Royals Should Do More Than Due Diligence on Shields

When the off-season began, we were all resigned to the fact that James Shields would be pitching in 2015 with a new team. It was a foregone conclusion that some team would give him four or five years at $20+ million per year and we'd be left remembering the 455 regular season innings he gave the Royals in two years with a 3.18 ERA. We'd remember the leadership he provided that was...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Arbitration Numbers

Yesterday, the Royals exchanged arbitration numbers with seven players after settling on deals with Tim Collins and Louis Coleman. As you well know, the Royals have never made it to an arbitration case since Dayton Moore has been the general manager, so until that happens, I'll assume deals get done with all seven of these players, most of whom make up the core of the 2015 Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Extend Yost

  The Kansas City Royals have given Ned Yost a 1 year extension on his contract which was set to expire after the 2015 season. He will now be on the payroll through the end of the 2016 season, which not coincidentally is when the contract of Dayton Moore is also set to expire. After leading the Royals to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years, which culminated in an...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals assistant GM Taylor announces retirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Longtime Royals executive Dean Taylor is retiring from the front office, part of a shakeup of the American League champions' baseball operations department. Taylor began his career in Kansas City in the early 1980s and spent time with the Atlanta Braves before becoming GM of the Milwaukee Brewers. He also worked for the Dodgers and Reds before returning to the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
26 days ago  |  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 set offense, sign Alex Rios

  On Monday, the Royals went out and signed themselves a right fielder. Alex Rios has been a rumor the last couple of trade deadlines, and it seems Dayton Moore still had his eye stuck on him. Rios signed a 1 year deal worth $11 million. He will take over right field from recently departed Nori Aoki. There are two sides to this signing as Rios has displayed power in...
Via Royals Blue
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

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
November 01, 2014  |  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
October 31, 2014  |  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

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 Royals...
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October 16, 2014  |  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 at the time...
Via Fox Sports
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

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...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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