Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

Courtesy of Fox Sports Innings limits have become the norm in baseball and for many it’s at the cost of great baseball. Sure you want to take care of young arms but treating all pitchers the same doesn’t make sense. No two bodies are the same and the Royals are trying to push their young co-ace Yordano Ventura past an innings limit many clubs stick to, in hopes of winning the...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Thank You, Royals

You might think this is a hard thing to write, but I find it pretty easy, actually. As Royals fans, we all should be thanking this franchise. Yes, they are just doing what they’re supposed to do by making it to the World Series, but I think we all know that it’s not that easy. Of course, part of that has been some luck—I don’t think even the most optimistic fan would argue...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Party Like It’s 2014

        Dynasty vs. Destiny   We are narrowing in on 24 hours until Game 1 of the 2014 World Series’ first pitch at Kauffman Stadium in KANSAS CITY. And I know I’m not alone in not believing it’s real. Like the plot of some horror movie, I’m afraid I’ll wake up from this dream and the Royals will be down 7-3 in the sixth inning...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pine Tar Podcast World Series Preview 10.20.14

David and Clint preview the upcoming World Series with the San Francisco Giants with a large focus on Game 1 that features superb Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner. Also featured on this podcast Dayton Moore to Atlanta is discussed, Ned Yost comfort level, the play of Eric Hosmer as well as predictions for series MVP.Special Thanks to Ryan Witkowski for allowing us to use his intro...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi to the Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Myers hasn’t had a great start to his major league career...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Lesson From The Kansas City Royals

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Meyers hasn’t had a great start to his major league career. With the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Power outage a problem throughout baseball

Top Stories Jordan Bastian of believes that power among the MLB is down significantly from how it was a few years ago. According to Bastian, only 18 players had 27 home runs and only 11 had 30 home runs or more. That is the least amount of 30 or more home run hitters since 1992. Bastian also states how most chatter among teams is to get a big bat and watch the power numbers...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore grew up as a Royals fan and was a teenager when he watched Game 7 of the 1985 World Series from a hillside outside the ballpark. He's now built a team going to the World Series. With the same patience in his young players that Kansas City management has shown in Moore during an eight-year rebuilding process, the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals owner David Glass says Dayton Moore isn’t going anywhere

There is a certain segment of Braves people — some fans, some, it seems, in the front office — who seem to think that Dayton Moore would leave the Royals to take the GM job in Atlanta. Maybe this made more sense when Moore was on the hot seat before this year, but it makes little sense to me given what has happened in Kansas City lately. But if there was any doubt, owner David...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Moore's vision finally validated as Royals advance to World Series

  The Royals are going to the World Series, and it's time to acknowledge the notion isn't so implausible after all. Maybe general manager Dayton Moore knew what he was doing all along --€” when he traded Zack Greinke for Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain, now the ALCS MVP; when he dealt top prospect Wil Myers for James Shields and Wade Davis (and was roundly criticized...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Schuerholz on report of Hart declining Braves GM job: “Not accurate”

Braves president John Schuerholz read a Yahoo Sports report that said interim general manager John Hart has turned down the Braves’ offer to take the job full-time, prompting the team to focus on assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore as its primary targets for the position. “At best the article was not accurate with either the facts or the assumptions,” Schuerholz...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Royals General Manager Dayton Moore a possibility for GM opening

The Kansas City Royals have gone from a league laughing stock to a team that is now only one win away from winning going back to the World Series for the first time since 1985.  One of the biggest reasons for their turn around is the development of their young players by current General Manager Dayton Moore.In his eight years with the team, Moore has taken them from cellular dwellers...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Hart turns down offer to be Braves' GM

John Hart turned down the offer to be the Atlanta Braves' general manager, prompting the team to focus on current assistant GM John Coppolella and Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore as its top two targets, sources told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. Another name that has surfaced in internal Braves discussions: Dan O’Dowd, the former Colorado GM who recently turned down a contract...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino Looks Back At Dayton Moore’s Boston Red Sox GM Candidacy

Dayton Moore is making out just fine as general manager of the Kansas City Royals. The Boston Red Sox certainly aren’t complaining about their GM, Ben Cherington, either. Moore forever will be linked to the Red Sox, though, as the organization interviewed him for its general manager job following the 2005 season, when former Boston GM Theo Epstein briefly stepped away. “He was...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

I Was Wrong

I said Ned Yost would never be the manager of a playoff team.I said Dayton Moore would never build a playoff team.I said the James Shields trade was understandable, but it was silly because he didn't make the team good enough to make the playoffs.I said this particular Royals team was done about 14 different times.I said Danny Duffy was probably better suited as a reliever.I...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

George Brett watches from close distance as Royals strive for glory

CHICAGO -- As the Royals started inching closer and closer to a playoff berth for the first time since 1985, general manager Dayton Moore invited over a dozen organizational officials and scouts to Chicago to possibly be part of a celebration. One of those invited, of course, was George Brett, who still holds the title of vice president of baseball operations. Brett arrived Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta offers GM position to John Hart

The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday. This came a day after they were mathematically eliminated from the postseason. Atlanta really has been on a slide recently, as they were 1.5 games back out of the division on July 31st. But since then, the Braves are 18-30, which is the second worst record in the National League.#182996747 / gettyimages.comA new GM could...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Can’t Take No Moore

  The Royals and their fans wake up with few games remaining in the 2014 season, and are listed by ESPN has having a 98% chance to make the playoffs. They have achieved 85 wins for the second season in a row, and now there are some rumors that General Manager Dayton Moore has shown enough during his tenure as the Kansas City General Manager to be considered a candidate in the...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

That’s so Royals

“Hit the snooze! Hit the snooze!” Apparently I wasn’t the only one that said that today. Here’s your recap for the day: The Royals lost 10-1 in the first game of the most important series in almost thirty years. I now present to you an original rant. I’d like to point out a few key words in said rant: Incompetence, accountability, and stupidity. Here is the definition for...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: At this point, all Royals GM Dayton Moore can do is watch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This was the vision Dayton Moore had eight years ago when he accepted the offer from Royals owner David Glass to become the team's general manager: The Royals battling for a division crown in late September in front of a packed Kauffman Stadium. "It's the culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people in our organization," Moore said. "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 11, 2014  |  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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August 31, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 29, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 21, 2014  |  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
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