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    The beginning’s of racing in Kansas City

    The Kansas City Timing Association was established in 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri. The club consisted of a gang of enthusiasts from the Kansas City area. The guys in the club contacted a lawyer, and got the KCTA name incorporated so they could hold drag races. The club held drag races at an old WWII […]

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    Hot Rodding History Lesson-Who is Barney Navarro

    Barney Navarro from Hemmings Muscle Machines December, 2007 –¬†Daniel Strohl   Up until two or three years ago, you’d be more likely than not to find Barney Navarro, 80-something years old, still making hop-up parts for the flathead Ford from his Glendale, California-based business, Navarro Engineering. When we say “making,” we mean it literally. He’d […]

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    Royals Extend Danny Duffy

    The Royals have a number of key players hitting the open market next winter, but left-hander Danny Duffy will no longer be among them. The Royals announced on Monday that they’ve signed Duffy to a five-year deal that runs through the 2021 season and will reportedly guarantee him $65MM. The contract doesn’t afford Duffy, an…

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    2017 Arbitration Filing Numbers

    MLBTR’s Arbitration Tracker is the place to go to see the arbitration contracts agreed upon thus far, as well as the figures exchanged between teams and players that were not able to reach agreement before today’s deadline to swap salary positions. Matt Swartz’s arbitration projections are available here. After a busy day of dealmaking, 152 players (at last…

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    Royals Avoid Arbitration With Eric Hosmer

    The Royals have avoided arbitration with first baseman Eric Hosmer by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $12.25MM, reports MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan (on Twitter). The Scott Boras client is entering his final season of team control and will be a free agent following the 2017 campaign. He’d been projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz to…

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    Greg Holland Seeks Two-Year Deal With Opt-Out

    Free-agent righty Greg Holland is arguably the highest-upside reliever left on the open market, and Jon Heyman of Fan Rag provides some notable updates on his situation. The 31-year-old is in a somewhat unusual spot as a free agent, in that he brings a sparkling track record but is also seeking to return from a…

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    Royals Looking For Free Agent Bargains

    Free agent slugger Brandon Moss “has been linked to the Orioles,” writes Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. The 33-year-old possesses plenty of experience in the corner outfield – where general manager Dan Duquette is still looking for help even after acquiring Seth Smith on Friday – and could fit as a designated hitter in Baltimore. While…

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