Royals Acquire Luis Mendoza

The Royals acquired Luis Mendoza from the Rangers for cash considerations, according to a team press release. The 26-year-old right-hander pitched 111.1 innings for Triple A Oklahoma City last year, posting a 4.53 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9. He got roughed up in his lone big league appearance last season, when he allowed four earned runs in one innings for the Rangers.

Mendoza was out of options, which meant the Rangers couldn't have assigned him to the minors without passing him through waivers first. The Royals placed Mendoza on their 40-man roster, which is now full.

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I Love the Royals.

    With that said, Dayton isn’t really building for the future. I just don’t see how Luis Mendoza, who hasn’t helped the Rangers at all, will help the Royals.

    For every Zack Greinke, there is a Luis Mendoza trade, a Jacobs-Nunez disaster, and a Gaby Hernandez Waiver Claim.

    • $1519287 5 years ago

      there is no doubt that some of Daytons trades/signings makes you scratch your head but i wouldn’t say he isn’t building for the future, he is starting to build a pretty impressive farm system

      • Guest 5 years ago

        Well the farm system doesn’t really have anything except for pitching. Moustakas has tons of question marks, Wil Myers is a solid young catcher but thats about it.

        He should be building for the future is what I meant.

        • $1519287 5 years ago

          None of his moves has really effecting the teams long term plan. Lets be realistic here, the Royals wont be a viable contender for at least 2-3 more years. (and thats if a lot goes the Royals way) I think Myers will turn into a better C. than what you are giving him credit for. You cant discredit a farm system for only having pitching. Crow, Mongtomery and Arguelles is very impressive. No question Moustakas and Hosmer took a step back (given their ceiling) but thats to be excepted. Not every prospect will continue to improve every single year w/o showing signs of hitting a wall, especially when they face better SP’s than what they are use to. Unless Dayton starts trading away the likes of the guys i listed, I believe he is building for the future.

    • abnerboonieday 5 years ago


      Dayton didn’t draft Greinke, that was his predecessor, Allard Baird.

  2. empathizerightonyourbehind 5 years ago

    i’ve always said: luis mendoza is just one jason kendall away from greatness.

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      Man you really like talking about Jason Kendall a lot don’t you? 😛

      • empathizerightonyourbehind 5 years ago

        as far as i’m concerned, jason kendall is the alpha and the omega of mid-thirties catching. if exploring this greatness is wrong… well then i guess i don’t want to be right.

  3. Koby2 5 years ago

    Well….more AAA fodder I guess…oh joy.

    • empathizerightonyourbehind 5 years ago

      excuse me, but i think there’s a giant, kyle-farnsworth-shaped hole in that bullpen.

  4. bigpat 5 years ago

    I don’t really see the harm in it. They don’t have much in their bullpen anyways. If he works out, it’s great, if not, they can just let him go without him really hurting the team much. You see a ton of teams trade for and claim crappy players, look at the Rays getting Virgil Vazquez today, but most people on here would give the Rays the benefit of the doubt because of their track record.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      So Joakim Soria isn’t “much in the bullpen”

      • bigpat 5 years ago

        He is one pitcher, who comes in when they have the lead going into the 9th inning. Farnsworth is garbage, Cruz was terrible last year but should bounce back, then they have hit or miss guys like Roman Colon, Carlos Rosa, Bruce Chen, John Parrish, most of whom are crap.

        Also, Robinson Tejada is pretty good, but he should be starting. Their bullpen is in the bottom 3rd of the league, if not the very bottom.

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