Gotta Walk Before You Can Win

For many years we've heard reasons to why the Royals aren't winning. Whether it be they need to "become more fundamentally sound", "do the small things" or "be taught how to win". It seems that there is always something that seems to be getting in the way of the team's ability to win games.This year the narrative that Dayton Moore and Ned...
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the sinking Royals

So….how about those Royals? Kansas City was on top of the world a month ago, at 39-32 and sitting in first in the AL Central after taking the first three games of a four game series with the Tigers. Since then, Kansas City has fallen into a downward spiral. They’re 9-18 since, and have moved from a game and a half up in the AL Central to a shocking eight games behind the Tigers...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Should Sell, But History Means They Probably Won’t

After the fears of many have been realized, the Royals are now in the home stretch of July and under the .500 mark. This may seem familiar. Just last year the Royals didn't reach the .500 mark to stay until they beat the White Sox to win their sixth straight and got to 51-51. They'd fall back to exactly .500 once more before finishing the season on a strong note and getting...
Via Pine Tar Press
8 days ago  |  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'...
Via Pine Tar Press
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals bring back familiar face in Ibanez; DFA Maxwell, Ciriaco

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seeking to improve the Royals' bench, general manager Dayton Moore signed veteran Raul Ibanez, who resurrected his career in Kansas City, and called up utility infielder Christian Colon, the team's top pick in 2010. Ibanez, 42, will give the Royals a veteran left-handed bat off the bench for now, as well as depth in right field, left field and even first...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore's reaction to Royals' surge: 'We haven't accomplished anything yet'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yes, the Royals have won nine straight. Yes, they have gone into Detroit and pounded the mighty Tigers two straight. And yes, the Royals, when almost everyone in Kansas City counted them out a few weeks ago, now find themselves perched on top of the American League Central division by half a game. But Royals general manager Dayton Moore isn't about to get...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals simply following owner David Glass' friendly suggestion to 'win every game'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ten days ago, Royals owner David Glass stood next to manager Ned Yost behind the batting cage at Kauffman Stadium and jokingly said, "You know, Ned, it's OK to win every game." Yost's response, of course, was more practical. "He tried to explain differently to me," Glass said, smiling. Funny thing is, the Royals haven't lost since...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

When is it time to watch the standings? Royals say not now, too soon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Prior to Tuesday night's game, the Royals stood tied for third place in the American League Central, 3 1/2 games behind the leader, Detroit. Good luck finding anyone in the Royals' clubhouse who knew that. Or at least admitted to knowing that. Right now, Royals players insist it is way too early to get caught up in the standings. "I probably look...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dayton Moore’s Royals Draft History is Checkered

Tonight marks the beginning of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft, and with that marks the eighth draft that is officially being run by Dayton Moore and his front office. There's always going to be doubt about who ran the 2006 draft, and while I can't imagine Dayton Moore would have accepted the general manager's job and not had input in that draft, we'll just go...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals GM Moore hinted to Brett about coaching

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore hinted to George Brett a couple of weeks ago about the Hall of Famer potentially reprising his role as interim hitting coach for the struggling franchise. Moore says Brett told him that he had "a lot going on" this summer. Moore also said in an interview with reporters before Wednesday night's game against St....
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Mock Draft: Last Minute Picks and Predictions

The Kansas City Royals will enter the 2014 first-year player draft in an unfamiliar position for them.  Their first pick of the draft will come as the 17th pick overall.  The Royals have picked lower than eighth just once in the last nine years, according to Dick Kaegel of  That pick, which was used to select Aaron Crow, came as the No. 12 choice in 2009. It creates...
Via i70baseball
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Who should be traded and why they have to go

The current status of Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore can be summed up in this nifty bit of Catch-22: If he fires manager Ned Yost, which at this point surely would be deserved, it would be the third manager Moore had canned in his tenure, which reflects rather poorly on the GM himself. And if he doesn't fire Yost, he is the man who allowed one of the losingest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranting on the Royals

Royals fans have absolutely every right to complain – every one. In the midst of the longest playoff drought in North American sports history (28 years and counting), every feasible complaint is understandable from these great fans of Kansas City. These are some of  the things that fans complain about that I can tolerate: We can’t hit home runs – this is very true. The Royals...
Via Royals Blue
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore says Yost's job is safe, shoulders blame for Royals' struggles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals shuffled their coaching staff on Thursday in an effort to jumpstart a lackluster season, naming Dale Sveum their new hitting coach. But general manager Dayton Moore doesn't believe the team's problems are tied to manager Ned Yost. Moore told that although the Royals are three games under .500 and the season hasn't...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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