in 2019

    As many teams look to gather around the Hot Stove this winter, most believe the Royals will be left out in the cold. I’m not saying they need to be front and center of the fire, but feeling some of the heat wouldn’t necessarily be such a bad idea. After sitting dormant for most of last winter, the Royals pounced on short-term deals for players like Lucas Duda, Alcides Escobar, Jon Jay, and Mike Moustakas. Many of those same players […]

  • 4 reasons why the Royals should trade Whit Merrifield — and 4 reasons why they shouldn’t

    We’re not in the thick of hot stove season, yet. In fact, it’s just been set to preheat. But as any baseball fan knows, it doesn’t take very long before it’s blazing. Baseball fans have had their eyes on this class for a while. Even without the shine it seemed to once have, this free agent crop is arguably the best ever. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are expected to both get deals eclipsing $300 million. Craig Kimbrel could set […]

  • Fantasy Focus: AFC West foes who are tricks and treats for your fantasy team

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Halloween is quickly approaching, the Chiefs offense and its fantasy output has been scary good. But for much of the rest of the AFC West, the season has simply been a horror show. There’s no concerns about any of your Chiefs fantasy players keeping pace, but which division foes have guys who can be brought back to life like Frankenstein? We’re dividing these players into three categories: Trick: The guys who just haven’t played like […]

  • In anticipated high-scoring affair, how do Chiefs compare with another prolific squad?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s the kind of game that fantasy football owners dream of.  The kind you don’t see for years at a time.  The kind where the points—real and imaginary—are flying all over the place. That’s what Sunday night’s Chiefs vs. Patriots game is shaping up to be. When Vegas announced the betting lines, it set the over/under (total number of points scored by both teams) at 59. That’s the highest total for any game this season and […]

  • Fantasy Focus: After Royals’ forgettable season, don’t forget Whit Merrifield

    In a season to forget for the Kansas City Royals, Whit Merrifield turned in an effort to remember. Fantasy baseball players better make sure amnesia doesn’t set in for them either. In an era dominated by launch angle and strikeouts, Merrifield keeps plugging away with an old-school approach of making contact (the fact he can do more than hit squibbers doesn’t hurt either). A Fangraphs article from last month showed Merrifield would’ve led the major leagues in home runs in […]

  • Fantasy Focus: Which players on undefeated teams are best for your roster going forward?

    And then there were three. After Week 3 saw the fall of the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, only three teams remain unbeaten in the NFL: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Miami Dolphins. It got me to thinking… could you be unbeaten in your fantasy league with a team made up of only players from the remaining unbeatens? Could it last throughout the season? For this exercise, I’ll […]

  • Chiefs fantasy focus: Mahomes emerges as a ‘must-start’ QB with another shot at history

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At this point, I just want to call Patrick Mahomes “Peter.” As in the Peter Principle.  After his incredible start to the 2018 season, you have to start Mahomes until he falters. It’s worth putting the Chiefs signal-caller’s 2018 in some historical context. No quarterback in NFL history has thrown for more touchdowns through the first two games. Only 10 quarterbacks ever have thrown 10 or more touchdowns in a two-game stretch. He could tie Peyton […]

  • More offense where that came from? Fantasy outlook for Chiefs clash with Steelers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re a Chiefs fan, you’re elated about starting the season on the road and with a win. If you’re the owner of a Chiefs player on your fantasy team, it’s not so easy. Studs and duds was the theme of Week 1. Fantasy owners of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill may have been carried to victory single-handedly by their performances, while owners of Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce are banging their heads in frustration. Fantasy […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs players you can bank on, and ones to avoid, for fantasy football

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For many Chiefs fans, winning Super Bowl LIII would be the ultimate dream. Of course, we won’t know that until February, so this fantasy will have to do. All this year on FOX4, we’re going to give a fantasy football outlook for your Kansas City Chiefs. Who to start, who to sit, who needs to be traded and who could surprise. For this first edition, we’re going to look broadly at the Chiefs players who might […]

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