Dayton Moore

Don’t call it a rebuild

An October with no baseball means it’s time for Dayton Moore to hold his state of the franchise press conference. Things got off to a rollicking start as Moore insisted the rebuild took hold when they stopped talking about… the rebuild. You know, I think what jumpstarted the rebuild is we quit talking about the […]

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The Academy – Comparing Pitching Prospects

Heading into 2009, things were looking up for the Royals most thought. They had just come off a 75-87 record, the best since 2003’s fluky season and following an impressive 2008 draft haul, they were already seeing returns by prospect outlets, being rated as having the #11 farm system by Baseball America. Things don’t look […]

2008 Burlington Championship

The Academy – Comparing Champion Squads Ten Years Apart

On the arrival of Dayton Moore in 2006, the new general manager told fans and media alike that the Royals would build through the draft and the signing of international players. Adding talent to the minor league system would produce winning at the minor league level during what became known as “The Process” and that […]

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Look Lively (BP Kansas City Episode 113)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/06/look-lively-bp-kansas-city-episode-113.mp3 This week we covered the end of Danny Duffy’s season and the impact his varied ailments might have on him going forward. We also talked about the shifting perception of his contract and trade value. In other injury news, we expressed disappointment in Jorge Soler’s setback during his rehab stint. After a strong start, […]

Aug 28, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) reacts after scoring on a double by third baseman Jose Ramirez during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals at Cleveland Indians, September 3-5

The Royals leave their best homestand of the season to travel to Cleveland to take on the best team in the division, the Indians, who have just added Josh Donaldson to ensure their postseason ends in heartbreak. As I mentioned when they played last week, the Indians lineup is good, but a bit top heavy. […]

Aug 13, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos (9) celebrates after scoring on a RBI double by designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, August 28-29

The Royals can ride the high of their series win over the division-leading Indians as they welcome the Detroit Tigers to town for a quick, two-game set. With Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list and out for the rest of the year, the Tigers have one player who is an above average hitter in Nicholas Castellanos. […]