The Royals’ new pitching coach, Cal Eldred, was once regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
The Royals’ rebuilding process kick-started Thursday when they traded veteran right-hander Joakim Soria and emerging bullpen star left-hander Scott Alexander in a three-team deal with the Dodgers and White Sox while acquiring right-handed prospect Trevor Oaks and infielder Erick Mejia.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore would not confirm a USA Today report Wednesday that the Royals had offered free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer a seven-year, $147 million deal.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said he and his staff are energized by the prospect of rebuilding heading into 2018.
The Royals didn’t have the season they hoped to, finishing with a losing record (80-82) for the first time since 2012. Yet there were some special moments on the diamond in ’17.
What are the Royals’ chances of re-signing Eric Hosmer now that Mitch Moreland signed with the Red Sox? Beat reporter Jeffrey Flanagan answers this and more in the latest Royals Inbox.
Royals fans were saddened last September when the news hit that Rusty Kuntz decided to step down from his first-base coaching duties because of lingering vision issues resulting from cataract surgery. He has a new role now as a special assistant to general manager Dayton Moore. MLB.com chatted with Kuntz recently about his future.
Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre has a lot of fond memories of Christmas. No other holiday brings as much joy to Lefebvre and his family. MLB.com caught up with the veteran play-by-play voice to talk about the happiness of the holiday season.
The Royals have signed two veterans to Minor League deals, including third baseman/outfielder Cody Asche, who made the White Sox Opening Day roster last season.
While the Royals did not make any trades or free-agent signings, they were active in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, acquiring the Reds’ No. 5 pick, right-hander Brad Keller, and the Mets’ No. 6 pick, right-hander Burch Smith, both for cash ($100,000 each). The Royals passed with their selection at No. 13.
Laying the groundwork for a total rebuild. That would best describe how Royals general manager Dayton Moore and his staff spent their four days at the Winter Meetings.