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For the Royals, a Year Has Made All the Difference

    A year ago Friday, Mike Moustakas was hitting .152 with 4 HR, 17 RBI, nine runs in 139 plate appearances with just three multi-hit games and hasn’t homered in nearly a month (April 23), where he wrapped up hitting all four of his homeruns in an 8-game span. Eric Hosmer had one homerun, was hitting .285, but just a .722 OPS with 21 RBI. He wouldn’t hit...
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2 days ago  |  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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' James Shields not planning to wear AL Championship ring yet

James Shields received his American League Championship ring on Tuesday when Royals GM Dayton Moore flew into Seattle. Shields had some interesting comments about the 10-karat white gold ring."I’m probably not going to be wearing both those (AL championship rings) until I get the World Series ring," the Padres right-hander said.It’s the second AL championship ring he’s received...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

We’re slowly creeping up on the magical 40-game mark that Dayton Moore has said many times he likes to use when evaluating where the Kansas City Royals are in that given season, so any big changes to the team would seem to be a couple weeks from happening. Injuries have made some changes happen much […]
Via Pine Tar Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Royals Pitching Options

We have officially entered the part of baseball season where everything starts to slow down. With 27 games in the book, sample sizes are starting to become a better picture of what a player is, and isnt. It is still small, far too small to judge a players true value but enough to notice a trend. The Royals are currently sitting 17-10 and are in first place in the AL Central...
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20 days ago  |  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

The Royals Way: Speed, defense and a top-notch bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. Never once did Moore think he'd become the next Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' general manager whose use of advanced statistics revolutionized...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. Never once did Moore think he'd become the next Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' general manager whose use of advanced statistics revolutionized...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Meeting Frank

It’s the third week in March and the Royals are flying high in the Cactus league standings. Every writer, blogger and podcaster is giving his or her “unique” take on Finnegan, Eibner and Infante. While that’s all well and good it can get repetitive. Recently, while on twitter, I ran across a post that said that bloggers aren’t worth their time because there isn’t...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves aiming to replicate 2014 Royals blueprint

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Over a 30-day stretch last fall, Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore, a protege of Braves president and former GM John Schuerholz, found lightning in a bottle as he watched his small-ball offense and high-quality pitching manufacture its way from a one-game wildcard to Game 7 of the World Series. Atlanta's retooled offense is banking on finding...
Via Fox Sports South
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching up with Royals GM Dayton Moore

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Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

GMDM stays perfect, but at what cost?

  When it comes to arbitration hearings Dayton Moore must shutter like a KU fan come football season.  To date, as General Manager of the Kansas City Royals, Moore has signed every arbitration eligible player to a deal before reaching arbitration. What is arbitration?  This is an excellent question and one many baseball fans do not understand.  Arbitration is a right...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

FSKC joins with Dayton Moore for a Royals luncheon

FOX Sports Kansas City has joined with Dayton Moore and the C You in the Major Leagues Foundation to bring fans and sponsors together for an entertaining and informative lunch with the 2015 Royals. Beginning at 11:30 on April 8 FOX Sports Kansas City presents and Bob Allen Ford sponsors the First Pitch luncheon at Arrowhead Stadium's North Club. The star-packed luncheon on the afternoon...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pay the piper: Royals' winning ways lead to big paydays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The bill always comes due. And such is the case for the Royals as this is the week that salary arbitration figures are formally exchanged between eligible players and their teams. Arbitration hearings are scheduled to begin Feb. 1. The Royals' magnificent run to an American League championship was fueled by several players eligible for salary arbitration and therefore...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Once a rising star, Medlen gets another chance at stardom with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore looked like a happy man Thursday. Moore had just introduced his latest signing, right-hander Kris Medlen, and this was anything but your typical splashy, big-monied, Hot Stove free-agent signing. This was a signing that pumped the scout's blood in Moore -- a risky-but-potentially-high-reward acquisition that energizes true baseball...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals haven't made a flurry of moves because, says Moore, they don't have to

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the rest of the American League Central teams pummeled the transaction wire with trades and free-agent signings the past few weeks, Royals general manager Dayton Moore seemed unmoved by the whirlwind. Why? Because Moore had no reason to panic. His roster didn't need to be revamped. "I wasn't really surprised by it all," Moore said. "But the truth is, we have...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Moore believes Morales 'solidifies' Royals' lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and general manager Dayton Moore have been coveting Kendrys Morales for some time. They talked internally about him two years ago. They talked again about acquiring him last offseason. So there was little hesitation this offseason in pursuing Morales as a free-agent. And last week, the Royals and Morales agreed on a two-year deal that guarantees Morales...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Winter Meetings moves likely limit their roster flexibility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Before he left last weekend for the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Royals general manager Dayton Moore forewarned that he wasn't likely going to make a big free-agent splash. And Moore pretty much held true to his word, coming away with one mid-level free-agent -- designated hitter Kendrys Morales on an affordable two-year, $17 million deal. The Royals haven't...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't be surprised if Royals fill holes via trades, not free agency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At this point, the Royals' front office will head into next week's Winter Meetings in San Diego with a hole in right field, a hole in the rotation and perhaps a partial hole at DH, although they may use that spot as a "leg rest" for their position players. But while there has been plenty of speculation about big-time free agents filling those holes, Royals general...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals named Organization of the Year for 2014

Baseball America runs a publication that began in 1982 that recognized an MLB franchise as the Organization of the Year annually. For 2014, the Kansas City Royals have earned that honor but it is not for catapulting themselves into the 2014 Fall Classic. Ever since the Royals hired general manager Dayton Moore, his intent was to rebuild the farm system from within to help thrust...
Via Baseball Essential
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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
November 20, 2014  |  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
November 19, 2014  |  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
November 18, 2014  |  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
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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