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Jon Jay ignites offense as Diamondbacks trounce Pirates

Jon Jay ignites offense as Diamondbacks trounce Pirates

The Jon Jay trade continues to pay dividends for the Diamondbacks, who raced past the Pirates on Thursday night.         
Kings of Kauffman Jun 21, 2018

Kansas City Royals: Trying to rebuild Justin Grimm’s trade value

The Kansas City Royals seem to be trying to rebuild a broken trade piece. Since coming back, the Royals seem to have an agenda for reliever Justin Grimm. When Justin Grimm signed with the Kansas City Royals, the original plan seemed clear. Similar to Jon Jay, the Royals signed Grimm to a cheap one-year deal […] Kansas City Royals: Trying to rebuild Justin Grimm’s trade value - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Jun 20, 2018
A blueprint is already set for one of the Royals most valuable trade pieces

A blueprint is already set for one of the Royals most valuable trade pieces

The New York Yankees laid the groundwork for the Royals to get a nice return on their super-utility man. The Kansas City Royals have finally begun the fire sale that we all knew was coming. Jon Jay and Kelvin Herrera are gone, and you can bet that teams are calling to check in on several other Royals players as well. One of the names that teams will target will be 2B/1B/CF/LF/RF and 2017 AL stolen base leader Whit Merrifield. Whit Merrifield has become a fan favorite in Kansas City and it’s really no secret why. He’s currently slashing .293/.370/.421/.791 with 15 SB and a 118 wRC+ in...
Royals Review Jun 19, 2018
Mondesi to play some shortstop, says Ned Yost, Escobar to move around

Mondesi to play some shortstop, says Ned Yost, Escobar to move around

Could we see Esky in centerfield? With Jon Jay and Kelvin Herrera having already been traded, and Mike Moustakas almost certainly on the trade block, the season appears lost and in full rebuild mode. That would assume more playing time for younger players like Adalberto Mondesi, but one obstacle has been Alcides Escobar, who has started over 400 games in a row at shortstop. That streak could be coming to an end, and soon. Manager Ned Yost today signaled that Escobar could find a seat on the bench in favor of Mondesi. Ned Yost says Mondesi will start to play shortstop a few times a...
Royals Review Jun 9, 2018
Weekend Rumblings - News for June 9, 2018

Weekend Rumblings - News for June 9, 2018

Run, Whit, Run! Weekend Rumblings - News for June 9, 2018 Craig Brown at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City looks at the impact of the Jon Jay trade. The absence of Jay from the top of the order will impact Moustakas more than any other Royal. It shouldn’t hurt his value going forward as one of the more attractive bats on the trade market, but given what we saw transpire over the winter with his free agency, who knows what to believe anymore. So who fills the gap in the short term with Jay departed? The idea the Royals would like to get a look at Paulo Orlando and/or Abraham Almonte is...
Diamondbacks hoping for a boost from newcomer Jon Jay

Diamondbacks hoping for a boost from newcomer Jon Jay

The Diamondbacks are looking to veteran Jon Jay to help their slumping and banged up outfield.         
Royals Review Jun 8, 2018
The curious case of Jon Jay

The curious case of Jon Jay

One hot month landed the Royals two young arms Less than a month ago, I was drafting a blog post about Jon Jay and the devaluation of the hit tool. He was hitting .290 with a .350 OBP and was one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Yet, as of May 24, he had an OPS below .700 with a wRC+ of 91 and a wOBA of .307. Despite being a .290/.350 player, Jay wasn’t actually an above league average hitter because his power tool was a black hole. Then Jay took it up a notch. He was already having one of the hottest months in baseball, hitting .346 through May 27. However, his ISO was still an...
KC Kingdom Jun 8, 2018

Kansas City Royals: The trading has only just begun for the Royals

The Kansas City Royals got a jumpstart on trading their players, sending Jon Jay to Arizona on Wednesday evening. This will be the first of several trades Royals fans see this season. The Kansas City Royals had to get off to a fast start this season or else the middle of the summer was going […] Kansas City Royals: The trading has only just begun for the Royals - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Kings of Kauffman Jun 7, 2018

Kansas City Royals: Jon Jay is the first to be traded

The Kansas City Royals are getting a jump start on the inevitable. Jon Jay clocks in as the first Royals player to be traded in the 2018 rebuild. In a somewhat surprising move, the Kansas City Royals traded their first piece yesterday. No, the surprise isn’t that Jon Jay was traded. The surprise was the fact […] Kansas City Royals: Jon Jay is the first to be traded - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jun 7, 2018

Arizona Diamondbacks: Jon Jay’s addition provides much-needed depth

Since A.J. Pollock suffered an injury, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been downright terrible hitting-wise. Thus, the front office acquired Jon Jay Wednesday to give the team a boost. The Arizona Diamondbacks kicked off the summer trade stretch Wednesday. But instead of acquiring a consistent middle infielder or additional starting pitcher, the front office reeled in […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Jon Jay’s addition provides much-needed depth - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jun 6, 2018

Arizona Diamondbacks: Jon Jay acquired from Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals have ripped off the band-aid and worked out a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jon Jay is headed west. Who is heading back to the Royals? The Arizona Diamondbacks added an outfielder to their mix on Wednesday by trading for veteran journeyman Jon Jay. The pieces headed to Kansas City are […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Jon Jay acquired from Kansas City Royals - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Jun 6, 2018
Royals trade Jon Jay to Arizona for two minor-league arms

Royals trade Jon Jay to Arizona for two minor-league arms

Dayton Moore covets pitching. Less than a week after first being able to trade free agents signed the preceding offseason, Dayton Moore and the Kansas City Royals have dealt the first in what should prove to be many trades as they embrace the suck rebuild. That first man moved? Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Jon Jay. Rustin Dodd with the news: The Royals have traded Jon Jay to Arizona for two minor-league pitchers — RHP Elvis Luciano, 18, and RHP Gabe Speier, 23. Luciano will got to Burlington; Speier to Northwest Arkansas.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) June 7,...
KC Kingdom Jun 6, 2018

Royals Rumors: Royals trade Jon Jay to Diamondbacks for two prospects

Royals rumors have already begun, as the Kansas City Royals traded outfielder Jon Jay to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for two prospects. Wow! We all knew that the Kansas City Royals were going to be big time sellers in this year’s trade deadline, but we’re less than a week into June and a deal […] Royals Rumors: Royals trade Jon Jay to Diamondbacks for two prospects - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Diamondbacks acquire outfielder Jon Jay from Royals

Diamondbacks acquire outfielder Jon Jay from Royals

The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Jon Jay from the Kansas City Royals for two pitching prospects on Wednesday.         
AZ Snake Pit Jun 6, 2018
D-backs acquire Jon Jay from Royals for prospects Gabe Speier and Elvis Luciano

D-backs acquire Jon Jay from Royals for prospects Gabe Speier and Elvis Luciano

The Diamondbacks made a surprise trade this afternoon. Barely five minutes after Steve Gilbert tweeted that he was “Hearing that the #Dbacks and #Royals are nearing a trade,” came the official announcement: The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired OF Jon Jay from the Kansas City Royals for LHP Gabe Speier and RHP Elvis Luciano. To make room on the D-backs’ 40-man roster, the club designated INF/OF Kristopher Negrón for assignment. Jay, 33, has hit over .290 in 6 of his 8 full Major League seasons (2010-12, ’14, ’16-17), and is batting .307 (73-for-238) with 9 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home...

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