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Dayton Moore on the Royals: “I feel like we’ve won the World Series”

Oct 2, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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Dayton Moore gave a press conference yesterday to close down the Royals season. At one point he said something that is gonna probably make his obituary one day:

“I feel like we’ve won the World Series”

Today Sam Mellinger of the Star writes a story about the conversation he had with Moore after that comment. A comment Moore admitted was an awful choice of words given how fans of a team that hasn’t made the playoffs for pushing 30 years will likely take it.  But the overall sentiment is at least somewhat defensible: for as low as the Royals were and for as hard as he has worked for the past seven years to fix the organization, a good, 86-win season in which more things went right than wrong has given him a sense of accomplishment.

Which is a legitimate observation. Just not one that he’ll ever be given credit for given that he put it the way he did.

  1. vlock1 - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    What the hell is wrong with this guy? I ask this seriously.

    • blingslade - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      He’s a joke of a GM, that’s for sure.

  2. blingslade - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    The only reason they won 86 games was that they FINALLY increased their payroll for the first time in over 20 years. Unfortunately they sacrificed their future by giving away Wil Myers so it’s still THE SORRY ASSED Royals forever Moore!

    • pg62 - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Spare me all the whining about “Willie Mays” Myers. Shields was a fantastic addition to the staff. Moore and the rest of KC management can and should be trashed for a whole host of mistakes but the Shields trade is not one of them imo.

  3. blingslade - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Dayton Moore is a desperate, immature D-Bag. He’s made some of the worst baseball player moves in HISTORY. Jose Guillen was a complete catastrophe, he traded away Zack Greinke(ever heard of him?) to the BREW CREW!!! He also lost Wil Myers, which is UNFORGIVABLE!!

    Dayton Moore has even lied about his own history. He said he was outside Royals Stadium during Game 7 of the 1985 World Series. What a freaking lying joik!

    And that stupid crew cut in the year 2013??? WTF??????

    Dayton was desperate to keep his cushy, pathetic “job” so he traded away the Royals future for one halfway decent year.


    Yep, Dayton Moore is an embarrasing joke to any of the real Royals fans that might be left.

    • southofheaven81 - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    • roverboy1949 - Oct 2, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      To blingslade:
      sticks and stones will break his bones, but I’m sure he doesn’t give a sh** about you either. As an outsider, I thought the Royals played pretty good this year. Everyone on the team should feel very satisfied with the outcome that they can build on next year. Rome ( and just about every team in sports ) wasn’t built in a day, or a year, or even a decade. Good luck at your anger management classes.

    • pg62 - Oct 3, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      Zack Grienke is a tool and not one player in that clubhouse considered him worthwhile teammate by all accounts. He traded away a good prospect and a couple of others for a top 20 SP and an ok BP arm that was a failure in the rotation. You act like Will Myers is the next Micky Mantle. He was decent but certainly no Mike Trout for the Rays. The kid still has a ton to prove while the Royals staff was infinitely better this past year with Shields as the leader. Trash the guy for the lack of even a good triple A caliber 2b. Trash him and Yost for their infatuation with Frenchy that lasted way too long. There are so many things to trash him about and all you can come up with is the tired old whine about Wil Myers and Zack nutjob Grienke.

  4. rejamaro - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Granted it was a dumb choice of words. And also, Yost makes some dumb decisions during the games. But you do have to give them credit for the season they did have. They showed in the second half of the season that there was growth with this team. The Royals needed 1975 to get to the playoffs in 1976. Think this is the same here. If playoffs aren’t made next year, then fire away at them. They should be fired if they don’t improve more next year. Even though they didn’t make playoffs this year, September was damn exciting around here for a change. Let them enjoy it for a little bit.

    • blingslade - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      The Royals are losing their best pitcher you dumbass. Moose is a HUGE bust.Wil Myers is in Tampa Bay. They ain’t gonna make no stupid playoffs. What’s wrong with you?

      • rejamaro - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

        Wow Blingslade. Getting a little personal there aren’t you. Really?
        First of all, the attendance did not go down. It went up. This year was 1, 750,754. Last year was 1,739,859. The reason there was not a big increase was because last year they had the all star game that bumped attendance due to people wanting to be able to buy all star game tickets. They lost a lot of those season tickets this year because of that.
        Secondly, they have not lost their best pitcher. Shields is still #1 but I get your point. They have not lost Santana yet either. Probably will but not yet. Plus give them some credit for getting him in the first place.
        Third, Will Myers for Shields was still a good trade. Good teams make those trades. Shields brought a new attitude that the Royals did not have and would not have had without him. Wil Myers would not have put them in the playoffs himself.
        Moose, can’t argue that point but regardless he will get another year to prove it.
        The Royals are an ascending team. Can’t deny that. Their second half shows that. They had one of the best 2 or 3 records in the majors since the all star break. They were still growing up.
        Time will tell about if they will make the playoffs or not. But you are obviously a fair weather fan that who just wants to piss and moan and only looks at the negative. A lot of positives came out of this year. They aren’t completely there yet but give them another off season to see what happens.
        The Dumbass comment really is a dumbass comment though!

  5. blingslade - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Oh yeah, the Royals attendance DROPPED this year. The fans aren’t buying the crap this “GM” is selling. Got I hate this guy!

    • chip56 - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      At least he finally got rid of Frenchy.

  6. chiadam - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    He was probably hit in the head at least three times by a Pirates fan.

  7. blacksables - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    When you reach for the stars, the Moon is a way station.

    When you reach for the streetlamps of Westport, you end up outside Buzzard Beach at three in the morning puking into the gutter.

    Dayton Moore ain’t Buzz Lightyear.

  8. moogro - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    “I feel like I’ve won the World Series” of job security. Uh, until I just said that.

  9. wiking44 - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I actually created an account so I could say that blingslade is a complete moron. Beyond that, it sounds like it’s nappy time for him.

    Idiotic ‘fans’ like him seem to forget exactly where this franchise was when he took over. Take a look at the Opening Day roster from 2006 and tell me who you would take on that team over who we have now. For me it would be Grudzy but literally NO ONE ELSE.

    The players on the team that just had the most wins for the Royals since 1989 didn’t just show up and ask to play. They were brought here by Dayton Moore. The farm system that was rated the best in the last 25 years a few years ago was put together by Dayton Moore. The expanded international scouting department and signings (e.g. Salvy Perez, ‘Ace’ Ventura) were put together by Dayton Moore.

    It’s taken a while but that’s what happens when you inherit a team that is in the 7th Level of Hell like he did in May 2006. The team has shown continuous signs of improvement, ended the season 10 games above .500, and blingslade the Village Idiot is still crying like a baby. Don’t let the facts get in the way though….just hold your breath and stomp your feet.

    Has he made great trades and signings every year? Nope. Name me a GM who has. Go out and Google the 10 worst FA signings in the last 10 years and the Royals are not even mentioned.

    You’re a tool blingslade. Ignorant about baseball and lacking in knowledge about the very basics of how it works. Do yourself a favor and stop posting. All you’re doing is making yourself look bad. And stop posting on as Oneeds2go. We don’t need your sorry ass there either.

  10. sportsdrenched - Oct 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    blingslade, you need to cool your jets Turbo. It’s just baseball.

    That being said, that press conference was a train wreck. I was more pissed by the quote “no one locked up long term has regressed on this team”. Ned & Dayton might want to hit up Baseball-Reference before their next press conference.

    • blingslade - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:53 AM

      You’re right SD, I just can’t stand Dayton Moore saying such stupid and irresponsible things, it just shows he has a narcisstic ego even though he has NEVER produced anything of value for the Royals, just heartbreak and frustration. Jose Guillen literally got over $100,000 for each and every one of his hits, which weren’t very many trust me. He kept roid boy Frenchy while dumping similar roid boy Melky Cabrera so I’ll call that pretty much a wash.

      If Dayton Moore and the owner seriously cared about the team and the fans there would be 30K at “The K” every game instead of an empty ballpark. Trust me on this one.

      • wiking44 - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM

        Chone Figgins, Jason Bay, Gary Matthews, Oliver Perez (paid $12 million to stay at home in 2011), Milton Bradley, Carlos Silva, Jason Schmidt (earned $23 million per quality start), Barry Zito (earned $80 million to go 43-61 with a 4.55 ERA. He earned $1.86 million per victory.)

        blingslade you’re an ignorant putz, and every time you post you do nothing but show that. Every team makes bad signings and trades. It’s part of baseball.

        Moore has never produce anything of value for the Royals? Are you freaking serious?

        Hosmer, Moustakas, Perez, Cain, Escobar, Gordon (v2.0), Duffy, Ventura, Guthrie, Santana, and Shields were all brought here by him. Seriously you freaking idiot!

  11. kcrobert10 - Oct 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    I don’t care about the comment. I care about wins and this was the best season I’ve seen in 20 yrs. Yes they still have a long way to go but they have a nice young core and even after the Myers trade a well stocked farm system. I’d say Mr Moore has done admirably given the condition this team was in when he got the job.

  12. bmoreravens1012013 - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Um, it would be nice if the writer tells the audience who Dayton Moore is and whats his position….

  13. blingslade - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    I understand everyone’s reaction to my anguished post but KC is the only team not to get into the playoffs the last 28 years. The owner has been inexcusably cheap and Dayton Moore has made some horrible FA acquistions. We lost World Series MVP’s Johnny Damon and Jermaine Dye + Carlos Beltran and Cy Young winner Zack Greinke(although Zack is a complete sociopath lol). Plus current star Wil Myers.

    And yes, KC’s GM has a pathetic crew cut to go along with his dismal track record. GM Dayton Moore sacrificed KC’s future just to keep his job all the while KC’s record of NOT getting into the playoffs continues. The fans will not go back to Royals stadium until things change even Moore than this.

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