Moore not expecting much Deadline action

Moore not expecting much Deadline action

Moore not expecting much Deadline action
KANSAS CITY -- On the Trade Deadline front, Royals general manager Dayton Moore is doing a lot of talking but sensing little action.

"There's a lot of talk," Moore said, but he added: "I don't think we'll do much."

Most trade speculation centers around center fielder Melky Cabrera, right fielder Jeff Francoeur and infielder Wilson Betemit.

Moore ticked off the names of current Royals Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar and such up-and-comers as outfielder Lorenzo Cain, second baseman Johnny Giavotella and catcher Salvador Perez.

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"That's an important part of our future, so we've got to make sure we have some quality guys around them that can produce and help stabilize things," Moore said. "We know these guys, we like these guys and I think just keep 'em unless we get something that's going to make sense."

The Royals' biggest needs are starting pitchers and right-handed hitters with power.