The Kansas City Royals had a short list of items to accomplish at this year’s Winter Meetings. It is likely that the main focus of the meetings for the Royals was to gather information and lay the groundwork for acquisitions yet to come.
The Royals front office would arrive in Orlando with a few clear goals. They were heavily rumored to connections with an elite outfielder with Kansas City ties. They were seemingly in the market for a potential upgrade at second base. They would need to figure out if there was a market if they decided to trade one of the most fan-friendly players on their roster. Finally, they would be looking at options to round out the starting rotation.
With all the rumors settled and the groundwork laid, general manager Dayton Moore leaves Orlando with the following grades for his work.
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