Found September 15, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— With the Kansas City Royals still in contention with 14 games remaining in the season, it is now easy to see that Royals GM Dayton Moore did a fine job buttressing his team for the stretch run. The Royals have posted an excellent 35-21 record since the All-Star break (.625 winning percentage) after stumbling to a 43-49 first half finish. Much of the improvement is due to Moore’s shrewd acquisitions of Justin Maxwell and Emilio Bonifacio. Both players were suffering through poor seasons. Maxwell had a .698 OPS for the Astros, while Bonifacio was scuffling with a horrendous .579 OPS in Toronto. Yet, both have thrived since coming to Kansas City. Maxwell has hit .290/.375/.536 since the deadline deal with the Astros while playing both CF and RF. Moore picked up Bonifacio August 14 in a waiver-wire trade. The infielder/outfielder has taken over the no. 2 spot in the batting order with a .379 OBP. Bonifacio has played mostly at 2B, which has been a black hole for the Royal...
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