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The Royals give Dayton Moore a two-year extension

Nov 29, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

The Royals just made a big announcement. And you know it’s big because they released it in the afternoon of the Friday where fewer people are paying attention to any baseball news of any Friday whatsoever:

Moore was hired in 2006, so this extension allows him to complete that ten-year rebuilding plan he’s been working on.  But really, good for Moore. This has to be like winning the World Series for him or something. Again.

In all seriousness: The Royals had a pretty good year and their farm system has a lot of talent in it.  Moore has taken a lot of lumps for moves he’s made with the big league club — and for how long even improvement to a .500+ team has taken — but in the past year or two more things have gone right than wrong. For a team that has been mired in futility that’s not nothing.

I just can’t imagine that he’d have been kept on the job as long as he has been in order to turn things around.

  1. asimonetti88 - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Royals are trending upward. We’ll see if they can take the next step next year.

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Dayton Moore? Isn’t he the guy who played the Lone Ranger on TV when I was a kid? What? Clayton Moore? Oh, never mind.

  3. sportsdrenched - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Trust The Process!

    or really, just make jokes about it.

  4. Marc - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    I feel so truly sorry for Royals fans. I really didn’t think he’d be able to keep his job. To peak at “hopelessly mediocre” for the next few years is not going to be anymore fun than losing 90 a year.

  5. andreweac - Nov 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Any truth to the rumor is first call after signing the deal was to Frenchy, offering him a 2 year deal to play RF?

  6. vols84 - Nov 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Dan and David Glass are the worst owners in major sports. Period.

  7. timmons94 - Nov 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    horrible horrible horrible move…Moore is a clown who happens to be awful at his job

  8. gooboy6 - Nov 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Since he has a payroll that is 50 % of “big boys “, he has done a good job

  9. Uncle Charlie - Nov 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    The farm system “had” a lot of talent in it.

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