A lot of that story was a repeat of things that have already been posted, but the info below was important to note…
Jeremy Guthrie - "This gives them the ability to focus all their energies on getting another starting pitcher."
Dayton Moore said there's a possibility the Royals could still add another starter during the offseason, perhaps during the winter meetings in December.
Dayton Moore - "We're going to continue to look to upgrade," Moore said. "We feel we've made a lot of contacts with other clubs and laid some groundwork for potentially some future deals. You never know if they'll come to fruition. We still feel we have plenty in the farm system to make a deal that impacts us not only on the pitching staff but also in the starting lineup."
Dayton Moore - "We expect to put a team on the field that's going to compete to win the Central. That's been our attitude from Day 1," Moore said. "I've said 2014 should be the year they produce from the first day to the last day, and stay competitive, but we're not putting limitations on our team."
My thoughts…Part of the winning Jeremy Guthrie over was of course $25 million, but I think Dayton also convinced him that they were going hard after another good starting pitcher and KC would indeed be competitive in 2013.