Royals Links: Infielder, Rotation, Bullpen

Some links from Kansas City on the day the Royals added Jonathan Broxton to their bullpen…

  • In an interview with Jim Duquette and Kevin Kennedy on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (audio link), GM Dayton Moore said he is looking for someone to backup Alcides Escobar at short, as well as a right-handed bat that can play third base to give Mike Moustakas the occasional break. 
  • "We will be open minded with continuing to improve our rotation," added Moore during the interview. He expects any upgrades to come via trade (like the Jonathan Sanchez acquisition) rather than free agency.
  • Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star hears that the Royals believe the price to add an impact starting pitcher is too high, so they're attempting to build a lock-down bullpen (Twitter link). 
  • In a another tweet, Dutton says infielder Jeff Bianchi and outfielder Derrick Robinson are the leading candidates to be removed from the 40-man roster when the Royals make the Broxton deal official.


13 Responses to Royals Links: Infielder, Rotation, Bullpen Leave a Reply

  1. Omaha Castle 4 years ago

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Callaspo back in Royal blue as the backup to SS/3B.

  2. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    HA I was right!

  3. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    HA I was right!

    • twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

      Curse you!!!

      • D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

        People can hate BUT as a non-starter, Yuni will be good for us. A power hitting Right-hander off the bench is huge

        • twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

          I’ll give you that, but what worries me is how Yost says he plans to play him in at least 150 games. Yikes.

          • D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

            No no thats what he said he plans to do with Alcides…?

          • twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

            I’m so glad I misread that! Thanks for pointing it out.

          • D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

            So now hopefully you really like the signing!

  4. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    HA I was right!

  5. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    HA I was right!

  6. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    I was right!!!!

  7. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    HA I was right! 

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