Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With by Chris Mosch

Where the Royals might look for offense, where Jon Lester will find enough suitors to start a bidding war, and why Dan Haren might retire.
Via Baseball Prospectus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals had chance to match Butler's Oakland offer, but passed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore said the Royals did indeed have an opportunity to match the three-year, $30 million contract Billy Butler signed with Oakland on Tuesday. But Moore said he just wasn't comfortable doing that. "We were given an opportunity to work with Billy along the lines of how his contract was structured," Moore said in a conference call...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense can wait: Royals' top priority is finding an ace

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here's the problem the Royals and general manager Dayton Moore face this offseason: They have a lot of work to do just to stay as good as they were in 2014 when they reached Game 7 of the World Series. And, of course, the expectations are that the Royals need to get even better if they want another magical ride in 2015. How can they? Here are five musts: FIND...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense can wait: Royals' top priority is finding an ace

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here's the problem the Royals and general manager Dayton Moore face this offseason: They have a lot of work to do just to stay as good as they were in 2014 when they reached Game 7 of the World Series. And, of course, the expectations are that the Royals need to get even better if they want another magical ride in 2015. How can they? Here are five musts: FIND...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Royals have had talks with Lester's agents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have had preliminary discussions with the agents for free-agent left-hander Jon Lester, according to sources close to the situation. Also, a representative from ACES Baseball Agency, which represents Lester, was believed to have been in Kansas City on Wednesday night. But a source close to the situation cautioned, "I don't know how much I would read...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Jackson Coveted in Kansas City? Dayton Moore, Please Listen to This Fan

This was brought to my attention by a fan of ours, and is no way anything more than pure speculation from a fan of the World Series runner up Kansas City Royals. Apparently, a blogger by the name of Kevin Ruprecht believes that the Royals should look into trading for Edwin Jackson, even with his two years of subpar outings with the Cubs. Jackson has never been a really good starter...
Via World Series Dreaming
26 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Royals Coming Windfall

It was following a half-decent season in 2013 that Royals general manager Dayton Moore said he felt a little like he’d won the World Series. The remark didn’t go over very well locally or nationally, and Moore conceded later he could’ve chosen better words, but at the core of a poorly-worded sentence was a legitimate […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Trade Hendriks for Minor League Catcher

(Photo Minna Haas)It didn't take long for Dayton Moore to get his offseason started, trading the Royals starting pitcher Liam Hendriks for a Toronto Blue Jays minor league catcher. On the surface the trade almost appears like the Royals had a deal worked out with the Blue Jays during the season to just rent Hendriks during the 2014 season before acquiring Santiago Nessy in...
Via Pine Tar Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: why they deserve it

It’s an understatement to declare the Kansas City Royals the “Cinderella darlings” of this postseason. By now, it would be difficult to find someone who isn’t aware of KC’s painful past. Since winning their first World Series Championship back in 1985, the Royals haven’t made a playoff appearance since. From 1995 to 2012, the Royals had 17 losing seasons. These pitiful...
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag 10.24.14

In Dayton We Trust - The move by the Braves to make John Hart their new president of baseball operations yesterday effectively ends the Dayton Moore Atlanta Braves GM candidacy. This is a good thing for the fans of Royals baseball even if they haven't been fans of Moore in the past because no matter what your feelings of the job GMDM has done you must admit he's got the Glass...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 24, 2014  |  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...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 21, 2014  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 20, 2014  |  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...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 19, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 15, 2014  |  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...
October 13, 2014  |  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...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 29, 2014  |  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
September 26, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 24, 2014  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via Royals Blue
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”...
Via i70baseball
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
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