Found November 24, 2012 on Off Base Percentage:
The Kansas City Royals have been an exercise in futility for the past two decades. In fact, the only thing separating them from being in the exact same category as the Pittsburgh Pirates is their 83 win season in 2003. And that season was in the middle of a stretch from 2002-2006 where the lost 100 or more games in four of those five seasons. The last four seasons however have seen the Monarchs Royals increase their win total from 65 in 2009 to 72 this past season. Progress people, progress.Apparently, this means the time to strike is now. After they pulled off a "blockbuster" trade with the Los Angeles Angels picking up Ervin Santana as well as signing Jeremy Guthrie to a three year $25MM deal (That's one way to skew the market), rumors abound that the Royals are willing to part with uber-prospect Wil Myers in search of a frontline starting pitcher at the big league level. Baaaaaad call Mr. Moore, bad call. I guess Dayton thinks that 21 year olds who turn AAA into the...

Kansas City Royals Top 15 Prospects

The organization has leaned heavily on its development system in recent years, and that has left the minor league ranks struggling to replenish itself. There aren’t as many high-ceiling talents as there were in recent years – thanks to the promotions, as well as the burn out of prospects such as Mike Montgomery – but the good news is that an influx of international talent is...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what we can learn from the rumors that Royals prospect Wil Myers is available via trade.

MLB Analysis: The Mariners pursuit of Billy Butler

The price must be right Speculation and rumor concerning Kansas City 1B/DH Billy Butler began earlier this week, but nothing has advanced the story from the Seattle Mariners. As a true M’s fan, I promised myself I would not write anything negative about the Mariners once Chone Figgins was finally gone. Either the end of his contract or the releasing of the 3B/LF/2B would be all...

Boston Red Sox discussing a Will Myers – Jon Lester swap

If I am trying to study for an exam, the last thing you should do is send me a text message informing me that the Boston Red Sox are in talks to acquire one of the best prospects in Major League Baseball. Of course, this is exactly what my friend Ryan Courville did with a simple text message that read the following: “Will Myers for Jon Lester?” I spit out my coffee and immediately...

Would Ya?

So we've said all along that the haul for R.A. Dickey would have to be monstrous for the Mets to think about trading him ... or so we would hope. Enter the Kansas City Royals, who are repotedly dangling what could be that monstrous package that could entice the Mets to do it: In their search for a top-of-the-rotation starter, the Royals have dangled outfielder Wil Myers, the...
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