5 Post Deadline Storylines to Watch

The 2015 trade deadline is finally in the books, which means it's time for the stretch run into the postseason. As the playoff race heats up, both fans and ball clubs are eager to see what trade deadline acquisitions contribute to their new teams. The table has been set for a wild finish in both the AL and the NL, and while that's no different than any other year, the storylines...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals acquire Ben Zobrist from Oakland Athletics

The Kansas City Royals and Dayton Moore showed they were not done when they acquired second baseman/left fielder Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics  for pitchers Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea. Manaea was rated amongst the top 100 prospects in baseball coming into the season according to Baseball America and and currently rates as the Athletics number three prospect according...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  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...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: Kansas City Royals … Next Stop: Pluto

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect illustration of why there is a Cleveland sports blog called Waiting for Next Year, for that is precisely what Indians fans find themselves doing here in late July. The Cleveland Indians, considered by the crystal-ball gazers at Sports Illustrated to be the favorites to get to the World Series this season, just landed with a thud in the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

With Cueto, Royals instantly become the team to beat

The Royals were searching for help for their rotation.  On Sunday, the Royals got it in the shape of Johnny Cueto Prior to Sunday, the biggest trade deadline acquisition in Royals history was (arguably) getting Jeremy Guthrie from Colorado in exchange for Jonathan Sanchez.  That all changed when the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto and cash from the Reds in exchange for Brandon...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Weighing Options at Trade Deadline

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 22: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Kauffman Stadium on July 22, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) With the All-Star festivities in the rear-view mirror of the MLB season, postseason races will heat up, and the contenders will begin to separate from the...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clock is Ticking: The Royals need for Starting Pitching

  Jason Vargas is done for the year, Yordano Ventura is struggling, and Chris Young is wearing down.  What will Dayton Moore and Ned Yost do?   I was sitting in the left field bleachers of Busch Stadium watching Chris Young and Salvador Perez do long toss prior to Thursday’s make-up game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  I noticed, on more than one occasion, that...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: starting pitching edition

The MLB trade deadline is only 10 days away now. With the Kansas City Royals sporting the best record in the American League, they will be looking for ways to improve where they can. The starting rotation will be the focal point, but who exactly will we see don that baby blue come the end of July? The biggest name that is involved in the Royals trade rumors is Johnny Cueto of the...
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Transformation of Mike Moustakas

  One year ago, he was playing so bad, he was sent to Omaha.  Now, he’s the Royals All-Star Third Baseman Bust!  He’ll never hit.  He’s a liability in the field.  His real name should be Mou-suck a**.  When will Ned Yost play Danny Valencia or Christian Colon and Dayton Moore cut his losses and move on?   This was just a small sample of things that were...
Via Royals Blue
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Through it all, Royals find a way to win

The Royals sit atop the Central, 15 games above .500, and it hasn’t been pretty The Royals are the streakiest team in baseball. When they’re hot, they’re hot. When they’re not, well, it’s not pretty. After getting swept by the Astros in Houston, the Royals split a series against the Twins in a series that Minnesota could have easily taken all 4. The Royals needed something...
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28 days ago  |  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...
Via Royals Blue
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Past vs. present: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Kansas City Royals series preview

Credit for the renaissance currently underway in the Kansas City Royals organization belongs to two people: Royals general manager Dayton Moore, and Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. Moore, in the face of a skeptical Kansas City media and populace, stayed the course over several disastrous seasons, drafting and developing prospects and, like Melvin, filling in the gaps...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft picks beware: Royals make you wait

From draft day to his major league debut only three months passed for Kansas City Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan. But Finnegan was the exception. The first draft pick Royals General Manager Dayton Moore makes usually has a long wait ahead of him before they see the major leagues. Moore took over the team after the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft and in his eight years with the Royals...
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June 03, 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 […]
Via Pine Tar Press
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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via Royals Blue
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...
Via AP on Fox
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

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...
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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
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