The KC Royals extended General Manager Dayton Moore for two more years, keeping him on through the 2016 season. Hopefully by then the Royals will have made the playoffs.
Moore joined the Royals in 2006 and the team has yet to be a continuous winner. They play in the usually weak American League Central but cannot take over the division or sneak into the playoffs as a Wild Card. The last two seasons the team was A LOT more competitive, but do they have enough to compete at a high enough level to push them into the postseason?
The Royals boast that he has built the team mostly from homegrown talent (21 of the current players on the 40-man roster came up through the minor league system) and that their farm system had been one of the best. However, alot of that homegrown talent and the farm system have yet to fully blossom. Thus the rebuilding process is taking alot longer than fans would like.
2013 was their first winning season since 2003. One winning season so far in Moore’s tenure. That is NOT something to brag about.
Here’s to more success in 2014 or this extension would look like another in a long line of bad moves by the Royals.
*I know I promised a top 20 prospect recap every day (but Monday or a major news day), but this holiday weekend has kept me busier than I thought so I will not be back to the recaps until Sunday. Stay tuned for number 18.