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The Royals are in first place! Can they stay there?

The backflip pretty much said it all. After catching the final out in Monday’s 3-2 win over the A’s, Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson channeled his inner Ozzie Smith and did a backflip to celebrate. Never mind that manager Ned Yost and GM Dayton Moore may have freaked out when they saw Dyson flip backward, fearing potential injury. Maybe they focused instead on the joy in Dyson’s...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are in first place! Can they stay there?

The backflip pretty much said it all. After catching the final out in Monday’s 3-2 win over the A’s, Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson channeled his inner Ozzie Smith and did a backflip to celebrate. Never mind that manager Ned Yost and GM Dayton Moore may have freaked out when they saw Dyson flip backward, fearing potential injury. Maybe they focused instead on the joy in Dyson’s...
Via Bloguin Best
8 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 […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Well, Well, Well How The Turn Tables

The day was July 22. The Royals were reeling, losing their first four games after the All-Star break. They had fallen behind Cleveland in the standings, and were in danger of dropping another spot to Chicago. The Royals had to face the White Sox for a second game, but were without their number two starter, Jason Vargas.Prior to the game, Dayton Moore had flown to Chicago and addressed...
Via Pine Tar Press
13 days ago  |  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: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ball-star/article842983.html The long and short of what Moore said was this: It costs...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  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 "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
19 days ago  |  Discuss

'Walk Hard: The Royals' Hitters Story': Free passes are still scarce

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It seems every season we feel obligated to point out the Royals' lack of patience at the plate. Last season, the Royals finished 26th in the majors in walks. This season? Dead last. The Royals also have struck out the least of any team in baseball, almost 100 fewer times then the next nearest team. What does that combination mean? "We don't have deep...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Pine Tar Press
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
22 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
28 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
28 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
29 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
29 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
July 21, 2014  |  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
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'...
Via Pine Tar Press
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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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...
Via Royals Blue
July 09, 2014  |  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
June 30, 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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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...
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
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