Dayton Moore has been with the Royals for 15 years.
A lot has happened since Moore took over as the general manager of the Royals. During his time in Kansas City, the Royals have been both the best and worst team in baseball. It’s time for him to sustain a winner.
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15 YEARS OF DAYTON MOORE
Dayton Moore became the Royals general manager in the middle of the 2006 season. Before the draft that year, he was named the general manager but remained with the Atlanta Braves until after the draft.
Moore has led the Royals for 14 full seasons and parts of two others. In his 14 full seasons, the Royals have finished with a winning record three times. Two of those years ended in the World Series. Eight of the 15 seasons ended with 90 losses or a winning percentage on pace for a 90-loss season.
So, how do we view the 15 years Dayton Moore has led the Royals? Well, they are mixed. They were the best of times and the worst of times.
It took longer than expected for Dayton Moore to build a winning team, but he built a champion when he finally built a winner.
The problem was that Dayton Moore wasn’t able to turn over the roster to sustain success. Moore needed to trade young players before they left as free agents in order to replenish the farm system. Would the Royals have win the World Series with this approach? We will never know. Fortunately for Moore, his approach did bring home two great seasons for the club.
Moore has said that when he builds the team into a winner again, he wants to sustain success. In other words, he wants to do what I said he should have done the first time. Who knows if he will be able to do that? If he does it, he will be able to retire when he is ready to do so. If he fails, we will see just how much owner John Sherman likes his work and how patient he can be.
Bottom line: If the Royals go back to losing 100 games, he might have to go. I don’t think it would be because of resources. The new ownership group seems like they are willing to put money into the team.
My prediction is that Dayton Moore will be here for many more years unless he chooses to leave. He will lead the club into a new downtown stadium in 2032. I think that’s a bold statement. Let’s see if it plays out that way,
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