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Dayton Moore was with the Atlanta Braves' Minor League department during much of Bobby Cox's reign as manager.
August 20, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter Thursday, which also means the Brewers are likely to shift Ryan Braun to right field.
That's a logical goal, because the Royals were 43-27 after the break and finished 10 games over .500 at 86-76.
The deal announced Monday includes a $1.5 million option for next season and gives the White Sox a $4 million option for 2015 with a $250,000 buyout.
One can debate whether the second base position is the top priority for the Royals' remaining off-season shopping spree, but it almost certainly is first or second on the list.
So here we are, virtually at the gate of Disney World. So what'll it be? Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party? What wild ride awaits baseball's moguls, movers and shakers and media at the annual Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort? It won't come for the Royals or the other 29 Major League clubs in the ... (more)
Aug 5, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer celebrates with teammate Mike Moustakas after beating the Minnesota Twins 13-0 at Kauffman Stadium.
Jun 26, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird cannot hold onto the baseball as Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler reaches home plate safely in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium.
Beltran's decision to join the Yankees for a three-year, $45 million deal came as a big disappointment to the Royals, who put on an elaborate presentation for the prized free agent last Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Faluuuuuuuuuuu chants will be heard no more at Werner Park in Omaha - unless Irving Falu comes back in a Nashville uniform, which is quite possible.
Sporting has included fans in their process, everything from asking whether an exhibition game should be at Arrowhead or Sporting Park to Heineman tapping kegs in the parking lot.....When the team made cash-only lines at concession stands, fans were confused, complained, and the next game those lines were gone....This kind of fan-centric ... (more)
If you want to look at the cold hard facts, the Kansas City Royals are now the only team in the Majors with a longer post-season drought than the Blue Jays.
The Kansas City Royals acquired three-time Japanese batting champion Norichika Aoki from the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Will Smith.