Royals GM won't trade fan favorite Moustakas 'just to do a deal'

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: TheScore

The Kansas City Royals seem like prime candidate to rebuild while floundering in last place in baseball's worst division, but general manager Dayton Moore won't commit to trading away longtime third baseman and fan favorite Mike Moustakas. "We're not going to make deals unless we get the type of value back that's important to the future of our organization," Moore told Rustin Dodd of The Athletic. "Our fans like watching Mike Moustakas play. I'm not going to take that away from them just to do a deal - unless the deal makes really good sense." Moustakas has been a fixture of the Royals since 2011, including the 2015 World Series championship season. The Kauffman Stadium faithful are known to greet the 29-year-old known as "Moose" with antlers in the stands. After rejecting a qualifying offer last offseason that would have paid him $17.4 million for one year, an uncharacteristically slow free-agent period forced Moustakas to ultimately accept a one-year, $6.5-million deal to remain with the Royals. His...

Continue reading ...

 








Ronaldo's Juventus debut facing delay as Serie A mourns Genoa bridge collapse

Ronaldo's Juventus debut facing delay as Serie A mourns Genoa bridge collapse

With two matches already postponed over the opening weekend of the season, it has been claimed the Bianconeri's clash with Chievo will also be delayed Read more ...

Ronald Acuna Jr. injury update: Braves OF day-to-day with elbow injury

Ronald Acuna Jr. injury update: Braves OF day-to-day with elbow injury

Acuna took a fastball to the elbow from Marlins starter Jose Urena on Wednesday, which led to both benches being cleared. Read more ...

World Cup winners France top new FIFA Ranking as Germany & Argentina flop

World Cup winners France top new FIFA Ranking as Germany & Argentina flop

The world champions lead the way under a new formula, with Joachim Low's men dropping out of the top 10 along with Lionel Messi & Co. Read more ...

Watch: Wayne Rooney Scores Two Goals for D.C. United in Win Against Portland

Watch: Wayne Rooney Scores Two Goals for D.C. United in Win Against Portland

Wayne Rooney continued his strong performance as captain of D.C. United with two goals in a win against Portland on Wednesday. The first was an easy goal that came in the 43rd... Read more ...

Emery needs four transfer windows to transform Arsenal - Wright

Emery needs four transfer windows to transform Arsenal - Wright

He may be just one game into his Gunners tenure, but the Spaniard already has his critics and a club legend says he should be cut some slack Read more ...

This looks like the end for a baseball great

This looks like the end for a baseball great

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said Wednesday that this season will likely be his last. “I'm pretty sure this is going to be it,” Martinez told reporters after a 6-5... Read more ...

NL Rookie of the Year Power Rankings: Acuna, Soto lead the pack

NL Rookie of the Year Power Rankings: Acuna, Soto lead the pack

With less than seven weeks remaining in the regular season, theScore's MLB editors break down the leading candidates for National League Rookie of the Year. 5. Walker Buehler... Read more ...

Disappointed Pochettino vows to repay Spurs fans' patience with wins

Disappointed Pochettino vows to repay Spurs fans' patience with wins

Mauricio Pochettino believes winning is the only way to keep Spurs fans happy while waiting to move into the club's new stadium. Pochettino's men were already due to face... Read more ...

Davis Cup set for radical overhaul with new format

Davis Cup set for radical overhaul with new format

The International Tennis Federation's proposals for a new Davis Cup format were passed by a vote in Orlando on Thursday. Read more ...

Kasey Kahne to stop racing full-time in NASCAR Cup Series

Kasey Kahne to stop racing full-time in NASCAR Cup Series

Kahne, 38, is in his first year driving the No. 95 Chevrolet for Leavine Family Racing and currently is 28th in the Cup Series standings. Read more ...