On this date (well, let's thrown in the 31st as well) in Royals history, in the Dayton Moore era:
- October 30, 2006: Signed Ed Yarnall as a free agent. A formerly well-regarded pitching prospect, Yarnall pitched randomly and briefly for the Yankees in 1999-00. He was out of baseball by the end 2007.
- October 31, 2006: Paul Bako, Runelyvs Hernandez, and Doug Mientkiewicz were granted free agency. A championship core. The sad fact that Paul Bako would leave the Royals for richer pastures and greener fields, was much lamented around here. Our heroes have no loyalty, and therefore are no longer our heroes. Our innocence has been trampled upon.