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  1. KC sends 3B Brandon Gill (AA) to Oakland Oakland sends P Kevin Knaust (AAA) to KC My prospects are heavily slanted towards position players and my scout is a big fan of Knaust. Gill looks to be a future stud, but with DeChambreau, Donaldson, De Sedas and Flores we don't need him. So, just flipping an infielder for a pitching prospect here. Good luck to the A's!
  2. The Kansas City Royals send SP Melvin Garner to Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Pirates send P Cody Buckel (AAA) and P Alvin Tigner to KC Garner was not working out and on waivers. We based our decision on last year’s performance as well as this year’s. Word on the street was that he would be claimed, so this is a case of something being better than nothing. We feel Buckel is useful now and hope Tigner can contribute down the line. Good luck to Melvin in the NL.
  3. KC GM Chappy traveled with the team to Pittsburgh to see the Royals and Pirates split a two game series. While in town, he had several meetings with the Pirates GM, and eventually the two came to an agreement. KC sends OF Sergio Pagan, 1B David Moyne (AAA), IF Aramis Ademan (AAA), OF John Wassink (AA) and C Juan Aparicio (R - Burlington) to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh sends 3B Nander De Sedas (AAA), OF Gunnar Nelson (AAA), and C Matt McCormick (A+) to KC We hate to lose Pagan, who is a great fit for this system, but we have a plethora of outfielders approaching major league readiness, and while Kody Clemens has been successful at 3B so far, we think he'd be a better 1B long term and De Sedas is someone we feel could be our starting 3B for a long time. Dealing Moyne clears room for Clemens at 1B beginning next season. We could not live without Gunnar Nelson's love and affection, so we had to acquire him as well, while swapping Aparicio for McCormick gives us another lefthanded catching prospect, something we don't have many of (if any at all). Ademan and Wassink were both expendable because of our great minor league depth, but both were projected to be future major leaguers for us. Thanks to Greg for the talks, I did not think I would trade Pagan, but he changed my mind, lol.
  4. The Kansas City Royals send 1B Roderick Shoulders to NY. KC will retain his salary for 2021. The New York Yankees send 1B Evan White to KC Roderick Shoulders leads our team in HR in the early running, but was never in our long term plans. With Votto & Braun playing a lot, Shoulders became expendable, and we wound up in need of a defensive minded 1B. White will fit in that role perfectly. Thanks Rhettzky, and good luck!
  5. Confirmed! It occurred to me that I didn't have a lefthanded catcher in my top 6, and seeing as I play in a ballpark that heavily favors lefthanded batters, that might pose a problem. Not sure if Clevinger has what it takes to crack the 26-man in a crowded catcher pool, but he was better than any of the options in the FA pool (or at least better than any of the options that weren't in their mid-30's asking for 4-year deals) and I really like his intangibles. Thanks Eddie and good luck!
  6. KC sends SS Luis Rodriguez (KC - R) to CHW CHW sends 1B Roderick Shoulders (CHW) and OF Brian Cooper (KAN - A) to KC KC is looking to take on contracts people no longer want for prospects. This deal follows that concept to an extent, but Shoulders should also provide value in either a future trade or as our starting 1B because he is not all washed up yet. Cooper should be a nice fit in our system as a 50+ contact/eye/avoid K outfielder. We are collecting those right now. Thanks Jonathan!
  7. KC confirms... I did not want to trade Weathers, but Houston brought a strong offer that we couldn't refuse. Morales is probably getting tired of packing up and moving, so I feel bad for dealing him as well, lol. Looks like Kody Clemens will be getting a shot at 3B this year. Melvin Garner brings some experience to our rotation, but at 26 is still young enough to help us out down the road. Brandon Gill, Garret Mitchell and Franciso Alvarez are all guys my scouts think have big league potential, and since stocking the minors is our #1 priority right now, we are excited to welcome them to the system. Thanks Matt!
  8. The Royals send RP Andrew Burke (AA - NW Arkansas) to Detroit The Tigers send DH Joey Votto (ML) and OF Jeremy Kinney (AAA - Toledo) to KC This trade has been developing for a number of days. KC scouts really like Jeremy Kinney. He's the exact type of player (line drive hitter, spray hitter, tougher to K) that we want more of in our organization. Kinney is our reward for taking on Votto's salary, and we also think Votto will be useful this year backing up at 1B and starting at DH. We also decided that Votto's popularity is important, as we will not likely be adding any big names in free agency and we need the boost at the gate. Burke has performed well thus far and we wish him luck in the future, but he was not among out top few RP prospects so he was expendable. Thanks Jim & good luck next year!
  9. The Kansas City Athletics Royals and the Oakland A's have reached a deal! Kansas City sends C Andres Esparza to Oakland Oakland sends C Javier Lopez (Vermont A-) to Kansas City Pretty obvious deal here given the stages of the squads. We shed some salary in favor of a young player. Esparza was a sensational player in his one season with the Royals, and we wish him much success in 2021. Lopez possesses the OBP potential we are looking for in our system, and we are excited to see how he develops. Good luck to the A's!
  10. KC approves the deal! I was not expecting to be moving anyone at this point, but I really like what Larkin brings to the table offensively and we had depth in the outfield with Kirillof ready for prime time. Plus, at 25, Sherman was just too darn old. McGee may never make the show, but we wanted to get a little extra to cover the lack of D on Larkin's end. Thanks and good luck Jonathan!
  11. KC sends OF Jonathan Garcia (KC) to NYY with KC retaining 100% of Garcia's salary NYY sends P Luis Martinez (AAA SCR) and IF Ulisses Mafra (A+ TAM) to KC Garcia is not in our plans and will be a free agent at the end of the season, so we'll take a chance on a reliever who is almost good enough for our bullpen immediately and a versatile infielder. Good luck to New York!
  12. Confirmed. Still just trying to increase numbers in the minor league bullpens and Adams is not of much use to me. Thanks Soze and good luck!
  13. AKA former Royals GM and current Royals GM swap former Braves The Kansas City Royals send IF John Ballard to the Yankees The New York Yankees send IF Antonio Morales to the Royals With this trade, K.C. knocks a few more bucks off their payroll and gets a little younger. Morales is not really the type of player we like at 1B, but we'll probably move him to one of the other infield positions next season. I hope the loss of a popular player like Ballard doesn't negatively affect our fan interest too much, but I know it will some. Good luck to NYY!
  14. C - Andres Esparza - Great contact hitter, decent pop, average defense. Was hitting .334-11-33 as of 7/8/20. OF - Jonathan Garcia - Nice pop, elite outfield arm, good character guy, sparkplug personality class. Was hitting .224-17-43 as of 7/8/20. IF - John Ballard - Smart player, plays all 4 infield positions. More RBI than K's in his career. Was hitting .272-3-32 as of 7/8/20. OF - Brandon Short - Hard working, intelligent player. Plays all 3 OF sports. Should be better than he has been playing in KC, needs a change of scenery. Hitting .232-1-10 in limited playing time as of 7/8/20. Looking for prospects. Will cover large amount of salary on Garcia, Ballard or Short.
  15. Confirmed! I was really surprised Heyward didn't receive more interest as he's been on my block all season. As we reached the halfway point, I decided we were in that 'something is better than nothing' phase, considering we were not planning on re-signing him in the off-season. Jack White should give us bullpen depth, and even with retaining 80% of his salary, getting rid of Heyward gets up closer to a balanced budget. Good luck to Arizona!