Royals Trade Diekman to A’s for Two

Saturday afternoon brought a flurry of moves from the Royals. Jake Diekman was traded to the Oakland A’s for OF Dairon Blanco and RHP Ismael Aquino, Ryan O’Hearn recalled and Lucas Duda released, Nick Heath promoted to Omaha, and Kyle Zimmer recalled to KC. I may have missed some in there as well. Oh, and…

KC Royals as buyers? Part 2

Ned Yost, or more specifically, Casey Stern, got Royals fans fired up earlier today with this tweet: Ned Yost told me in no uncertain terms, that the #Royals will buy NOT sell at the deadline. "We're going for this thing." @MLBNetworkRadio — Casey Stern (@CaseyStern) July 5, 2017 While Yost didn’t say the Royals would…

KC Royals as buyers?

After that dreadful 7-16 start, the Royals find themselves 41-40, and squarely in the playoff hunt.  They’re currently 2.5 games behind division leader Cleveland. Many, myself included, started scouring the minor league systems of contending teams back in May, trying to play GM, and identifying what prospects the Royals might be able to net in…