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Royals Rumblings - News for December 14, 2017

Duffy doesn’t want to go anywhere.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals are laying the groundwork for deals:

It would appear the Royals could leave here without any trades coming to fruition. Nothing appears imminent, Moore said.

"We've done very few deals at the Winter Meetings," Moore said. "But we've done quite a few deals afterward. You lay the groundwork here. That's what we do.

"We had a lot of discussions with teams today. We met with some teams. We're explaining what we're trying to do."

The Royals are trying to unload payroll:

Apparently Dayton Moore is talking trade on another long-time Royal:

At Kings of Kauffman, Nicholas Sullivan talks about the rumors with the Royals thus far at the winter meetings (warning: slide show).

Rustin Dodd dives into the Danny Duffy trade rumors:

The Royals, for now, are listening. Duffy, however, has made his preference clear.

“I have been a part of the ‪@Royals for more than 1/3 of my life,” Duffy wrote in a tweet composed on Wednesday evening. “For that, (I) am beyond thankful. Kansas City has been a part of my upbringing. And (I’m) so thankful for that. From the plaza, to OP, to Independence, to PnL, (I) am eternally thankful. I hope to be here til the end.”

Duffy also reiterated:

And doubled down with:

The Twins took a chance on Michael Pineda.

The Angels got more betterer with the acquisition of Ian Kinsler.

So the Rangers might be talking with the Diamondbacks on a Zack Greinke deal?

On otters, odors, and dialects.

For the 13th time this decade, a human foot has washed ashore in Canada.

Rian Johnson reveals that he landed the forthcoming non-Skywalker saga Star Wars trilogy without a story to pitch.

The song of the day is “Down in a Mirror” by Jandek: