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The Royals' acquisition of right-hander Ervin Santana and their signing of right-hander Jeremy Guthrie merely whetted the appetite of Royals fans.
Royals fans are hungry for more, as in another arm to retool one of the worst rotations in baseball last season.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore understands that hunger.
But he has to be careful not to mortgage the team's future for any short-term gain.
As Moore embarks on baseball's annual winter meetings Monday in Nashville, Tenn., he undoubtedly will field many questions from other general managers about how willing he is to land another starting pitcher.
"It's always a balancing act," Moore said by phone. "You always have to determine your acquisition costs. Sure, you want a solid starting pitcher. Everyone does. Go up and down any team's roster and they're going to want another starter. It's the commodity you have to have.
"But you have to keep the big picture in mind."
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Will they or won't they? That seems to be the question surrounding the Kansas City Royals at Major League Baseball's winter meetings.
Baseball's top executives have gathered at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and among the speculation and rumors being overheard from the lobby is talk that the Royals pursuit of a starting pitcher could force them to part...
KANSAS CITY, MO (December 3, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals have announced that the 2013 Royals FanFest, presented by Sprint and Teva Neuroscience, will take place Saturday, January 19 at the Overland Park Convention Center. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Royals Charities.
Royals FanFest will feature more autograph opportunities than ever before, with continuous autograph...
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Major League Baseball announced today that Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals has been voted the winner of the 2012 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. Butler received 80 first-place votes out of 84 ballots cast to garner the honor for the first time in his six-year career. He becomes the second Royal to be named the leagues top...
You, “Well, it looks like the right URL. But I don’t recognize the site design at all and… ERIC HOSMER AS A SLEEPER?! WHO HACKED GREY’S ACCOUNT?! I wonder if they’re letting his mustache get at least 15 minutes of sunlight per day. SERIOUSLY, DUBYA TEE EFF?!” That’s right, over-the-internet friend, we’ve redesigned the site and now we’re here to redesign...
The Royals hunt for a quality young starting pitcher is the worst kept secret in baseball. At various times over the last few weeks, the team has been rumored to be considering trading Wil Myers, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, and Billy Butler in an effort to obtain a hiågh quality arm, preferably one with multiple years of team control and a bright future. Over the last few days,...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, multiple sources say the club is still pursuing Kansas City Royals outfield prospect Wil Myers.
The 21-year-old outfielder hit .314/.387/.600 with 37 homers, 109 RBI and 98 runs in 134 minor-league games last season (35 in Double-A, 99 in Triple-A).
The Royals have been very tepid on R.A. Dickey and have been notably rumored in swapping...
In addition to the deals that were reached throughout the day Monday, a handful of managers met with media members for interviews. Here are some of the highlights from those sessions.
Royals manager Ned Yost was asked if fixing Eric Hosmer is as simple as giving him a clean slate:
"Yes. It really is," Yost said. "And getting back to work with new hitting coaches...
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Bob Dutton of the Royals Report believes that the Royals will NOT part with Myers for Dickey. This does not close the door on acquiring Wil Myers through another trade offer, however.
#Royals say talks with #Mets for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey are dead if the price is OF Wil Myers.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) December 4, 2012
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Not exactly the biggest news of the winter meeting, but the Rangers agreed to sign Joakim Soria to a two year contract today, and Danny Knobler suggested that it would be in the $8-$9 million range, and Alden Gonzalez adds that Texas got a team option for a third year in the deal as well. This is a bit of an unorthodox move, as Soria had Tommy John surgery in April, and is unlikely...
Ben and Sam discuss the trade value of two of the players whose names were most often bandied about in rumors on the first day of the Winter Meetings.