Shields Makes The Trade An Ace Move

Numerous articles, posts and commentaries have been written about THE trade. When talking about Dayton Moore’s legacy in Kansas City, or what will define him the most, all signs will point back to THE trade. Shipping off pieces of the future for job security in the present. That is what THE trade was all about.Fast-forward 21 months from December 2012. The Royals are on the verge...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Dazzles Again, Leads Royals to 3-0 Win in Detroit

“If you’re going to win consistently in the major leagues, you’re going to need a rotation that gives you innings, competes, and helps you win. When you can acquire a pitcher like James Shields, we have to do it, because that’s what we’ve committed to our team.” Those were the words spoken by Royals general manager Dayton Moore during a press conference on December 10...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Sweep Rangers, Win 4-1

“Snooze-fest” It’s an applicable word that could be used to describe this series against the Texas Rangers. Nevertheless, the Royals came away with a sweep. Like Josh Vernier of 610 Sports said earlier, “It’s not a beauty contest. It doesn’t matter how you look as long as you win.” It was not the pretties of games, but they came away with a sweep, and now have a game...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Analysts Provide Insight to Kansas City Royals’ Validity

The Kansas City Royals have seemingly been in a perpetual form of rebuilding. The team has struggled to find any consistent progression over the years. General Manager Dayton Moore has reminded fans for years to trust in “The Process.” Craig Brown examined the history of “The Process”before the 2014 season at Royals Review, an SBNation site. It appears that “The Process”...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Simpler times: Dayton Moore recalls fun and innocence of Little League

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the Little League World Series finished up last weekend, baseball fan Bill Sprigg remembered a simpler time in Lakewood, N.Y., when he and several of his neighborhood friends got together almost every day to play baseball in a nearby park. They all played together on their Little League team, the Lakewood Giants, too. One of those friends Sprigg played with...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals find right recipe for small-market success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top. The Kansas City Royals have followed that blueprint to near-perfection, a big reason why the long...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals GM Dayton Moore: 'We're still capable of playing way better than we are'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore isn't an I-told-you-so type of guy, so there hasn't been any temptation to rub it in to the numerous columnists and sports talk-show hosts who scolded Moore for not being a seller at the trade deadline. Moore simply knew his Royals were better than their record showed, and that eventually they would go on a sustained...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 Royals are the 2013 Royals

In ways, the 2013 Royals were both a success and a failure, but I’ll probably always remember them for one particular thing. Around the All-Star break, general manager Dayton Moore said that he wasn’t going to sell, and his big reason, paraphrased, was that there was no reason the Royals couldn’t win 15 of 20 […]
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals News/Notes- 8/1

The trade deadline has come and gone. For the Royals, it went quietly while it seemed that everyone around them seemed to improve the roster. Dayton Moore called a press conference about the days turn of events, and you can read what he said here: The long and short of what Moore said was this: It costs...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals can't find the right deal, stay content as trade deadline passes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals fans hoping that general manager Dayton Moore was going to make a splashy deal at the non-waiver trading deadline that expired Thursday afternoon likely were disappointed when the team did not pull off any trade. But Moore had hinted in the past week that the Royals weren't likely to pull off a blockbuster, suggesting that the Royals were not "...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Opponents Sent to the Pen-itentiary

Since arriving in 2006 General Manager Dayton Moore has done one thing extremely well year in and year out. That's building a competent bullpen from which to finish off games. To illustrate this point the Royals have had an All Star closer on four different occasions over the past eight years of the GMDM tenure.Joakim Soria 2008 Joakim Soria 2010 Greg Holland 2013 Greg Holland...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: One-run losses tell the Royals' 2014 story

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As they were just over a week ago, the Royals again are facing a potential breaking point to the season. After Tuesday's disheartening 2-1 loss to the last-place Twins, the Royals have dropped 3 1/2 games behind in the wild-card race, while remaining five games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central. Must-win tonight? With 57 games left on the schedule...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dayton Blows Up Team

  I don’t get it. Dayton Moore, try as he may, just cant seem to please everyone. On Monday, he traded Danny Valencia for an old backup catcher and a project AAA pitcher. I like the trade. Don’t love it…but its so minor, honestly who cares? Many feel that losing Danny Valencia means losing a good right handed hitter, which is true. There are always two sides to a coin however...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas homers twice as Royals snap skid with 7-1 win over White Sox

Dayton Moore tapped his hand against the back of a bench. Seated next to him, Ned Yost kicked his foot up against a nearby railing. Together they sat inside the visitors’ dugout Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field and watched the latest edition of the Royals take batting practice. Moore built this roster. Yost guides it. Shortly before Moore flew into Chicago to visit his free-falling...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Offense awakens! Royals snap four-game skid with thumping of ChiSox

CHICAGO -- Under the watchful eye of general manager Dayton Moore, who arrived in the Windy City earlier in the day, and after an air-it-out players-only meeting before the game, the Royals finally snapped out of their funk, belting the White Sox 7-1 on Tuesday night. The win snapped a four-game slide for the Royals. Manager Ned Yost simply was relieved to get in the win column after...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite recent swoon, Moore says Royals won't become 'sellers' at trade deadline

CHICAGO -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore is flying to Chicago today, but don't necessarily read much into that: Moore said it was a pre-planned trip not associated with the team's recent swoon. Asked if manager Ned Yost's job was safe, Moore said by phone: "We're all accountable. But he can't play. I can't play. It comes down to performance on the...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Batting Practice Doesn’t Translate as White Sox Beat Royals 3-1

“I think we’ve got guys who can definitely hit for power. If you don’t believe me, just watch BP.” -Ned Yost Well, Royals fans…. We’re not far from Rock Bottom. Actually, we’re two games from Rock Bottom, but don’t worry. Dayton Moore still thinks that we can win with the players that are currently on the roster, and that’s why he isn’t selling. The Royals lost...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Dayton Moore a good General Manager for the Kansas City Royals?

If you ask any Royals fan what they think of GM Dayton Moore, you'll likely get as many answers as there are stars in the sky.  Critics will tell you he's only had one winning season at the MLB level, supporters will tell you he's saved the organization.  Hired in 2006, it is his 9th year on the job.  Since the answers will vary depending upon whom is asked, let'...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisting the James Shields Trade

  Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images   “That was a bad trade for the Royals. Dayton Moore gave up way too much, and we definitely lost that trade.” –Sarah Davis     These were the words that I stuck by for about four months. From one perspective, you see that we gave up two top level prospects, Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, for an ace in James Shields, what we then thought...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Moore: 'I think there is another run in us'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Last year at this time, Royals general manager Dayton Moore boldly suggested, "There's no reason this team can't go on a run where you win 15 of 20." Moore immediately was mocked in blogs, in print and on talk radio. Of course, we remember what happened next. The Royals did even better than 15 of 20 -- they won 18 of 23 after the All-Star break...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Memo: To Royals Fans

  For the better part of three decades, Royals fans have only known the feeling of disappointment. There have been few bright spots, few glimmers of hope, and few reasons to, quite frankly, even remain a fan at all. For much of this time, fans have asked repeatedly for only one thing from Royals ownership and management. Give us a team that matters. Something relevant. A team that...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' first-round pick Brandon Finnegan isn't lacking for confidence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Brandon Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick this year, isn't exactly expecting a long stay in the minor leagues. In fact, Finnegan boldly believes he could pitch in the big leagues right now. "I have confidence in myself," Finnegan said. That may be true, but the Royals will take the sensible route anyway, sending Finnegan this...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals sign top pick Finnegan, will start him at Class A Wilmington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There will be very little rest for Royals top pick Brandon Finnegan, a left-hander from TCU who recently concluded his college career by pitching in the College World Series. Finnegan was here Saturday as the Royals officially introduced him to the media after signing him to the slotted bonus amount at No. 17, which is $2,200,600. From here, Finnegan is expected...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading Shields? Just Pack Your Bags, Dayton

As we approach the midseason point, speculation grows on what approach the Royals will take to the trading deadline. Buyers or sellers? Which players will they shop? Could it be a big name?There are several reasons why Dayton Moore will not trade James Shields this season. The team is only a few games behind Detroit for the lead in the AL Central. The Royals trail the second wild...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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