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John Donovan on the Royals at the winter meetings

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/john_donovan/12/04/royals.spending/index.html?eref=T1

Donovan writes about the more aggressive approach the Royals have been taking in business deals ever since Dayton Moore became the GM.  I like a lot of what Donovan is writing, although he conveniently forgets to mention that Gil Meche (whom he correctly offers as an example of the GMDM's strategy of overpaying when necessary) proved he was worth the $11MM/year last season, even though plenty of columnists were blasting the signing left and right beforehand.

That being said, I think it is a good sign that the Royals are again making the columns of people like Donovan, Verducci, and others in a positive light.  It seems like Donovan is tacitly admitting that Moore's strategy of overpaying when need be is basically working--Moore played last year's winter meetings like a harp, walking away with Meche, Bannister, and Soria, and it seems like there is a lot of confidence in him from the media to come up with a similar haul this year as well.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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