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Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

Posted on: January 22, 2010 12:48 am
 

Seven seasons and a couple of positions into his major-league career, Rick Ankiel, the former pitcher turned outfielder, has crossed Missouri and will play for Kansas City in 2010, CBSSports.com has learned.

Ankiel and the Royals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, according to sources, with a mutual option for 2011 worth $6 million.

Ankiel batted just .231 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 122 games with St. Louis last season. He started his career in St. Louis as a pitcher in 1999 before inexplicably losing his control and converting into an outfielder. He debuted as an outfielder in the majors in 2007.

Category: MLB
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Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2010 9:52 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

Your crying right now by taking offense to a blogger lol They do suck ass get over it.



Since: Oct 16, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2010 9:50 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

That is why KC Sucks, not for signing this idiot for millions but for you to say Greinke the CY Winner is not there Ace.




Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2010 9:39 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

Good luck to Rick.  He was a fan favorite here in St. Louis and we will miss that cannon he calls his left arm. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2010 9:24 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

Zack Greinke isn't there ace no matter what they say.


Right... 

And Albert Pujols isn't the Cardinals' best hitter -- no matter what they say.

And Roy Halladay wasn't the ace for the Blue Jays the past several years either -- no matter what they say.

And the Yankees aren't the World Series Champions -- no matter what they say.

And Babe Ruth was a slap-hitting speedster -- no matter what they say.

And the Easter Bunny is real -- no matter what they say.

And your comments are very intelligent, well constructed, and thoroughly valid -- no matter what they say.




Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2010 9:19 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

I cant believe what a stupid comment that is.  I watched Zak pitch last year 4 times and he was lights out every time.  He'd be the ace of any staff.  Just wish he had some hitting to back him up.



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2010 8:56 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

I agree 100%. I cannot believe he made that assanine statement about Greinke. Some people just baffle me.



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2010 8:26 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

Greinke isn't theIr ace?! He won the frickin Cy Young award idiot!  Did the Budweiser go bad in St. Louis? Wow you're a moron!



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2010 8:16 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

How can you say Greeinke isnt there ace. He just won the CY Young award.  How about you tell us who the ace is?



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2010 7:35 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

I'm a fan of Rick Ankiel.  His numbers last year were bad but this guy can crush the ball.  St. Louis's outfield was pretty full too with the emergence of guys like Ryan Ludwick in the past two years as well.  I think this will be a good pickup and Ankiel should have HR's over 20 again.  



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2010 4:44 am
 

Ankiel to sign with Kansas City

There can only be one decent explanation for something as dumb as this...

TROLL!


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