Will Kansas City be the next team to pull a blockbuster trade?
Royals general manager Dayton Moore, according to one rival executive, is "feeling the heat" - in a sense, not unlike Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos did when agreed to his 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins.
Anthopoulos' quest to do something big stemmed not from internal or external pressure, but his desire to take the Jays to another level, another exec says. Moore, signed through 2014, does not appear to be in danger of losing his job. But many Royals fans are eager to see the team use its wealth of prospects to acquire quality veterans, just as many Jays fans wanted Anthopoulos to do the same before he made his monster deal.
The Royals, to be sure, are not without possibilities.
They've already acquired right-hander Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels for lefty Brandon Sisk, a 27-year-old reliever who has never pitched in the majors. Santana came at a net price of $12 million, b...