KANSAS CITY, Mo. If the Royals' blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday accomplishes anything, at least in the Royals' minds, it will inspire a major mood makeover within the organization. And that mood makeover already has started with Moore and manager Ned Yost.
Moore and Yost were all smiles at Wednesday morning's press conference introducing newly acquired pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis.
"I've been feeling pretty good the last couple of days," Yost said, grinning. "It just got to the point where we wanted to win baseball games. These two guys have winning flowing in their veins.
"What they're going to bring to the Kansas City Royals is something we're all going to enjoy. With the guys (we have in the rotation) it makes you feel that every single day when you walk in the clubhouse we have a chance to win. That's a good feeling. That's a feeling I haven't had in a long, long time."
Yost even suggested that the days of him purposely trying to be anonymous ...