Dayton Moore

Defending Dayton Moore

Full disclosure: sometime in July 2014, I was preparing a blog post for the old Pine Tar Press site. I was planning out my arguments, doing some research, and making mental notes about what I wanted to say: it was time—well past time!—for the Royals to fire Dayton Moore. I was hardly alone in this. […]

Bryan Brickhouse CC of Glazier Photo

Giving it One Last Ride – The Comeback of Bryan Brickhouse

The 2011 draft was supposed to be the “one,” the draft that kept it all going. After all, the Royals had already been named by prospect hounds everywhere as having the best-ever farm system earlier in the year. During that 2011 season, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Johnny Giavotella and Danny Duffy were all graduating […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft – Jarred Kelenic

There is not likely to be a prospect in this year’s upcoming draft who brings five-tool potential to the table the way that this Wisconsin gym rat does. The product of his father’s indoor training facilities, the same facilities that former Wisconsin Badgers defensive lineman J.J. Watt has trained in. With access to those facilities at his […]