The Royals are wrapping up their sixth consecutive losing campaign
Dayton Moore, the Kansas City Royals’ president of baseball operations, has been sacked after serving as the franchise’s top decision-maker since 2006. On Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal broke the news, and Moore confirmed the decision in a statement:
“I’m really thankful for the opportunity. I’m proud of our culture and what we accomplished in Kansas City. I’m disappointed we weren’t able to see it through. But I have confidence in John Sherman, J.J. Picollo and the entire baseball operations department to finish it off.”-Moore
Shortly later, the Royals announced their decision, as well as the appointment of general manager J.J. Piccolo as the team’s main voice in baseball operations.
Moore, 55, will be remembered as the architect of the Royals teams that won the American League pennant in 2014 and then went on to win the World Series in 2015. The 2015 championship was the franchise’s second. The first appeared in 1985.
Moore’s Royals, on the other hand, plummeted fast from that apex. They fell to.500 in 2016, and 2022 will be their sixth consecutive losing season. The Royals were defeated 207 times in 2018 and 2019.
Given the Royals’ problems and the prevailing spirit of change, manager Mike Matheny seems to be in jeopardy of losing his job. Matheny has a 159-211 record as Kansas City manager in portions of three seasons (.430). The Royals entered Wednesday’s game with a 59-89 record and a fourth-place finish in the lowly American League Central.
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