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After Bizarre Betancourt Trade, There's Little Goodwill Left For Dayton Moore

Remember a few days ago when the Royals acquired Ryan Freel for no reason and it felt like the Royals had reached a definitive turning point? Apparently, that was only the moment when the Jack Nicholson character gets killed in this version of The Departed.

The response to the trade for Yuniesky Betancourt has been nearly entirely damning, and this might stand out as the moment when even non-stathead fans and writers finally begin to seriously question Dayton Moore. There really aren't many regular players who are capable of posting a sub .300 OBP, but Dayton Moore keeps finding them.

  • Tangled Up In (Royal) Blue: Wisdom Is Thrown Into Jail
  • The Hot Stone League | Betancourt deal panned in KC | Seattle Times Newspaper
  • BBTF's Transaction Oracle Discussion :: Royals - Acquired Nothing
  • The Royal Tower: Shutting down for a while
  • Royals Acquire Betancourt - Royals Authority
  • Everything Royals: Royals trade for shortstop
  • Royal Reflections: Royals Trade for Yuniesky Betancourt
  • Royals on Radio etc.: A title is worthless here
  • Yuni Traded - Lookout Landing
  • Dayton Moore and Omar Minaya Must Love Bloggers
  • What Does It Take for Yuniesky Betancourt To Succeed in Kansas City? | Bleacher Report (The one positive response I found)
  • Acquiring Betancourt creates new lineup possibilities - Kansas City Star
  • BBTF's Transaction Oracle Discussion :: Mets - "Acquired" Francoeur
  • Braves trade Jeff Francoeur to division rival Mets for Ryan Church - Talking Chop