Top five potential free agent targets for the Kansas City Royals

Aug 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir reacts in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports FOX SportsWhen a team wins the World Series in convincing fashion, it might be easy to bask in the afterglow – but the Kansas City Royals have some needs to address if they want to entertain...
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GM Moore: Royals' starters need to lighten bullpen's load

GM Dayton Moore identified an area of focus for the Royals as they head into the offseason.  Denny Medley USA TODAY SportsThe Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series without a so-called 'elite starting rotation'. Instead, the club relied upon its lights-out bullpen anchored by Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and a rejuvenated Luke Hochevar after Greg Holland was lost for the season...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Offseason Wish List

Well here we are, it’s the offseason. With merely five days elapsed since the Kansas City Royals celebrated their first championship in 30 years, Royals General Manager Dayton Moore is already shifting gears towards building another contending team in 2016. The Royals have already exercised a $5.25MM option on free-swinging shortstop Alcides Escobar and an […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals GM says Indians pitching staff prepared them to face the Mets

The Kansas City Royals are your 2015 World Series champions. The beat the New York Mets in the Fall Classic, four games to one, in large part because they were able to rough up an excellent New York pitching staff. The Mets finished the regular season with the fourth-best ERA in the majors and racked up 1,337 strikeouts, good for 10th in MLB. The Royals took Games 1 and 2, games...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Moore's patience pays off

Yesterday I sorta played hooky and saw a movie. But wait, I didn'€™t completely forget about my job! I also read Dayton Moore'€™s book! It'€™s a thin book. I was hoping to gain some real insights into both Moore and the Royals' wildly surprising success over these last, oh, 15 months or so. I don'€™t know that I got those, but it does strike me that the Royals'€™ success...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Unfinished Business Tour ends with WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    Remember when the Kansas City Royals won the World Series? Now – third years after the Royals first and only other World Championship – we ALL can say, yes, yes we do. “The Kansas City Royals are the 2015 World Champions. Should I say it one more time? The Kansas City Royals are the 2015 World Champions,” Royals announcer Ryan Lefebvre said on the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dayton Moore to fans: 'This is all for you'

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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals offseason preview: World Series winners face free-agent decisions

Can the Royals afford to re-sign star player Alex Gordon? Sean M. Haffey Getty Images(We have previewed one team's offseason each day leading up to the start of free agency. Now up: the World Series champion Kansas City Royals).While it took some time and a lot of patience, the Royals have developed a winning formula that works for them. Under GM Dayton Moore, Kansas City was not...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore`s First Week by Rany Jazayerli

Flashing back to Rany Jazayerli`s assessment of the Kansas City squad that Moore inherited.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Identifying Potential Strike Zone Disputes

There’s this thing about the World Series: It’s the only baseball left. There are two teams, and they need to finish before the offseason can begin. This is the most meaningful baseball on the calendar. After all, the World Series is the whole point. So you’ve got everyone focused on at least four games — and maybe as many as seven. There are days off in the lead-up,...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Still Reap Rewards of “The Trade”

In the first decade of the 21st century, the Royals lost more games than any other MLB franchise. In 2005 they had a 19-game losing streak and lost 106 games. The last MLB franchise to NOT lose 100 games in a season, did so four times in five years. Now, they’re the two-time American League Champions – the first team to make consecutive World Series since the Texas Rangers...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals have moved beyond 'happy to be here' perspective on playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals were just happy to be invited to the party last year, ending a 28-year postseason drought before squeaking through a dramatic Wild Card Game against the Athletics. Then they crashed the rest of it by sweeping their way to the World Series. The Royals ultimately lost in seven games to the San Francisco Giants, but that run changed the landscape...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Iron Giant: How Chris Young saved the Royals season.

Chris Young was a last minute signing for Dayton Moore.  However, without him, the Royals may not be in the position they are in. I remember watching a game in last June when the Seattle Mariners were in Kansas City playing the Royals.  I remember watching this very tall pitcher for Seattle that couldn’t throw more than 86 mph and was in the strike zone.  Still, the Royals...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bashing the Royals — 2005 Style

  Here we go again.   Another September full of meaningless games and Royals losses. Every night they take the field to once again play out the string in games that have no bearing on the division. They sure do play like it too. Bad defense, horrific pitching, anemic offense….just another Royals September.  Usually, the September callups provide some source...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals are Trending Up – Who is Responsible?

    This chart shows the Royals total winning percentage for all games from any date in the last 15 years up to the present. (Using raw data from This chart also shows the approximate dates that some marquee members began appearing regularly for the Royals. DMGM: Dayton Moore takes over as GM. Yost: Edgar takes over as manager. LF Gordo: Alex Gordon takes...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: are they done?

With the biggest trade of this year’s trade deadline under their belt, a case can be made that the Kansas City Royals are done making moves. The long sought after ace that the Royals were looking to acquire is now here in the form of Johnny Cueto. With the rotation mostly sorted out, is this the team that Dayton Moore will depend on to make it over the hump and bring a championship...
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Executive of the Year Candidate: Dayton Moore

Coming off their first postseason appearance in 29 years, people expected the Kansas City Royals to be active spenders over the offseason. For the most part, however, people around the game were underwhelmed with what the defending American League Champions did despite increased revenue received from their thrilling postseason run. While Dayton Moore may not have handed out any contracts...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City livin': Royals proving rebuild was no fluke

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On a crisp, cool night last October, John Schuerholz walked through the gates of Kauffman Stadium. Every seat was full, bunting hung proudly from the railings. There was a buzz. It was all so familiar. "That's what we used to have all the time," he told The Associated Press, reflecting on the Royals' improbable run to the World Series. "To see that back, and the...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City livin': Royals proving rebuild was no fluke

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On a crisp, cool night last October, John Schuerholz walked through the gates of Kauffman Stadium. Every seat was full, bunting hung proudly from the railings. There was a buzz. It was all so familiar. "That's what we used to have all the time," he told The Associated Press, reflecting on the Royals' improbable run to the World Series. "To see that back, and the...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Out With the Old, In With the Pulled Pork

Since May 1st, Billy Butler has hit .230/.289/.298 over the span of 47 games for the Oakland Athletics.  He has played a grand total of 2 games this season at first base, meaning he has had one priority, and that is to hit the baseball. He has under whelmed. There was much scuttle  after the 2014 season when General Manager Dayton Moore chose to opt out of the contract...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dayton Moore in Omaha

Dayton Moore was in Omaha on Wednesday for a “Celebrate the Royals” event, Bill Fischer day in Papillion to celebrate Bill’s 60+ years involved in the game and to talk about his new book. Some of the topics include Bubba Starling as he continues to be a big topic in Nebraska after pulling out from […]
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

With Infante Struggling, Royals Fans May Have to Grin and Bear It

  Omar Infante was signed by General Manager Dayton Moore and the Kansas City Royals before the 2014 season as a solution to a problem that had long plagued the Royals. They had a black hole at second base. Long-time Royal Chris Getz had held down that post for the majority of the time after he was traded to the Royals from the White Sox after the 2009 season. From 2010...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Loss of Volquez demonstrates Royals strength

According to multiple reports, including Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Royals pitcher Edison Volquez has fallen on the sword and accepted his five game suspension.   Volquez' decision comes only one day after taking the loss of a 5-3 defeat in the rubber game of a discombobulated series against the Chicago White Sox.    The bad news is that this loss of the...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

GMDM and the Unsung Trade

During his tenure with the Royals GMDM has made some big moves that have had some big results.  This season alone bringing in players like Kendrys Morales, Edinson Volquez, and Alex Rios are all making Moore look like a maven.  Then you think back to the Zack Greinke trade that brought us Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar, or the Wil Meyers trade that brought us Wade Davis...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Royals Real Problem with Re-Signing Alex Gordon

  Dayton Moore has been sitting pretty close to the top of the mountain for the last several months. With a World Series appearance and the ending of a brutal 29 year playoff drought, he has the Kansas City Royals sitting in a pretty enviable position. Manageable payroll coupled with a young nucleus of players who are complimented with serviceable veterans has the Royals...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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